DIGITAL MINING & OIL PAINTING

Upcoming exhibition :

 

11 Aug-11 Sept  : Zinitang Contemporary Art Center, Guangzhou.

17-19 Aug : Lowlands festival, The Netherlands.

End of sept Sept : Berlin.

21 oct : La totale, Les moulins, Paris.

photo by Ronald Smits

Thick smears of pigment cover the computer screen in the form of a Kim Kardashian selfie, a Bob Ross YouTube video, and cult Japanese figure Hatsune Miku. By painting popular internet images onto this window to the digital world, Théophile Blandet closes our access to its omniscience. In ‘Fountain of Knowledge’, the painted images freeze the screen, just as we become frozen in the face of the sheer volume spilling out. The efficiency of technology is reduced to zero and becomes obsolete. The paintings are the opposite of the original images. They take hours, even days to make and have a physical staying power.

FOUNTAIN

 

OF

 

KNOWLEDGE

FOUNTAIN

 

OF

 

MONEY

photo byYoko wong

photo by Femke Reijerman

photo by Femke Reijerman

inside vue of the bitcoin mining with the red aluminium petals cooling systeme

‘Fountain of Money’ explores the idea of a digital deluge from another angle. This sculpture generates a constant flow of digital currency. A large cooling tube keeps the computer processors inside from overheating, which is reflected in the design, balanced atop carved flames of resin. And, unlike the money shooting out indiscriminately, the sculpture itself is carefully crafted. Both the painted screens and the money machine pour forth such unlimited streams that we are awash with abundance. What does it take to stem the tide?

 

Start of the digital money production December 2017

prototype avaible 3,1฿

Digital mining system for home

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