"The Creation" Async-hosted Auction will be taking place over the of Sep 14. Bidding will close Sep 18 between 8-10am PST. Follow instructions on https://codame.com/events/auction-the-creation.

When you buy a layer you have the opportunity to influence your favorite artists' work. Layers are endowed with special abilities decided by the artist. When you change something on a layer the Master image will reflect this regardless of who owns it! The image below runs through a mix of the various layers and states to give an overview of some of the possibilities.

“The Creation”  explores "Blurring Borders", the theme of The Grid: Exposure, part of Ars Electronica 2020. It is a cross-continental collaboration between CODAME Artists Jordan Gray (US), Janessa Robinson (US), and OoakosiMo (PH) and veteran Async Artist Vans Design (IT). As layers are purchased and their states manipulated, lines between creator, collector, and curator will blur. 

CODAME is thrilled to partner with the amazingly innovative team at Async Art in the creation of programmable blockchain art piece. Async Art is a new art movement to create, collect, and trade programmable art. Digital paintings split into "Layers", which you can use to affect the overall image. Art that can evolve over time, react to its owners, or follow a stock price is now all possible with programmable art.

25% of the total sales will be donated to The Grid in support of the organization’s international solidarity fund raiser in support of the local art scene in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

To emphasize the power of the future Layer holders, CODAME has decided to make a T-shirt of a specified state of the artwork. After the piece is auctioned off on September 18th, we will wait a week for the Layer owners to make their desired changes to the artwork and will gift the Master owner the final T-shirt, as well as offer it as featured merchandise on our Gallery Online Store.

You can alos place pre-orders for the t-shirt now!  

Above is the Master layer of “The Creation,” giving life not to a person, but to the ideas of people, using tools like 3d Builder, After Effects, Figma, Photomosh, and RunwayML. 

Powered by Async Art’s Ethereum-based infrastructure, this Master image visually evolves depending on the activated traits of its five Layer tokens. The first of these is the “Background,” which can change the backdrop of “The Creation” to infinite liminal space, a vibrant glitch, or a pleathera of bubble universes. 

 

 

Next is the “Brain” layer, which is packed with possibilities thanks to its brilliant technological textures, abstract brains, a Shou Tao, and stricking absence of the Christian God. 

 

The “Human” layer contains three glitched versions of Adam (including one masked for the times), a reclining Vishnu, an Asian peach (a representation of longevity), and a comicly dark Lemongrab.

Another signature Layer is “Deity,” which among its compositions are three colorful remixes, the infamous Kyubey anime deity, a 3D rendered hand, and a digital representation of a modern urban mural. In this Layer, there is good, evil, and neutrality, as well as stark contrasts between traditional and modern conceptions of supreme creators. Another interesting thematic wrinkle here is how the “Human” and “Deity” layers can be used to condense Adam and God simply into fingers pointing at one another, a visual having no shortage of symbolic implications.  

Lastly, there’s the “Frame” layer, of which there are five variations a collector can choose from to activate around the Master layer. 

 

 

Altogether, “The Creation” is a programmable masterpiece, a series of collectibles that blur the lines between art and technology, high and low art, tangible and digital, and creator and collector. Accordingly, the work is right at home in being unveiled at Exposure, and we couldn’t be happier to finally share it with the world.

 

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