‘Danh Vo’s cardboard shipping boxes start in the recycling piles, after a product has completed its economic arc. Collected and flattened, they are sent to Thailand where gold leaf is applied... They return reborn and revalued by their surface rather than their contents. The gold is a visa signalling a new mobility, and an empty container previously filled with Evian or Budweiser, for instance, gets recharged’ (J. Simon, quoted in Danh Vo: Go Mo Ni Ma Da, exh. cat., Musée d’Art modern de la Ville de Paris, Paris, 2013, p. 82).