Mertie File Expander
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Mertie File Expander is a discontinued ‘file-expansion’ spambot. As things were inserted into the letter box on her front, Mertie would return objects at twice the size. However, users reported the discovery of strange and disturbing ‘Easter Eggs’ while using the Mertie algorithm. The app was later removed. The purpose of Mertie remains unknown.

Now featured in this holographic, ‘single edition’ collectible card, from the animated short film Top 5 Animation Containers by Ben Wheele Using CGI animation, Wheele constructs a fantastical world of sinister creatures and digital hybrids available for your ownership. The collection attempts to reinterpret the sparkling, holographic nostalgia of 80s-90s trading cards. Each artwork is hand-crafted at 2000 x 2000px and 150 frames, and is released as a unique single-edition NFT.

Verisart certified: https://verisart.com/works/ben-wheele-52bdd387-4be5-4024-b8d8-ac10cf330c98

Unlockable content available upon purchase through Verisart certificate.

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A rare collection of digital trading cards by artist Ben Wheele. Using CGI animation, Wheele constructs a fantastical world of sinister creatures and digital hybrids available for your ownership. The collection attempts to reinterpret the sparkling, holographic nostalgia of 80s-90s trading cards. Ben Wheele’s work is often found lurking in the "dark side of YouTube," a little-known zone of mysterious videos, which generate all sorts of conspiracy theories and terrified reaction videos online. His project 'Top 5 Animation Containers' (2019) began life as a short animation that replicates the style of a WatchMojo ‘Countdown’ video to explore how viral memes evolve. Using a cast of fictitious or impossible animated characters, Wheele explores the weird psychosocial materiality of being ‘always online’.

Top 5 Animation Containers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRcgm96Hy4g

Each artwork is certified by Verisart, the leading blockchain certification platform for artworks and collectibles

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