AUTONOMOUS PRISM TRUSTS
A Philanthropic Use-Case for Tokenized Art (NFT’s)
The digital artworks of Jakob LeBaron Dwight offered as charitable gifts and fundraising across several different crisis sectors and for the benefit of vulnerable populations globally.
Autonomous Prism Collection consists of over 9,000 digital artworks created through digital collage and algorithmic manipulation, the works were made from 2010-present.
Each image array or sequence of images which individually the artist calls analysands, a term borrowed from psychoanalysis to mean an image, event or artifact that is to be analysed, display both an immense amount of variation and equal measure of difference and uniquesness.
The majority of the Autonomous Prism Collection are images chosen from 301K total images that were made from a single source video found on his computer screen one night while working at an art residency in Berlin. Interestingly, the artist titled this seminal video artifact as Black Mirror in 2010 and exhibited the work in Downtown LA 2011 predating the popular sci-fi/futurist televisual series).
Originally trained as a painter, US born and based artist Jakob Dwight was drawn to digital art and software as an opportunity to explore the transformative impact of digital media on painting and the painterly perspective. Inspired by the opiated, meditative quality of the screen-based televisual space, the artist saw the exploration of the illuminated image as significant to contemporary sensory culture.
The artist seeks the transformative potential of light and space by employing multiple media including painting, digital photography, drawing, collage, smart tv streaming, and the dome master (circular ‘fisheye’ images produced in the process of making fulldome video).
Dwight’s work has been presented internationally, including in Amsterdam, Paris, Los Angeles, Berlin, Seattle, Atlanta, Vienna, Salzburg (Switzerland) and New York. He has exhibited in Kassel, Germany as part of the Kreuzberg Pavillon at dOCUMENTA (13), 2012. In the same year, he was awarded the Harvestworks New Works residency in New York. In 2010, Dwight was invited to attend GlogauAIR artists’ residency in Germany, and in the following year, 2011, he was awarded a United States Artist’s Residency. As part of the Aesthetics + Therapeutics Lab, a collectively run platform developed to initiate installations and experiments in immersive art and healing, Dwight has installed a multi-sensory environment at Vortex Immersion Media Dome at LA Center Studios in 2014.
He was commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum to create new work for the Disguise: Masks and Global African Art exhibition at UCLA’s Fowler Museum, which traveled to the Brooklyn Museum, New York in April 2016.
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair with 50Golborne Gallery (2019), London, UK, Brooklyn Museum, NY (2016), Seattle Art Museum (2015), Sedition, (world-wide/online) London, UK, Fowler Museum at UCLA (2015), Los Angeles, CA, Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival and New York Electronic Arts Festival, NY, Metro54, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Grand Bohemian Hotel / Kessler Collection Hotels, Birmingham, AL, Hotel Particulier, NY, and AKAA, Paris, France.
Duke Ellington School of the Arts (DC)
Peggy Cooper Cafritz (DC)
Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center (NY)
Glogauer Art Residency (GER)
Steve Spacek (AU)