The artbook »75,000 futures« depicts 240 graphs along with their poetic titles that picture high frequency trade sequences of the New York Stock Exchange crash on May 6th, 2010. »The Blue Pig», »Low Tide», »The Circus Comes To Town» and others document how trading algorithms caused an initial collapse of the stock markets . The graphs were collatedand named by the firm Nanex that ultimately identified the cause of the crash: a network problem triggered the sale of 75,000 e-mini futures. The artbook dispenses with explanations. The graphs appear, without time axis and key, as pure forms. What seems insane in economic terms, suddenly makes sense in terms of beauty and poetry.
The essay that is part of the project you can find here: http://thegreeneyl.com/75000-futures