Toronto will be home to the first public art installation NFT in history with a 100-foot video

This October, Toronto’s History Museum is continuing its lineup of breathtaking artwork with new exhibits for the Awakening program. As part of the lineup, this weekend, Fort York National Historic Site will display its largest ever sound and light installation with the Continuum art project.

This installation comes from Toronto-based artist Krista Kim and features original music composed by Jeff Schroeder, guitarist of well-known American alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins. The installation is the first public art installation NFT (non-fungible token) in history, and it will be auctioned off ahead of the display.

Continuum aims to bring healing and wellness to the community as the world begins to reopen and reconnect after a global pandemic that has disrupted regular life for so long. It features a 100-foot long LED healing wall of light and sound alongside the original Lakeshore line of Lake Ontario.

The art project represents a rebirth as it transforms the historic military fort into a light display that symbolizes a brighter future to come.

 

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Krista Kim is a contemporary artist based in Ontario. She is the founder of the Techism Movement, which recognizes technological innovation as a medium of art in itself. It merges art and technology in an experimental and phenomenal way.

Continuum is part of Toronto History Museum’s Awakening program, which is a series of art projects that explore untold stories and awaken new perspectives.  The projects are created by Black and Indigenous artists of colour with themes of anti-oppression, anti-racism and anti-colonialism.

Continuum will be on display for three days only. On Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3, the exhibit will be open to the public from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., and from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4. For those who cannot attend in person, there will be an online advance preview of the exhibit running on Oct. 1 at 8 p.m.

The project is free at the Fort York National Historic Site, though time-specific tickets must be booked in advance.

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