The chaos machine is the second artwork of the distributed gallery, born during summer 2018. It exists in two copies connected to each other through the Ethereum blockchain. When a banknote is burnt into one of those two copies, it prints a cryptocurrency and randomly shout music in both of the machines. This crypto-jukebox has inaugurated the « Proof of Work » exhibition, curated by Simon Denny, at the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin. The second copy has been exhibited at the Kate Vass gallery, in Zurich, alongside the work of Ai WeiWei & Kevin Abosh. The chaos machine has also been exhibited in Paris during the oct. 2019 FIAC and sold on auction at Drouot.
The ready-made token is the first artwork of the distributed gallery, created in december 2017. It consists in a one-unit crypto-token sold through an auction on the Ethereum blockchain. With this first artwork, the distributed gallery has pushed the logic of appropriation to its limit by elevating a liquid commodity to the status of artwork through the signature of the figurehead of appropriation art: Richard Prince. This artwork has received a lot of attention because of the many controversies and questions it has raised about the relationship between the art world and the art market.