CHAOS #17 Pardon
raw data file, instructions for rendering the artwork in motion, digital rendering and URL
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Executed in 2021. This work is unique and is accompanied by a non-fungible token.
The artist
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CHAOS #1–#501 is a collection of 501 unique digital sculptures, released as individual NFTs.

CHAOS #1–#500 consists of two converging objects in motion. Each pair is made of two distinct objects that stay in continuous connection. The two objects are relative in scale to one another. Each object is unique.

The individual objects selected are engineered, cultured or manufactured by humans and sourced from the physical world and transformed into a 3D digital model through 3D scanning.

CHAOS #501 is the cumulation of all of the individual objects from CHAOS #1–#500. In #501 all 1,000 objects from #1–#500 come together decoupled from their original pair and move independently from each other.

A visualization can manifest in any format that is capable of displaying, playing or showing a digital sculpture in motion. They will exist in any space be it virtual, real or a fusion of the two, now and forever, through current and future technology.

Each NFT is composed of a reference rendering, the data to construct the work in any digital space and a set of instructions.

Urs Fischer’s (b. 1973) work defies limits, and he has continuously embraced new technology to give life to his artistic ideas throughout his impressive career. In his own words, anything can be used to create art—your mind, your hand, your elbow or toe. This outlook makes his work engaging, playful and timeless.

He has exhibited internationally with leading galleries, including Gagosian; Sadie Coles HQ, London; Massimo de Carlo, Milan; The Modern Institute, Glasgow; Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin; and Jeffrey Deitch, New York and Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions at major museums include Palazzo Grassi, Venice; Kunsthalle Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Garage Museum, Moscow; Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles; Legion of Honor, San Francisco; Aïshti Foundation, Beirut and has works in major private collections around the world. Fischer’s playful Untitled (Lamp/Bear) sculpture has become a landmark outright at Hamad International Airport, Doha.

Urs Fischer was born in Switzerland and lives and works in New York.

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