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Created using demolition explosives on the ruins of the river-side rust belt area where the artist was born and raised, this project is made possible through the use of a lens of a ballistic camera that films at 2000 frames per second. The 150 seconds of the video in fact represent only two seconds, the time it took to create the artwork and then ensure its complete destruction. A lifespan that serves as a metaphor of the natural cycle of everything that exists in the universe, a cycle of creation, destruction and new creation, driving us forward on a continuous path of doors that are wide open, and many others that are tightly closed. Ironically, a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) represents an ideal way to not only document but also eternalize this work. The portrait is based on archive pictures of workers from the factory that once stood here, and which at its height employed a workforce of over 30.000 people. It pays homage to them all, but is also a testament to ephemerality, even of the most enormous and complex industrial infrastructures created to produce what societies think is the best for us. Crystallizing this artwork in an NFT proves that a new digital industrial era is approaching at full speed, in a timeframe and territory where our presence will be progressively less evid…

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Portuguese visual artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils (b. 1987) has developed a unique visual language based on the removal of the surface layers of walls and other media with nonconventional tools and techniques, establishing symbolic reflections on identity, the relationship of interdependence between people and the surrounding environment, and life in contemporary urban societies, as well as the impact of development, the passage of time, and material transformation. Since 2005, he has presented his work in over 30 countries around the world in solo and group exhibitions, site-specific art interventions, artistic events and projects in various contexts – from working with communities in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, to collaborations with well-reputed artistic and museums such as the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2020); Le Centquatre-Paris, Paris (2018); CAFA Art Museum, Beijing (2017); Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation, Hong Kong (2016); Palais de Tokyo etc...

Category Art
Contract Address0xd602...27a2
Token ID300010006
Token StandardERC-721
ChainEthereum
Last Updated2 years ago
Creator Earnings
10%

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By 91CDB2
By 91CDB2

Created using demolition explosives on the ruins of the river-side rust belt area where the artist was born and raised, this project is made possible through the use of a lens of a ballistic camera that films at 2000 frames per second. The 150 seconds of the video in fact represent only two seconds, the time it took to create the artwork and then ensure its complete destruction. A lifespan that serves as a metaphor of the natural cycle of everything that exists in the universe, a cycle of creation, destruction and new creation, driving us forward on a continuous path of doors that are wide open, and many others that are tightly closed. Ironically, a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) represents an ideal way to not only document but also eternalize this work. The portrait is based on archive pictures of workers from the factory that once stood here, and which at its height employed a workforce of over 30.000 people. It pays homage to them all, but is also a testament to ephemerality, even of the most enormous and complex industrial infrastructures created to produce what societies think is the best for us. Crystallizing this artwork in an NFT proves that a new digital industrial era is approaching at full speed, in a timeframe and territory where our presence will be progressively less evid…

All Open Editions are restricted to 1 per collector during primary sale

Vhils collection image

Portuguese visual artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils (b. 1987) has developed a unique visual language based on the removal of the surface layers of walls and other media with nonconventional tools and techniques, establishing symbolic reflections on identity, the relationship of interdependence between people and the surrounding environment, and life in contemporary urban societies, as well as the impact of development, the passage of time, and material transformation. Since 2005, he has presented his work in over 30 countries around the world in solo and group exhibitions, site-specific art interventions, artistic events and projects in various contexts – from working with communities in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, to collaborations with well-reputed artistic and museums such as the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2020); Le Centquatre-Paris, Paris (2018); CAFA Art Museum, Beijing (2017); Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation, Hong Kong (2016); Palais de Tokyo etc...

Category Art
Contract Address0xd602...27a2
Token ID300010006
Token StandardERC-721
ChainEthereum
Last Updated2 years ago
Creator Earnings
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