Achik' and The Desert is a short series of works that will be sold with NFTs. Derived from Dreams of the Jaguar's Daughter, a three-part surreal documentary in VR, Achik', the spirit of a young immigrant, recounts her dreams and memories of her journey north. Achik and the Desert 3 (2021) is accompanied by Achik' Mask #1, a 3D Printed, then Bronze Cast sculpture derived from the mask of the series’ main character. The mask itself is derived from original Mayan artifacts from the Museo Popol Vuh in Guatemala City. This artifact was scanned during the research phase of the documentary, the mask was then extracted from the scan, re-sculpted, re-textured and modified by the artist. In essence, the mask is a digitally resurrected ancient Mayan artifact that gives life to a 21st century story-telling spirit.
About The Purchase
The Token ID points to a display copy of the artwork. The full collector package, is exclusively available through a private link that can only be transferred via the previous collector, TRANSFER, or left.gallery. Collector must contract TRANSFER to coordinate shipment of cast-bronze mask.
Medium: Single-channel video with audio and Cast-bronze sculpture wth slate stand
Dimensions: Video: 1920 x 1080 px, 24 fps 00:00:43 Mask: 10 x 10 x 10"
Edition Video: 1+1AP Mask: 6/10+2AP
Collectors are encouraged to retain a full archival package for this work, which can be requested from TRANSFER at the time of purchase and may include: thumb drives containing the work, high-resolution, uncompressed, lossless codecs, exhibition copies and a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. In lieu of the full archival package, collectors are encouraged to download and preserve the digital collector's package on at least two external hard drives of their choice, stored in two separate geographic locations. Files should be migrated to new external hard drives every 3-5 years.
Collectors should be mindful of resolution and size, so that they may avoid distorting the work. Under no circumstances can the file(s) be edited. Collector acknowledges that if they do not choose to purchase an archival package, they may not be receiving work at its highest quality output.
The Artist or their estate retains copyright of the work, and of all images of the work.
Transfer of Ownership
The work and all contents of the collector package must accompany any assignment or sale of the work. The Seller must contact the artist to complete resale compensation. The seller is obligated to confirm 50% of gross sale price has been paid to the artist and deliver the full archival package to the purchaser in order to complete title transfer for this artwork.
Seller must be in direct contact with collector to faciliate transport of cast-bronze mask.