Fide, sed cui, vide!

Fide, Sed Cui, Vide

Description The Blockchain ecosystem is full of buzzwords or phrases exclaiming noble causes such as bank the unbanked or democratize the art. They occupy numerous white papers and mission statements. But as the ecosystem rapidly expands, it appears to grow without most of  its ideals. Fide, sed cui, vide! explores the ephemeral substance of many of these claims. Projects rise, losing sight of the very people they claim to…

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Closed Value System

Closed Value System

Description Closed Value System explores the concept of ownership of blockchain-based digital currencies such as Bitcoin. Media reports regularly surface of people losing cryptocurrency on discarded hard drives and old computers. These reports suggest that the coins are lost along with these devices. However, as currency holders, we only hold the right to spend digital…

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Tracking Transactions

Tracking Transactions

Description Tracking Transactions explores how the sum of individual transactions enables the detection of the underlying identities. While at first glance the short rotations remain abstract, piece by piece, respectively transaction by transaction, the shapes and identities become evident. Tracking Transactions is an installation of twelve animations of images created with artificial intelligence trained entirely on the artist’s…

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Encrypted Identity – Ex

Encrypted Identity - Ex

Description Encrypted Identity – Ex (diptych) explores the deceptive pseudo-anonymity of digital wallets. The addresses of digital wallets often serve as identities across blockchain projects, platforms and virtual realities. It is essential to consider that every interaction and transaction inevitably leads closer to unveiling the alphanumerical curtain of anonymity. The animation consists of images created with…

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Encrypted Identity – Zero

Encrypted Identity - Zero

Description Encrypted Identity – Zero (diptych) explores the deceptive pseudo-anonymity of digital wallets. The addresses of digital wallets often serve as identities across blockchain projects, platforms and virtual realities. It is essential to consider that every interaction and transaction inevitably leads closer to unveiling the alphanumerical curtain of anonymity. The animation consists of images created with…

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Windows of Opportunity – Two YULDFW

Windows of Opportunity - Two YULDFW

Artwork Description: Blockchain emerges as Bitcoin’s underlying technology and presents itself as an alternative to some flawed yet often unquestioned pillars in our society, one of which is our financial system characterized by high transactional costs and reluctance to innovate. These transactional costs restrict access to billions of people in the world economy. Since their…

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Windows of Opportunity – One YVRYUL

Windows of Opportunity - One YVRYUL

Artwork Description: Blockchain emerges as Bitcoin’s underlying technology and presents itself as an alternative to some flawed yet often unquestioned pillars in our society, one of which is our financial system characterized by high transactional costs and reluctance to innovate. These transactional costs restrict access to billions of people in the world economy. Since their…

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Dreamy Misconceptions of Anonymity

Dreamy Misconceptions of Anonymity

Artwork Description: “Remember, remember, the 5th of November.” For hundreds of years, fires have burned as effigies to commemorate the failed Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to overturn the British government by blowing up parliament. Its central figure Guy Hawkes, with his flamboyant beard, became the name bearer of the masks, which children have worn in…

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Citius, Altius, Fortius

Citius, Altius, Fortius

Artwork Description: The surge of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) fuels long-time scaling discussions of the Ethereum blockchain. Transaction fees are soaring, and decentralized apps experience slowdowns. While more people enter the space, the community calls for more.  The artwork Citius, Altius, Fortius playfully explores scalability, in particular, of layer 2 constructions. The objective is clear: faster transaction times,…

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Perpetuum mobile

Perpetuum mobile - Digital Artwork

Artwork Description: A hypothetical machine that can work infinitely without an energy source does not exist. The same applies to an international digital currency that successfully absconds from justice and manipulation. Bitcoin and proof-of-work concepts regularly draw criticism for their high-energy demand, which equals smaller countries’ annual energy consumption. However, one could see it as…

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Disturbing Volatility

Artwork Description: Disturbing Volatility explores the perception of and sentiment towards economic systems and their market forces. Embraced and used to their advantage by some, for the majority volatility represents an appalling uncertainty and the loss of control. With the rise of financial technologies, humans are even further removed from decision-making processes and replaced by artificial…

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Lurking BearWhale

Artwork Description: My new animation “Lurking BearWhale” explores the continued Bitcoin ownership concentration among few holders and the roots of the blockchain art movement. The artwork consists of aerial photographs manually assembled into collages and references the first Bitcoin market manipulation in October 2014. I first came across the story of the BearWhale when I…

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