Crypto Valley 2019: Blockchain Aesthetics
I created a building in CryptoVoxels using one of their default build templates and filled it with a show of Tokens Equal Text:
I’ve named it Galerie Default after how it was made. You can take a look in your web browser via the link above (and if you have a fancy VR headset you’ll soon be able to wander around it immersively). There are much more advanced uses of the CryptoVoxels system to show NFT art within it, but this was a fun experiment.
RARE AF 2
“Blockchain Aesthetics” was in a selection of art being shown by the awesome Kate Vass Galerie at Crypto Valley 2019 in Zug, Switzerland.
Here’s a quick video from the gallery:
Hacking Creative Composition at CADAF
The second Rare Art Festival is coming to Bushwick Generator in Brooklyn, NY on 18th May 2019.
“Tokens Equal Text” will be among the art on display (and sale!).
More information and tickets here:
“Blockchain Aesthetics” at Ó̵̞͠O̸̮͠ͅP̷͔̊͝S̵̡̱̑.̵̻̯̏͘.̶̜́͛.̷͔̑ : Obfuscating Ownership: Privacy & Sousveillance
I’ve a couple of pieces at CADAF in New York with Kate Vass Gallerie (above is one of the giclées, “Local Maxima: SFLT2, Square” (2019)):
Creative Crypto have a profile of me ahead of the event, from which I’ve stolen the title of this post:
Blockchain Aesthetics At Perfect And Priceless
Perfect and Priceless
OOPS Exhibition, Curated by Julian Stadon
December 10th-11th 2018 at University of Hertfordshire Art & Design Building
Opening Event Monday 10 December 16:00 – 18:00
This exhibition showcases a wide range of artists that specifically address the issue of personal data protection, privacy and identity obfuscation. This includes building new identities, hiding existing ones, remediating personal data to developing legal precedents for intellectual property.
Tiare Ribeaux & Donald Hanson, Heather Dewey Hagborg, Erik Zepka, Heath Bunting, Pierre Proske, Varvara and Mar, Julian Stadon, Branger_Briz, Rob Myers, Mez Breeze
Images courtesy of Julian Standon.
“Blockchain Aesthetics” is in the awesome show “Perfect and Priceless” curated by digital art expert Georg Bak at Kate Vass Galerie in Zürich, Switzerland from 16th November 2018 – 11th January 2019.
Art On The Blockchain Episode 20
CryptoPuppers (2018), blockchain-registered gold plated metal cast from 3D printed model, inkjet prints.
This new incarnation of Rob Myers’ classic work “Balloon Dog, Shareable Readymade”, originally commissioned by Furtherfield, comprises an edition of 1000 miniature gold balloon dog sculptures linked to the blockchain. Each handmade version of the 3D printed original is unique in its own way and functions as a non-fungible token.
“Balloon Dog” was originally created as an ephemeral digital file for 3D printing that anyone could use to re-democratise an icon of blue chip contemporary art. It was a post-scarcity commons approach to art that everyone and therefore no-one can own.
In contrast, this is a limited edition of luxurious physical instantiations of the artwork (each with its own own “certificate of inauthenticity” signed by the artist) anchored to the art historical world of provenance and ownership as well as blockchain verifiable value via Arteïa’s collection management system.
From post-scarcity abundance to artificial scarcity and provably rare digital ownership as a way to establish and protect the unique value of artworks. This is a provocation for artists and collectors to engage with new digital critical and financial value in contemporary artworks.
More details from DECAL.
Massive thanks to Dr. Charlotte Frost and Ruth Catlow of Furtherfield for making this happen.
Just before Gray Area I was interviewed by the awesome Cynthia Gayton & J Scrilla for the “Art On The Blockchain” podcast.
AOTB has been a big influence on me, my understanding of “rare art” and how tokenization relates to music production both come from the show. So I was a little nervous but Gayton & Scrilla immediately put me at my ease and we had a great conversation.
You can subscribe to Art On The Blockchain through your favourite podcast medium, and I highly recommend doing so.