Shing Tat Chung

A Manual for an Uncanny Stock Market

‘They complained to management about the inconvenient desk arrangements, uncomfortable furniture, loss of space and ugly, gargoyle-like statues.’
Staff at Coca Cola Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia, 1999

This manual is a step-by-step guide on how to Feng Shui a trading floor. It acts as a proposition for the user to implement objects, mythologies and cures, which includes a ‘Forex Tortoise’ that decides when to buy and sell and office equipment that incorporate water features.

In the increasingly global village we live in, we are beginning to create a ‘mish mash’ of superstitious beliefs: Lift numbers are incorporating both a western and eastern fear of numbers, A McDonalds in California utilises Feng Shui by changing its colour scheme, adding waterfalls and rotating its entrance. With the increasing cases of superstitions overlapping, what will a trading floor look like if we took the rules of Feng Shui and applied it to that system? The rebuilding of infrastructure with a new type of logic.

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Shing Tat Chung

Special thanks to Owen Wells and Min Su Kim

programme information projects
Proposition 1: A Forex Tortoise Trading Pit (Image Courtesy of Diego Trujillio) Proposition 1: A Forex Tortoise Trading Pit (Image Courtesy of Diego Trujillio)
Using the Tortoise to make decisions for the Traders (Image Courtesy of Diego Trujillio) Using the Tortoise to make decisions for the Traders (Image Courtesy of Diego Trujillio)
Rockefeller in his 'Luxury Home' Rockefeller in his 'Luxury Home'
Making of the Waterfall Printer Making of the Waterfall Printer
An Illogical Briefcase An Illogical Briefcase
A Manual for an uncanny trading floor A Manual for an uncanny trading floor
An Uncanny Trading Floor Schematic An Uncanny Trading Floor Schematic