The world’s first ever batch of baked NFT canapés
Fresh out the digital oven
Bompas & Parr reveal the world’s first ever batch of baked NFT canapés in collaboration with multi-disciplinary artists. Digital Canapés come as part of a collaborative venture with new NFT platform Artcryption and curator MA+ World Group.
As our current world tumbles towards NFT everything, this collaboration will allow us to see what happens when something as tangibly enjoyable as food becomes virtual and exclusive.
A curated selection of artworks will be displayed on Artcryption’s website. Here, visitors can explore the catalogue and ask to join the waitlist to purchase an NFT artwork.
Luana D'Elias Thomas
AIMSIR Studio by Joby Barrett
My Name is Wendy
Realising food for a digital world feels fit for an era where food sources are diminishing - will sensorial and luxury food be obsolete in the imminent future, and only available for enjoyment in digital format? As our current world tumbles towards NFT everything, this collaboration will allow us to see what happens when something as tangibly enjoyable as food becomes virtual and exclusive. Is the new luxury an exclusively designed edible Digital Canapé? Canapés have traditionally been served alongside drinks and to support dinners, originating in the 1800s in France. The word Canapé literally translates to ‘sofa’, drawing the analogy that the garnish sits atop a piece of bread as people do on a sofa. So what happens when they go digital? We are spending increasing amounts of time sitting on our sofas, scrolling through social media, that we ourselves have become Canapés, consuming content at alarming rates. A Digital Canapé becomes a Canapé for the Canapé of sorts...
The curated exhibition will result in the first ever menu of food NFTs, dressed under the guise of ‘Digital Canapés’. Selected artists will have their digital food artworks minted on Blockchain.
Bompas & Parr and Artcryption hope for this to be a world first, exploring the boundaries between the physical and the virtual within the food industry. After all, canapés are something to be enjoyed, often setting the tone for an evening or event - do they even need to by consumed by mouth - is digital the answer to set the aforementioned tone?