The continuous work with archetypes in painting led to the development of an xy plotter. With the help of a digital code paintings on canvas have been produced since 2001.
At the same time, a CD Rom was developed, which interactively displayed a simplified form of the plotter on level 1, and on level 2 the drawn symbols could be selected singularly. Short compositions with the "sound of the digital process" show works from the level 2.
Since Flash is likely to disappear from Adobe, it is logical and conclusive to convert a preserved form of the project into NFTs.
The 13 x 13 pixels span the arc from the ultimate 0 / 1 or true and false arguments to an icon of painting, the black square by Kasimir Malevich, This work, the first version of which was first shown in 1915 in the exhibition 0,10 at the Dobytčina Gallery in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg), is considered one of the icons of 20th century painting.
The mechanically built plotter from 2001, still programmed in C+, got an update in 2017. Arduino, Pololu, ... and the growing scene of "Makers", 3d printing technology, CNC... have, in addition to net art and interaction, increasingly adopted the digital world into artistic practice. This first NFT by Thomas Baumann thus marks a moment in our world that is characterised by transitions in which there is always a true/false or 0/1 to question.