NFTs are a partial solution to digital media issues concerning distribution, monetization, and authorization of art works.
Some of my digital work is distributed as NFTs – non fungible tokens – on the Tezos blockchain, an ecological alternative to the mainstream blockchains like Ethereum or Bitcoin.
Read my First notes on NFTs from April 2021 here. As of December 2021, I still haven’t gotten around to write a Second notes, since the space develops so quickly.
To start collecting, you’ll need a Tezos wallet (i.e. Kukai) and some Tezos cryptocoins (at Coinbase, for instance). Please note: this is not in any way financial advise. I’m only interested in the NFT as a partial solution for my digital practice.
I’m using NFTs as an archival storefront, and as a way to distribute parts of the output of my research to new audiences.
Because of all types of restrictions, such as upload size, not all works are suitable to turn into an NFT. In those cases, a derivative is made.
Notably, my work is part of the collections of Mario Klingemann (Quasimondo), Anika Meier, Diane Drubay, Kelly Richardson, Kevin Abosch, Chris Coleman, Sasha Stiles, and many others.
Visit a virtual exhibition with some of my minted works here, and an exhibition with a selection of my collected works here (featuring Addie Wagenknecht, Jodi, Jonathan Monaghan, Kelly Richardson, Kevin Abosch, Kenny Schachter, Mario Klingemann, Sasha Stiles, John Gerrard, Lorna Mills, Sara Ludy, Auriea Harvey, and others).
My works have been shown at events such as Art Basel Miami and NFT Paris as part of the a\terHEN platform, and the exhibition ‘Who is online?‘, curated by Anika Meier for VirtualHEK by Haus der Elektronische Künste, Basel.
For Belgian magazine Apache I was interviewed by journalist Frank Olbrechts alongside Jeroen Baert, Ben Caudron and Nina Hendrickx (Zeno X Gallery). In 2022 I published a limited series of columns on the website of Belgian art magazine HART, highlighting a digital art genre through a work in my collection.
I’m regularly taking part in panels, for instance at Oddstream, Nijmegen (NL) with blockchain researcher Inte Gloerich.
I am particularly proud of my partaking in the ‘Unsigned‘ project by Operator and Anika Meier:
“the addition of a woman’s signature can devalue artwork to the extent that female artists are more likely to leave their work unsigned.” – Dr. Helen Gorrill in The Guardian.
Unsigned is a collection of 100 signatures from women and non-binary artists created to reverse the current negative value of the signatures through their transformation into artworks themselves.
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Below an overview of NFT related works and posts.
Virtual exhibition on Oncyber
This is a virtual presentation of some of my minted works on the platform of Oncyber. Please allow some time for the 3d models to load.
This virtual gallery shows a selection of art works in my NFT collection.
Tools [v002]Seamless loop, 1920x1920px, colour/silent, 00’12”, 2021View on IPFS | NFT on objkt.com
WAGMI: an awkward dance of art and crypto
WAGMI is a concise article for Belgian art magazine HART about collecting digital art in the NFT space. Published March 2022, in HART magazine #222.
Grief Seamless loop, portrait, 3840 x 2160px (4K), colour/silent, 01’36”, 2021Photogrammetric 3d model (.obj, .c4d, .gbl), 2021 ‘Grief’ is the top of a decaying tree, left on a clear-cut. In September 2019, … Lees Meer
The Garden of The Forking Paths
(We are in) The Garden of The Forking Paths 4K (3840 × 2160px) seamless loop, colour/sound, 00’14”, 2021 A stand-alone reworked version of a ‘waiting room’ chapter from Mistakes. The artist talk. (HD, colour/sound, … Lees Meer
Fundamentall Mechanics / collection token 72 chapters, .gif, 360 × 639 pixels, variable frames, 2019-2020 The series was made on a mediocre iPhone 5 using the Instagram stories feature while researching 16th century visual … Lees Meer