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Rhea Myers rhea at hey.com
Thu Oct 28 04:51:07 CEST 2021


Proof of Work 

Blockchain Provocations 2011–2021

 *  Paperback
 *  250×190mm
 *  220pp
 *  Colour illustrations
 *  Jun 2022
 *  ISBN 978-1-915103-04-8

https://www.urbanomic.com/book/proof-of-work/ 

DAO? BTC? NFT? ETH? ART? WTF? HODL as OG crypto artist, writer, and
hacker Rhea Myers searches for faces in cryptographic hashes, follows a
day in the life of a young shibe in the year 2032, and patiently
explains why all art should be destructively uploaded to the blockchain.

Now an acknowledged pioneer whose work has graced the auction room at
Sotheby’s, Myers embarked on her first art projects focusing on
blockchain tech in 2011, making her one of the first artists to engage
in creative, speculative and conceptual engagements with ‘the new
internet’.

This anthology brings together annotated presentations of Myers’s
blockchain artworks along with her essays, critiques, reviews, and
fictions—a sustained critical encounter between the cultures and
histories of the artworld and crypto-utopianism, technically
accomplished but always generously demystifying and often mischievous. 

Her deep understanding of the technical history and debates around
blockchain technology is complemented by a broader sense of the crypto
movement and the artistic and political sensibilities that accompanied
its ascendancy. 

Remodelling the tropes of conceptual art and net.art to explore what
blockchain technology reveals about our concepts of value, culture and
currency, Myers’s work has become a required viewing for anyone
interested in the future of art, consensus, law, and collectivity.
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