A VISUAL POETRY
by Arnaldo Drés González
By Arnaldo Drés González
A Performance Art (Digital Photography / Video / Installation) ongoing project documenting body actions and moving objects in the landscape, exploring human connections between reality and the metaphor of a character in a cultural and geographic context.
In 2012, González began this project when on his first trip abroad (Canary Islands) he set his sights on the green fabrics that covered the facades of the old houses on the island of Tenerife. González decontextualizes its protective function by thinking about what would happen if we ourselves covered our bodies with this material. Would we then protect the physical and spiritual integrity of our body, or would we protect the environment from ourselves? A first critical but poetic thought as a migrant and foreigner under a political perspective. A preposition inspired by a concept of global freedom of people that is changing and dependent on their geolocation.
Since then, González has recorded different body actions in photography and video, covering his body with green fabrics on different trips around the world in which he dialogues with other green fabric interventions that cover many other buildings and objects in the urban and rural landscape. The result is an ongoing performance art work to reflect on not only the external appearance of a body or object (which is the characteristic form of a living being - human or animal - in the landscape), but also about its possible socio-political and cultural symbols.
Arnaldo Drés González is a visual artist (1986) from Caracas – Venezuela. Descendant of Spanish grandparents (Canary Islands). Since 2014 lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. His art practice explores body languages through fine arts and new media. The problems of the diaspora, the strangeness and peculiarities of home and abroad in relation to his own body, his thinking, feeling and action have become an integral part of his artistic process. In this context, his works are based on visual poetry from analog and digital environments that depict the figuration and abstraction of the human body as well as the landscape in order to generate reflections about identity in the migration context.
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. RESGUARDO Y PRESENCIA - VISUAL POETRY ART NFTs by Arnaldo Drés González is based on the carbon-neutral blockchain EOSIO and available on the platform voice.com. Voice 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.
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.
Voice is an NFT platform for emerging creators. Built on the carbon-neutral blockchain EOSIO, it allows creators to mint NFTs for free, and buy and sell with credit cards. EOSIO is a highly performant open-source blockchain platform, built to support and operate safe, compliant, and predictable digital infrastructures.
Learn more: https://about.voice.com/company/
NFT airdrops are free distributions of the non-fungible tokens aiming to reward existing NFT owners.
For example, Arnaldo Drés González is sending an NFT (Airdrop) for free to the account of the buyer of the NFT "Sobre la Mina" on the Voice platform. The buyer or collector can keep it or sell it on the NFT marketplace.
You can claim your NFT Airdrop by the Claim link.
Click the claim link you've located, it should look like this example with a chain of letters and numbers at the end. Example: https://www.voice.com/airdrops/XXXXXX
After clicking the claim link, you'll be brought to Voice.com to claim your NFT.
If you have a Voice.com account and are already logged in, you can click the "Claim" button to claim the NFT.
If you do not have a Voice account or are not logged in, you will be brought to a page to create your account while also claiming your first NFT. If you already have a Voice.com account, you can log in using the "Log in" link provided at the top of the page under the text "Sign up to claim your NFT".
Once you've filled in your information, click the "Sign up" button at the bottom of the page, you'll then have a new account on Voice.com and your first collected NFT can be found within your "Collected" tab on your Voice profile.
Voice is proud to stand apart from the negative environmental impact, offering a carbon neutral NFT marketplace experience.
An important note: non-fungible token technology isn’t inherently bad for the environment. It’s the blockchain itself that is built in a way that either uses a lot of energy, or doesn’t.
Here’s how Voice is different:
Voice is > 65,000 times more energy efficient than Bitcoin
Voice is > 17,000 times more energy efficient than Ethereum
Many NFT platforms talk about being ‘carbon neutral’ but rely on carbon offsets. "Voice" transactions are inherently environmentally responsible by not doing the damage in the first place. (It’s important to note that its small carbon footprint as a company, largely due to employee commutes, is offset in partnership with Native).
This differentiation is what drove many environmentally-conscious creators to initially select Voice as their NFT platform of choice. Of course, they also offer a seamless user experience and no gas fees.
Learn more: https://about.voice.com/blog/how-voice-offers-environmentally-friendly-nfts/
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