On May 9, 2022, iconic comedian, actor and producer Jim Carrey secretly released his NFT collection on Foundation, according to information now shared with nfts via Big Head Club, the Web3 studio behind NFTs. Carrey released a series called Germinations under his Web3 alias kidney bean. It includes five Carrey’s animated autobiographical drawings, each with audio from the actor narrating the characters depicted in the work. The NFT series experimented with how society views and interacts with reputation, art, and value. The presentation of the series also hinted at upcoming projects by Carrey under his String Bean alias.
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While Jim Carrey publicly dropped his “first” NFTs on SuperRare in June and August, it turns out that he had actually released a collection of NFTs called Germinations on Foundation a few months ago. Carey has been an independent cultural institution for decades, and Sprout revolves around that fact. “We try to play with the audience,” explained Big Head Club CEO Mack Flavelle in an interview with nft. “You’re really looking at Jim Carrey’s face. You’re listening to Jim Carrey tell [these paintings]. You didn’t know that was Jim Carrey. That’s part of the drama. It worked. The five animated paintings in the Budding series are 30 seconds to a minute long and feature audio from Carrey himself as he takes on the role of each unique character. Some are somber, some erratic, but each Both are compelling. To create the NFT, Carrey recorded short videos of his characters, froze the videos, and constructed paintings from those video stills. He then provided the visuals and audio to the Big Head Club team, The team then animated the paintings.
Germinations, my first series, is launching today at Foundation. Can’t wait for each of you to see these five pieces: https://t.co/YPW2iX8JZ3 — StringBean (@StringBean_Art) May 9, 2022
“They were literally the voices in his head,” Flaville continued. “They’re different characters he hears. So, when you look at them, you realize that each one was drawn by him. It’s all autobiographical. They’re just symbols of him.” Flavelle, who founded the Big Head Club Having previously co-founded the huge success of Web3 such as Dapper Labs and CryptoKitties, he noted that because Carrey is already a well-known public figure, they are not constrained by optimizing projects for financial gain. This allows him and Carrey to explore project ideas that they both find compelling. After working together for a few months, Flavelle said he left the project because he was impressed with Carrey’s intensity and drive to the creative process. “He has priorities and needs to create,” Flavel said of Carey. “He needed to create art. This new medium became very interesting for him. [With NFTs], something new and interesting happens in art that was not previously within his purview. He is a very talented painter. But the animation in the painting was not something he had seen before. During discussions on the project, both were ready to drop their efforts because neither were satisfied with the creative direction things were going. Ironically, the idea to post anonymously stemmed from this frustration. “We started talking about Jim Carrey making art and No one saw how boring art was,” Flavell recalls. “All they did was focus on the fact that celebrities were successful.I asked [Carrey] If he had heard of the subway experiment in Washington, D.C. I was like, let’s play together. Let’s explore the art you make. Flavelle was referring to a 2007 experiment in which world-renowned conductor and violinist Joshua Bell played the first movement of a Bach violin concerto anonymously during morning rush hour at Union Station in Washington, D.C. The experiment proved instructive Sexual. When Germinations went offline, Flavelle pitched to the Big Head Club community on Twitter and Discord as a unique project they supported and thought people would be interested in. The purpose was also to assess how the community would respond to the sudden change in recommendations from the Big Head Club team The collection drops. “We just leave it there,” explains Flavel. “Every painting has his picture, every painting has his voice.” We got featured on Foundation so we could make sure a lot of people saw this. If no one knew it was Jim Carrey, but no one saw the painting, the story wouldn’t be cool. The pair left subtle hints and clues about Carrey’s identity in both Xiandou’s twitter account and the Foundation’s bio page. They showed visitors an acrostic word in which the first letter of each line spelled out a sentence. In Carrey’s case, the resume is as follows:
Happy, immersive, crazy, whimsical, silly, underground. Heresy, eternal, brutal, vast.Jim Carrey as String Bean
At the time of writing, the top selling piece in the collection is The Bottles that Empty Me, which a collector purchased for 0.55 ETH. Carrey and Flavelle discussed not revealing the secret for years, but finally felt it was time to let the world know who was behind the project. “It’s time for the world to know that Jim Carrey is a navy bean,” Flavell said. “He’s excited about it.”
When asked what’s next in Carrey’s String Bean quest, Flavelle gave a cryptic answer. “There’s more from String Bean,” he said. “It’s not the end. It’s the beginning. I don’t know what we’ll explore [these new ideas] As Jim Carrey. I think “Jim Carrey” might expire and String Bean might be all that’s left. I think the sourness of reality has dissolved artist Jim Carrey and all that’s left is kidney beans. The need to create is deep within him. It’s not just a compliment. It’s a blessing and a curse. He is addicted to work. Most of the people I work with are not. The String Bean experiment offers some unique insights into how society chooses to value the fame that Flavelle so soberly speaks of. It’s also a reminder that celebrity may not be as satisfying and substantial as society thinks. Now speaking to nft, Flavelle says he’s never seen Carrey as “light-hearted” as they did when they released Sprout, which speaks for itself. How Carrey explores his creativity at sunset in Hollywood’s storied career will benefit all People who value his work. Hope his future projects in the NFT space are as conceptually interesting as Germinations. “My full name is Jim Eugene Carrey,” Carrey said in a written statement about the project provided exclusively to nfts “Growing up, people called me Jimmy-Gene The String Bean because I was long, thin, and incredibly flexible.People try to define and differentiate each other in many ways, some endearing, some not [endearing] – but we are not separate. Every character we meet is a different side of the same precious diamond. I’m trying to find all these characters within me. One day, I may publish a video of the voice and facial features that this set of NFTs is based on. I like to use primitive methods that don’t have clear categories yet…for better or worse. “But wait! There’s more: