Interview with Beeple: The next era of NFTs will focus on emotional connection and utility

After Beeple became a pioneer of the NFT art movement, it converted the cryptocurrency obtained by selling NFT works into fiat currency to achieve complete creative freedom.

Interview with Beeple: The next era of NFTs will focus on emotional connection and utility

Beeple’s new project “HUMAN ONE” is the first combination of digital and physical sculpture. Last year, the auction house’s Ryan Zurrer bought the work for $29.3 million at Christie’s evening sale, and it’s now in one of Italy’s most recognizable museums, the Castello di Rivo in Turin The Pantheon at the Leigh Museum of Contemporary Art, which will be shown as part of a group exhibition.

Beeple and Decrypt have a conversation at the museum about the future of NFTs.

Interview with Beeple: The next era of NFTs will focus on emotional connection and utility

Pictured in this 7-foot-tall mahogany frame, covered by 4 slowly rotating LED screens, HUMAN ONE depicts a dynamically evolving near-future landscape as an unidentified astronaut travels to an unknown destination. It expresses the human desire for progress, but also makes people feel anxious about the future, and this anxiety is not certain.

“It’s a mix of the digital world and the real world,” Beeple told Decrypt.

The Dynamic Future of NFT Art

Currently, “HUMAN ONE” uses the colors of the Ukrainian flag, but these colors can and will change. Beeple told Decrypt that he would like to see dynamic NFTs become popular in the art world. “I think you’re going to see people take these things out of place and I think they’re going to become canvases, a living, breathing document that changes over time,” he said.

“This artwork feels more like an ongoing conversation than a statement,” he said. “A painting is a statement of time. It is also possible if new meanings and understandings emerge, but in essence it does not change.”

He explained, “HUMAN ONE” will continue to evolve. Our current conversation will influence this article. What people say may influence this work,” he said. “I think in digital art you’re going to see this changing situation more and more. I think that speaks to its real potential.”

Beeple added that he is not too interested in DeFi-related concepts, such as fragmented NFTs. “For me, these things are more about money and speculation, which is really not that interesting to me,” he said. “I’m more interested in innovation and possibility, being able to do things artistically that you couldn’t do before, rather than being completely obsessed with DeFi and stuff like that.”

The NFT space, he said, could “learn some lessons” from the museum world, which has been a vehicle for art much longer. “I think that’s something we don’t fit in the NFT space because people are too focused on current value and making money.”

He predicts that the NFT field will “split”, it is less like a single field and more like a community group.

“In the future, people will focus more on emotional connection or utility rather than pure wild guesswork,” Beeple told Decrypt. He also predicted that there will be less focus on the underlying technology of NFTs. “The technology itself – who cares? What can this technology allow us to do?”

PFP and Time Capsule NFT

Beeple’s first NFT sale sparked interest in NFT artwork. Since then, attention has turned to avatar (PFP) collections, such as BAYC and CryptoPunks, on which the art world is divided.

“I think PFP is very interesting,” Beeple said. “I’ve heard that there are a lot of people in the art world who really don’t like it, and they think it’s hurting the art field and confusing people’s perceptions of art.”

It was a “short-sighted” view , he said . “I think we’re in the beginning stages of NFT use cases, and anything that gets more people to understand and normalize the technology, I think it’s good.”

For Beeple, he is keen to explore more practical NFTs. “What I do in the future, there will be some kind of utility to have these things, because these NFTs will be tied to real-world utility, and people will be able to use these things to achieve certain functions.”

He is passionate about making “time capsule” NFTs inspired by Andy Warhol, which will only take effect after his death. “I want to make a series of time-based videos that are released in 50 years, or released in 100 years, and keep those videos private so no one knows what they are.” He added that other NFTs may change depending on the situation. issued. “Posting videos based on the conditions of the world, I can do a lot of different things and still have a voice even after I die.”

In other words, he believes that whether NFTs should all have additional utility is not a “black and white” question. “I think there’s going to be a wide range of use cases, for me, it’s more about what are your personal preferences for these things?”

He added that critics of NFTs should pay attention to the issue of personal preference. “If you’re not interested in something, laugh it off, or just ignore it,” he said. “NFTs don’t need to be for or against you. I think there is a point of view that ‘it’s not for me, it’s against me.’ These are all subjective judgments of personal preference.

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