Open Call for Artists: Refraction x ETHBerlin

Refraction and The Department of Decentralization are presenting the art programming at this year’s ETHBerlin from May 24-26. The exhibition is curated through an Open Call. Interested artists can submit their artwork from April 10th to May 10th.

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Refract Pass Drop: Rick Silva - Totality

We asked Brazilian-American artist Rick Silva a few questions ahead of his Refraction artwork drop—a reflection on the solar eclipse. The work is available exclusively for Refract Pass holders and exhibited for the first time at our New York event at Public Records on April 4th.

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Material Potential: Sara Ludy On Working With AI, Painting, and Generating a Surreal Dance Party In The Ocean

The renowned artist talks about her start with AI-assisted art, and Daance Dange Daice—her series of otherworldly images of celebration and alienation.

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The REFRACT PASS: Bringing Utility and Art to Collectors and Culture Fans

Refraction is releasing a pass that truly reflects its success and contributes towards building its future. Here's a look at the artists who's work will be included in our REFRACT PASS.

Kate Neave
Surveyors of Magic: A Chat With Curator Tabitha Swanson 

Bringing together artists that explore the natural and geological worlds, unexpected glitch and non-human intelligence. Fuelled by irreverence, playfulness and humour, ‘Surveyors of Magic’ offers a space to explore and rebuild.

Kate Neave
Black Exodus Technology: In Conversation with Abu Qadim Haqq

For over three decades, visual artist Abu Qadim Haqq has created artworks for Detroit techno and adjacent electronic music that depict entire worlds, decolonial incursions beyond human experience, fragmented within the space and format of vinyl records.

DeForrest Brown Jr
Minted Chaos: A Community Experiment in Chance Dance with Pure Rave

For this season's theme of Minted Chaos, Refraction and Pure Rave are partnering on an audio experiment inviting the extended Refraction community to create their own Chance Dance audio piece in Pure Rave style. Selected tracks will then be published on Nina Protocol.

Pauline Le Mell
Incidental Party Music: Pure Rave Brings Experimental Turntablism to the Dancefloor

While Pure Rave cites experimental turntablists like Christan Marclay and Maria Chavez as influences, they also are working within the rich history of Detroit electronic music, with an origin story linked to the Motor City's robust and historic dance music scene. 

John Chiaverina
Rethinking the Value of Music in Web3

The advent of web3 presents an opportunity for alternatives that exist outside of this imaginary stranglehold but, in order to start thinking about music outside of our current model, we need to start thinking about the value of music differently.

Henry Ivry
Real and Imagined Landscapes

Exploring Island geography with Nicolas Sassoon and Yu Su

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Revolution or regression? Changing perspectives on music NFTs

While much of the talk within the world of Web3 is prone to hyperbole — there are endless promises of revolution, not to mention the tech world's favorite buzzword: disruption.

Henry Ivry