How much electricity does the cryptocurrencies require? Can you store music in a blockchain? César Escudero Andaluz and Martin Nadal have been investigating these issues by adapting everyday objects to producing cryptocurrencies. This time, they’re doing a workshop, during which they suggest the workshop participants to transform music instruments into Bitcoin generators.
We’d like to cordially invite you to participate in the workshop conducted by our new residents-laureates of the third edition of the residency program for artists based in Austria, The BitCoin miner orchestra, which will take place on Wed, Nov 7, from 4.30 to 7.30 PM at WRO Art Center, during which we’ll be building instruments capable of generating Bitcoins during the performance.
We will discuss the issue of electricity consumption resulting from the trade of cryptocurrencies, as well as the music industry, which invests in new ways of monetizing and storing music in blockchain. Theoretically, the workshop introduces concepts, examples, art-works and books in order to understand the Bitcoin and blockchain world. Practically, it proposes to work with a basic electronic circuit, welding and microcontrollers to build a playful BitCoin miner. The objective is to transform instruments into BitCoin miners able to connect to the blockchain, calculating a hash and trying to get a reward of 12.5 BitCoins.
The next day, on Nov 8 (Thu) at 5 PM, we invite everyone interested in contemporary art, digital culture, critical economy, electronics and the Internet of Things (IoT) to meet the artists that will talk about their works and impressions of the residency at WRO Art Center.