The Revenant by Travis LeRoy Southworth

The Revenant is a story about bitcoin, death and digital art by Travis LeRoy Southworth. The series of 476 GIFs follow each instance bitcoin was proclaimed ‘dead’ by various media outlets.The word ‘revenant’ refers to something that has returned after death or an extended absence. Southworth leverages this metaphor to reflect the perseverance of the bitcoin blockchain, which, despite being frequently dismissed as worthless by various media outlets, continues to thrive. By early 2024, bitcoin was proclaimed 'dead' around 476 times. 

Each artwork title is sourced from text and headlines taken from news outlets that prematurely announced bitcoin's downfall. Southworth transforms these narratives, reinterpreting them as affirmations, questions and ambiguous statements. For example, a headline by the Underground Economist in 2010 reading "Why Bitcoin can't be a currency" is reimagined as "Be A Currency," acknowledging the fluctuating nature of perception and value.

24H Floor Price %
-0.05%
Supply
468
Holders
191
Market Cap
0.87070
24H Vol.
0.0e+0
7D Vol.
0.0e+0
30D Vol.
0.01294
All Time Vol.
0.12081
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