Maíra das Neves and Pedro Victor Brandão - The þit + Depois da Fonte
Financial sculpture + prospections for Rio
Maíra das Neves and Pedro Victor Brandão will present at the upcoming OpenHaus at ZKU one financial sculpture, named Gigante Minerador (Miner Giant), that was developed earlier this year as part of their project the þit, whitin the Archipel in√est, curated by KUNSTrePUBLIK for Urbane Künste Ruhr.
Gigante Minerador will be on display, working online, producing heat and mining cryptocurrencies on the site. It is one part of the model developed and applied as the þit in Oer-Erkenshwick. the þit is a self-sufficient system that produces natural and financial resources for the local community use, from April to August, 2014.
In addition, they will show for the first time the prospections they have been working on while in the residency. A set of painted photographic proofs will be on display, as a means to imagine the possible implementations of this model in Brazil, Gigante Minerador’s next stop.
For those interested in talking about financial models and cryptocurrency, or learning the basics in Bitcoin - like opening a wallet and making transactions - a workshop will be held before the opening, starting 17h30. People should bring a smartphone, tablet, or notebook to participate.