Slices" is a work about time and space, with 7 + 1 basic patterns and infinite variations.
Level: 0 as a species (or planet?) There are seven patterns, from Level: 0 as a seed (or planet?) to Level: 6, which gradually evolves into more complex shapes and blooms something like a flower, and Level: All, which is a combination of all of these patterns and is extremely horizontal, for a total of eight patterns.
Since all of these are generated generatively by the program, the variations are infinite, but finite variations are made possible by the NFT smart contract that generates the hash values from which the visual decisions are made.
Inspired by the exhibition space of NEORT++, this installation is intended to be viewed in a physical space and is generative art drawn from values generated on the blockchain.
"Slices" is a collection of moments - where absolute growth is stuck in a mysterious time, warping space. All those moments happened at the same time - in parallel dimensions. "Slices" is also a re-collection of those moments - where absolute growth is laid out in space, warping time. All those moments happened in the same space - at the same time. "Slices" is also a *physical* object - putting time and space in a scroll. Time literally unrolls itself. You'll have to come to the show to see the parallel stories shown on the scrolls - those stories are only legends and never happened. The only truth is the one on chain. "Slices" is all of the above, in either format. You choose if you want a Slice - each new slice available each day over seven days- or if you want the whole Cycle - available every eighth day, repeating four times for the duration of the show. You can opt for the scroll as well. "Slices" is of course a generative piece - if you know my work, you should be fine.
The first slice is the Seed, the heart. It's alive - a star? A cell? It's reaching out, looking to grow.
The second slice, Growth, goes on. Branches are exploring the space around, probing the emptiness.
The third slice, Paths, goes on. Some of the branches have reacted - there might be something else out there.
The fourth slice, Lattice, goes on. It is not a reaction at this point, it is a festival - preparation for a major step.
The fifth slice, Departure, goes on. When the cord to the core is cut and chaos happens. The space is however under control.
The sixth slice, Gathering, goes on. Finding new streams to focus on, collecting all the energy spread around.
The seventh and final slice, Birth, concludes the cycle. All this energy is focused to create another seed.
There is the special edition of NFT for Level: All with a Physical Scroll. People who minted the special NFT can get the physical scroll made by Alexis André. Japanese scrolls - especially in an artistic context are wonderful. They represent a whole story that unfolds as you unroll the scroll. A direct inspiration for “Slices” where you can see parts of the full story easily, but looking at the whole process is harder. This is a rare edition, only available for this exhibition, so don't miss it! Estimated delivery of the scrolls: Autumn 2022 (shipping details will be collected later)