Generative Calendar

A reflection on the cycle of the year in 365 unique variations of the same generative algorithm, one for every day in 2022.

Here, you have the opportunity to reserve a date ahead of time. Reserve price is 50 tez.

View the collection
on objkt.com

January

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

365 unique artworks
made with p5.js

PNG image files
3024 × 1890 px

NFTs available
for reservation

Reserve a date

  1. Purchase a reservation ticket via teia.art/objkt/666448
  2. Enter your wallet ID below to confirm that you hold a reservation ticket and select a date
  3. Follow the instructions on the reservation page
  4. The reserved token will be airdropped into your wallet on the respective day

All remaining tokens will be swapped at a random point of time at the respective date (mostly in the evenings, CET time).

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About the project

Generative Calendar is a year-long exploration of one generative algorithm. It is an interpretation of “long-form” generative art where the artist himself — instead of the transaction hash at mint time — acts as the deciding factor on how each of the 365 iterations of the piece turns out.

The process deliberately takes time — one full year. Through daily work on and with the algorithm during the year, I essentially take the role of the computer, re-enacting the process each iteration of a long-form generative artwork goes through in super slow motion.

I’m a lousy computer, however: producing works that fit my daily thoughts, moods, and influences, works that harmonize with previous iterations and surprise with yet-unseen qualities instead of outputting pure random iterations of the same system. In this way, I hope to explore many of the possibilities within the algorithm, and aim to make use of its variability instead of limiting it down to one cohesive visual concept as would fit for a long-form piece.

Will 365 cherry-picked outputs from an algorithm produce a more interesting collection than 365 iterations of a true long-form piece? Or is it more appealing when done by the computer, operating strictly within the boundaries initially given to the piece? What will spending this much time with one algorithm reveal about the relation of artist and machine, and what will it tell about the human condition?

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