When you browse through acquisitions made by early fxhash collectors, you’re bound to stumble upon BINGO, a generative series by prolific artist rudxane.
BINGO was the fifth-ever drop on fxhash and cost a mere 0.25 tez to mint. The collection also contains a much-desired feature with a 10% probability called negative = true, resulting in an iteration with a black background.
As such, early fxhash collectors created a game around minting a negative BINGO, creating lots of fun in the fxhash Discord channel. Having this little bit of historical context only adds to the appeal of the artwork – which is intriguing in itself. BINGO, as described by the artist, is:
"...a series of random generated “bingo” cards, language unknown."
With their jagged ink-lettered lines, BINGO cards seem to escape the past while simultaneously feeling like futuristic messages from an unknown civilization. What do these encrypted messages say? One never knows, but perhaps rudxane will share their secret with us one day.
Today, BINGO has one of the lowest ratios of secondary market listings relative to collection size. To me, this metric signals collectors are holding tightly to rudxane's fxhash genesis and value its place as one of the platform’s first projects. rudxane has also been known to randomly airdrop BINGO holders with other works of art.
Is it a game, an indecipherable readout, or a mint pass to rudxane’s vast and intriguing world of generative art? Like the messages inscribed in BINGO, we’ll likely never know — but one can always guess.