The BBC highlights one of the finalists for the Fourth Plinth competition which combines a working ATM with a pipe organ to sing a hymn to the global economy:
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla want to place a traditional pipe organ at the top of the plinth, with a working cash machine at the base. The pipes will play when numbers are pressed on the keypad. The artists, from the US and Cuba, say they are offering a humorous take on issues such as personal banking and global financial systems.
Not least, it is the latest in a rich tradition of finance featuring as the subject of art. The untitled work featuring the ATM and organ is one of six in the running for a place on the fourth plinth for 18 months, including during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. “The sound of the global economy will be billowing out over the square,” art critic Rachel Campbell Johnston wrote in the Times.