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This project serves as a practical model for contemporary artists seeking to explore the medium of NFT art as a means of revaluing their work in response to the economic unsustainability of the streaming-based music economy, as well as a model for ways in which NFT art can be used to support international mutual aid efforts while maintaining a commitment to environmental sustainability. To this end, an NFT art collection of original audiovisual work entitled "ORDINARY PEOPLE 4 CLEAN WATER" was created on Rarible.com's NFT marketplace in collaboration with the Grand’Anse Haiti based mutual aid foundation, the Julia&Jade Foundation (FJUJA). The proceeds of this NFT collection go towards funding FJUJA’s ongoing initiatives to promote sustainable and profitable agricultural practices, in this case with a focus on installing solar powered water pumps to provide clean drinking water and irrigated farmland for the people of Grand’Anse. The intention behind this project was to demonstrate that NFT art can be integrated into the contemporary artists' portfolio in a manner that is environmentally ethical and which opens new possibilities for both fan engagement and for international community building and mutual aid work.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
NFT Art; Blockchain; Mutual Aid; Fundraiser; Audiovisual
Project Components: project video (.mp4), reflection paper (.pdf), presentation (.pptx), EP (ZIP file containing 4 .wav files), project files (ZIP file containing 8 .mp4 files).
Go, Michael. “NFT Art In The Streaming Era: A Practical Study of the Application and Ethics of NFT Art.” Master's Project, Berklee College of Music, 2022. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-production-technology/262.