W-A-R Zone

Kalen Iwamoto

Julien Silvano

By Kalen Iwamoto and Julien Silvano

A painting-digital screen diptych, W-A-R Zone is a conceptual and visual poem inscribed on Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper. The form generated through the process of blacking out the text zone delineated by the letters W-A-R embodies the wartime suppression and mutilation of culture and innovation. The painting of this form confronts us with the material presence of this zone of obliteration.

146 x 97 cm
Acrylic on canvas, Infinite Object (video with plexiglass frame)

Photo J.L. Losi

Featured in POÈME SBJKT, an exhibition of works of literature both on and off the blockchain that enhance, reinvent, and reimagine the relationship between text and image, analog and digital, blurring and challenging the lines that seek to divide.

POÈME SBJKT was curated by theVERSEverse in partnership with L’Avant Galerie Vossen and took place at Librairie Métamorphoses from May 25 – July 15, 2023.

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