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"Free Clean Money, a collaborative piece by Katherine McMahon and Ray Angry, is an outdoor art installation and performance that will debut at Guild Hall of East Hampton, NY during the Phase 4 reopening in New York State. Exploring the powerful emotional response triggered by money, “Free Clean Money” evaluates the perception of value, privilege, and the ethics associated with a dollars’ origins and who has access to it. It is an exploration into the freedom that money offers as well as the mental and societal barriers it imposes. “Free Clean Money,” presented outdoors at Guild Hall, will feature $500 of the artist’s own money on silver platters while a composition entitled “The Protest” by Ray Angry plays on loop. The money is on offer to visitors of the exhibition with no other conditions. The dollars will be routinely disinfected by the artist. This project contends with the individual’s hardwired attraction to money, the hoarding of wealth and an attempt at detachment from it. It is an exploration of the principle of reciprocity and the quandaries that arise when money is offered in unconventional ways, devoid of any obligation of repayment. Presented in the wealthy enclave of the Hamptons, the piece will also function as a social experiment and an opportunity to expand and transform the participants sense of place."