– an exhibition organized by Det Kosmiske Hierarki
Bottom shows a chillum, up from which rises a plume shaped like a snake. On the chillum’s edge, the year of issue is 1976. At left shows the three dots of the Christiania free state flag and at right inscription: 1 FED (1 FATTY). The back side is rotated 90 degrees relative to the front side
Discussions in the danish hippie commune Christiania, emphasised complete withdrawal from the conventional society. One of the first ideas was to create a currency that could only be used in Christiania. The first coin emerged in 1976 amongst the pushers. It was minted in silver and had the same value as a joint. 1g hash = 1 FED. The annually changing imagery of the coins tell the story of hash and cash in The Free Town Christiania – one of Europe’s longest running utopian experiments. All coins were minted by Vagn Sorento Dichmann (b.1944-2021).
Det Kosmiske Hierarki presents a selection of the secret coins 1 FED at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning. The coins are previously unseen by the public. The show will be accompanied by a publication of the complete 1 FED coin collection.
Det Kosmiske Hierarki is a series of art activities and exhibitions on the grounds of Christiania. Previous activities can be found in the archive at detkosmiskehierarki.org