April 2022 is a month for consolidation and growth for MotionDAO in many layers: deepening our knowhow, straightening bonds as a community, grounding the work in local contexts and expanding relevance in the web3 space. We took time in March to digest the huge amount to information from the Kernel process and the new process including KYC.
The participation of three members of MotionDAO at Kernel until April 5th is still sending ripples about the relevance of embodied arts and practices to technologically centered groups. We have been welcomed and supported. It feels good. In a way we are helping to heal the cartesian ‘wound’ of the mind-body split with a more dynamic and sophisticated approach to the mind-body-technology-culture continuum.
We are telling and dancing our stories, sharing our vision and we sharing how Near has been an important protagonist in our developments and outcomes. Here some of the slides of the Kernel final showcase (April 1st)
We will be formally pitching our ‘adventures’ and crafting GitGoin grant applications. Lots of work and learnings.
Inspired by Rebecca we will start publishing in Medium and in April we will publish MotionDAO Origin Story and we will continue with several reflexion essays. Stay tuned!
**Our participation in the Kernel “vortex” places MotionDAO at the center stage in the web3 space. This spotlight has demanded huge time investment, labor and effort to keep up with readings, self-organized conversations, fireside meetings, one one one meeting with mentors. **
It had created reframing and understandings.
We feed the discomfort or change happening. Old habits stop working in this space.
This month MotionDAO is teaching workshops for the course Virtual Communities Digital Justice and Social Activism @ York University (Canada) and Collaborative Practices at the Ammerman Center of Art and Technology at Connecticut College (USA) touching the mind-bodies and creating at least 30 new Near wallets. More network effects
Conservations of international partnerships are ongoing in our troubled international context. Cool connections with other DAOs.
We would like to continue supporting Kernel engagement and development of new MotionDAO hubs in Porto(Portugal), Munich (Germany) and Porto Alegre (Brazil)
Marlon, Jeanne and Reyna are sharing an open source short essay of their experience.
Support for Kernel fellow graduating :
@TheQueen , @JeanneB , @marlonbarriossolano
Kernel fellows support: $2700
MotionDAO hubs: connecting dots
@stefmeul continues the consolidation of the MotionDAO@Brussels Hub building network, contacting artists and planning workspace/gallery residencies through our residency wildcards program.
Invitation to Motiondao member Mariana Carranza @mcpoieses from Forest Stillness project at rezgauche.be and mint an nft tree as a residency wildcard.
Development of the MotionDAO AIR in Brussels open to MotionDAO members.
Overview of rezgauche.be artists network: Kumu
Alessandro, Motion Dao Member
“Conversaciones difíciles” | Difficult Conversations
Launching of Two online video stream conversations with members of Motion DAO, 2 or 3 persons for session focussed on the different kinds of experiences of ‘hispanidad’ in a global art web3 community. Some part of budget is to pay the guests, host, technical stuff and documenting. The conversations will be in Spanish.
Working on consolidating the Munich, Coburg with strong connections with Montevideo Uruguay
Montevideo together with Teresa Trujillo (Teresa Trujillo - Wikipedia)
Munich together with Sebnem (MotionDAO member, solsista.near)
Presentation in Coburg inside the framework of https://www.zukunftcoburgdigital.de.
This promises to be the most successful as it is within a consolidated network that has shown interest and will host us at their locations.
This hub will organize Sessions to introduce the NEAR ecosystem, following the introduction model of MotionDAO, as it was done in the first Sessions, here in German or Spanish
In our Telegram-chat there have been - and there are always new ones - fascinating discussions covering economics, ethics, philosophy, among others, which are linked to Blockchain in a body-cross dimension.
@mcpoieses is staring to “filter” the telegram and discord. chat to rescue these precious dialogues and impulses in a book and to structure them in thematic blocks of dialogues, which were triggered by a word, phrase, image, video or movement. An AR book? NFTbook?
Distribution of the book as NFT, in independent blocks.
It is also imaginable to produce a limited edition printed in risograph, also to be distributed as NFT in Mintbase.
Collaborators @marlonbarriossolano @lenara @JeanneB @TheQueen
Antonio Maia New MotionDAO member
Establishing a connection between MotionDao and Universidade Católica do Porto. They have a Motion Tracking Studio and a 3D animation department that is very interested to collaborate with web3 . I have been facilitating this dialogue and aiming for next school year to start , and already doing some tests in the next coming months
KERNEL x MOTIONDAO
increased interest from Kernel in the movement guild is opening dialogue towards a potential collaboration for the next blocks - meaning MotionDAO could curate the guild alongside Antonio - providing the balance between physical practice and theoretical background
MotionDAO@Porto Alegre Hub
New MotionDAO member Tatiana Rosa mentored by @lenara
Performative Onboarding NFT research as a way of exploring dance and web3.
Kernel Follows Incentive: $1000 each X 3= $3000
63.45 Near each
Brussels $400 @stefmeul 25.38 Near
Medellin $400 @platobos 25.38 Near
Munich $400 @mcpoieses 25.38 Near
Porto 400 @bodygallery 25.38 Near
Poto Alegre $400 @tatirosa 25.38 Near
Total request: $5000 in Near317.46 Near
Exchange reate: $15.76 @ 4:31 PM EDT 4/14/22
I have walked through many lives, some of them my own,
and I am not who I was,
though some principle of being
abides, from which I struggle
not to stray.
When I look behind,
as I am compelled to look
before I can gather strength
to proceed on my journey,
I see the milestones dwindling
toward the horizon
and the slow fires trailing
from the abandoned camp-sites,
over which scavenger angels
wheel on heavy wings.
Oh, I have made myself a tribe
out of my true affections,
and my tribe is scattered!
How shall the heart be reconciled
to its feast of losses?
In a rising wind
the manic dust of my friends,
those who fell along the way,
bitterly stings my face.
Yet I turn, I turn,
with my will intact to go
wherever I need to go,
and every stone on the road
precious to me.
In my darkest night,
when the moon was covered
and I roamed through wreckage,
a nimbus-clouded voice
“Live in the layers,
not on the litter.”
Though I lack the art
to decipher it,
no doubt the next chapter
in my book of transformations
is already written.
I am not done with my changes.
Stanley Kunitz, “The Layers” from The Collected Poems of Stanley Kunitz . Copyright © 1978 by Stanley Kunitz. Reprinted by permission of W. W. Norton & Company,
MotionDAO at AstroDAO
proposal created by @marlonbarriossolano in collaboration with MotionDAO members.