Against the background of our digitalized society, Jonas Lund examines the changes taking place to the meanings of authorship, participation and distribution, questioning the mechanisms at work in the art world and putting the production processes, figures of authority, and the practices of the art market to the test.
The dissolving of the assumed boundary between viewer and participator is a characteristic of his painting, sculptures, photographs, websites and performances, which he understands as a set of critical reflections on contemporary network systems and control-oriented power structures and, entailing the solving of tasks, he lends the character of playing a game.
Jonas Lund Token is a distributed, decentralized, and autonomous artistic practice that aims to optimize and streamline the decision-making process in art production and the strategic decisions concerning a career path.
With the JLT Jonas Lund has created his own cryptocurrency. Each of the 100 000 shares is represented by a single Jonas Lund token and, similar to a corporation, each share counts as a vote in the decision-making process. The owners of the tokens are part of Jonas Lund’s advisory board and are therefore consulted every time a strategic decision needs to be made. If the market value of the artist increases as a result of these decisions, then the value of the tokens rise accordingly.