Voices of Web3
VOICE GEMS x Claudia Hart
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VOICES OF WEB3 is an archive of voices and statements summarising the year 2023 in digital art and culture. It is a document in time on the blockchain, bringing together some of the leading voices shaping Web3 and the history of digital art: artists, curators, and collectors.
THE VOICE GEMS
The statements have been recorded in the form of spoken word, poems, and songs by the contributors and are frozen in time as VOICE GEMS on the blockchain. The VOICE GEMS were created by Harry Yeff (Reeps100) and Trung Bao, who have developed a voice-centred generative system utilizing data found in a human voice to synthesise the form and colour of the artwork.
Every voice is unique, and with that comes unique fingerprint-like data. Features like pitch, resonance, harmonics, and pace sculpt particle data points in a simulated digital space.
"Syllogism and paradox have been the basis of my text-based work since my first exhibition, when I was in my twenties. And in fact, my feelings about the blockchain and Web3 are that the best things about them are also the worst things. I love that these structures embody the ephemeral and are not permanent, even when that impermanence was not intended.
So here is a blockchain syllogism that I wrote for my VOICE GEM about this:
DIGITAL ART IS NOT ARCHIVAL. THE BLOCKCHAIN IS DIGITAL. THE BLOCKCHAIN IS NOT ARCHIVAL."
– Claudia Hart
ABOUT THE NFT
Contract address: 0xA8E5Ec62bfec3906817cBb56728523e65E2e681d
Token standard: ERC-721
Metadata: Frozen and decentralized