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One Dollar
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Created Music from Visual Data of One Dollar Bill
Artist: Kenji Kojima, 2022

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        私はNFTアートに違和感を感じています。デジタル・アートの最大の特徴は、繰り返し完全にコピーできることです。もちろん、コピーされたすべては本物です。NFTアートの価値は骨董品に似ているかもしれません。例えば10億枚の紙幣が印刷・発行されていましたが、現在は1枚しかありません。もし紙幣に芸術的価値があるとすれば、失われた10億-1枚の紙幣もアートだったと言えます。NFTアートはお金の代わりか、一種のマネーゲームの道具のようなものです。それは芸術ではなく、狩猟・農耕時代から続く物質的な欲望の世界に属しています。私はNFTやブロックチェーンの技術を否定しているのではありません。NFTもブロックチェーンも、他の有用な役割がありますが、アートの価値を込めたものではありません。NFTアートの価値は、沢山のお金を持っていれば、幸福と感じるようなものです。 それは物質的な欲求と同じで、美しさの価値ではありません。詳しくは「note」に書きました。

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            Ever since NFT art appeared on the art scene, I have felt uncomfortable with it. I am a digital artist. I have created videos with programming that converts visual data into music. This statement is not about the contemporary art business. It is about the inherited value of art from cave paintings.
            The best feature of digital art is you can perfectly copy genuine repeatedly. Think, one billion banknotes are issued, but only one banknote remains on the earth. If the banknote has artistic value, the missing (1 billion - 1) banknotes were art. NFT art is a money game tool, or you can think of it as money in the game. I do not deny NFT and blockchain technologies. They have other correct roles. But NFT art is not appropriate for art. NFT art belongs to a world of material desires dating back to the hunting and farming ages. It is not an artistic value. I decided it was time to end this discomfort with NFT art. I completed the art project One Dollar.
            In the artwork video, I create music from visual data of images by an algorithm. I selected "US One Dollar Bill" as a visual for the project One Dollar. A $1 bill has a dollar value that everyone recognizes. The artwork video is free to share and adapt for any purpose, even commercially. The copied video file is authentic by author Kenji Kojima. You can donate to Kenji Kojima if you recognize the download copy of the whole video as art. Even people who do not recognize it as art can have a copy. But it has no artistic value that they decided. The value of digital art that can copy countless times can be determined by the owner-self, not by the market. It restores the abnormal money value of the art world to individual art lovers.

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            I have been experimenting with the relationships between perception and cognition, technology, music, and visual art since the early 1990s. I was born in Japan and moved to New York in 1980. I painted egg tempera paintings that were medieval art materials and techniques for the first 10 years in New York City. My paintings were collected by Citibank, Hess Oil, and others. The personal computer improved rapidly during the 1980s. I felt more comfortable with computer art than paintings. I switched my artwork to digital in the early 1990s. My early digital works were archived in the New Museum - Rhizome, New York. I developed the computer software "RGB MusicLab" in 2007 and created an interdisciplinary work exploring the relationship between images and music. I programmed the software “Luce” for the project “Techno Synesthesia” in 2014. My digital art series has been exhibited in New York, at media art festivals worldwide, including Europe, Brazil, and Asia (except for Japan), and the online exhibitions by ACM SIGGRAPH and FILE, etc. Anti-nuclear artwork “Composition FUKUSHIMA 2011” was collected in CTF Collective Trauma Film Collections / ArtvideoKoeln in 2015. LiveCode programmer. I started the new series "The Interpretation of Paintings" which creates music from classical paintings in 2021.

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