Bitchcoin was designed in collaboration with Where, a gallery and on-demand publishing project headquartered in a 40-foot shipping container in Brooklyn, New York. Where is produced by the writer Lucy Hunter and the artist R. Lyon.
To give context for the creation of a financial instrument in a shipping container unit, a few words from Where: "Our operations test the assertion that art manifests the same patterns, behaviors, and properties present in all complex informational systems. Acknowledging the powers and perils of systems-based thinking, we suspect that the mechanisms identified as producing growth and complexity in large-scale systems may be directly applicable to the field of artistic production. We use the exhibition format as a site for researching these mechanisms."