Exhibition

Trickle Down: A New Vertical Sovereignty by Helen Knowles

23 Jan 2020 – 26 Feb 2020

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
Closed

arebyte Gallery

London
England, United Kingdom

Address

Save Event: Trickle Down: A New Vertical Sovereignty by Helen Knowles

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

arebyte Gallery are pleased to announce ​Trickle Down, A New Vertical Sovereignty, ​a new body of work by UK based artist Helen Knowles.

About

Trickle Down, A New Vertical Sovereignty is a tokenised four-screen video installation and generative soundscape attached to the blockchain, which explores value systems and wealth disparity. The artwork is composed of auction scenes, performances and choral interludes by different communities such as prisoners, blockchain technology employees, market sellers, and Sotheby’s auction bidders. ​Trickle Down, A New Vertical Sovereignty ​draws on technological and financial power structures which traditionally scaffold the disparity between a wealthy elite and everyday working people but looks to re-imagine our vertically stacked digital ecosystem to horizontally distribute wealth.

The installation commences when a visitor drops a pound coin into a machine designed to expose the mechanisms needed to convert fiat currency into crypto-currency. Each and every member of the Trickle Down community, who has helped the work come to fruition, will receive a share of the ETH via a smart contract on the blockchain.

What are the technological and financial power structures governing value and the distribution of wealth in our society? And who really stands to benefit?

Exhibiting artists

Helen Knowles

Comments

Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.