A Thousand Breaths - Logische Phantasie Lab
“A Thousand Breaths” is an NFT project developed by the association Logische Phantasie Lab that creates an artistic registry for breathing injustices, questions how breathing is valued, and develops funding tools for advancing a Right to Breathe.
Breathing activists will be able to generate dynamic NFTs through a custom-made sensing device that collects breathing and atmospheric data. By overlaying the in-situ data with real-time data provided by social justice activists with the global AirNet network, the generated images reflect changes in air quality dynamically. Depending on the air quality, both the price of the NFT and the image change. The project will be presented internationally with exhibitions in Lisbon and Vienna.
In addition to the production grant of 10,000 euros, the project receives the Women's Bonus (1,000 euros), as it will be implemented by women in a leading position, as well as the South by Southwest special prize (travel allowance and a ticket for participation in SXSW 2023 in cooperation with Außenwirtschaft Austria).
The project "A Thousand Breaths" convinced the jury with its innovative way of combining digital aesthetics and technology as well as addressing legal issues to raise public awareness of air quality. At the same time, it is fundraising for the fight against "breathing injustice" through the creation of artistic NFTs and thus demonstrates a new kind of digital activism.