June 4, 2014

During March 2014 the Moodbank branch opened at 29 Manners St, Wellington, the site of an ex ASB bank, in the heart of the CBD.  The Moodbank is a bank that has mood rather than money as it’s currency. By mimicking and subverting the aesthetics of a bank and by contras...

June 4, 2014

The NZX building stock exchange ticker  displayed our Moodbank advertisement asking 'How do we feel and what is it worth', drawing attention to our exploration of economic versus social forms of exchange.

June 4, 2014

Concurrently our Moodmachine visited various locations around the city, engaging with members of the public in  Te Aro Park, Cuba Street, Civic Square, the Waterfront and Midland Park. Users were given the opportunity to personally reflect on their mood and have their...

June 4, 2014

The Moodbank branch was highly successful in terms of audience participation and engagement.  Over 2000 people visited the bank and made deposits. Users enjoyed the opportunity to stop and reflect over personal experience and many commented that the ‘mood acknowledgeme...

June 4, 2014

By mimicking and subverting the aesthetics of a bank and by contrasting analogue and digital data we aimed draw attention to the processes in which our feelings become commercially valuable in contemporary life. 

June 4, 2014

Visitors were drawn to the aesthetics of the space, interested in finding out more about the project.  Most people found the concept very appealing and felt comfortable engaging with the familiar bank conventions that we adopted. 

June 4, 2014

Visitor numbers increased towards the end of the project as news of our presence spread through word of month and via social media.  Users posted about their experience of the Moodbank on social media sites such as twitter, instagram, pinsta, tumblr & facebook.

June 4, 2014

From March 13th - 22nd the Moodbank branch opened on Manners Street in Wellington. Customers were invited deposit and exchange emotion at our branch, make transactions via our ATM style Moodmachine found in various locations throughout the city or use our online bankin...

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