Gemuce came to Huntly from Maputo, Mozambique for a three-month residency in the run up to Christmas in 2009.
Gemuce's residency took place during Christmas, a period associated with consumption, exchange, spending money and 'being good'. The growing impact and implications of the 2007 financial crises provided him with the backdrop for his work. Gemuce explored personal debt in the local context while making comparisons to the national debt crisis in Africa and our relationship with giving. Questioning the effect that the spirit of consumption has on our daily lives, Gemuce's work confronted our inability to manage without money, while investigating how those who have benefited from modern money exchange have become slaves to the power of world finance.