Nash Cash Casino

A project commissioned for the Ethereal Summit

The Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

A collaboration with Brian Gruber and Ron Gierlach with performances by Hollis Witherspoon, Yakim Binyamin, Audrey Roemer and Brian Gruber playing dealers.

The NashCash Casino is an experiential artwork that was on display at the Knockdown Center during Ethereal NY 2018 Summit.The installation utilizes disorienting atmosphere, live actors, game theory, and Ethereum smart-contracts.Participants are challenged to consider their incentives via interaction with abstractions of value, fellow players, and the digital ether.


“Graph Table”, 2018
Photo by Zefrey Throwell ©
Games in full swing
Instructions on the game
Chip claiming code
Photo by Zefrey Throwell ©
Photo by Zefrey Throwell ©
The chips could be put back into the house by buying art. This allowed the game to go on longer in the day as there were a finite amount of chips.
Photo by Zefrey Throwell ©
“Off into the Sunset Aura Transmission”, Silkscreen print on Arches 88 paper 15″ x 22″
Photo by Zefrey Throwell ©
“Aura Transmission Shrine”, Wood, acrylic and 3-D printed plastic
Photo by Zefrey Throwell ©
“Aura Transmission Shrine” (detail), Wood, acrylic and 3-D printed plastic
Photo by Zefrey Throwell ©
“Aura Transmission Shrine” (detail), Wood, acrylic and 3-D printed plastic
Photo by Zefrey Throwell ©
“Graph Table”, 2018
Photo by Zefrey Throwell ©
“Graph Table”, 2018
“Know When To Run”, Acrylic, wood and paint, 40″ long
“Hype Cycle”, Wood and paint, 12 foot long table
Aubrey performing “dealer”
“Dealers”
Hollis Witherspoon performing “dealer”