Eye Eye Me – NFT Friday: Talk & Workshop

Join us at the Festival Center for eyeopening afternoon with a talk and workshop about art and NFTs. Get wiser on the NFT technology, its potentials, possibilities and the many new perspectives NFT's have in relation to art, archives and photography.

The Danish online gallery eyeeye.me based in Copenhagen opens this NFT Friday with a talk about their story and how art and technology can benefit from each other. EyeEye use the NFT-technology to turn old negatives from The Blosson Expedition, an Atlantic expedition, into digital art on the blockchain.

When the three-masted schooner Blossom traveled the Atlantic Ocean in the 1920s, exploring exotic locations in Africa and South America, its crew members could hardly have imagined that the photographic records of their expedition would become the focal point of an art project almost 100 years later.

Had anyone tried to explain to them what the project entailed, they would have dismissed it as pure science fiction. Indeed, the technological gap between the fragile, faded negatives that still exist as memories of ‘the Blossom Expedition’ and today’s digital space is almost unimaginable. Nevertheless, it has been bridged by three Danes who decided to join forces and introduce a way of making art that is quite unusual in Denmark.

The idea of making digital art out of the negatives was born. Marc Fluri, Sebastian Tiku Lybecker and the third project member, Jesper Munk, decided to conduct an experiment – they would transform some of the photographs from the expedition into NFTs, turning something that was never thought of as artistic into unique digital art objects.

After the talk, Eye Eye's own crypto currency expert, Jesper Munk, will give an introduction to how you can purchase NFT's yourself.

Program

16-17 Eye Eye talk.

The talk will be in Danish The talk will take place in the Festival Cinema at Frame and is open for all with a Festival Pass – you do not have to sign up.

17-17.45 Eye Eye workshop.

To participate you have to remember your Iphone. The workshop will take place in the Festival Cinema at Frame and take you through:

Understanding what an NFT is.

How to create a wallet to store the NFT.

Purchase cryptocurrency for the NFT.

View it in your wallet.

(sign up at hello@eyeeye.me)

After the event we invite you to stay and enjoy the music of DJ Henrique Hinnerfeldt and enjoy a drink on our ROOFTOP BAR!