Where does money come from? Who has the power to create it? It is often said that money is a sign based on trust; sometimes it is said to be merely a veil covering the mechanics of the market, sometimes it is said to be magic or sorcery. If you listen carefully to the money experts, you will see that nobody understands anything, starting with the experts themselves.
If our world is indeed governed by a cybernetic financial capitalism whose quest for infinite profit is facilitated by the ever more rapid circulation of information, then the promise of an infinite number of goods poured into ever larger markets has every chance of being fulfilled, the second principle of thermodynamics notwithstanding. The banking system and the GAFAMs are in touching distance of the ancient dream of transmutation and possibly the even older dream of eternal life, which amounts to the same thing. Monnaie Centrale is an animated film filled with gold coins and banknotes, objects that, it will be agreed, are never unpleasant to contemplate.
Marin Martinie, born in 1994, is an animation film director and comic book author, currently a student-artist at Le Fresnoy and a PhD student at the University of Lille. He is a graduate of the Estienne (2014) and of the Arts Déco schools in Paris (2018). His practice mixes animated film, drawing and publishing. In his work, he seeks to graphically and narratively deconstruct the classic forms of the visual arts, particularly in the fields of comics and animated film. His works include Zambo zambo (2016), Template Message (2018) and Apparition des figures standards (2020). He lives and works in Paris.
2014-2018: Diplôme de l’École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris spécialité cinéma d’animation, félicitations du jury
2012-2014: Diplôme des Métiers d’Arts option Illustration à l’École Estienne, mention « excellent »
2011-2012: Mise à niveau en Arts Appliqués à l’École Estienne
Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains