Proof of Stake - Technological Claims | Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
Robert Alice | Mel Chin| Joshua Citarella | Simon Denny | Fang Di | Stephanie Dinkins | DISNOVATION| Sarah Friend | Isa Genzken| Holly Herndon / Mathew Dryhurst | Femke Herregraven | Mike Kelley| Josh Kline | Paul Kolling | Agnieszka Kurant | James Luna| Karamia Müller | New Red Order (NRO): Zack Khalil | Adam Khalil | Jackson Polys | Yuri Pattison | Timur Si-Qin | Jaune Quick-to-See Smith | Krista Belle Stewart | Paul Thek | Luke Willis Thompson | Prateek Vijan | Beecoin ist ein Projekt von KUNSTrePUBLIK (Einhoff, Horst, Sachs) in Kooperation mit Hiveeyes und Nascent
4 September - 14 November 2021
A chain of padlocks, each with an individual key, is placed across the entranceway to Proof of Stake. The inspiration for the work comes from a real Chinese compound; here the chain acts as a material analogue to the cryptographic keys required to access the blockchain. It also alludes to restrictive access to cultural spaces. Padlocks are symbols of security (cf. computer privacy icons) but as technologies of ownership they’re also tools of exclusion.
Yuri Pattison is an Irish artist who explores how the virtual world permeates material reality.