1. A Moment of Darkness, Installation view at Jan Van Eyck Maastricht, 2018
Photo Werner Mantz Lab, Maastricht 

2. A Moment of Darkness, Installation view at Jan Van Eyck Maastricht, 2018
Photo Werner Mantz Lab, Maastricht 

3. A Moment of Darkness, Installation view at Jan Van Eyck Maastricht, 2018
Photo Werner Mantz Lab, Maastricht 

4. A Moment of Darkness, Installation view at Jan Van Eyck Maastricht, 2018
Photo Werner Mantz Lab, Maastricht 

A Moment of Darkness
2018
Aluminium Cement, Bitcoin, Documents of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property

In collaboration with Anonymous


A Moment of Darkness is an aluminum cement sculpture, life-cast (1:1) of the actual forger posing without revealing his identity. The sculpture is an anonymous portrait of the forger but also the container for the private keys (a code hidden inside the sculpture) to have access to a Bitcoin created together with the counterfeiter. The artistic value of the sculpture and the hidden parallel value of the Bitcoin will be two coexisting values related to this work. The only way of having access to the Bitcoin value in the future will be by breaking or stealing the sculpture.