We’re excited to announce DAM 2.0! We’re evolving in our second year. There are so many new exciting opportunities for monthly open calls (Coda, A I M A G I N E Z, etc.) that we’ve decided to venture into new territory.
Since @culturehacker and @lowbrownative co-founded DAM in the summer of 2022 the goal has always been focused on experimentation and we’re excited to expand upon that mission.
DAM 1.0 (YEAR ONE)
1,300+ pieces made for DAM issues
600+ pieces collected for the DAM vault
1 Best of DAM IRL Gallery show at the Seattle NFT Museum
DAM 2.0 (YEAR TWO)
Drum roll please… We’re excited to announce DAM 2.0 will focus on two new initiatives. One is monthly and the other will be quarterly.
DAM singles - curated monthly editions by a single artist on chain. This could be dedicated to an art movement, another artist, or the release of a completely new body of work. The work within a DAM single is a mix of pieces specifically made for the issue. culturehacker and lowbrow will be doing the first two DAM singles. From there the community will help to curate future artists. Proceeds from DAM singles are at the discretion of the artist - meaning they can determine if the funds go to them, are split with a charity and/or a portion comes back to DAM. In the end the artist has full control and ownership of their work. Each DAM single is created, designed, laid out and minted directly by the artist.
The first DAM SINGLE will actually be issue #15 of DAM zine. The issue will drop on September 8th. culturehacker will be paying homage to the Fluxus Art movement which has been an influence on his artistic practice. 100% of the proceeds from the issue will go to supporting the second phase of DAM 2.0 - DAM Physical.
DAM Physical is inspired by the Fluxus Art movement’s postal art experiments. (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_art). DAM Physical builds upon the postal art tradition by inviting a group of global artists to create physical/digital works (each artist creating pieces/pages) that they then send to another artist of their choosing. Artists are responsible for the mailing of the work to other artists. DAM is working on a fund to help with the shipping of the pieces. We see DAM Physical as quarterly meaning that we’ll do it four times a year (winter, spring, summer, fall). Each of the DAM Physical issues is an experiment that will culminate in a special IRL gallery show and physical/digital auction.
We’ll be sharing more detail on both DAM Physicals & Singles when lowbrow native and culturehacker return in September.
Until then we hope you enjoy the remainder of your summer.