Chronophotograph is the companion collection to Vol. 2, Series 1 - Noumenon. This work is made in support of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Art and Technology Lab, in collaboration with Cactoid Labs, presented in dialogue with the chronophotopgraphic work of Eadweard Muybridge in the LACMA archives.
On a time locked schedule, a blockchain transaction can be triggered to metaphorically "capture" an observation of a Noumenon, minting a new ERC721 token in this companion series. The blocknumber serves as the seed for a deterministic program to generate an image in the style of Muybridge's chronophotographs, representing the attempt to transcend sensory limitations through the use of technology.
Viewers are encouraged to reflect on the perception of time, consensus reality, photography and blockchain as sources of objective truth, limitations thereof. Read More
|Holders of the Noumenon tokens, or an address they delegate may "capture" (metaphorically) an observation and mint a new Chronophotograph token to the Noumenon owner's address. Time locks double between each observation. More Info|
Noumenon token owners may choose to 'cock the shutter' specify a delegate address that will be permitted to call ShutterRelease exactly once. This is to allow someone else to participate in minting process by choosing when to call ShutterRelease, and hence influencing the blocknumber that will seed the Chronophotograph creation. The delegate address will be recorded as the 'photographer'.
This does not convery any ownership; the resulting Chronophotograph will still be minted to the Noumenon owner's account.for camera aimed at Noumenon token