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Featuring a roster of world-renowned artists, SuperWorld sponsored the first NFT exhibition and social impact initiative in AR for the Flint Water Festival (July 2-4, 2021). The festival is dedicated to raising funds and awareness to provide safe water for communities affected by the water crisis, with percentages of every NFT sold from the “Digital See” collection going to support clean water efforts in Flint.Share
Artist: Brynn, Lisa (Londubh Studio), and Swalih Ibrahim. Uisce (ísh-ka, Irish) is a prayer for an abundance of clean water for all living beings. The rainbow drops symbolize water as a birthright for all humans equally. Plain and simple. A Londubh Studio x Swalih Ibrahim collaboration.
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Strange Fruit 2.0
Artist: Erin Whitaker. “Strange Fruit 2.0” is an installation created to honor lives lost to lynchings across America in some shape or form. This piece was influenced by my grandmother Mary F. Graham who was an art professor and independent artist. Mary created the original “Strange Fruit” which depicted a young lady walking down the street in the 1950’s and seeing black men hanging from the light posts going up into town. This piece was created with the same intent to bring about consciousness that we still exist in a society afflicted by racial tension and a search for freedom & equality. The dry brushes dipped in black and white paint represent the stain we all have of color. The hemp rope represents the tool used to tie around the necks of many men hung for the color of their skin. The wood for the infrastructure represents the trees, bodies hung from until the flesh and bones became one with the forest itself. I present to you, “Strange Fruit 2.0”.
Artist: Evan Pun. On a distant planet, there lies untouched and powerful energy. As it rotates it pulses waves of energy outward across the universe giving life to nearby planets and beings.
Artist: Isiah Lattimoore. For this project I wanted to explain why it is so difficult to talk about the water crisis. One of the saddest things that I experienced during the water crisis was the recognition that it was one of many crises affecting me and my family at the time. I placed two identical panels in a blighted home that was where my best childhood friend first met. The painting on the left is "The Description" . This work is not destroyed but rather just scarred. The barely recognizable figure is of my younger brother. This figure is my attempt to explain the trauma that befalls urban youth as a result of living not only in close proximity of danger, poverty and systemic neglect, but also being looked at as a potential threat yourself. The painting to the right is "An Illustration". This work was me using the medium of drawing (and deconstruction) to illustrate the impact the water crisis had specifically. The left figure stands stoic and almost minisingly. Where with the right my intention was to capture the joyful boyish like charm that is seldom found, but vitally necessary for survival in urban areas like Flint.The contrast between the two figures is stark. This was to show that somes things, like poisoned water for example, affect people unbiasedly. My work is traditionally involved in documenting the process of obtaining and deconstructing elements of naturalism. In this work I try to expand that idea onto the materials themselves. The image housed within the frame is experiencing the same process that the physical image is experiencing. I illustrate a figure midway through its journey towards naturalism. Amidst the steps of its creation the work itself literally experiences the same process in the physical. By reverting the materials from what was a perfect form of a canvas back into the process to a deconstructed state. This is again an illustration of the process being mimicked by the image itself. Each painting in the video are for sale also and are 8ft x 4ft, mixed media (oil, charcoal, acrylic, aerosol) on panel.
Never Let Go Of The Fuze 2021ViewShare
Never Let Go Of The Fuze 2021
Artist: José Manuel Cruz Igarza. Awareness for the preservation of water has been the key to the conceptualization of the work, a theme that is reflected as the line of intention of the festival. The work is recreated in a hand grenade, covered by fragmentation elements that represent a geographic part of the state of Michigan, in detail the area of the FLINT river. The resource as implosion within its interior with a liter of the artist's own blood recreates the reality of the people of Michigan during the entire period of contamination. The limitation with sensors up to 51 people from the public, this value corresponds to the number of states that the US comprises, it is the only amount that can be tolerated to interact with the work, in this way a constant alert is maintained that we must preserve the most precious that we have drinking water that source of life that is less every day. keep us alert for the water supply, its preservation or contamination of the locality or the world in which we live. Functionality of the Work. The piece is composed of a large-scale grenade that conserves 2 cubic meters of drinking water from the Michigan area, inside it stores a fine glass measuring cylinder with a liter of the artist's own blood. Sensors placed at the location of the piece perform a count and this cannot exceed 51 spectators. The sensors when performing a constant count if it passes to 52 the fractional test tube and contaminates the drinking water of Granada, giving a sense that we must preserve, above all, drinking water, this piece is a call to humanity not to lose the meaning of life. The resource of the hand grenade in its concept exemplifies our current reality that is summarized in this little phrase "if we build, we also destroy."
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Rhythm And Flow
Artist: Joëlle Charlotte. Rhythm and Flow is an audiovisual artwork celebrating the cyclical movement patterns and energy flow of water's natural rhythm, amplified by the frequencies of audio artist Killawatt. Water is essential to life and the right to clean water is a fundamental human right. Without water we don’t have life. The water cycle brings fresh water, regeneration and nourishment. This work aims to radiate feelings of inner peace and tranquility through the energy transfer of sound waves and water waves, merging awareness and action with a sense of calm by reflecting the ripples and vibrations on the river surface.
CleanWater Should Not Be A SisyphusViewShare
CleanWater Should Not Be A Sisyphus
Artist: Marjan Moghaddam.
Artist: Mike Han and Albin Thomas. Lifeline is a water sculpture that connects humans to the simple truth that water is essential. The scale of the piece makes something we take for granted more apparent and illuminates truth that hides in plain sight. We hope that with Lifeline we can help impart the magnitude of preserving and protecting life’s essential resources.
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Prayer For Change
Artist: Nathan McCrorey aka “Love Is The Answer”. This was inspired by all the people who are struggling to find peace of mind in the midst of chaos and pollution. From physical to mental pollution we have so many factors to compete with. I want young people to see the challenges and embrace the change it takes to build a better world together. As a community, together, we can change the world.
Artist: REO. The piece is called “mni wiconi” which translates to “water is life”A Lakota Indian saying. This artwork is an offering to the many indigenous ancestors that inhabited the land before it was corrupted.
SMALLIE. THE FISH FROM FLINTViewShare
SMALLIE. THE FISH FROM FLINT
We brought Earth’s first A.I. fish to life using machine learning technology and he wants to tell you something. Homes in Flint, Michigan still have lead pipes. Just sitting underground. Waiting. Let’s get them replaced. Your “Smallie. The Fish from Flint.” NFT will raise funds to finish the job. Credits: Created and produced by Seyhan Lee Consciousness Advisor: Derya Turk Illustrator: Eddie Guy Writer: Sarah Awan Neural Artist: Vladimir Alexeev Post Production: Christine Gogev
Errin Graham Whitaker, also known as “Lightheart”, gained a passion for art through his grandmother “Bamm” when he was a young boy. Lightheart has had many pieces displayed in art galleries throughout the Metro Detroit Area. Utilizing an endless array of materials Lightheart is a true definition of a “360 Degree” Artist.
Evan is a multi disciplinary 3D Artist & Designer based in San Francisco. Creating Cyberpunk, Sci-Fi, and future surrealist art. My art is ever-evolving, but typically takes stance on social, political, and cultural issues. Often referencing my multicultural background, my works explores the varying relationships between seemingly distant realities, mental health, and the dystopian future, combining them into immersive audio and 3D visual experiences.
"I'm a fine artist living working out of Flint Michigan. My work is currently revolving around my interest of connecting people in all stations of the social spectrum."
Joëlle is a designer and audiovisual artist working in the field of real-time visuals and live performance where she explores the relationship between sound and form. She’s interested in visually communicating the feelings she has when she listens to music, and exploring the connection between what she hears, feels and sees. Using frequencies and minimal structures she tries to capture the atmosphere and emotions that she feels in the moment, creating forms that are largely sculpted by sound.
José Manuel Cruz Igarza
José Manuel Cruz Igarza
José Manuel Cruz Igarza, I was born on June 13, 1970. I am a technical graduate in Mechanical Design. Graduated from the Middle Level Academy of Art El Alba in the province of Holguín. Cuba. Currently I am a visual artist, I have been venturing into new media for several years and it is what has allowed me to have another projection of my art.
The vision of two women dedicated to living life on the edge in full colour and shimmer, Londubh Studio’s art and surface designs are a celebration of the decorative canvas and an unapologetic love letter to maximalism and glam. They’ll trick any surface as long as it will stay still long enough for them to do their thing. Much of their work is built to last using traditional decorative mediums. Their commercial work can be found in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, The Jean Georges Restaurant at the Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria, and the San Francisco Museum of Asian Art, to name a few, while their backdrops have been featured in fashion, editorial, and tv, including the 2020 Golden Globes elevator set designed by Nicole Hollis, with whom they are working on a secret historical residential project in San Francisco. Their designs will soon be more widely available upon the release of their first wallpaper collection with Circa Wallcovering.
Award-winning & pioneering Digital Artist/Animator, known for her unique style of 3dCG figuration / animation & a critical discourse. She is recipient of top awards / grants, exhibited at the Smithsonian & other museums, created public art commissions in the US & Europe, Adobe Artist-In-resident, and Forbes’ Best of AR Art. Her works are held in private, institutional & NFT art collections.
Mike Han is a Korean-Detroit artist, designer, and modern vandal. Mike is a Cheongju Han, a Korean family name with royal ancestry that dates back over 1,000 years. Mike is the first born in America on his mother's side, who immigrated with her family into Detroit's Cass Corridor during the early 70s. Han’s artwork is influenced by Korean calligraphy, graffiti, and modern design. His practice is burdened and bolstered by the understanding that in order to create, you must destroy. Han’s creative practice is described as Modern Vandalism, the mindful act of destruction in an effort to create value.
Seyhan Lee is a Boston-based artist development company which creates and produces films and brand experiences with machine learning (A.I.). Their first A.I. film, Connections for Beko, won the D&AD Award in Emerging Realities and garnered over 250 million views. The company is founded by the multidisciplinary artist Pinar Seyhan Demirdag who’s works have been exhibited and acquired by several international museums including New Museum NY, Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.