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Monica Reyes Gallery Presents: GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE | NFT by Jessica Bushey


By WM October, 2021
Vancouver's Monica Reyes Gallery is presenting its first NFT. Jessica Bushey, PhD is currently the Archivist at the North Vancouver Museum & Archives and teaches courses in archives at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. Bushey's artwork has been exhibited in Vancouver, Seattle and Italy. She is a recipient of awards from the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). 

GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE | NFT by Jessica Bushey 

[born-digital video with original score 00:59 seconds]

“Ghosts in the Machine” captures the deterioration of a 2009 MacBook Pro and its vivid struggle against its inevitable obsolescence. The spontaneous digital spectrum expressions that make up this video randomly appeared on the monitor in its final functioning days, revealing the colorful death of a digital ecosystem.

As such, the artwork is considered “born digital” in that its images were created by the computer itself. These glitchy, ghost-like apparitions were captured by the artist and remixed – accompanied by an original score – into this one-of-a-kind digital artwork.

The artwork is available as an NFT on OpenSea until October 19, 2021. OpenSea is the world's first and largest NFT marketplace. WM


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