about glitch

glitch by misha de ridder, released by Fingerprints, is a collection of 50 animated GIFs, stemming from photographs of erased graffiti. The act of erasing can involve both destruction and generation, transformation and reimagination — allowing for new possibilities to emerge.

Playing with notions of loss and re-coding, misha has re-animated the graffiti, inserting liminal afterimages of what was once there: faces, text, and indecipherable symbols. The result is a series of images that blur the lines between abstract painting, photography, animation, and token art. glitch meditates on the idea of “unwanted information,” — the delineation between messages that are wanted, seen, and proliferated, and those that are not. Like memes for the public space, graffiti is a subversive, spontaneous form of communication meant for the masses.

As a commentary on secondary market dynamics, misha has also introduced a twist: each time a token is traded, the artwork changes. On the first trade, the animation vanishes. Subsequent trades cause the image to fade, until eventually, a faint residue remains.

Collectors can pay to restore the image to the minted original, or choose to burn the token to redeem it for a limited edition, physical fine art print through a collaboration with Assembly.
Trade steps

misha de ridder

misha de ridder is a visual artist making conceptual photo and video work concerned with perception. His quiet images evoke contemplation and intimacy and invite viewers to look anew at what we consider known and to rethink our surroundings. Reality as an act of deep imagination.

de ridder's work has been exhibited internationally at institutions such as Foam Photography Museum, Museum of the City of New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and many others. His work has been acquired by both private and major public collections. de ridder has also published seven monographs a.o. Abendsonne (Schaden 2011), Falaise (Roma 2016), and high up close by (Roma 2019).

misha de ridder entered crypto space in 2020. He started out with NFT on Foundation and 'hic et nunc'. Among his celebrated drops are 'high up close by' in 2021 on Foundation in collaboration with Assembly Curated and 'generative by nature' in 2022 on a self-build marketplace on Tezos. In 2023, he released a fun and ironic edition 'grass' on Optimism.

de ridder is an active member of several DAOs and web3 communities like JPG, Kiwi News, Obscura, Purple and Trust, curating art and writing about philosophy, art, technology and blockchain.

drop mechanics

1/1 auction

Ranked auction with rebate

Thursday, April 25 at 1pm EDT / 7pm CEST
0.04Ξ starting bid
3 days

edition mint

Sunday, April 28 at 1pm EDT / 7pm CEST
0.025Ξ fixed price
7 days

As soon as the auction closes, a limited mint of 510 editions will become available, representing various mosaics of the full collection in randomized order. These images will slowly degrade as more editions are minted, until in the last 20 editions only a residue remains. The edition mint will close on May 5, 2024 11:59 p.m. ET / May 6, 5:59 a.m. CET.

Members of partner communities and collectors of select works by misha de ridder will be granted a 15% discount at mint for both the 1/1 auction and the edition mint.

physical print claim

Assembly will offer large scale museum quality fine art prints for collectors who choose to burn their 1/1 token to purchase a physical print.

All prints are produced on Canson Rag Photographique 310gsm paper with Canon Lucia Pro ink, and come in 40 x 50 / 40 x 60 in. sizes, based on the image aspect ratio.

Print redemption costs $3,000, which can be paid in USDC or other crypto.

To burn and redeem your token for a print go to the page of the token you want to burn. A burn-to-print button will be displayed when you are the owner. When clicked, it will display a modal informing you of the step-by-step process to make it happen.

dynamic token mechanics

All 50 1 of 1s in the series are designed to degrade with each secondary market trade or transfer to another wallet. The token's traits, title and token ID always remain except when you burn the token for a print. Anyone can pay a small amount to refresh the token, restoring it to its original state on the website

1. The initial collector receives an original photo with liminal animation as GIF-file.
2. After the first sale or transfer, the animation disappears, leaving only the photo.
3. After the second sale or transfer the photo fades 50%.
4. After the third sale or transfer the photo will disappear leaving just a residue.

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Frequently asked questions

One of ones

Mint edition