Cryptowhat? A series of workshops and Eco-NFT art & blockchain exhibition

Following ¿CryptoQué? A workshop and NFT Exhibition created by Lenara Verle and Ilan Katin curated with Blanca Regina in Madrid in 2019, Cryptowhat? is a new Art & Blockchain saloon series led by Blanca Regina & Pierre Bouvier Patron in London in collaboration with its founders and other artists.

This is part of a series of editions to happen in London, online, Madrid and Paris throughout 2021 and 2022 

Each edition will be focused on a different topic.

1st Edition – introduction NFTs – Apiary Labs, London – December 2021
2nd edition – Cryptosound-  We’re all Bats – Online UK -Indonesia – February 2022
3rd edition – performative NFTs – April 2022 – TBC
4th edition – moving image NFTs – June 2022 – TBC
5th edition – installation art and NFTs – August 2022 – TBC’

Cryptowhat is kindly supported by mintbase.io

 

First edition – introduction to NFTs

When – Saturday 11th December 2021 – Workshop: 1 – 4 pm

Where – Apiary Studios – 458 – 460 Hackney Road, London E2 9EG

Register for Free mailing at info@unpredictable.info

15 spaces available

Workshop 1 pm to 4 pm

Beginners workshop. We will guide you into the blockchain art world and use Eco-NFTS

Bring your laptop. If you’re an artist bring a few art pieces in digital format (jpg or gif).

Duration: 3 hours.

Content

  • What is blockchain and what are artists doing there. Why use Eco- NFTs?

  • Why are people buying digital art on the blockchain

  • How to put your art on the blockchain

 Activities

Each participant will receive near to do minting, listing, bidding transaction, getting familiar with the Mintbase.io tools,
as well as buying NFTs from each other.

  • Make your first blockchain transactions and learn how they work

  • Learn some terms: near, gas, transaction fees, validators, exchanges,contract, token, minting, NEP-171, NFT, proof of stake, and staking

  • Get to know the main platforms and marketplaces for blockchain art

  • Put your art on the blockchain – tokenize your art

  • Exhibit your art in a blockchain-enabled virtual 3D gallery

 Exhibition & Saloon 

5 to 8 pm

The exhibition uses AR (augmented reality) to show digital blockchain artworks from a VR

space superimposed on a physical space.

  • On display are the blockchain art pieces created in the workshop.

  • The physical exhibition space is recreated in a blockchain-enabled virtual 3D gallery supported by mintbase.io

  • Using a mobile phone or a tablet, visitors can scan QR codes on the walls and access the art pieces

  • A live feed of the virtual space is also video mapped in the exhibition space

  • The artworks will be available for sale, also in a beginner’s friendly format of a “paper wallet”

  • The saloon presents performances and short films by Blanca Regina, Pierre Bouvier Patron, Reuben Sutherland, and guest artists.

  • Virtual Gallery for the exhibition at Unpredictable Series at Mintbase.io

 Artwork selection

– 8 pieces selected from renowned crypto artists including works by Ilan Katin, Lenara Verle, Blanca Regina & Pierre Bouvier Patron.

– 15 pieces will be selected from workshop attendants.

Second Edition - Cryptosound

Beginners workshop about sound and visual installation in the digital crypto-based worlds. We will guide you into the blockchain art world and use mintbase.io and Near to create a gallery in 3dx space

This workshop and project showcase Indonesian musicians that are producing a collaborative collage composition between mainly eight musicians. A collaboration between NEWTOY and MUARASUARA, an Indonesian sound art organization. The workshop is targeted at 20 composers both from Indonesia and the UK and fosters collaboration.

This project is produced in collaboration with We’re all Bats an organization in the UK that is creating a larger resource and project of education in sound and music.

Content

  • What is blockchain and what are artists doing there. Why use Eco- NFTs?

  • Why are people buying digital art on the blockchain

  • How to put your art on the blockchain

Activities

Each participant will receive near-to-do minting, listing, bidding transaction, getting familiar with the Mintbase.io tools, as well as buying NFTs from each other.

  • Make your first blockchain transactions and learn how they work

  • Learn some terms: near, gas, transaction fees, validators, exchanges,

    contract, token, minting, NEP-171, NFT, proof of stake, and staking

  • Get to know the main platforms and marketplaces for blockchain art

  • Put your sound art on the blockchain – tokenize your art

  • Exhibit your art in a blockchain-enabled virtual 3D gallery

Duration: 3 hours online via twitch.  More information and registrations

Mentors and collaborators bios:

Blanca Regina is an artist, tutor, and curator based in London who is currently involved in creating audio-visual performances, sound works, multimedia installations, photography, and book arts. She has been leading audio-visual performance art and projection mapping workshops plus curated events internationally. ‘Expanded and Ephemera Audiovisual’ was her first solo exhibition presented in México, 2015. She has performed and created a number of films including artists, David Toop, Leafcutter John, Steve Beresford, Sharon Gal, Mandhira de Saram, Adriana Camacho, and Matthias Kispert. Her work has been supported by Arts Council England, Sound & Music, BMC, Amexcid, Photo-España, and Garage Cube. Last projects include the research with the Immersive Pipeline Project at Goldsmith University London and the artist residency at Solar, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. http://www.blancaregina.art/

Pierre Bouvier Patron is a visual artist based in London. He is currently working with different media, such as digital video and film, exploring the boundaries between them and creating moving image works, performances, and installations. He has developed many practices and skills in various areas such as experimental film, documentary films, music videos, etc. He has been involved in video screenings and video performances, solo or in collaboration with musicians such as Syd Kemp, Neil’s Children, artist Blanca Regina, and many others. His work has been shown in France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, etc. His latest works include Unpredictable: Conversations with Improvisers, a series of 12 videos about improvisers in the UK. It also includes extensive participation with collectives such as Unpredictable Series, Strange Umbrellas, and a number of festivals including Sonic Waterloo, Art of Improvisers, Alterations Festivals among others. https://pierrebouvierpatron.tumblr.com/

Lenara Verle is an artist and researcher, has taught several graduate and undergraduate classes, as well as independent workshops, on the topic of art, technology, and collaboration. Her current research focuses on conceptual art in connection with alternative economies and currency design. She consults for blockchain art platforms and is a founder of Coinspiration.org. http://www.lenara.com/

Ilan Katin is a berlin-based artist who currently makes non-figurative drawings occasionally collaborates with musicians doing live visual performances, and sometimes ventures into the creation of installations. Since 2018 has been publishing and selling artworks in the Ethereum blockchain and helping onboard artists into this new technology.www.ilankatin.com

Reuben Sutherland is a New Zealander who lives in Britain. He is a VJ, director and visual artist, specialising in mixing up live action and animation.Sutherland has made music videos for The Doves, Phoenix Foundation and Röyksopp1] (their single Happy Up Here). He also created videos for the New Zealand-based independent record label Flying Nun Records. Together with noise artist Dan Hayhurst, Sutherland formed Sculpture, a visual and musical group which does live zoetrope-video art performances with a record player and a camera. Hayhurst plays improvised music with tape loops and effects equipment. Sculpture has performed in festivals and clubs in Europe, among which ATP was one. Works of Sutherland are being included in the tenth anniversary documentary about the All Tomorrow’s Party Festival. As a musician, he plays with various artists including Hot Dog Girrrrrl.