BLOND:ISH, the renowned Canadian producer, DJ solo act, and sustainability activist just hosted an NFT release and exhibition as part of a groundbreaking “Chakratastic” NFT series. The exhibition was a collaboration between BLOND:ISH and the Art Plug Collective and features physical designs by Known For.
The event was held on June 3 at The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, a 50,000 square foot facility that is located in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami, a popular destination for special exhibitions and educational programs. Dubbed “Chakratastic,” this event is the first presentation of its kind to be hosted at this venue, and every contributor to the auction was given a participation NFT. BLOND:ISH stated that the event, which was part of Miami Crypto Weekend, provided an opportunity to innovate the landscape of hybrid physical and digital experiences, and she hopes that audiences left more educated and enriched than before.
“Chakra” is a Sanskrit word that can be translated as “disk” or “wheel.” It refers to the various energy centers of the body. These energy centers – which number seven in all – can be thought of as wheels or disks of spinning energy, each of which corresponds to certain nerve bundles and major organs. You need your chakras to stay open and balanced if you want to function at your best, and chakra blockages are believed to lead to serious physical or emotional symptoms.
The chakra NFTs themselves are seven musical pieces, each of which corresponds to a different chakra of the body. There is also an eighth NFT that symbolizes the alignment of all the other elements. Each NFT was exhibited with its own smell, taste, sound, and feel. In this way, these art pieces are taking digital art a step further; they are digital art pieces but also provide evocative and reminiscent reminders to us about the search for balance and the importance of community.
As an environmental activist, BLOND:ISH is understandably concerned about the carbon footprint of the event and NFTs in general, so the NFTs are hosted on the Solana blockchain, which is more environmentally-friendly than PoW networks.
In addition to Chakratastic, BLOND:ISH is slated to speak at the Bitcoin Conference where she will join influential figures including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, former congressman Ron Paul, and crypto-friendly athletes Tony Hawk and Floyd Mayweather. All of whom will participate in several engaging and entertaining talks, meetings, and Q&As.