Funding Tier: - Level 1, grant of $1,000 dollars.
Title and description of the project: Street Scrap
This project is a 3D archive that uses photogrammetry. Its function is to preserve the visual memory of urban spaces intervened and recomposed by human expression/need.
Through immersive experiences (3d), Street Scrap proposes a new aesthetic of digital appreciation to cultural narratives of a minority that need to inhabit new blockchains and metaverse.
This new technology-art relationship proposed by the NFT gives the possibility of creating a record that encapsulates daily memories in order to prevail images that represent a territory where different cultures and political positions of a population converse.
Why is your team interested in creating this project?
Since we were children we began to observe the streets and their walls. From the social dynamics that spaces suggest to expression through gestures and the need to leave a mark on the territory.
We propose Street Scrap as part of the reality that thousands of people live and advocate the need to digitize these recomposed spaces, taking it to new blockchains such as Conflux.
The politics and aesthetics of street expressions do not have an institutional place in museums or visibility spaces and therefore the registration and archiving of these pieces is necessary.
Our project represents a global action and this collaboration with conflux is the opportunity to accelerate the creation of this collection full of symbols, graffiti, protest slogans and garbage accumulation as a form of expression that represents our community.
High-level technical approach, product flow & architecture: Strengthen the visual culture of Mexico in the world and reinforce the meaning of human expressions in the street space.
Street Scrap is a collection of 99 NFTs of which only 2 have been minted on the tezos network and 1 on the Ethereum network. These 3 mints were created from traditional photogrammetry, which implies a very time-consuming and limited process in terms of the expectations that the project deserves, which the acquisition of a 3d scanner could solve.
Any mockup designs of user facing components: street scrap 001
Overview of the technology stack being used, including API specifications, and documentation of core components: Photogrammetry, 3d scanning, renderings and animation.
Ecosystem fit: How can the project benefit Conflux Network’s ecosystem?: It is the preservation of a post-photographic memory of human expression in the periphery/megalopolis of the Valley of Mexico. Conflux would become an accomplice of this initiative
Jorge Luis Serrano Lizaola, transdisciplinary Mexican researcher and artist from Cd. Nezahualcóyotl, Edomex. interested in exploring human experiences and the graphic consequences that inhabit the streets; through media such as music video, painting, augmented reality, 3D and other immersive experiences.
Communications specialist by vocation from the Xochimilco Metropolitan Autonomous University, he has carried out cultural management and production in different artistic exhibitions and cultural events in his community, bringing together artists and people with the same interests.
Magdalena Ramirez Hernández, multidisciplinary artist, student of the “National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda””.
Interested in exploring digital and analog media. She has a particular interest in collecting images and reconstructing them. The biological body and urban spaces are his main subject of interest. In
digital and analog collage reflects on the composition of the image in relation to autobiographical situations.
Provide the name and registered address of the legal entity that will be delivering the project: Costeñas st, Benito Juarez, Cd Nezahualcoyotl 57000
Specification of the software or deliverable (will be used to confirm milestones have been reached): 5 artworks of “street scrap” will be delivered, minted as NFT in the Conflux network
Requested funding, milestone duration, and number of full time employees on each milestone: We are applying for a $1,000 grant divided into two parts. This project will happen within 6 weeks from the first grant awarded:
-Buy a mobile 3d scan for the impeccable registration of the pieces
-Go through the main neighborhoods of Nezahualcóyotl, selecting, scanning and registering recomposed spaces.
-Cost the costs of production and maintenance of our transport (bicycle).
Total Grant Timeline:
Week 1: Receive the first part of the Conflux grant for $500 towards the purchase of the gadget
Week 2: Scanning of pieces in the north and east of Cd Nezahualcóyotl
Week 3: Scanning of pieces in the south and west of Cd. Nezahualcóyotl
Week 4: Digital processing and animation
Week 5: Color correction of the pieces
Week 6: Minting Nfts in CONFLUX, Giveaway with the community and second part of the grant.
Long Term Vision:
Our long term vision is that this record of a part of the material world is preserved, valued and appreciated in different blockchain: counting virtual exhibitions, metaverse.
We believe that here there is not only an artistic perspective, but also an anthropological and semiotic one that can give rise to deeper investigations in the future.
Our followers will be constantly informed through Instagram and Twitter about our creation process, through stories and posts in which we will add the Conflux tag. Also, a giveaway of 2 editions from our nfts will be held among our community of artists on instagram to increase their interest in learning about the NFT issue and motivate them to start minting from the Conflux network.
Our community is the central area of Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico, a place that for a long time was marked as one of the most dangerous places to live. Also, in this community is “El Bordo de Xochiaca”, the largest garbage dump in Latin America, which has more than 70 million tons of garbage.
With this demographic situation and the high rates of violence, culture, art and environmental responsibility is not a priority, however our task as artists and cultural managers is to spread the possibility of art and thereby reduce these rates of violence.
We hope that the Conflux team will consider this grant proposal