Shane Mecklenburger
Since 2008
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Shane Mecklenburger is an intermedia artist collaborating with systems of value, simulation and conflict. He received an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is Assistant Professor at the University of Massachussetts Amherst Department of Art.
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Science for sale on eBay

Thu Apr 04, 2013 16:30 - Sun Apr 14, 2013

_____ As Money is a series of online auctions inviting public participation. For the project's tenth installment, Science is currently for sale, in its entirety, on eBay. Bidding begins at $0.99 USD. Auction closes at 16:30PDT Sunday April 14th, 2013. Winning bidder receives a signed, archival certificate of ownership.

_____ As Money playfully interrogates what we value and how we value it. In 2008, The Future sold for $23.50 and Love sold for $76. The winning bidder for Wealth backed out, declining to pay $25 for that item in October of 2008.

In 2009 there were no bids for Culture. Education sold for $115.

In 2010, Identity sold for $15.48, and The United States of America sold for $16.50 to a non-US citizen.

In 2011, Health sold for $7.50, and in 2012 Happiness fetched $26.00.


Tendered Currency: new work by Shane Mecklenburger

Sat Apr 14, 2012 19:00 - Sat May 12, 2012

Dallas, Texas
United States of America

Tendered Currency, new work by Shane Mecklenburger, will open at The Reading Room on Saturday, April 14 from 7 to 9 pm with a reception for the artist followed by a reading on Sunday, April 15 at 4 pm. The exhibition will continue through May 12.

The Reading Room is a project space dedicated to the intersection of visual and text based culture located at 3715 Parry Avenue, Dallas. For further information Karen Weiner or

Mecklenburger's work investigates American culture and various market functions and transactions, "our internal struggles and contradictions, our national self-perception and the way we are perceived, valued and devalued". TRR will feature video, sculpture, prints and a live eBay auction. During an election year and while the Dallas Arts Fair is in progress, Mecklenburger will show how he sold The Future on eBay and made a diamond from gunpowder.

An intermedia artist working between installation, media art and performance, Mecklenburger holds an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently Assistant Professor of Art & Technology at The Ohio State University Department of Art. His work has exhibited at Hoxton Gallery/London, The Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music/Amsterdam, Ubersee Museum/Bremen, Centro Cultural Paso del Norte/Juarez, The El Paso Museum of Art and Dallas Museum of Art.

image: still from Perpetual Care.


Under Fire: 3D Animation Pedagogy

Rhizome's announcement system doesn't allow image captions, Mike.  Your image did receive credit in the journal itself and within the article here. Apologies for the confusion.