November 28, 2022
Artist Spotlight: Generative Meets Physical Prints with Dmitri Cherniak's Light Years

Renowned generative artist Dmitri Cherniak joins Kevin to discuss his latest project, Light Years . This collection consists of 100 unique NFT artworks, developed iteratively as Dmitri traveled around the globe researching Lá...


Renowned generative artist Dmitri Cherniak joins Kevin to discuss his latest project, Light Years. This collection consists of 100 unique NFT artworks, developed iteratively as Dmitri traveled around the globe researching László Moholy-Nagy with the support of the late artist's estate. Each edition was created by a code-based generative system, then hand-prepared and printed to a film negative that was used to develop the image as a silver gelatin print.

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  • [00:00] Intro.
  • [01:29] The Eternal Pump.
  • [06:37] Social experimentation with The Wrapture.
  • [16:41] The playground.
  • [18:08] When a project gets so popular it angers the artist's "fans."
  • [20:06] Dealing with community/collector negativity.
  • [23:29] László Moholy-Nagy: the inspiration behind Light Years.
  • [30:22] The reasoning and the process behind providing silver gelatin prints.
  • [34:29] The mainstream art world's perception of NFTs.
  • [38:38] How does Light Years honor Moholy-Nagy's work?
  • [42:37] László Moholy-Nagy's signature as a security feature.
  • [45:41] The coding components Dmitri used to create Light Years.
  • [47:38] Part of the process: from digital to film to digital.
  • [50:11] The auction.
  • [53:51] Early feedback.
  • [54:57] Why the project is called Light Years.
  • [56:14] Thoughts on pacing as an artist.
  • [57:21] Dead Ringers.
  • [1:05:23] Parting thoughts.

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