I am a conceptual artist, but mostly I feel my way to an artwork. Ideas are teased out in a back and forth between emotional understanding and theoretical motivations. With BitchCoin, I was for a long time interested in the bit coin as a system of value, its relation to language and materiality, and its narrative in the world. But, for example, the name BitchCoin just struck me while I was having breakfast at a diner. Boom. BitchCoin. Couldn’t let it go!
With this project, I turned my work into its own currency. While they are physically tied to the picture that is backing them, in being forever exchangeable for new work they are always looking towards the future. Investors are part of the exchange of BitchCoin. They are in the block chain.