Loaded
Issue #03

Red Pill

Issue #03: Red Pill

“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes”


Red Pill evokes a moment of disruption, a given point in time where everything before it is distorted and fuzzy. The ever evolving world of art faces a revolution that culminates in a decentralised environment with unrestricted access and lack of central authority.


This issue at the Tannhäuser Generative Art Museum is a celebration of the huge liberation technology is allowing, placing a no return point that will change the course of history.


In this edition we are proud to welcome three acclaimed artists that show the variety and quality of work that is currently being produced in the generative art scene: Ryan Bell, Landlines Art and Thomas Lin Pedersen.


One of the hardest thing we have to do is to manually select the pieces that will be displayed at the museum in each exhibition. We love the process of digging into an artist work and discovering the tiny details and nuances of each piece. Yet, we feel that we're leaving a lot of beauty behind. Space is limited (even in the metaverse) but ideas aren't.


At TGAM we like to explore how technology can improve the interaction of humans with art. At the intersection of these two players (humans and art) we wanted to remove what we believe is a flaw in the process: the curation part. Most of the projects we see on fx(hash), artblocks and other generative marketplaces includes more than 500 pieces, which makes reducing a project to a limited number of pieces a shame.


What if we could remove the curation part?


So we called our friends at Tannhäuser Gate to find a solution and the outcome is pretty impressive: Issue #03 will change every day with new artwork from all the pieces minted by the artists on any platform.


Technically speaking, we setup an indexer to keep track of all artwork ever minted by the artists. We use that indexer to pull pieces and change them automatically every day. The upgrade is huge because before we were able to show 15 pieces per artist. We will now be able to showcase 15 different pieces every day, which gives us an impressive number of 1350 unique artworks displayed from every artist. If we add three artists to the formula, Issue #03 will showcase more than 4000 different pieces during the three months that the exhibition lasts. A huge thanks to the team at Tannhäuser Gate, prado and dataser for making this possible.