Accursed Share is a production studio and accelerator leveraging smart contract technology to push the boundaries of cryptoart.
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Accursed Share’s genesis piece, Curse NFT, introduces Krystall Schott, the uncredited #1 search for ‘face’ on Google. Without her knowledge, a backstage photo of her at New York Fashion Week 2016 took on a life of its own, and her face has since been used and abused to the benefit of nobody but Condé Nast. Because of its algorithmic nature, Krystall’s curse could not be lifted before NFTs. Now, it can only be lifted through one.
With the assistance of Protagon, the visual effects wizards for Marvel, Accursed Share is minting a new, hyperrealistic 3D image of Krystall that responds to the changing price of Ethereum and is traceable to her through Chainlink’s cutting-edge Keeper oracle technology. As a unique work of art that can only be experienced and executed on the blockchain, Curse NFT will not just transfer ownership over an image, but have Krystall reclaim authorship over her narrative. The purchase of the 1/1 NFT will lift her curse by turning it into a blessing that rewards her in perpetuity.
The coming wave of NFTs will push the boundaries of storytelling, cooperation and smart contract technology, expanding and refining what cryptoart can be. With this first statement piece, Accursed Share embraces NFTs as the artistic medium of our age, and delivers on the promise of cryptoart with real-world ramifications.
Curse NFT is a unique NFT, of which there will only ever be one minting (1/1). It is an unprecedented, interactive work of art that will restore non-fungibility to the most intimate of all intangibles: a human face.
Curse NFT will have five different presentations. When the price of ETH goes up for 1 and 5 days in a row, the NFT will display positive 3D renderings. When the price of ETH decreases for 1 and 5 days in a row, the displays will be negative. Finally, when the price of ETH hits 20K, Krystall’s face will be displayed in full blessed form.
Curse NFT will use Chainlink’s revolutionary oracle technology to create the first dynamic NFT to evolve in response to the daily price of Ethereum.
Ticket Sale and Platform
There are 1,000 tickets in total. Every ticket is a collectible piece of NFT art. There are three variations of the ticket art, each of a different rarity: 700 Standard Tickets, 250 Uncommon Tickets, and 50 Rare Tickets. Each ticket is limited and deflationary.
In addition to allowing collectors to participate in the private auction of Curse NFT, these tickets will grant membership benefits, including:
i) exclusive access to a private Discord group for Accursed Shareholders; and
ii) first opportunity to purchase discounted presale collectible auction tickets for Accursed Share releases;
iii) exclusive previews/access to forthcoming Accursed Share NFT exhibitions and events.
iv) it will grant first access to a groundbreaking dynamic NFT platform.
If all tickets sell out before the auction starts, Accursed Share will allocate funds to create a streamlined and accessible web3 application that allows artists to mint dynamic NFTs, similar in function to Curse NFT, using Chainlink’s Keeper technology.
This will be an open sourced project and a first gift from Accursed Share to the NFT community, to help bridge the gap between artists and developers, and jumpstart an era of accessible NFT innovation.
Ticket holders will be able to burn their tickets in exchange for early access to this platform, allowing them to be amongst the first artists to mint truly decentralized dynamic NFTs without a developer.
The ticket auction to participate in the Curse NFT auction is live here.
The Curse NFT auction will begin at cursenft.com on August 27th at 5pm CST.
The Curse NFT film, “What Would You Do if the Internet Steals Your Face?”, was released to an audience of millions through Nowness last week. You can watch it here, 0r click the video below.
Ashleigh Kane interviewed Mónica, Charlie and Krystall for Dazed and Confused magazine. You can read it here.
Accursed Share co-founder and art historian Mónica Belevan wrote of her experience founding and developing the company at a critical time in the Covidian Aesthetics substack. You can read it here.