Sigils of Sacred Magiafive spells to make coins appear in your wallet

Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari

Bnaya Halperin Kaddari explores the fuzzy line between technology and magic.
The work consists of five magic word squares that form words when read horizontally or vertically.
Each square links to a sound file chanting spells taken from a 15th century Kabbalah book.
According to the book, each spell is meant to give you coins in times of trouble.
There are five different rarities: gold, silver, small silver, copper, and dust.
Every time you load the file, it is ‘summoned’ from across the IPFS (Inter-Planetary File System) network.
With every scan, IPFS stores the file physically closer to the listener to optimize the network, closing the spell’s looping relationship between incanting a thing and creating it in the world.

Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari is a composer and artist, working across a broad spectrum of practices to embody and re-ritualise ways of sounding as an alternative mode of being. Exploring a plethora of artistic strategies that span from instrumental, electro-acoustic, scored or improvised music, through instrument making and  sound  installation, to video and somatic work, his work attempts to navigate the physical, political and spiritual turbulences of our world. Trained as a wind player, he studied composition, musicology, and literature at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem, and his master in composition at the Hochschüle for Music, Theater and Media, Hannover. Between 2016-2018 he was a fellow at the Berlin Center of Advanced Studies of the University of the Arts Berlin and is currently a doctorate student at Goldsmiths College London. He was awarded the Busoni Förderpreis for composition from the Academy of the arts Berlin in 2015 and Ad-libitum composition competition prize in 2016. He has received numerous commissions by leading international musical ensembles and was supported by the America-Israel cultural fund, DAAD, Siday Fellowship for Musical Creativity and the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Fund.

Artistic consultation: Ido Gordon
Technical consultation: Daniel Chen and Brandon Farnsworth