Siebren Versteeg’s algorithms generate painterly collages that transform images of current events into works that are erotic, prophetic, sometimes terrifying, often humorous, and always revelatory. For a year, Versteeg will generate a new work every 10 to 15 minutes, using trending stories scraped from the internet as source material. Each work will only exist "for a limited time" before being replaced by the next. However, if a collector can’t bear to see the moment go, they can claim the work, cementing the art and their personal connection with time onto the blockchain. The drop will consist of a series of 750 works (tokens), priced at $300 (~0.18 eth), and scheduled to begin next week (March 13-March 15).
"What makes this project special to me is that Versteeg’s algorithm creates unexpected and often humorous combinations of imagery that subvert our expectations. The project's ephemeral nature adds a layer of playfulness and unpredictability, with each work existing for only a brief moment before being replaced by the next. This playfulness is a hallmark of Versteeg's style and a testament to Versteeg's ability to infuse his automated art with a sense of humor, even as he invites us to reflect on deeper issues such as the impact of social media on our culture and the impermanence of our collective interests." -- Dmitri Cherniak, generative artist and coder.