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Internationally Celebrated Artist, Kasumi To Launch Her First NFT Collection

By: PRLog

Kasumi's "Genesis Collection" launches Sunday, August 1 on

CLEVELAND - July 27, 2021 - PRLog -- Kasumi was a favorite of social media long before there was blockchain. As in so many other ways, she was ahead of her time, making work so suited to the NFT space it seems it must have been created specifically for it. Unsurprisingly, of course, Kasumi's influence can be seen across the NFT space; one need look no further than the amazing custom animations she created and that are often featured on The Eric Andre Show.

Thus, Kasumi and JSG Live in collaboration with Satoshi's Closet are excited to announce "The Genesis Collection" available on starting August 1, 2021. The initial offering will consist of four artworks, each carefully selected from Kasumi's vast catalogue and accompanied by a poem written by the artist. Each piece has been minted under a custom ERC-721 smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain, with NFT media and metadata stored on IPFS backed by Arweave.

These unique offerings pull the viewer into images that provoke memories in infinite ways. Their looping moving images remind us that the pieces from which we construct our current reality are already within us as the memories of movements, personalities, expressions, and gestures. The works' simplicities hide complexities, the way fractals, by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop, depict the infinitely complex patterns of reality. These works consist of single gestures that are multiplied, staggered, and exploded through time - not just a deconstruction of individual gestures, but a representation of the sum of its parts - with themes and patterns emerging, association and potentialities that undulate through space and time.

To view the offerings check out the listings here:


Kasumi is an artist who works in a broad range of media: directing and producing films and music videos, VJ performance, public art projection, looping electronic sculptures, print making and painting. In 2011 she was awarded The John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for her experimental feature film Shockwaves. Her film BREAKDOWN premiered at Carnegie Hall in concert with the American Composers Orchestra. Her work has been screened and displayed worldwide and enjoys diverse audiences--Lincoln Center with The New York Philharmonic; performances with the likes of Grandmaster Flash and DJ Spooky; and gifs, post-production and VR 360 for The Eric Andre Show. She recently created a groundbreaking music and art app called Shufflehead, available for both Apple and Android.

Before focusing on visual art, Kasumi was a musician who performed twice at Carnegie Hall and who has recorded four LP albums; she has also worked as a filmmaker, illustrator, painter, printmaker, and published author. While she was living and working in Japan, her film soundtrack was nominated for an Academy award. Her published written work includes two books, scores of newspaper and magazine articles.

She has created works for the Cleveland Museum of Art, MOCA Cleveland, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Donau City Tower, Vienna, EMPAC, Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, and Württembergischen Kunstverein, Stuttgart. Her work also has been featured in museums, art fairs, festivals, and special exhibitions across the U.S. and the world, including France, Germany, the U.K., Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Iceland, and Slovakia, as well as Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Australia, Iran, India, China, Korea and Japan.

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Jim Garibaldi

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