Since 1957, "In God We Trust" was put on all paper currency in the United States. In the early 1990s, the Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit to remove the national motto, but their case was dismissed by a federal judge on the grounds that "In God We Trust" is not a religious phrase.
As a reaction, Mitchell Kahle has been using a red pen or stamp to mark a circle and slash over the word "God" on every bill that passes his way and calculated that his "godless" money must have reached about half-million people by now.
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.