Cold and silent, like a heart
Artist and writer Mieke Marple and visual effects artist Francisco García Nava talk about their respective artistic journeys, and their recent work on Marple's 42 second film for Non Fungible Castle: "Cold and silent, like a heart." The film is a feminist reinterpretation of Antonín Dvořák's symphonic poem: "The Water Goblin" (1896), based on a Czech poem of the same name from 1853. It is Marple's first time combining text with imagery, working with a creative collaborator, and dealing with issues pertaining to motherhood and abortion–all topics that will be touched on.
Ellie Pritts On Art + Curation + Electric Psychedelia
Ellie Pritts will share her journey as a curator in the Web3 space, from one of the first NFT art exhibitions to the largest in the world, her curated exhibitions include:
Electric Psychedelia - Bright Moments (July 2021)
Tomorrow Today - Hot Shot Muffler (Feb 2022)
Bright Moments NFT Art Berlin - Kraftwerk Berlin (April 2022)
Electric Psychedelia - Vellum LA (Oct 2022)
Ex Machina: The Myth of Other
AI artist Connie Bakshi talks bending the rules to break the algorithm. Connie will share her journey through the unspoken, undefinable, and invisible aspects of language — leaving attendees to consider the hidden binaries that shape our relationship to the machine and to one another.
Matthew Dunnerstick, co-creator of ARSNL, shares insider details about the production of Frank Stella’s first NFT entitled "Geometries." Matthew will discuss the call to adventure, artist rights, 3D printing and remixes, launching an NFT platform, the fusion of art and marketing, supreme ordeals, and generating over 2 million in sales during the great crypto winter... all while keeping true to the heart of this legendary artist.
ARSNL bridges the fine art world and digital art space through collaboration and intellectual property protection. ARSNL’s mission is to help collectors and artists in the digital landscape. ARSNL was founded in 2022 by Artists Rights Society (ARS), the preeminent copyright, licensing, and monitoring organization for visual artists in the United States. ARS harnesses 35 years of experience and a 122,000 strong global collective to create exciting artist projects and collaborations. It represents such names as Stella, Warhol, Pollock, Picasso, Dalí, Magritte, Rothko, Kahlo, O’Keeffe, Matisse, Chagall, Wright, de Kooning, Klee, Brancusi, Duchamp, Miró, Man Ray, and many others.
Jimmy Edgar & Alice Scope
Conceptual artist Jimmy Edgar joins us to speak about their upcoming Vellum LA exhibition titled OXYGEN and their exploration into the essence, absence and ascension of materiality in the digital domain.Jimmy will be joined by ALice Scope of Vellum LA.
First Tuesdays at Quantum Space LA with Jeff Frost
Jeff Frost joins us to speak about time, sound, and 'celestial light painting. Jeff will give a live demonstration on how he uses motion control robots to draw with light, time, and photography.
Katie Peyton Hofstadter presents, "Bodies on the Blockchain"
Writer Katie Peyton Hofstadter joins us to speak about artists who are stress-testing Web3’s effect on their own bodies, probing the ways information flows between our biological and virtual identities.
What does it mean to have a body in a hybrid world?
Artwork Lans King, NETWORK OF SELF, 2019-ongoing.
Shu Zhu & G. Wilson join us to speak about their transmedia film project, Ash Valley. They’ll discuss the history of the project, filmmaking in web3, experimentation in digital mediums, apocalyptic visions, and the Ash Valley genesis art collection.
First Tuesdays at Quantum Space LA with Alida Sun
Berlin-based artist and futurist Alida Sun joins us to speak about her daily generative art practice, navigating the colliding worlds of NFTs and traditional art, and integrating blockchain technology with interactive installations and live performance.
Shaun McCallum of iheartblob joins us to speak about the first NFT financed Architecture pavilion, extended realities, novel economic models for the built environment and iheartblob’s NFT journey on the Tezos blockchain.
Luna Ikuta joins us to share her world building practice, her recent "Remember Me" collection, smart contracts as story telling mediums, and insight into the next sequel
Jen Stark joins us to speak about her mixed media & nft practice. Her work is "inspired by infinity, plants, color, sacred geometry, and microscopic designs found in nature."
Women of Excellence
Women of Excellence, an upcoming women-of-color led pfp, join us to discuss why diversity and representation in Web3 is important and how we can all contribute to making it happen.
SolaCoin by Joe Sola
Joe Sola will join us to speak about his new project SolaCoin. "SolaCoin is the invention of two currencies, one fungible, one non-fungible, that are connected by the artist's smart contract. SolaCoin is both a NFT and a unique cryptocurrency COIN."
Multi Platinum lyricist & melody maker, Arama will speak about her breakthroughs from a BTS creator of famous artist’s art into a technomancer web3 alpha queen. Join us to hear tales from her journey as a talented musician with a passion for tech.
ARTISTS WHO CODE
TONY HERRARA & MONA KUHN
SINZIANA VELICESCU & JESSE DAMIANI
Las Fotos Project
Lucia Torres & Helen Alonzo Hurtado, of Las Fotos Project, join us to share their program's mission. Their visit is programmed in conjunction with the launch of the new NFT platform DoinGud on "Giving Tuesday."
Las Fotos Project
David Leonard joins us to discuss the rapid rise and evolution of Hic et Nunc NFT platform, and his journey to find a place for his father Gary Leonard's historic photographic archive of more than 50 years documenting Los Angeles.
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The Medusa Collection by Mieke Marple
The Medusa Collection is a set of 2500 unique NFTs by artist Mieke Marple on the Ethereum blockchain launching on December 1, 2021. Marple joins us on 11/9/21 to share her journey into NFTs and why she created this collection utilizing analog and digital techniques.
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Lee Mullican's "Computer Joy"
Cole Root, Director of the Estate of Lee Mullican, will speak about the late artist's early digital artwork that will be sold as NFTs. Attendees can collect the first POAP issued by the Estate for Mullican related in-person NFT events.
Lee Mullican Website
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