Jonas Lund
Berlin, GER

Jonas Lund creates paintings, sculptures, photography, websites and performances that offer a critical perspective on contemporary networked systems and the power structures of control. His artistic practice involves establishing systems and parameters that require the viewer to engage.

On 21 March 2018, Jonas Lund launched the JONAS LUND TOKEN (JLT). Its visual representation has changed shape at various points since its inception, but the JLT remains a distributed, decentralized, autonomous artistic practice that aims to optimise and streamline decision-making in art production and around strategic decisions relating to Lund’s career path. JLT shareholders participate in decision-making by discussing and voting on proposals via the JLT website. As Lund’s career path and market value develop, so too does the value of a JLT, allowing shareholders to profit through dividends and potential sales of the tokens.

"I dream of open fields, a warm breeze, a misty forest and a peaceful place of progress."

Cow (JLT Collectible)

2021
MP4, 00:19 min, 1920 x 1080 px
Open edition
€250 €297,50 incl. VAT.
The cow is a symbol of patience, nourishment, female power, beginnings and calmness – and one of many animal representatives and symbols in the JL...

The cow is a symbol of patience, nourishment, female power, beginnings and calmness – and one of many animal representatives and symbols in the JLT universe.

This JLT COLLECTIBLE can be used as a playable character in Lund’s forthcoming game, IN SEARCH OF IDEAS. It comes with 20 JLTs, which entitle the holder to join the JLT board as a shareholder and participate in decisions around Lund’s artistic practice and life.

The JONAS LUND TOKEN (JLT) was launched in 2018 and is a distributed, decentralised, autonomous artistic practice. It aims to optimise and streamline decision-making in art production and around strategic decisions relating to Jonas Lund's career path.

AIRDROP

Dreams

2021
video
€0 €0,00 incl. VAT.
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How did you get into digital art?

When I made my first website, jonaslund.com. That was back in 2003, just after I’d graduated from high school. But in 2012 I lost the domain. You can read how that happened here.

Some years later, I discovered a whole new world of net art and the net art community. From that point on, writing code and programming became a natural part of my artistic practice.

What is a place that inspires you?

Hacker News is really good.

What was your first memorable encounter with ‘contemporary’ art?

A crucial moment came in 2005, when I read HOW TO BECOME A CONTEMPORARY ARTIST IN 3 DAYS by Lars Vilks and Martin Schibli. It’s such an epic book and explains step by step how the art world works, how value is created and mediated, and how to subvert that for yourself.

What was the last dream you had?

I dreamt I was running towards something.

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