This wall contrasts two works, Clickmine (2017) and Lifeforms (2021), that both respond to the bubbles and market conditions of the particular time periods in which they were made. Clickmine is a clicker game that allows the player to endlessly mine a hyperinflationary fungible token. Lifeforms are NFT-based entities that, like any living thing, need regular care in order to stay alive. How do you care for a lifeform? Within 90 days of receiving it, you must give it away. Both works inject market reflexivity into the speculative context of both ICOs (= Initial Coin Offerings) and NFTs, exploring the undefined space of both fungible and non-fungible token standards.
Sarah Friend is an artist specializing in blockchain and the p2p (= peer-to-peer) web. She is currently Visiting Chair of blockchain art at The Cooper Union, New York. She is also a participant in the Berlin Program for Artists, a co-curator of Ender Gallery, an artist residency taking place inside the game Minecraft, an alumni of Recurse Centre, a retreat for programmers, and an organizer of Our Networks, a conference on all aspects of the distributed web. Recent solo exhibitions include Off: Endgame at Public Works Administration, New York and Terraforming at Galerie Nagel Draxler in Berlin, Germany.
Left: Clickmine, 2017
https://clickmine.click and Clickmine physical Nonfungible Token Edition
Right: Lifeforms, 2021, No 191 and No 192 | https://lifeforms.supply