#metagraphNFT

A collection of 23 audiovisual NFTs, based on digital drawings created between 1999-2004. Each 1/1 piece is a 23-second loop. Starting with #5 (Memesis), new works have dropped on the 23rd of each month. The collection will be published in a limited-edition AR-enabled artist book when the series is complete.

1/1 AUDIOVISUAL NFTs

Colin Goldberg, Urbanite, 1999-2021.
23-second MP4 video, 1350 x 1080 px. Edition of 1.

METAGRAPH ANIMATION #1 // This animated work is the artist’s first audiovisual NFT. The piece is based on a vector-based digital drawing from the artist’s Metagraph series. “Urbanite” was originally drawn in 1999 on a Mac 8600 using a Wacom tablet in Illustrator 8. The piece was reborn as an NFT 22 years later using Adobe Animate. The original audio track includes recordings made by the artist while living in NYC’s East Village.

Minted: Mar 30, 2021 at 8:05am
Last Sold: 0.25 ETH
Owned by @sudo

Colin Goldberg, Thoughtwaves, 2004-2021.
23-second video, 1404 x 1080 px. 1/1.

METAGRAPH ANIMATION #2 // This piece is based on a vector-based digital drawing from the artist’s Metagraph series. “Thoughtwaves” was originally drawn in Illustrator in 2004 and reborn as an NFT 17 years later. The radar dish is an vectorized photo taken by the artist at Camp Hero in Montauk, NY, the purported site of the “Montauk Project” mind control experiments. The soundscape was mixed by the artist specifically for this work.

Minted: Apr 5, 2021 at 2:15pm
Last Sold: 0.35 ETH
Owned by @artoninternet

Colin Goldberg, Mesmertron, 2003-2021.
23-second video, 1404 x 1080 px. 1/1.

METAGRAPH ANIMATION #3 // This piece is based on the eponymous vector-based digital drawing from the artist’s Metagraph series. The composition is inspired by a diverse range of sources including old-school Bronx subway graffiti and Aboriginal Australian petroglyphs. “Mesmertron” was originally drawn in Illustrator in 2003 and reborn as an NFT 18 years later. The original soundscape contains samples from NASA’s Discovery program missions.

Minted: Apr 26, 2021 at 7:12am
Last Sold: 0.75 ETH (secondary market)
Owned by @artoninternet

Colin Goldberg, Holism, 1999-2021.
23-second MP4 video, 1920 x 1420 px. 1/1

METAGRAPH ANIMATION #4 // The piece is based on the eponymous vector-based digital drawing from the artist’s Metagraph series. “Holism” was originally drawn in NYC’s East Village in 1999 on a Mac 8600 using a Wacom tablet in Illustrator 8. It was the first work that the artist produced as a large-scale digital monoprint on canvas. The drawing has been reborn as an audiovisual NFT 22 years later using Adobe Animate and Premiere. The original audio track, mixed in Audition, collages ambient recordings captured by the artist in the middle of the night at his childhood home in Southampton, New York and at his current home in Vermont.

Minted: Oct 15, 2021 at 1:42am
Last Sold: 0.45 ETH
Owned by @artoninternet

Colin Goldberg, Memesis, 1999-2021.
1/1 NFT. 23-second MPEG-4 video, 1126×1524 px.

METAGRAPH ANIMATION #5 // This work is about transformation. It is based on the eponymous vector-based digital drawing from the artist’s Metagraph series. The original composition was created in 1999 in Goldberg’s East Village studio in NYC, drawn on a PowerMac 8600 and a Wacom tablet in Illustrator 8. It was reborn as an audiovisual NFT 22 years later and includes original audio mixed by the artist. “Memesis” was exhibited as a digital monoprint on canvas in Goldberg’s 2011 “Techspressionism” solo exhibition in Southampton, New York. This show’s title was the first usage of the term “Techspressionism”, which was later described as a movement in the 2014 WIRED article “If Picasso had a MacBook Pro”. Goldberg’s works reside in notable private and public collections, including Spalter Digital and The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. This 1/1 NFT was minted on 12/23/21, the Bronx-born artist’s 50th birthday.

Minted: Dec 23, 2021 at 12:01am
Owned by @techspressionism 

Colin Goldberg, Transcape, 2004-2022.
1/1 NFT. 23-second MPEG-4 video, 1920 × 1480 px.

METAGRAPH ANIMATION #6 // This piece is based on the eponymous vector-based digital drawing from the artist’s Metagraph series. “Transcape” was originally drawn in Illustrator in 2004 and reborn as a Techspressionist audiovisual NFT 18 years later. The composition is inspired by a diverse range of sources including brutalist architecture and the cyberpunk literature of William Gibson. The original soundscape contains samples of heavy machinery collaged with recordings of a traditional Japanese Shinto ceremony.

Minted: Mar 23, 2022 at 12:23pm
Last Sold: 0.5 ETH
Owned by: @rozolution

Colin Goldberg, Kneeling Icon, 2004-2022.
1/1 NFT. 23-second MPEG-4 video, 1620 × 2160 px.

METAGRAPH ANIMATION #7 // This piece is based on the eponymous vector-based digital drawing from the artist’s Metagraph series. “Kneeling Icon” was drawn in Illustrator in 2004 and reborn as a Techspressionist audiovisual NFT 18 years later. It is inspired by a diverse range of sources including Constructivist painting and Japanese woodcuts. Kneeling Icon was exhibited as a large-format digital monoprint in the exhibition “Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond”  at Southampton Arts Center 2022. When viewed with the Artivive AR app, the piece transforms into the animated NFT on the gallery wall. The soundscape collages a recording captured near the artist’s home in Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest with samples of Buddhist monks and temple bells.  This piece will be exhibited in Fall 2022 in NYC as part of a group show at the Hearst Building called Art Now, curated by Betty Levin.

Minted: Mar 23, 2022 at 12:39pm

Colin Goldberg, Still Moment, 2004-2022.
1/1 NFT. 23-second MPEG-4 video, 1920 × 1480 px.

METAGRAPH ANIMATION #8 // This piece is based on the eponymous vector-based digital drawing from the artist’s Metagraph series. The composition is inspired by a diverse range of sources including Hokusai’s woodcuts and pastoral landscape painting. “Still Moment” was originally drawn in Illustrator in 2004 and reborn as a Techspressionist audiovisual NFT 18 years later. The original soundscape collages a sample recorded by the artist near his home in Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest with the first audio recording of sounds on Mars. The Mars recording was made by the SuperCam instrument on NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover on Feb. 19, 2021, just about 18 hours after landing on the red planet. The rover’s mast, holding the microphone, was stowed on Perseverance’s deck, and so the sound is muffled; just a little wind can be heard. Audio Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/CNRS/ISAE-Supaero

Minted: Mar 23, 2022 at 12:46pm

Colin Goldberg, For Piet, 1999-2022. 1/1 NFT.
23-second MPEG-4 video, 1674 × 2160 px.

METAGRAPH ANIMATION #9 // This piece is based on the eponymous 1999 vector-based digital drawing. The composition and original soundtrack are an homage to an artistic hero of mine, Piet Mondrian, and his jazz-inspired Modernism. “For Piet” was originally drawn in Illustrator in 1999 on a Mac 8600 using a Wacom tablet in Illustrator 8. The piece was reborn as an NFT 23 years later using Adobe Animate.

Minted: Apr 23, 2022 at 6:24am

Colin Goldberg, Incarnation, 1999-2022. 1/1 NFT.
23-second MPEG-4 video, 1920 × 1480 px.

METAGRAPH ANIMATION #10 // This piece is based on the eponymous vector-based digital drawing from the artist’s Metagraph series. “Incarnation” was originally drawn in Illustrator in 1999 and reborn as a techspressionist audiovisual NFT 23 years later. The composition and original soundtrack is inspired by transcendentalism in all of its forms.

Minted: May 23, 2022 at 6:38pm

Colin Goldberg, Epicenter, 1999-2022. 1/1 NFT.
23-second MPEG-4 video, 1920 × 1480 px.

METAGRAPH ANIMATION #11 // This piece is based on the eponymous vector-based digital drawing from the artist’s Metagraph series. “Epicenter” was originally drawn in New York’s East Village on a PowerMac 8600 in Adobe Illustrator in 1999. It has been reborn as a Techspressionist audiovisual NFT 23 years later.

Minted: Jun 23, 2022 at 5:31am

Colin Goldberg, Antimatter, 1999-2022. 1/1 NFT.
23-second MPEG-4 video, 1674 × 2160 px.

METAGRAPH ANIMATION #12 // This piece is based on the eponymous vector-based digital drawing from the artist’s Metagraph series. “Antimatter” was  was originally drawn in New York’s East Village in 1999 on a PowerMac 8600 using a Wacom tablet in Adobe Illustrator. It has been reborn as a techspressionist audiovisual NFT 23 years later.

Minted: Jul 23, 2022 at 11:20am

Colin Goldberg, Reactor, 1999-2022. 1/1 NFT.
23-second MPEG-4 video, 1674 × 2160 px.

METAGRAPH ANIMATION #13 // This piece is based on the eponymous vector-based digital drawing from the artist’s Metagraph series. “Reactor” was was originally drawn in New York’s East Village in 1999 in Adobe Illustrator. The drawing was composed using a Wacom tablet on a PowerMac 8600. This composition has been reborn as a Techspressionist audiovisual NFT 23 years later. The original audio track contains recordings made near the artist’s studio in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Minted: Aug 23, 2022 at 12:03pm

Colin Goldberg, Fractality, 2004-2022. 1/1 NFT.
23-second MPEG-4 video, 1674 × 2160 px.

METAGRAPH ANIMATION #14 // This piece is based on the eponymous vector-based digital drawing from the artist’s Metagraph series. “Fractality” was was originally drawn in 2004 on a Wacom tablet in Adobe Illustrator, and was reborn on the blockchain as an audiovisual NFT eighteen years later.

Minted: Sep 23, 2022 at 1:33pm