Muar MP Syed Saddiq collaborated with the NFT4HOPE charity to post an NFT collection featuring her face. With this fundraising, the organization aims to raise funds for the flood victims of the country.
A total of four NFTs can be seen on the NFT4HOPE website, and have been tagged as “Super Rare” or “Ultra Rare”. Entitled “Metamorphosis”, the “Ultra Rare” print is a hybrid of digital and physical artwork by contemporary artist Jaee Tee.
Inspired by Syed Saddiq’s career transition, Tee digitized an oil painting she created and incorporated it with digital effects to create a unique looking piece of work in video form. According to Tee, the splashes of yellow, red, blue and white that were used “invoke great significance because they are derived from the Glorious pathWith this NFT design, Tee hopes to inspire and bring hope to those who want to create a better future for Malaysia.
Although Syed Saddiq’s NFT collection has been announced, it is still not available for purchase. There is no indication of the cost of each DTV. Besides Syed Saddiq, former Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal will also be launching her own NFT4HOPE collection, alongside TV host Deborah Henry. There is currently no information on the launch of these NFTs. A + M contacted NFT4HOPE for more information.
This past December, people in areas such as Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Perak were affected by flooding, which has since continued into the New Year. According to CNN on January 3, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Sabah were still affected by the flooding.
This isn’t the first time a Malaysian character has released their own NFT. In November last year, Malaysian singer and songwriter Namewee, who caused controversy with his song, Brittle (heart of glass) has also created its own NFTs. According to the artist in his YouTube video titled “Using NFTs to Fight the World,” the idea of opening an NFT account was to “counter the middleman” and secure ownership of items such as art.
Likewise, Malaysian artist Red Hong Yi added five new exclusive artworks to his NFT Memebank Banknotes series in the same month. Inspired by world currencies and contemporary meme culture in the digital world, the Yi’s Banknotes series is a parody of dollar bills with the latest revamps covering Malaysian Ringgit, Singapore Dollar, Chinese Yuan, Yen Japanese, the US dollar and the British pound.
Meanwhile, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia and new media art collective Filamen unveiled an exclusive Arteon NFT collection earlier this month, titled “Accelerated Futurescapes.” According to VPCM, four unique crypto-arts based on Volkswagen’s flagship models will be available for purchase on Southeast Asia’s NFT platform Pentas. The NFTs will also be featured on the Filamen virtual gallery and the co-organized, No-to-scale design research platform.
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