personal exchange: a social investment proposal is an interventionist performance that proposes a artist funding vehicle based off the dire need for organ donors. visitors schedule appointments for a consultation to explore if they would be willing to donate their organs/body to transplant in exchange for stock and liquid capital.
the black market for transplants is extermely profitable and widespread; it would take very little to establish a legal means to solve the shortage of donors and reward those who make the commitment. the subtext of this imagined corporate entity: what if you could find personal financial security by doing the morally right thing?
This project, the Artist Donor Alliance (ADA), is interested in satisfying a desire held by myself and many of my contemporaries. This is the desire to do what is right and have it economically reward you.
The mission is to foster the community of artists both financially and morally through the legitimate methods of the economy.
The proposal is to use a balance of scientific realism, humanist understanding, and socially responsible action in order to benefit both humanity-at-large and the artist in the capitalist society. The methods of ADA are to establish a legal vehicle of investment income for the artist by fulfilling needs of Organ Procurement Organizations.