Paris, June 2 - Turkish Artist Oceanvs Orientalis (Safak Ozkutle), just released his first music NFT on Pianity marketplace, in partnership with Plankton Chronicles Project and NGO Coral Guardian to fund coral reef transplantation in the Mediterranean Sea.
“Plankton Planet” is a video music NFTs with recordings of the Plankton Chronicles Project (Christian Sardet, Noé Sardet, and Sharif Mairshak), available only in 100 editions on Pianity for €50. Proceeds from the sale of this NFT are automatically transferred to Coral Guardian for coral reef protection and reproduction. Each NFT sold will fund the transplantation of 1 coral and include the GPS coordinates of the coral’s location, while NFT collectors will receive a certificate of adoption from Coral Guardian.
A transdisciplinary artwork funding coral preservation
Plankton Planet is a transdisciplinary artwork with music from Oceanvs Orientalis and video recordings from the Plankton Chronicles Project, a series of short videos combining art and science. They reveal the beauty and diversity of organisms adrift in the currents.
Christian Sardet, Research Director with the CNRS at Villefranche-sur-Mer conceived the first 4 episodes of the series with Véronique Kleiner and Catherine Balladur from CNRS Images (Meudon). All other episodes were produced by Christian Sardet (IMEV & CNRS Côte-d'Azur) with Noe Sardet and Sharif Mirshak, Parafilms, Montreal.
The music, Plankton Planet, is taken from Oceanvs Orientalis’ latest album “Ex Nihilo”, his first thematic album which tells 10 different stories of 10 breaking points of the Universal history. From the Planetary scale to the Human dimension. “It’s an honor to create unique digital artworks with the material produced by Plankton Chronicles and use new technologies to raise awareness” declared Safak Ozkutle “Since NFTs are a digital certificate of ownership, it seemed obvious to join our forces to Coral Guardian and allow NFT collectors to adopt a coral by collecting NFTs”.
Collecting NFTs, adopting corals in Spain
Plankton Planet is the first NFT release in partnership with Coral Guardian, a French NGO acting internationally, and founded in 2012, which aims to protect coral reef ecosystems by implicating local communities and raising awareness among the general public.
Each NFT of Plankton Planet will fund the transplantation of one coral in the Special Conservation Area of the cliffs and seabed of Punta de la Mona, off the coast of the region of Granada in Spain. GPS coordinates of the adopted coral are embedded in the NFT, and collectors will receive a certificate of adoption issued by Coral Guardians.
About Coral Guardian
Coral Guardian is a French NGO acting internationally and founded in 2012, which aims to protect coral reef ecosystems by implicating local communities and raising awareness among the general public. www.coralguardian.org
About Oceanvs Orientalis
Oceanvs Orientalis (Safak Ozkutle) is an Electronic music composer, producer, and arranger from Istanbul. It’s an altered formation that aims to challenge the aesthetic perception in electronic music. It blends itself with the archaeological tunes of mankind’s cumulative musical history and in this very context believes that “everything comes from the east”.
Pianity is a music NFT platform – built on environmentally-conscious Arweave technology – where musicians and their communities gather to create, sell, buy, and collect songs in limited editions, certified by blockchain technology. Pianity’s pioneering approach – which includes free listening for all – enables deeper connections between artists and audiences. Because Pianity treats music as fine art, artists can gain a new source of independent revenue while simultaneously enabling fans and collectors to grow and showcase their music collections. www.pianity.com.