Midsummer Night’s Update

This month has been busy, so here’s my second update of the summer.

 


Gryphon Rue and Benton C Bainbridge: Google Portrait (BUBBLES 1c Mercury Dean Wareham), 2018 (detail)

Google Portrait—a new series of video paintings by New York-based artists Benton C Bainbridge and Gryphon Rue—will be presented by Jessica Angel for #ArtProject Decentralized at Distributed 2018 conference for the global blockchain community in San Francisco, 19-20 July, 2018. The Google Portrait series is compiled from a music video of the same name featuring Rue, the legendary songwriter Dean Wareham, and members of a children’s chorus. The digital artworks are substantiated with decentralized provenance, each offered in a Singular Edition fingerprinted via artHash.

 

Benton C Bainbridge: Lisa Joy 18, 2016 (WIP installation view)
Benton C Bainbridge: Lisa Joy 18, 2016 (WIP installation view)

Lisa Joy 18 in Bronx Now at BRAC, Bronx | July 14 – Sept 8, 2018

This multichannel installation pairs documentation of my 2016 lissajous performance with displays of the light drawings. My media artwork is shown alongside works by Natalie Collette Wood (my fellow Andrew Freedman Home Artist-in-Residence,) John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres (sculptors featured in The Met Breuer “Like-Life” exhibition,) and other Bx200 artists.

 

the artHash octothorp
the artHash octothorp

Mechanism Design Mondays x SF Crypto Art: IPFS Protocols | Starfish Mission, San Francisco & online | Monday, July 16, 6:30-8:30 PM

I will conduct a remote artHash workshop. artHash is a free, open-source system for digital artists to publish unique fingerprints of their work. artHash is co-designed by myself and Tom Swirly. Attend in person or join the Hangout

 

Beth McCarthy interviews Benton C Bainbridge at Starfish Mission
Beth McCarthy interviews Benton C Bainbridge at Starfish Mission

 

Decentralized Art Discourse with Benton C Bainbridge

While showing my work at Starfish Mission in June, Beth McCarthy interviewed me about my decentralized artworks. Part 1 has been published here.

 

Benton C Bainbridge: Touchscreen Selfie 10, 2014
Benton C Bainbridge: Touchscreen Selfie 10, 2014

 

Benton C Bainbridge: Betabet (smile), 1989
Benton C Bainbridge: Betabet, 1989

Speaking of decentralized art, I am publishing a series of essays on the topic, decentralizing cultural economix. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic, please Contact me.