Creating Art with Butts and Blockchain
Brooklyn experiential specialists Red Paper Heart created Buttchain (an art installation that reacts to the seated behinds of gallery goers) to demystify blockchain tech and how it will eventually infiltrate your everyday life.
Red Paper Heart: “Buttchain is an art project that uses blockchain to record every time someone takes a seat, creating an immutable ledger that traces its lifetime. Using these unique encoded signatures, the chair creates a piece of art for each person.
“Each successive piece of art builds on the previous one so movements happen over time, and the pieces of art only align if put in sequence.
“Simply take a seat, and watch as your butt becomes the next link in a growing chain of artwork. Maybe when you get up- you’ll understand blockchain just a tiny bit better.”
Production: Red Paper Heart
Creative Director: Zander Brimijoin
Technology Director: Daniel Scheibel
Executive Producer: Lisa Walters
Senior Developer: Greg Schomburg
Developer: Shuvashis Das
Design/Animation: Danni Huang
Fabrication: Joseph Nero Studio