Art Gallery Of Western Australia

This is especially challenging for artists in the course of the pandemic when these already struggling to make ends meet have been rendered even more economically weak. Regardless of artistic skill, most artists don’t have any statistical likelihood of success within the conventional art market due to a combination of things outside their control, namely gender, race, and geography. In 2015, I created the first Plantoid, a mechanical plant-like creature that feeds on cryptocurrencies to pay artists to proliferate new situations of itself. The project thus leverages blockchain know-how to discover a brand new enterprise mannequin for artistic manufacturing, with funds managed not by an artist however by the Plantoid’s soul, taking the type of a sensible contract on the Ethereum blockchain. Here, the main focus just isn’t on the usage of blockchain technology as a medium of trade, but rather the technology’s potential to confer greater autonomy on the …