The Hell Bank Corporation ATM is an actual functioning ATM that dispenses ghost money. Inspired by the elaborate funeral paper offerings commonly found in various East Asian cultures, the interactive installation looks into the culture of the underworld and afterlife in East Asian folk religions. The ATM is an extension of the popular imagination of the afterlife, both in terms of function and aesthetics. By actualising a piece of the imagined universe of the East Asian underworld, we reflect how the capitalism system in the real world is translated and distorted into the collective imagination of the afterlife.
A collaboration project with Marjorie Wang.