CRYOSPHERE – featuring Carolina Caycedo | Patricia Echeverria Liras | Jiabao Li | Alfredo Salazar-Caro | Nathan Shafer | Jakob Kudsk Steensen | Studio Above&Below
8K virtual exhibition featuring artworks by participating artists (interactive stand-alone app, Windows/Mac OS compatible file with hi-res audio, viewable on VR headsets)
Edition of 250 + 8 AP
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CRYOSPHERE is inspired by the Matanuska Glacier in Alaska. Climate change has caused ice forms in Alaska to disappear at a disproportionately faster rate than other glacierized regions on Earth. These vast rivers of ice perform a crucial role in regulating the planet’s atmosphere and these arctic areas have been called “ground zero” for climate change, as warming temperatures and melting sea ice impact local communities and influence global precipitation and temperature levels. The Matanuska Glacier has lost over 84 million tons of ice since 2002.
The CRYOSPHERE NFT will be minted on Algorand which is a sustainable and green blockchain. A portion of the proceeds will go to support Cook Inletkeeper, an Alaskan non-profit organization which engages with local communities, Indigenous-led movements, and a strong coalition of groups working to build a bridge to the future by protecting wild salmon landscapes and addressing the climate crisis.
The entire CRYOSPHERE exhibition is offered on the Algorand blockchain. Proceeds will be distributed among the artists, contributors, and the climate action organization.
EPOCH is committed to an ecological, equitable, and sustainable model:
Ecological – EPOCH is working with Uncopied to mint its NFT on the Algorand blockchain which is the only pure proof of stake protocol and is 99.9% less impactful on our environment than proof of work blockchains.
Equitable – Through Algorand’s smart contracts, we are able to split the profits between the participating artists, the non-profit organization Cook Inletkeeper, and EPOCH. 60% will be split evenly between all the participating artists, 15% will be donated to Cook Inletkeeper, and 25% will remain with the gallery. Each participant will receive one Artist Proof (AP) edition. These AP editions are not part of the 250 publicly-offered editions for sale.
Sustainable – By acquiring the NFT, collectors help support the practices of its participating artists, climate change efforts, and the production of future EPOCH exhibitions. EPOCH has chosen to forgo an auction format in hopes to circumvent the accelerated speculation of the current market. This ecological and equitable model is also socially sustainable, paving the way for communities of artists to recognize that we don’t have to be bound to the structures of traditional gallery systems.
Thank you for your participation, support, and solidarity!
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