PP: What do you do for a living?
YY: I’m an Investment Advisor specialised in crypto-currency market research.
PP: What does that entail?
YY: I interrogate the relationship between supply and demand through the inherent abstraction in concepts such as currency, globalisation, power… My research is essentially framed within ideas of neo-capitalism and cyber-speculation in technology-driven markets.
PP: What inspires you? / What inspired you to become an Investment Advisor?
YY: I think there is an element of satisfaction and empowerment in seeing, from a comfortable perspective, people who are unable to afford the lifestyle that only a few can have. I am therefore interested and inspired by the speculative gentrification of the digital space in recent years.
(Brecht reference, ‘The Good Woman of Setzuan’ play)
PP: What’s your most notorious piece of work?
YY: I would say my most notorious (and expensive) piece to date is my first ever interactive spreadsheet, which was sold by Sotheby’s as an NFT for 13 Bitcoin. The implications in the birth of this new market, of the intangible yet exclusive, are probably the most exciting and mesmerising phenomenon of our time.