This Hermes art exhibition combines crypto mining with fresh blooms and digital printing

This Hermes art exhibition combines crypto mining with fresh blooms and digital printing

The Peak Singapore - Lifestyle·2019-01-28 11:41

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Inspired by Singapore’s position as a “garden city”, and a tech and financial hub, French artist Xavier Antin has created Vanishing Workflows, a mixed media exhibition at Aloft at Hermes’ gallery space. The exhibition comprises two components: textiles printed with images created by digitally distorting videos of flowers shot around Singapore; and a bitcoin mining rig that generates an “income”, which is then used to buy a flower bouquet that’s also displayed in the space. It’s also possible to consider the entire exhibit as a single installation – every element relates to each other, as the work references the tension between nature and technology, the interplay between both old and new technology, and the rich symbolism of flowers.

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