A museum of unique art files of artists such as Aram Bartholl, César Escudero Andaluz y Mario Santamaría, Fabien Zocco, Rubén Tortosa, Enrique Radigales, Inma Femenía, Hugo Martínez-Tormo, Bosch&Simons, Arturo Moya Villen, Rosana Antolí, Yale Kanarek, Gregory Chatonsky, Esteban Ottaso…
Founded in 2015 by the artist Solimán López, the Hardiskmuseum is a unique art repository that answers the questions arising from the new temporal codes of humanity, artistic production and cultural heritage.
Conceived as a tribute to the digital files that are the essence of the new media, the Harddiskmuseum becomes a turning device for the contemporary thinking.
Based on a 2 Terabyte hard disk, the Museum tries to draw a confusing line between the figure of the artist, the culture management, the knowledge society, memory, the art system and the combination of new exhibition models, cooperative, innovative and thought-provoking.
From Binary to ADN
A research team based out of ETH Zurich has developed a way to store DNA-like information inside 3D printed objects. The novel approach could allow people to reproduce 3D printed objects without any external digital information, such as original CAD files.
The innovative technology, dubbed the DNA of Things, was pioneered by Robert Grass (Harddiskmuseum collaborator), a professor in ETH Zurich’s Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, and Yaniv Erlich, an Israeli computer scientist. The pair combined their individual research projects to create the 3D printed, DNA-embedded objects.
As Grass explained: “With this method, we can integrate 3D printing instructions into an object, so that after decades or even centuries, it will be possible to obtain those instructions directly from the object itself.”
As mentioned, the DNA of Things technology draws some work conducted by both researchers. Grass, for his part, developed a method for identifying products with a DNA barcode embedded inside tiny glass beads. The nanobead barcode technology, which has been commercialized by ETH spinoff Haelixa, can be used to identify high-quality food products or to trace geological tests Project in collaboration with Dina Zielinski
ERC721 corresponds to the acronym of a development standard on the blockchain that has revolutionised the way we understand a digital file.
In 2013 the artist Solimán Lopez, haunted by this obsession to treat digital files as unique objects, founded the Harddiskmuseum, a Museum of files in a hard drive of 2TB.
This is the Museum’s cryptographic folder and a new environment that complements the evolution of the project.
This folder is organised through curated Decentralised Exhibitions, “Harddiskmuseum Collections” and the files of the Museum´s Artists and guest artists.
The 721 Decentralised Exhibitions are based on 3D environments, augmented and virtual realities and are available for being installed in other other Festivals, Museums, Galleries and Art Center platforms.
These experiences, aims to gradually builds the futureMetaDiskMuseum.
“Harddiskmuseum Collections” are curated packages of art by different artists that include an auto generated collectible image that makes each collection unique.
Moreover we showcase individual artworks created by the artists which form part of the Harddiskmuseum’s Artists community.
• 721.harddiskmuseum.com CRYPTOSPACE • HDM GEN BOX EDITINO ARCO 21. BAR GALLERY IFEMA, Madrid, SPAIN • HDM AIR EDITION ATMOSPHERES 36 Degrees, Paris, FRANCE • ATMOSPHERES CADAF ONLINE 21 • SOCIAL MOTION SHOW sm.harddiskmuseum.com MMMAD Festvial | JCDecaux MADRID • BUILDS CONCEPT SHOW builds.harddiskmuseum.com • TECH ART LAB SESSIONS tal.harddiskmuseum.com • HDM GEN SYNTHESIS Twist Bioscience California, USA
• TRANS NOISE SHOW tn.harddiskmuseum.com • A-LIVE Online Show space.harddiskmuseum.com • Harddiskmuseum CAC TALK CHRONUS ART CENTER Shanghai, CHINA • Harddiskmuseum TALK SHOW DIGITAL WEEK MADRID GOOGLE Campus, Madrid, SPAIN • Harddiskmuseum Talk show FAD Bienal Digital Art OI Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL • Harddiskmuseum SPACE CREATION 3D INTERACTIVE PLATFORM space.harddiskmuseum.com • Harddiskmuseum File Cabin Show TDW 18. Museo Bellas Artes Tenerife, SPAIN
• Harddiskmuseum File Cabin VR Museum version • Harddiskmuseum Live Session V.6 Museo Arte Contempor neo Bah a Blanca Bah a Blanca, ARGENTINA • Harddiskmuseum Live Session V.5 Museo Evita Ferreyra C rdoba, ARGENTINA • Harddiskmuseum Live Session V.4 Museo Timoteo Navarro Tucum n, ARGENTINA • Harddiskmuseum Live Session V.3 Design+ Art, Science and Technology Santa Maria Do Sur, BRAZIL • Harddiskmuseum Live Session V.2 Technarte Bilbao, SPAIN
• Harddiskmuseum ideation Encontro Novos Artistas Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN
with HARDDISKSTUDIO Partners