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IMPULS | THE CORE - ART NFT COLLECTION 
by Arnaldo Drés González

A collectible spatial imaginary, featuring analog forms into digital environments.

Based on the genesis of his experimental film "IMPULS (2016)", Arnaldo shows us the first in-progress sequence used in his final version of the film. Altogether a collection of 54 GIF ART pieces on the energy efficient Tezos blockchain.

NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). Unique digital items that can't be replicated or interchanged. Since NFTs are stored on a blockchain, each piece has guaranteed scarcity, and ownership and provenance are easy to verify. IMPULS | THE CORE - ART NFT COLLECTION by Arnaldo Drés González is based on the Tezos blockchain. Tezos NFTs are eco-friendly and more accessible for people around the world. To learn more, please see the FAQ section at the end of this page.

There are many political and social reasons that make us migrate to other countries. We change the perception of our origin and move our identity from one place to another.


IMPULS (Genesis) is a video art based on the moment we decide to build a home at a new location.

It is a vision of the transformation of a identity. A poetic metaphor of the migratory movements of human beings in the world.


Shown for first time in IRL
2015 and 2016.
Now: available for an exclusively view.

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I  M  P  U  L  S
(Genesis)

Video Art
2022 4K Release

You're watching from space.
You will see a revealing video.
You need a very quiet environment to contemplate every detail and movement. Explore your subconscious. 

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Sound is essential.

Use headphones for a better audiovisual experience.
Estimated Time: 03m 15s

Tap to watch the video


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IMPULS
THE CORE - NFT COLLECTION 

Although migratory movements occur in both humans and animals, the issue of emotionality is a particular thing among people. Feeling joy, sadness, strangeness and even a sense of belonging to a place is part of our complexities. In the particular case when we migrate to places with different cultures and languages we are more aware of our own, allowing us to know ourselves in a whole complex world of expressions that can have different meanings for each culture. The focus is basically the theme of gestures and movements as an expressive character of our body and conceiver of emotions.

"THE CORE" is the first collection of digital art taken from the experimental film IMPULS (2016) by Arnaldo Drés González. A work inspired by his own migrant experience from the Sud-American to the European continent. It is a visual simplification of feelings. Presented with an audiovisual narrative and with an invitation to define what we see without realizing that it is about ourselves in an environment as strange as the dilemma between the simplicity and the complexity of communication between humans.

IMPULS | THE CORE - NFT COLLECTION presents Fifty-four unique works in the series. Each image invites us to open dialogues among ourselves by measuring our ability to determine how many movements and how many gestures each image can have. This situation is a visual translation of the emotional and mental feelings of when a person lives the experience of integration in a culture with a different language. It is a constant decoding of codes, symbols, emotions, messages. It´s also a reflection of the tolerance and understanding that we can have towards what we do not know.

Each GIF art represents a core. And they are all part of a one digital piece that Arnaldo has composed to develop all his subsequent imagery for IMPULS (Genesis) video art.

IMPULS (Genesis)
was the first in-progress sequence of the final version of the film, originally shown in a 3-channel video installation (2015) and is shown to the public in a single 4K version exclusively here on the site for the release of "The Core" NFTs collection.

In this series the own body of the artist coexists within an organic element, which lives, moves and expresses itself. It also travels in this space and migrates from one side to another.

For the realization of IMPULS (Genesis), Arnaldo used a single video file to build a multidimensional imaginary. He applied an abstract aesthetic based on a record of the movement of his hands in front of a camera (something like capturing a language). That makes this work a lens-based art taken to the digital environment. An unusual practice in most crypto art creations. González also sees this as a form of poetic survival of digital media before AI projects.

This first collection of Fifty-four Unique NFTs is based on animated GIF format. Each one different from the other. Each one has variations in gestures and movement and these are determined by time, rhythm and of course by your own contemplation. Perhaps a physical explanation of how a language happens here. A direct connection to the complexity of languages, body expressions and the evocation of feelings. It requires being very curious, patient and contemplative. You will know that we cannot always generalize. Maybe you collect the GIF with which you best understand each other?

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54 1/1
GIF ART
NFTs

Impuls (Core 1) 

Gestures: 1/4
Movement: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium
Frames: 40
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 2) 

Gestures: 1/4
Movement: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium
Frames: 40
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 3) 

Gestures: 1/4
Movement: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium
Frames: 40
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 4) 

Gestures: 1/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium
Frames: 40
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 5) 

Gestures: 1/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium
Frames: 40
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 6) 

Gestures: 1/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 40
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 7) 

Gestures: 1/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 40
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 8) 

Gestures: 2/4
Movements: 3/8
Rhythm: Medium
Frames: 120
Time: 00:00:04:00 sec.

Impuls (Core 9) 

Gestures: 2/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium
Frames: 80
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 10) 

Gestures: 1/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 120 
Time: 00:00:04:00 sec.

Impuls (Core 11) 

Gestures: 1/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium
Frames: 80
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 12) 

Gestures: 3/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium
Frames: 120
Time: 00:00:04:00 sec.

Impuls (Core 13) 

Gestures: 2/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 80
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 14) 

Gestures: 2/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium
Frames: 80
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 15) 

Gestures: 2/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Slow + Fast
Frames: 118 
Time: 00:00:03:28 sec.

Impuls (Core 16) 

Gestures: 2/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Fast 
Frames: 40
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 17) 

Gestures: 2/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Fast
Frames: 40
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 18) 

Gestures: 2/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Slow
Frames: 120
Time: 00:00:04:00 sec.

Impuls (Core 19) 

Gestures: 3/4
Movements: 2/8 
Rhythm: Medium + Slow
Frames: 80
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 20)

Gestures: 3/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Slow
Frames: 79
Time: 00:00:02:19 sec.

Impuls (Core 21) 

Gestures: 4/4
Movements: 4/8
Rhythm: Medium + Slow
Frames: 120
Time: 00:00:04:00 sec.

Impuls (Core 22) 

Gestures: 2/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 80
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 23) 

Gestures: 3/4
Movements: 5/8
Rhythm: Medium + Slow
Frames: 160
Time: 00:00:05:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 24) 

Gestures: 1/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Fast
Frames: 40
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 25) 

Gestures: 1/4
Movements: 8/8 
Rhythm: Fast + Slow
Frames: 80 
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 26) 

Gestures: 1/4 
Movements: 1/8
Rhythm: Fast + Slow
Frames: 80
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 27) 

Gestures: 2/4
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Fast + Slow
Frames: 80
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 28) 

Gestures: 2/4
Movements: 6/6
Rhythm: Fast
Frames: 53 
Time: 00:00:01:23 sec.

Impuls (Core 29) 

Gestures: 4/4
Movements: 3/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast  
Frames: 120
Time: 00:00:04:00 sec.

Impuls (Core 30) 

Gestures: 4/4
Movements: 3/8
Rhythm: Medium 
Frames: 120
Time: 00:00:04:00 sec.

Impuls (Core 31) 

Gestures: 2 
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 85
Time: 00:00:02:25 sec.

Impuls (Core 32) 

Gestures: 2 
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 76  
Time: 00:00:02:16 sec.

Impuls (Core 33) 

Gestures: 2
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium
Frames: 80  
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 34) 

Gestures: 2
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 38
Time: 00:00:01:08 sec.

Impuls (Core 35) 

Gestures: 2
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Fast
Frames: 44
Time: 00:00:01:14 sec.

Impuls (Core 36) 

Gestures: 2
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium 
Frames: 80 
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 37) 

Gestures: 3
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium 
Frames: 80
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 38) 

Gestures: 2
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 40
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 39) 

Gestures: 2
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 54
Time: 00:00:01:24 sec.

Impuls (Core 40) 

Gestures: 1
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 40
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 41) 

Gestures: 1
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Slow  
Frames: 66 
Time: 00:00:02:06 sec.

Impuls (Core 42) 

Gestures: 2
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 40
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 43) 

Gestures: 1 
Movements: 1/8
Rhythm: Fast
Frames: 29 
Time: 00:00:02:29 sec.

Impuls (Core 44) 

Gestures: 2
Movements: 3/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 80
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 45) 

Gestures: 1
Movements: 1/8
Rhythm: Fast
Frames: 12
Time: 00:00:00:12 sec.

Impuls (Core 46) 

Gestures: 3
Movements: 6/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 153
Time: 00:00:05:03 sec.

Impuls (Core 47) 

Gestures: 2
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium + Fast
Frames: 40
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 48) 

Gestures: 2
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Slow 
Frames: 80
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 49) 

Gestures: 2
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium
Frames: 80
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 50) 

Gestures: 2
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium 
Frames: 80
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 51) 

Gestures: 1
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium 
Frames: 40 
Time: 00:00:01:10 sec.

Impuls (Core 52) 

Gestures: 2
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Slow + Ecstatic
Frames: 76 
Time: 00:00:02:16 sec.

Impuls (Core 53) 

Gestures: 2
Movements: 2/8
Rhythm: Medium
Frames: 80
Time: 00:00:02:20 sec.

Impuls (Core 54) 

Gestures: 1
Movements: 3/8
Rhythm: Slow + Fast  
Frames: 58  
Time: 00:00:01:28 sec.

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"Impuls", first IRL public exhibition. 3-Channel Video Installation. Wohn Wahn Sinn (2015), Collective Art Show, HKS Projects, Ottersberg, Germany

Until not long ago, video art or new media was only possible to see in physical spaces such as galleries and museums, but since 2020 with COVID-19, digital media have begun to be used massively, allowing artists to make their digital art work more visible.

Currently, with the fast development of blockchain technology, the space for digital arts has been strengthened not only because of its exposure and global reach without the need for a physical space, but also the possibility of financially supporting the community of artists.

Arnaldo Drés González not only invites us to appreciate his digital artwork, but also allows us to collect it. "IMPULS" comes to us with various dynamics and interactions. The experience of contemplating his audiovisual work is accessible here and we will be able to explore each work of Arnaldo's creative process, especially with the creation of his video art and we will be able to collect his digital art as well.

Arnaldo Drés González presents to the public his original work "IMPULS (Genesis)" from 2016 (degree work for his Master of Fine Arts at HKS - University of applied sciences and arts in Ottersberg, Germany) in which he produced an experimental film with various sequences video, sound and photography.

We are here to appreciate the entire universe of Gonzalez visual art. A spatial imaginary, featuring analog forms into digital environments. Contemporary abstraction created by digital lenses and processed by video editing software.

Arnaldo Drés González
Visual Artist

Venezuelan (Caracas, 1986) interdisciplinary visual artist based in Germany. Exploring visual poetry in analog and digital environments featuring figuration and abstraction of the human body as well as the landscape to create reflections about identity in the migration context.

FAQ

NFT stands for "Non-Fungible Token".  Non-fungible is an economic term that you could use to describe things like your furniture, a song file, or your computer. These things are not interchangeable for other items because they have unique properties.

We can use Non-Fungible Tokens to represent ownership of unique items. Every NFT represents a unique digital item that users can buy, own and trade. NFTs can represent items such as photos, videos, audio, and other types of digital files, even real estate and ART in our case. Some can also offer additional utility like exclusive access to websites or events. They can only have one official owner at a time and they're secured by the blockchain (system in which a record of transactions made in cryptocurrency are maintained across several computers that are linked in a peer-to-peer network). No one can modify the record of ownership or copy/paste a new NFT into existence.

IMPULS | THE CORE - NFT COLLECTION is hosted on the energy efficient Tezos blockchain and it is available on Objkt.com. Objkt is the first and biggest NFT marketplace on Tezos that allows auctioning and trading tokens across smart contracts.

Before you begin your Objkt shopping spree, be sure to have a web3 wallet that is supported by the Tezos blockchain. A web3 wallet is an application or hardware device that allows individuals to store and retrieve digital Items, like cryptocurrency and NFTs. While hardware wallets like Ledger and Trezor remain solid and secure solutions for storing any sort of crypto, Temple Wallet and Kukai Wallet are the most popular wallets for trading crypto and NFTs on Tezos. 

After you have your wallet, you should buy Tezos crypto. Although XTZ, Tezos’ native cryptocurrency, isn’t the most popular crypto to trade, it is still available to buy and sell on nearly every major centralized and decentralized exchange. You can buy Tezos with Coinbase or Binance.

Learn more: https://tezos.com/tez/

Tezos is a decentralized open-source blockchain that can execute peer-to-peer transactions and serve as a platform for deploying smart contracts. The native cryptocurrency for the Tezos blockchain is the tez which has the symbol XTZ.

Learn more: tezos.com

Tezos is an energy-efficient network that achieves consensus using proof-of-stake. It consumes over two million times less energy than Proof of Work networks like Bitcoin or Ethereum. The low carbon footprint of Tezos means developers and users can prioritize innovation without compromising sustainability. The self-amending properties of Tezos allow the network to stay ahead of the constantly evolving trends in the blockchain ecosystem, such as gas optimizations and NFTs. The recent interest in the ecological impact of NFTs has amplified a relevant and substantial advantage Tezos has against other networks: substantially lower energy consumption and a smaller ecological footprint.

Learn more: tezos.com/carbon/

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