Fare (1993)

Coin switch, dollar switch, speech electronics;
13x13x10″; 15lbs.
Status: collection of Patricia Correia

Fare is a beat-up metal box with large bolts all over it, closed with a big padlock.   Mounted on the face of the piece are quarter acceptor and a dollar bill acceptor plates.  If a quarter is inserted, it is dropped onto the floor through a chute in the bottom of the device and the piece says “Fuck you!”  If a dollar is inserted, the piece keeps it and says “Thank you!”  Fare is wall mounted using keyholes, and requires a hardwood floor or other hard surface for the quarter to land on.  Also requires 120v power.