Tomb Series is a series of 177 individual works, referred to as Tombs, published in a 240 page hardcover book format – Tomb Index – and deployed on chain as individual 1/1 artworks, plus a smaller series of screenprint editions. Each Tomb consists of a depiction of an optical data disc on a black void, drawn by David Rudnick using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS3, using the trackpad on a 2012 Macbook Pro. No 3D or additional rendering software is used in their composition.
The 177 Tombs are divided into eight “Houses”, with each House constituting a discrete body of work launching with different contracts, behaviours, interactions, mechanics, platform launch partners, even on different blockchains and with unique physical components. Tombs in one House can affect the behaviours of Tombs in others, some Tombs will be extremely straightforward to access and view, others may require unlocking or discovery, or the fulfilment of certain conditions in order to access them.
Houses & Partners
The Houses will launch sequentially throughout 2022, with the exception of the eighth House, RONIN, which contains 16 Tombs that are launched individually. RONIN have no centralized contract, and launch as passengers or stowaways in other contracts deployed by each RONIN collaborator. Their role and identity varies from contract-to-contract, some dormant like relics in faraway lands, others active mechanical components of the contracts they deploy within, forming contact points within their own wider universes and communities linking them and the Tomb Series.
The collaborators in the RONIN House are: