A painting-screen diptych, WAR 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.
Painting by Kalen Iwamoto & Julien Silvano for the Poem Objkt exhibition at the Avant Galerie Vossen in Paris. Initially created in response to the theme #NoWar for Digital Art Month Paris June 2022, presented by CADAF, Studio As We Are, and Beaux Arts Magazine. Work featured in Le Quotidient de l’Art.