Research and visual aids for MKT

This is a running list of images and video for the MKT storyline by KJ Sanchez, first workshopped in December 2012 at HERE in New York City.


Rag pulp at Crane & Co

Rag pulp at Crane & Co

Argentine economic crisis (1999-2002)

A bit of economic history underlying Patricia’s backstory:


December 10 Fernando de la Rua becomes Argentina’s president. He campaigned on promises to save the economy and end corruption after the 10-year rule of the Peronist President Carlos Menem.


May 29 Argentina announces £649m in spending cuts, and two days later 20,000 protesters take to the streets against the cuts.

August 24 The then economy minister, Jose Luis Machinea, says the 2000 deficit will be about £3.6bn, £346m more than the original target.

December 18 Government announces £28bn aid package, largely secured by the International Monetary Fund. Markets react with a strong rally and some optimism creeps in.

— from The Guardian, “Timeline: Argentina’s Economic Crisis”, 20 December 2001

Argentina rising rate of poverty Argentina crash of peso


Video instructions for La Salida, Argentine tango

The amazing tango to Depeche Mode that we’re obsessed with


Promo video for the new $100 bill (2010) from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The new Brazilean Real (but I think actually we need to have the earlier currency because the scene is 2002 and this currency is 2010.)

Brazilean Reals (1950s-2000s)

Brazilean Reals (1950s-2000s)

Costa Rican colón—with sharks!

Uzbek 1000 som note

Uzbek 1000 som note

Various denominations of Uzbek notes, (at this website you can look at ech, zoom in real close, etc.)

US $5 1923 Silver Certificate (Front)

US $5 1923 Silver Certificate (Front)

US $5 1928 Note (Front)

US $5 1928 Note (Front)

US $5 1934 Hawaii Emergency Note (Front)

US $5 1934 series note with 1942 Hawaii Emergency stamp (Front)

US $5 1955 Note (Front)

US $5 Note 2000 (Front)

US $5 2000 Note (Front)


Madonna’s “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina” from Evita (1996)

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  1. […] — in working out more of her backstory, we took a fascinating look into the late-1990s Argentinian economic crisis. The gestures of an open outcry trading floor were introduced to our actors, who practiced the […]

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