EPOCH is proud to present, XENOSPACE, a ground-breaking and experimental virtual exhibition that features seven artists exploring the collaborative boundaries of artificial intelligence and machine learning in their creative processes. EPOCH has made history by using AI (Stable Diffusion) to generate high-resolution 360-degree equirectangular panoramas, which serve as the stunning backdrop for the works of the participating artists.
XENOSPACE – featuring Connie Bakshi | Ana Maria Caballero | CROSSLUCID | Libby Heaney | Harvey Moon | Eddie Wong | Ziyang Wu & Mark Ramos
Virtual exhibition featuring artworks by participating artists (interactive HTML + 8K stand-alone app, Windows/Mac OS compatible file with hi-res audio, viewable on VR headsets)
Interactive HTML (858MB) / 8K stand-alone app (1.5GB)
Edition of 4 + 8 AP 5 ETH
Acquire on Manifold: (use MetaMask browser extension to purchase)
Edition 1: SOLD
Edition 2: Available
Edition 3: Available
Edition 4: Available
CROSSLUCID Dwellers Between the Waters, 2023
Virtual installation: HD video with audio, HD video directional audio, 3D sculptures
Video narration and soundscape: Sayaka Botanic
Text / poetry: Oxi Pëng
Interactive HTML (186MB)
Edition of 15 0.17 ETH
1) Install Metamask‘s browser extension if you are on a desktop computer or their app for your mobile device. We have listed the primary offering of the XENOSPACE Collection on Manifold.xyz. Manifold is an NFT minting platform that enables Web3 creators to mint their own NFT, while maintaining creative ownership, preserving on-chain provenance, and interoperating with all popular NFT marketplaces.
2) If you are acquiring the works with your mobile device, for a better seamless experience, please open the “https://epoch.gallery/xenospace-nft/” URL in your Metamask app browser (icon is in the bottom right corner of screen).
3) By clicking any of our “Available” links will bring you to the asset’s corresponding Manifold webpage where you can connect your Metamask wallet and acquire the editions. Within Metamask you can also deposit Ethereum directly from your bank account.
4) The works in the XENOSPACE Collection are interactive HTMLs. To download the accompanying 8k interactive stand-alone artwork click here. EPOCH Editions permanently stored on the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS).
EPOCH has minted the entire virtual exhibition and individual artist panoramas as an interactive HTMLs featuring artworks by the participating artists.
The downloadable stand-alone artwork of the entire virtual exhibition, linked to the NFT and stored on IPFS, is in full 8K resolution and hi-res audio (as opposed to the compressed web/interactive version). The fully functioning, interactive artwork requires no web browser and will run on current Windows and Mac operating systems. To experience the artwork in VR, the application will be able to detect if a compatible VR headset is connected. A new VR icon will appear in the navigation which you can click and enter full VR mode.
Each NFT is editioned and is represented by a corresponding unique (pure not fractionalized), cryptographic ERC-721 token (or NFT), that is recorded on the public Ethereum blockchain.
A PDF of the list of compilation artworks and a copy of the Collector Agreement are stored on-chain.
Legacy EPOCH exhibitions will be eventually released as NFTs.
Yes! You can list your work for secondary sales on Opensea or any other secondary marketplace that respects royalty rights. With each secondary sale, 10% royalties will be distributed to all the participating artists (1% each) and EPOCH (3%).
Please note that transactions made with Ethereum cryptocurrency will be processed on the public Ethereum blockchain, and your wallet address will be publicly visible (i.e. on Etherscan.io) when you engage in any transaction. Once you purchase an edition, the transaction will be permanently stored and tracked on the Ethereum blockchain. We neither own nor control the wallet, the public Ethereum blockchain, or any other third party site, product, or service that you might access or use for the purpose of enabling transactions with Ethereum cryptocurrency on our website.
Collectors of the digital asset (the “Asset”) are encouraged to engage both philosophically and financially with this project as innovators in a uniquely collaborative and creative process. Part of that process includes sharing the information and experience by circulating the Asset and all accompanying documentation to others. Every exchange provides an opportunity for the value of EPOCH’s model to be recognized, and for a broader creative community comprised of the contributing artists to receive support: elevating the place of artists, and advocating for environmentally sustainable practices.
All intellectual property pertaining to the Asset including but not limited to copyright, including applicable moral rights, and trademark, remains with EPOCH. The rights to the artworks included in the Asset all remain with the contributing artists. Under no circumstances is Collector allowed to reproduce the Asset in any medium or create derivative works without EPOCH’s specific written consent. Collector’s purchase of an NFT entitles the Collector to ownership of that NFT, the rights to privately or publicly (with proper credit) display the Asset, and to resell the NFT.
There is sometimes the misperception that by owning an artwork, a collector owns all rights including intellectual property rights like copyright. This is not the case with object-based artwork, and it is also not the case with NFTs. Even though a Collector does not have any intellectual property rights in the Asset to which the NFT points, there are definitely responsibilities that come with ownership. The responsibilities that come with either collecting art or participating in society require attention and maintenance. This transaction is no different, and thus, Collector agrees to participate in this NFT ownership pursuant to the terms of the .
The downloadable stand-alone artwork is in full 8k resolution (as opposed to the compressed interactive web version). The fully functioning, interactive artwork requires no web browser and will run on current Windows and Mac operating systems.
To experience the artwork in VR, the application will be able to detect if a compatible VR headset is connected. A new VR icon will appear in the navigation which you can click and enter full VR mode. The web version is not compatible with Oculus (Meta), Vive, or Gear VR headsets.
Since the file is in 8K resolution, you can also play it on a high definition television or project the artwork with a video projector. If you start the application and do not navigate or touch the mouse or trackpad, the artwork will slowly pan though each scene on its own.
The individual artist interactive html artworks can be opened and viewed in a browser window. You can find the asset’s IPFS hash link in the NFT’s metadata after the hidden property “animation_url.”
EPOCH would like to thank our community of artists who have believed and participated in our experiment. Very special appreciation goes to Matthew Dunnerstick from ARSNL for his genius and guidance through our transition to Ethereum, to Cody Edison from ARTWRLD for his perseverance and generosity, to Wade Wallerstein from Outland for his continued support and championing of EPOCH’s history. Thank you to our friends, family, partners, and dedicated collectors for whom we continue to do what we do for them.