A few weeks ago, I was part of a roundtable on Anat Rosenberg's Liberalizing Contractsat the second conference on Intersections of Finance and Society. The conference featured many great speakers, not to mention my co-panellists Lauren M. E. Goodlad and Noam Yuran, who addressed the issue of finance from a variety of perspectives. One panel stood out: a screening of the film MASQUERADE. Created by Vermeir and Heiremans and inspired by Melville's The Confidence Man, this film documents the journey of an 'Art House' that was floated on the stock market. Its worth thus depends on the whims of traders. The screening mimics this curious setup: every ten seconds, a program checks the house's value on the market and uses this information (drop or rise) to decide which version is shown (from raw footage and bloopers to finished material). Since it was shown on a Friday, the market was quite volatile; as a result, the screening was intense and, at times, quite comic. The 'finished' version (which is experimental even without the added layer) can be seen here.