AA Murakami unveils ‘The Passage of Ra’, a groundbreaking NFT installation at MakersPlace

AA Murakami unveils ‘The Passage of Ra’, a groundbreaking NFT installation at MakersPlace

In its debut at NFT Paris, this new installation explores the intersection of art, technology and nature.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — MakersPlace, the premier marketplace for rare and authentic digital art, has partnered with AA Murakami to launch their exclusive NFT collection titled The Passage of Ra, which is inspired by Ra’s mythological journey through the underworld. The immersive installation represents Murakami’s concept of the ‘Mataverse’, a multi-sensory physical environment that also exists on the blockchain. This experience made its first debut at this year’s NFT Paris event, and The passage of Ra will be available for pre-sale at MakersPlace on March 20, 2023and general sales on March 21, 2023.

AA Murakami is a London/Tokyo-based artist duo known for their unique sensory installations that mimic nature, and their use of “Ephemeral Tech” to evoke both primordial origins and future worlds. The Passage of Ra uses proprietary technology to launch physical and digital fog rings against a generative seascape displayed on the screens, capturing the swirling vortex of fog rings. The new collection explores ephemerality vs. permanence by contrasting a fleeting moment with the immutability of the blockchain.

In a similar way to how the ancient Egyptians used the latest technology of their time to pay homage to the sun, this artwork uses modern technology to honor and value the natural systems that sustain our present and future. AA Murakami stated ”we are excited about the future of blockchain and art, and want to create work that explores and pushes forward what the future could be. We were delighted to partner with MakersPlace and NFT Paris to create the first Immersive NFT.”

“The passage of Ra took Paris by storm, and we’re excited to now debut the experience at MakersPlace,” said Claus Enevoldsen, head of marketing and growth at MakersPlace. “AA Murakami is an artist duo cultivating an exciting new form of art, combining physical and digital experiences in innovative ways. We are huge fans of Alex and Azusa and were proud to help bring their vision of the ‘Mataverse’ to life. “

The 12-minute generative art video of The Passage of Ra will be sold as 1-minute segments on MakersPlace. Should an owner have two or more sequential NFTs, they may choose to merge and “burn” them to obtain an extended segment.

As the Egyptian mythology of Ra continues to live on, the Passage of Ra NFT Collection will continue its legacy through blockchain technology.

For more information on The Passage of Ra drop, please visit https://makersplace.com/drop/aamurakami.

About AA Murakami
AA Murakami is one London/Tokyo-based artist duo. Their unique sensory installations are an ongoing series of works, following the tradition of artists imitating nature. In the same way that ancient civilizations created structures to chart the passage of the sun or early cave paintings to depict the natural world, AA Murakami pursues an innate human desire to use art to connect with and honor the natural systems upon which our existence depends. They are pioneers in ‘Ephemeral Tech’ exploring this inherent drive for creation by using technology to evoke both primordial origins and future worlds. The artists’ work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Center Pompidou, Paris and M+, Hong Kongand they are represented by Pace Gallery.

About MakersPlace
MakersPlace is the premier NFT marketplace for digital art. Launched in 2018, MakersPlace uses blockchain technology to facilitate the sale of authentic, original digital artwork, ensuring rarity and ownership for creators and collectors alike. MakersPlace has emphasized accessibility since its inception and has attracted a large mainstream audience as the first NFT marketplace to accept both cryptocurrency (ETH) and not-cryptocurrency (USD) payments, which it facilitates through crypto wallet and credit card transactions respectively. MakersPlace helped catapult digital art and NFTs onto the global stage, with the historic sale of Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5000 Days for 69.3 million dollars in collaboration with Christie’s auction house i March 2021 – the record price for all digital works of art. Our mission is simple: to enable a vibrant future for digital creativity.

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