Value Noise Mineral (2015)
An anonymous material resembling a precious metal constitutes itself via the chaotic oscillations of a noise algorithm.
Digital crypto currencies require a computationally expensive proof of work - also known as 'mining' - to produce value. Real world mining is a proof of work in itself, conferring a rare mineral with value by virtue of the effort expended to extract and purify it.
In Value Noise Mineral, a 'value noise' algorithm runs directly on the viewer's processor (GPU), constructing the image frame by frame as a 'proof of work'.
The spectator is engaged in mining an image that simultaneously undermines its own representation of value by disassembling itself at each moment.