The AMAZONIA exhibit will take place in two 3D-modeled galleries in AR that have been geo-pinned by the Cinta Larga and Paiter Surui on their respective land in the Amazon rainforest, with all works on sale or for auction as NFTs on the SuperWorld NFT Salon.
According to SuperWorld Co-Founder and CEO Hrish Lotlikar. “At SuperWorld, our vision is to help build a better world, and a move toward helping indigenous cultures and bringing attention to people in need all over the globe aligns perfectly with our business model. Team SuperWorld is dedicated to moving forward in the metaverse and giving back in the real world, and the AMAZONIA project gives people all over the world the perfect opportunity to appreciate digital art in augmented reality, and to affect profound change on the ground.”
Proceeds from AMAZONIA will raise funds for and turn a spotlight toward the valuable cultural and artistic legacy of the region, while offering a broad lens through which the rest of the world can appreciate and support their creativity — and their struggle. This initiative seeks to empower the Cinta Larga and Paiter Surui peoples to showcase their rich culture all whilst preserving their privacy and agency as people of the Amazon Rainforest.
“We’ve worked hand-in-hand with the tribes for months to build awareness,” says world-renowned artist Patrick Amadon, who helped coordinate and curate the exhibit. “The galleries contain photos, stories, songs, and artifacts that will live forever on the blockchain, beyond the reach of forces seeking to take the tribal lands. Our hope is that these NFTs will continue to exist as symbols of defiance and preserved history, while people from around the world can visit and immerse themselves in the culture of these great tribes via AR.”
It should be noted that the AMAZONIA exhibit won’t be invasive within the lived environment of these tribes, and the work collected and produced by both the Paiter Surui and Cinta Larga has been done not just with their approval, but with their support and active participation. Both SuperWorld and MONOGRAMA adhere to the tenets of decolonization, and support the artistic, environmental, and community endeavors of the Cinta LArga and Paiter Surui on their terms.
The AMAZONIA exhibit will also support Oyxabaten (OYX), an indigenous cryptocurrency developed by and for the Paiter Suruí and the Cintas-Largas tribes (+/- 4,000 people) in the states of Rondônia and Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Hervé Delhumeau, Founder and CEO of MONOGRAMA, adds: “The AMAZONIA exhibit serves as a groundbreaking use-case scenario of how augmented reality and NFTs can create a positive social impact. As both a vehicle to promote art from different regions and cultures, and as a bridge to connect the physical with the digital worlds, AMAZONIA will raise awareness of the tribal communities, and help efforts to improve conditions in the region.”
With AMAZONIA, SuperWorld and MONOGRAMA stand by a commitment to promote creativity and art that not only entertains, but educates, and serves as a catalyst to help worldwide efforts to combat climate change, hunger, poverty, and inequality.
Founded in 2021, MONOGRAMA is a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), and includes global leaders from across the spectrum of the NFT, cryptoart and DeFi ecosystems. The MONOGRAMA initiative fosters social impact projects around the world, with the AMAZONIA project representing its flagship initiative. To learn more, visitMonograma.io
SuperWorld is a virtual world in augmented reality (AR), digitally mapped over the surface of the Earth. Plots of SuperWorld land are represented as 64.8 billion non-fungible tokens (NFT) corresponding to real world space. Any user in SuperWorld can explore and create AR content, engage in a virtual real estate marketplace, or buy and sell NFTs in the SuperWorld NFT Salon. To learn more, visit SuperWorldapp.com
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