17 Remarkable Feral File Gems You Must See
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Today, I would like to share a list of outstanding pieces I feel are underappreciated. I’ve worked on it while collaborating with Feral File and Casey Reas for the Blind Gallery Vistas Edition. While working on the Blind Gallery show, I kept returning to Feral File and its deep history of 37 outstanding exhibitions —released over the past two and a half years.
In this issue, I highlight 17 remarkable Feal File artworks and 8 notably accessible pieces from Feral File’s history.
About Feral File
For those unfamiliar with Feral File, it is “an art gallery that focuses on transformative exhibitions by the world’s most revered digital artists.” It was founded in 2020 by Casey Reas and the software company Bitmark.
Generative art through coded algorithms or AI-based models is the tool of choice for most artists invited to this gallery.
Besides collaborations with prominent artists like Tyler Hobbs, Dmitri Cherniak, and Refik Anadol, they’ve also teamed up with top curators like Jason Bailey (artnome), Rick Silva, and Anika Meier.
Feral File Artwork Distribution
Feral File’s artworks have been minted in different blockchains (Ethereum, Bitmark, and Tezos) and introduced different mechanics of distribution, like editions (multiple pieces of the same artwork), 1/1s (only one unique piece), and 1/1/X (unique pieces that art part of the same collection).
They recently included ‘sets,’ meaning you must collect a complete package of one piece per participating artist (you can’t purchase one piece alone). This restriction doesn’t apply to the secondary market.
17 Remarkable Artworks from Feral File History
The following list is entirely subjective, based on my taste. I also tried to shine a light on artworks that haven’t received the attention they deserve for one reason or another. The order isn’t relevant, as I’m not trying to classify these works but instead bringing attention to them.
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Unsupervised — Machine Hallucinations — MoMA Dreams by Refik Anadol
I had the chance to see this masterpiece exhibited at the main entrance of the MoMA. The exhibition was so impacting that the MoMA extended the installation for several months.
Exhibition: Unsupervised at The Musem of Modern Art (MoMA), November 2021
Size: There are three 1/1s, and 9 series of 100 editions - from A to I
Floor: 1.6 ETH
F(l)ight by Tyler Hobbs
Arguably one of the most popular generative artists on the planet, Tyler Hobbs released a tiny collection of 30 pieces on Feral File—only one piece is listed (33 ETH).
Exhibition: GRAPH, November 2021
Curator: Casey Reas
Size: 30 unique pieces (1/1/x)
Floor: 33 ETH
Transparent Grit by Dmitri Cherniak
This piece was part of the first-ever Feral File exhibition (Social Codes), curated by Casey Reas. Ringer’s creator, Dmitri Cherniak, made Transparent Grit, 75 editions that “could represent any scale, from a vast galaxy, to a tiny atom.”
Exhibition: Social Codes, March 2021
Curator: Casey Reas
Size: 75 editions
Floor: 15.69 ETH