Blockchain Art Exhibit to Represent Proof of Work Debuts at Schinkel Pavillon
Cryptocurrencies and art have several times been together. This time, in Berlin, an art exhibition known as ‘Proof of Work’ will be showing another interesting side of the blockchain technology. Starting on Friday September 7, the Schinkel Pavillon will be showing an exclusive blockchain and cryptocurrency art collection.
According to some reports, the exhibit will be be featuring what crypto builders and artist designed. We are talking about paintings and drawings that are related to virtual currencies and blockchain technology.
Simon Denny is the exhibition’s curator. Under the ‘Proof of Work’ curating protocol there will be ‘distributed decisions regarding the inclusion of artworks and artists across a group of artists, curators and technologists.’
Denny is a very important artist that worked several times with blockchain technology and similar creations. In 2016, he presented the ‘Blockchain Future States’ in New York at Pretzel Gallery. It has also appeared in Karlsruhe at the ‘Open Codes’ exhibition.
One of the most important pieces in the next ‘Proof of Work’ exhibit will be the Chaos Machine, created by Distributed Gallery. It is a jukebox that burns fiat currency and turns it into cryptocurrency. At the same time, the jukebox plays music while burning the banknotes. The machine is also known as the Exterminating Angel.
Distributed Gallery has asked its followers on Twitter which song to use at the jukebox while burning the banknotes. There were different proposals including AC/DC or Pink Floyd. However, the CryptoKitties team suggested to include the sound of a cat purring. But Distributed Gallery explained that they need to use some musical standards.
@VitalikButerin @juanbenet @markovSimondlr @trentmc0. We are looking for tracks for the chaosmachine: a crypto jukebox which burn bank bills to play music and gain a slot into a universal playlist. No financial benefit intended. If you have any idea pls let us know pic.twitter.com/U6tzSA09J3
— DistributedGallery (@DistribGallery) August 20, 2018
The exhibition will be available in Berlin until December 21.
In the past, there have been several other art exhibits related to bitcoin and virtual currencies.
Earlier this year, Slovenia unveiled the first public monument for Bitcoin in the city of Kranj.