Goanna and Dequency Debut Audiovisual NFT Project “The Lost Goanna” at Decipher ’22 in Dubai
The Limited Edition NFTs feature the music of band Milky Chance and will be auctioned during the Algorand Decipher event
Dubai, Los Angeles — Nov 29, 2022 Goanna is teaming up with Dequency for their first ever motion graphic, audiovisual NFT release. These limited edition pieces feature the music of Milky Chance and will be available for auction both IRL and virtually during Algorand’s Decipher 2022.
Goanna has brought together some of the most exciting Australian digital and street artists while Dequency brings the music from multi-billion streaming band, Milky Chance, for the use of their recently-released song “I am Lost.”
The visual artists have been given free reign to reimagine the iconic Goanna character in their own style inspired by the song. These graphic interpretations have then been brought to life by different motion graphic specialists.
The NFTs will be auctioned during the Decipher ’22 event with 25% of the proceeds going toward the Gilbert Goana Tree Planting Fund and Wilderness International. The auction begins on November 29th and concludes on November 30th, taking place here: https://thelostgoanna.com/
“It’s exciting to be able to collaborate with a team of established Australian artists to see them interpret the Goanna character in their own style,” says Ben Wyeth, CEO of Goanna. “The opportunity to have Milky Chance bless the collab and allow us to use their music as the inspiration for the collection and to bring the animations to life is an exciting step forward for Algorand NFTs.”
Dequency CEO Keatly Haldeman states: “We believe that visual art comes alive with the addition of the right music, which is why we’re so happy to be able to share this collection featuring the music of Milky Chance. The interpretations of the iconic Goanna character take on a new life when set to “I Am Lost”, and what better way to celebrate the vibrancy of the digital art community.”
Goanna is the brand behind the two highest grossing NFT projects on the Algorand blockchain. The project is changing the narrative on NFTs and demonstrating that they can be a force for good and drive significant real world impacts.
They launched with a simple mission of planting one tree for each NFT created. This has now been spun out into Algorand’s first dedicated Impact Fund, The Gilbert Goanna Tree Planting Fund. The Fund has now planted just shy of 200,000 Trees and has over 500,000A in AUM.
The project is pioneering community ownership and the recently formed Goanna DAO brings together the most empowered community group of early Algorand collectors.
As a creative outlet and to expand the brands offering they developed the Art Goanna series, an open ended collection that is intended for creative expression. It was originally created to allow curated collaborations with artists interpreting the Goanna in their own unique style.
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Patrick Hunter, a.k.a InkHunter is a Sydney-based street artist that specializes in large-scale murals, installations, and purpose-driven artworks.
As a third-generation artist, Patrick has crafted his own unique approach to storytelling through street art by breaking away from traditional art forms and conventions taught to him .
Growing up on Sydney’s in close proximity to nature, Patrick became increasingly concerned about the impact and threat human activity has upon the environment. This has been reflected in the style and themes seen in many of his artworks.
As a firm believer that art can be used as a visual medium to effect change, Patrick is interested in using public — digital artworks to engage and inspire the community to make sustainable choices. His environmental artworks are at times intentionally vague, to enable his audience to make their own interpretations and draw their own conclusions.
Miguel Gonzalez (M-Lon) is an Australian born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1979. Architect, illustrator and visual artist Miguel’s work is usually hand to hand with a deep social undertone.
Since his arrival in Australia in 2013 many indoor and outdoor walls already have his signature and his figurative yet conceptual style. His experience is also shown through commercial illustration, art for video-games, concept art for the TV industry and has been part of national and international collective and solo exhibitions.
Miguel is one half of Kayapa Creative Studio and also one of the Co-founders of La Crème Creative Inc. and Brookvale Arts District.
Brentos is Australian artist and author Brent Turner, and partner French Canadian born Tash Leemburg. They paint murals, write books, design merch and try to bring a bit of stoke to the world whilst shining a light on how cool Aussie wildlife and the natural world is.
When Brent began selling art in 2015, it started as a hobby where he’d donate his profits to WIRES. What started as a hobby soon grew into a small business that today still supports wildlife and has raised over $45,000 for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts through various fundraising campaigns and collaborations.
Milky Chance are a German folk and rock duo from Kassel in Germany, consisting of vocalist Clemens Rehbein and musician Philipp Dausch.
The band has been in perpetual motion ever since the release of their star-making debut single, “Stolen Dance.” Recorded at Rehbein’s childhood home in Kassel, Germany, the track became an international juggernaut after the band posted it online in 2013, topping charts in more than a dozen countries before crossing the Atlantic and hitting #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart. In the years that followed, the group would go on to release three critically acclaimed full-length studio records, rack up more than five billion streams, headline massive sold-out concerts around the world, perform on nearly every late night television show, and play iconic festivals from Coachella and Lollaplooza to Bonnaroo and ACL. The duo’s latest singles, “Colorado” and “Synchronize” have proven to be new smashes, amassing over 200 million streams across platforms and anchoring the band’s Trip Tape mixtapes which feature a mix of originals, covers, demos, and remixes.
Dequency is a decentralized sync licensing marketplace. Powered by web3 tools, the Dequency platform makes it easy, fast, and fun to collaborate on audiovisual projects.
By removing the middlemen, Dequency facilitates a peer-to-peer transaction directly between music rightsholders and licensees of audiovisual projects. Unlike other online sync licensing solutions, control is given back to the music rightsholders by allowing them to set their own fees, retain approval rights, and soon customize the terms of their sync contracts.
Transactions on the Algorand blockchain happen within seconds, so payments are rendered instantly and without large transaction fees.
Dequency believes in the power of blockchain tech to facilitate the creation of more art, music, and collaboration. Learn more at Dequency.io.