A group of opinion leaders and blockchain visionaries from around the world have gathered in Glasgow, Scotland on November 11 for the UN Climate Summit (COP26) to announce the finalists and winners of the fantastic display of works of art in the DigitalArt4Climate competition.
DigitalArt4Climate is a multifaceted cryptographic climate initiative organized by the IAAI GloCha in collaboration with the UN Youth Program, which enables the global artist community to create Indiscriminate Symbolic Works (NFT) primarily focused on promoting climate action.
It was moderated by The Oblique Life CEO Romy Somaria, and was attended by Irina Karadzhivar, Metaverse Development President at Unique Network, Miroslav Polzer, DigitalArt4Climate founder, Christina Korner, Cointelegraph editor-in-chief and others. clean and carbon efficient to solve urgent environmental problems.
Representatives and partners of DigitalArt4Climate at COP26
GloCha founder, DigitalArt4Climate and respected presenter for COP26, Miroslav Polzer announced that 208 works of art from 58 countries were submitted to the competition, noting that artists used a variety of traditional and technological tools and media, from digital acrylic paint and murals to artificial intelligence. and generative art.
In addition to showcasing the work of the 30 finalists during the COP26 summit on digital billboards and through the project’s website, DigitalArt4Climate also partnered with the eco-friendly Artgence meta-verse to create an emotionally immersive 3D virtual exhibition.
The collection of signatures is expected to be sold individually at a public auction on 5 June 2022, which was recognized worldwide as World Environment Day in support of the 17 sustainability goals and the UN 2030 agenda.
Miroslav Polser conveys a philosophical vision of how artistic recognition can enable us to recognize global challenges:
“We believe that it is through the process of evaluating art that we witness the struggle and splendor of humanity, and in the process of creating art we surrender ourselves to the splendor of ourselves.”
Four winners were decided by a public online poll, and the place of the winner of the competition was chosen by the members of the consortium.
The first prize went to Philippine digital eco-artist Brix Martillo Dumas for his artwork entitled Nexus, a sad depiction of a human hand holding a plastic bag containing a blue drink and a pipe, and a cigarette with smoke floating in the air. Atmosphere. as small leaves.
Bricx Martillo Dumas’ Nexus (Philippines) – 1st place
Martello spoke passionately (timestamp 2:55) about the importance of collective ownership in the fight against climate change, citing his fateful experience of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 in his hometown of the Philippines as the main reason for the environmental driving force behind the climate. … Job.
And he took second place three times in the competition for the Iranian artist Amir Karimi for the lake every second, the French artist and Catherine Listian for the film “Wildfire” and the American artist Chloe Hajar for the film “Allegory of Survival”.
Finally, a special competition prize, an individual consortium selection, was awarded to Matari Roots and Malang Kupwa Graffiti Girls for their Team Spirit Kenya wall art.
Second artist The list shared a vivid insight into the visual ideology of her work with the audience.
“My multi-layered, detailed and complex digital poster indicates the world’s multidimensional spirit and can be interpreted as our precious and beautiful planet plunging into the world due to extreme weather events.”
Film by Ekaterina Listenn “Forest Fire” (France) – 2nd place
Later in the conference, Irina Karadzhivar, Head of Metaverse Growth at Unique Network, spoke brilliantly about the importance of motivating humanity as a collective force to create a sustainable and technologically dynamic ecosystem for the next generation:
“We have inherited an incredible legacy from our common ancestors. Let us be ancestors that future generations will be proud of. Let us be passionate, vulnerable and rebellious for life. Let us explore completely new ways and tools to build a better world. May our lives document the impact of humanity on the planet. ”
A unique network, the Parachin project in Kusama and the Polkadot ecosystem, was selected by the UN to support the NFT climate initiative back in August 2021, according to the Cointelegraph.
By visiting the DigitalArt4Climate website, users can now claim a free and environmentally friendly NFT asset called Global Angel.