Gibling as NFP

Activating and Exchanging Non Fungible Pictures
STWST Entrance Area / Fri, 18:00
Gibling as NFP Exhibition
STWST Entrance Area / Continuous

10 years after the founding of the Gibling, the community currency is on the verge of monetary reform.

The Gibling has been released since 2012 as the community currency of Stadtwerkstatt and Punkaustria. It is redesigned every year by an artist and consists of 1, 2 and 5 notes that have a real exchange value. Since 2013, a 500 gibling bill has been issued as currency art. In the ecosystem of the currencies, a Givecoin was launched in 2014. Thus, the gibling is art, value, money and speculation object in one.

This year, the 11th edition of the Gibling was designed by Franz XAVER as an NFP.

NFP means 'Non Fungible Picture'. This refers to non-interchangeable, unique images. As serial pictures flames, clouds and water surfaces are the starting point for the Gibling 2.0. Each picture is uniquely signed by the serial number and a checksum via the metatags of the next picture. Thereby every single 1, 2 and 5 note of the community currency becomes unique. The notes can be “activated” via an internet address. With the activation, one receives a private key to the punk note. The banknote is then loaded with 1, 2, 5 or 500 Givecoins. The Gibling is therefore not only unique through its image, but it can also be used as a paper wallet through the private key it receives. However, the paper wallet only works until the Givecoins are moved from Gibling2.0 to a digital cryptowallet. With each activation, a new NFP is also created at the same time, in whose metatags the checksum of all previously activated images can be found in code.

Fill your Deep Pockets with Non Fungible Pictures:
Acitvating NFPs: NFPs and how they work.
Activating Talk and Exchanging NFPs with Punkdirektor Franz XAVER:
As Part of the STWST48x8 opening meet at STWST Entrance Area / Fri, 18:00

The 11th Edition will be displayed as an Edition together with all 11 Gibling Editions exhibited at Cafe Strom.

To the Gibling as NFP a text by Franz XAVER appeared in Versorgerin 134: Die Punkaustria-Währungsreform (only german)

Franz XAVER (AT) has studied at the Academy of Applied Art, department of “Visual Communication” founded by Peter Weibel. Subsequently he was teaching computer languages, audio-visual productions, electronics and electrical technics at the same Academy until 1992. At the Technical University of Graz he was lecturing at the department “Institut für Baukunst” “CommunicationTheory”. He was participating in numerous exhibitions in Austria and abroad, including Ars Electronica, Aperto Biennale di Venezia, Triennale Milano, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle Bonn in Germany. Director of Medienkunstlabor in Kunsthaus Graz 2003-2007. Since 2008 he works in Stadtwerkstatt Linz.

The Gibling is an art and currency project of the STWST. More information about the Gibling, all Punknoten as well as a list of all partners and exchange offices can be found here: Punkaustria, Gibling at STWST. Contact:,