“Blocks, Unchained–Alice, Bob, Carol, and Dan.”
A semi-permanent exhibit By Andrea Peterson
This series of small physical metaverses that exist in the MidMountain gallery exploresthe subversion of reality, ownership, and linguistics by cryptocurrency.
The blocks are built into drawers repurposed from a local human habitat. Each features live moss and other flora (plus, assuredly, a bit of fauna) as well as human representations of entropy, secrets the artist is tired of keeping (sealed inside tiny glass bottles), and other transparent vessels awaiting fulfillment.
An artificial cloud made primarily of the byproduct of former lifeforms condensed by the crush of time provides sound-reactive illumination above the blocks.
Patrons may “own” the metaverses for a set period of time with that ownership maintained via a network of trust with the Artist. During ownership, patrons may have their name associated with the work on the MidMountain website and make monthly requests for alterations to a block’s contents by the Artist—subject to Artist approval.
Patrons purchase the right to visit their block once, subject to Artist approval and schedule.
During that visit, the patron may touch the moss in their block. Once.
Patronage requests considered upon direct application to the artist.
Project subject to cancellation at Artist’s will.