Monday, November 2, 2009

Proyecto Capital Concept

Proyecto Capital
is a collective between two Colombian artists, Alejandro Mina and Mar Molano, and local artist Michelle Isava.

Together they have been collecting the coins that decorate the streets of the Port of Coins. It is based on the way foreign eyes see differently. Michelle Isava has been acting as the intermediary between the foreign and the local as she herself is half and half; with a family background from Venezuela but by birth a Trinidadian.

Once Mar Molano had discovered that the coins were everywhere they felt compelled to start collecting them.

The plan therefore of this collaboration is to install mountains of coins
in various locations around the Port of Spain and document
the people's reaction to them.

There will be a final installation at Alice Yard ( , in the capital of Trinidad, starting on the 6th of November 2009 at 7pm. The installation will run until the weekend.


  1. Coins, of course, are a currency. What does it mean to communicate? And what are the implications of a currency that itself provokes dialogue between those around it?