About the project
Expanding the concept of time-based media for a digital audience, The Hero 25FPS NFTs by Marina Abramović will be released in collaboration with CIRCA on the energy-efficient Tezos blockchain.
For her first performance in the Web3 space, Marina Abramović is revisiting one of her most personal and autobiographical works titled The Hero. Filmed at 25 frames per second, never before seen footage has been separated into thousands of unique single frames, each one dramatically influenced by the changing wind to create The Hero 25FPS.
Featuring never before seen footage from her studio archive, audiences will be invited on 25 July 2022 at 2pm UTC to collect either a single unique frame (.JPG) or multiple unique frames (.GIF) to determine how The Hero 25FPS is minted on the Tezos blockchain. Starting from £150 per frame, 25% of the funds generated will be donated by Marina Abramović to create Hero Grants, a series of grants to people working within the Web3 space who demonstrate a desire to make the world a better place.
The Cultural Institute of Radical Contemporary Art (CIRCA) in London commissions new ideas from emerging and established artists. Broadcasting across a global network of screens, each month we sell limited edition prints by our exhibiting artists to generate funds for the #CIRCAECONOMY - a circular model designed to support our free public art programme and create life-changing opportunities for the creative community.
Tezos is an energy-efficient, proof-of-stake blockchain where developers, artists, entrepreneurs, brands, and others from around the world build and engage with a network of decentralized applications. Tezos' proof of stake design means it can operate in an energy-efficient manner, making it an ideal platform for building blockchain applications that are energy-efficient and sustainable.
Audiences are invited to participate in The HERO 25FPS by minting NFTs of either a single unique frame (.JPG) or multiple unique frames (.GIF) on the Tezos blockchain. Here's how to mint:
1. Reserve your frames
Select your desired amount of frames from the dropdown, then click the reserve frames button to activate a 10 minute checkout window. Selecting a single frame, will create a static JPEG NFT; selecting multiple frames will create a moving GIF. Your reservation will apply to the first available frames in the sequence.
2. Add to cart
Click the add to cart button to start the checkout process.
3. Go to checkout
You'll need a Tezos wallet to complete your purchase. If you don't have a Tezos wallet yet, you can set one up with a social account using Kukai. You can then pay with credit card or tez. Credit card payments are processed via Wert, which requires you to set up a Wert account with your mobile number during checkout. You can read more about Kukai and Wert in the payments sections below.
Once your payment is processed, your NFT will be minted to the Tezos blockchain. You'll be able to to view it on your account page here and in your wallet once the transaction has been processed, usually within hours, although most are delivered more quickly.
To have the best experience while purchasing your NFT we recommend you to use the latest version of Google Chrome. If you're using a different browser, you may experience issues with the payment process.
Also, it's important to mention it could take a few hours for the NFT to show up, although most are delivered more quickly!
NFT stands for non-fungible token. "Non-fungible" means that it is completely unique; "token" means that it can be transferred on a blockchain. Essentially, NFTs are assets that carry a unique digital identity and can be traded between users on a public blockchain like Tezos. Because NFT ownership can be instantly and easily verified on the blockchain, NFTs can act as proof of ownership
NFT artwork is one common use case of NFTs. NFT art comes in various forms, such as static and dynamic images, music and videos, and more. Additional information related to each NFT can be stored within the NFT's metadata, giving each asset a unique history.
Many people wonder if buying an NFT is just like purchasing a JPG image online. The answer is no—NFTs are completely different from regular images online. They have unique identities and a trackable history, allowing them to be scarce and carry provenance.
As an example, consider one of the most famous art pieces, the Mona Lisa. At any point, it's possible to commission an artist to recreate the Mona Lisa. You can even take a picture of the Mona Lisa or order a print to hang up on a wall.
As the original, the real Mona Lisa will always be more valued and sought after than any recreations or printouts - this is due to provenance and originality. NFTs provide a similar uniqueness for digital images that were once only reserved for physical art.
Each NFTs has specific information attached to it on the blockchain. Here are some important elements and how they're set for NFTs from THE HERO 25FPS:
An NFT's mint time is when it was created on the blockchain. Each NFT from THE HERO 25FPS is minted when the payment has been processed.
NFTs consist of artwork and metadata, or additional details about the NFT. Metadata can include, for example, the NFT title and description.
A smart contract is code that runs when it receives a transaction on the blockchain — for example, a call to mint an NFT. Smart contracts are stored on the blockchain and have unique addresses. To see any smart contract’s history, you can query a block explorer with the contract address. You can view the smart contract address for THE HERO 25FPS NFTs on the NFT detail pages.
A token ID is a number given for each NFT minted on the blockchain using a specified contract. THE HERO 25FPS NFT token IDs correspond to the sequence in which the NFTs minted.
IPFS, or the InterPlanetary Files System, is a distributed peer-to-peer file system for storing and sharing data. When an NFT is being created, NFT artwork is uploaded to IPFS, where it can be viewed via an IPFS link. The IPFS link is then referenced in the NFT data on the blockchain.
Unlike in a centralized database, IPFS links aren't permanent, and artwork will only be pinned at that link for a set amount of time (for example, two years). If you own an NFT, it's best to download the artwork so that even if it becomes unpinned in IPFS, you still have access to the file. If you reupload to IPFS, it will generate the same link.
Royalties are the amount of money a creator gets from an artwork sale. They are defined in the NFT and cannot be changed. On primary sales, royalties for THE HERO 25FPS NFTs are split between Marina Abramović (50%), CIRCA (25%), and THE HERO 25FPS GRANTS (25%). On secondary sales, royalties are set to 10%, which is split between Marina Abramović (5%), CIRCA (2.5%), and THE HERO 25FPS GRANTS (2.5%).
Once an NFT is created on the blockchain, anyone can view it, see which wallet owns it, and download the artwork file. NFT owners can also view the NFT in their wallet, transfer it (for example, to another preferred wallet), and sell it.
Your NFT entitles you to use the creative content to which THE HERO 25FPS NFT relates in accordance with the licence granted by the copyright owner of the creative content to the holder of your HERO 25FPS NFT.
THE HERO 25FPS NFTs can be sold on any NFT marketplace that supports the Tezos blockchain, subject to certain royalty charges that are specified in your THE HERO 25FPS NFT metadata. OBJKT is the largest NFT marketplace on Tezos. You can view each THE HERO 25FPS NFT on OBJKT by clicking the VIEW ON OBJKT button at the bottom of the NFT detail page. If you own the NFT, you can connect your wallet to OBJKT and put the NFT up for sale there.
Note that since THE HERO 25FPS NFTs are on the Tezos blockchain, non-Tezos-compatible wallets and applications don't support them. This includes MetaMask.
Because the NFTs are individually created through the GIF generator, and cannot be modified after creation, we are extremely conservative in how we do this and this can take a bit of time. Also, please not that some latency can also be caused by IPFS (the InterPlanetary File System), leading to some delays which are out of our control. Please be patient. Your NFT is on its way. In case of extreme delays, please send details and screenshots of payment transactions to email@example.com.
You can always view your NFT in your wallet. How you access your wallet depends on your wallet of choice. If you use Kukai's social sign in wallet, you can visit Kukai, sign in with the same account, then click the NFT/Collectibles tab.
You can also view your NFT on this website by connecting your wallet, clicking the button with your wallet address, then clicking the account button. Your NFT can also be viewed on other platforms that have indexed THE HERO 25FPS smart contract — for example, OBJKT.
When NFTs are sold, creator royalties are taken out of the sale price and the platform that hosts the sale may charge a platform fee. On primary sales, royalties for THE HERO 25FPS NFTs are split between Marina Abramović (50%), CIRCA (25%), and THE HERO 25FPS GRANTS (25%). On secondary sales, royalties are set to 10%, which is split between Marina Abramović (5%), CIRCA (2.5%), and THE HERO 25FPS GRANTS (2.5%).
This website doesn't charge a platform fee, but note that you may face platform fees if you sell your NFT on the secondary market. Platforms fees on OBJKT, for example, are 2.5%.
One of the most common criticisms of NFTs, and something that tends to chase away many artists, is that traditional NFTs aren't eco-friendly. However, not all NFTs are created equal — at least in this regard.
Because Tezos is an energy-efficient blockchain, NFTs on Tezos are energy-efficient as well, with a carbon footprint similar to the energy consumption of sending a single tweet. Due to Tezos' design as a highly efficient proof of stake blockchain, energy consumption is kept low in comparison to NFTs on Proof of Work blockchains like Ethereum and other blockchains.
Credit card payments
First you'll be asked to connect a Tezos wallet to the website. This is where the NFT will be sent after purchase. Once you do that, you can choose to pay with credit card or tez. Credit card payments are processed via Wert, a licensed virtual currency provider. Crypto payments are subject to know your customer (KYC) requirements, which means service providers must verify a client's identity.
To comply with KYC, you'll need to set up a Wert account during checkout. You'll be asked for your mobile number, then be sent a 4-digit one-time password. Purchases via Wert will be charged in USD. If your purchase is over $1010 or Wert has flagged your transaction, you'll be asked for more in-depth information, including passports and bank statements. From there your Wert profile will be created, which you’ll be able to use to make payments via Wert in the future.
Once your account is created, you’ll be asked to enter your card details and billing address, then review and confirm your purchase. Note that local taxes will also be charged. Once the card payment is processed, the NFT is sent to the Tezos wallet that you connected to the website.
Credit card payments via Wert are represented in pound sterling (£). Depending on your country's currency, you may be charged in a different denomination.
Please note that Wert restricts payments from certain locations. If you face this issue, you can continue with tez payment.
A wallet is a program that allows you to interact with a blockchain. The wallet stores cryptographically-generated public and private keys, which are used to sign blockchain transactions — like, for example, buying an NFT.
Each wallet has an address, a destination to which assets can be sent. All Tezos wallet addresses start with "tz." When you connect your wallet to this website, you'll see your wallet address appear in the nav bar.
It's important to note that when you hold assets on the blockchain, they're stored on the blockchain itself, not your wallet. Your wallet is only used to interact with assets you own. For example, if you want to buy a THE HERO 25FPS NFT, you confirm the transaction with your wallet. If you later want to sell it, you'll use the wallet to confirm that action as well.
Kukai’s social sign in web wallet is the simplest option for beginners, as you don’t need to manage seed phrases and keys. To create a wallet, visit Kukai, select your preferred social account (you can choose from Google, Facebook, Twitter, or Reddit), then follow the prompts in the pop-ups to connect your account.
You can also create a Kukai wallet directly from this website by clicking CONNECT WALLET in the nav bar, then clicking CREATE WALLET WITH SOCIAL ACCOUNT in the flyout. Follow the prompts in the pop-ups to connect your preferred account. To access your wallet, visit Kukai and connect the same account.
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