Joachim Schmid

Steuerfreie Einkünfte

Posted in News, Publications by JS on January 26, 2013

Steuerfreie Einkünfte (tax-free income) is a new work that grew directly out of the long-time project Bilder von der Straße. Looking out for abandonded photographs in the streets, it was inevitable that I found other things too such as money. Usually, this would be in the form of petty cash and small coins but occasionally, I would find a banknote. For many years I simply picked all these up and put them in my wallet. In 2011, before the completion of Bilder von der Straße, I began to make annual inventories of the found money. These are published in book form.

The project’s accounting is public. Tax free income accummulated in
2011: 0.97 € + 0.01 DM + 0.06 £ + 0.20 $ (US) + 0.25 $ (Can) – Total: 1.37 €
2012: 4.49 € + 1.00 SFr + 0.04 Zł + 1.67 $ (US) + 0.01 $ (Can) – Total: 6.34 €