August 15 1971, American president Nixon gives the executive order for the U.S.A. to leave the Bretton Woods system. From that moment on, money didn’t represent a physical value anymore. Welfare was now dictated by the immaterial stock market, with it’s heart at Wall Street.
Heart of Gold is a critical and poetic take on this situation. A pig heart, it’s pulse connected and dependent to the Dow Jones Index. The lower the index gets, the slower the heart will beat. At the event of an economical crisis, the heart will eventually stop.