Alex Ramirez-Mallis is the Brooklyn artist sells FART audio clips as NFT cryptocurrency. NTF’s are a type of cryptocurrency. NTF’s are a unit of data, usually a unique piece of creative work. As each piece is unique, they are not interchangeable and have a higher value. NFTs have been gaining popularity to commodify digital creations like art, with artists turning to cryptocurrency to make money have gained popularity due to the pandemic.
The Brooklyn artist 36-year-old Alex Ramirez-Mallis is selling audio recordings of his farts as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a type of cryptocurrency. The recordings are available in a file named ‘One Calendar Year of Recorded Farts. Earlier there was digital art, and in-game assets also. But this is new. Alex Ramirez-Mallis is the latest to join the NFT cryptocurrency craze, selling recordings of his farts for as much as $196. Recently another noted NFTs sale includes ‘When You See Yourself’, the latest album from Kings of Leon, and a highlights package sold by the NBA. Alex Ramirez-Mallis said, “If people are selling digital art and GIFs, why not sell farts?”. During the initial days of Lockdown, the project began in March 2020 when Alex Ramirez-Mallis and some friends began sharing recordings of their farts on a WhatsApp group. Selling the weird collection of farts as NFT’s was a recent idea, inspired by the increased adoption of NFTs. “The NFT craze is absurd — this idea of putting a value on something inherently intangible,” he said.
36 years old
Alex Ramirez-Mallis is a filmmaker and DJ, producer, and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. His films have been selected for multiple festivals and also screened across the US and internationally. Alex has produced and directed several short films and documentaries like ‘Crescendo’, ‘Raising Baby Grey’, ‘Billy Star’ and ‘America Is My Home. He work has been featured online by The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Vimeo Staff Picks, Pitchfork, The Huffington Post, and Vimeo Staff Picks. The 2017 documentary series AMERICAN BOYBAND by Alex Ramirez-Mallis was broadcast on ViceTV. Alex Ramirez-Mallis’s short documentary CRESCENDO was premiered at Tribeca 2020. Alex is an active member of the Meerkat Media Collective and the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. Alex has won awards, to mention a few a 2014 Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for his documentary ‘After Trayvon’. Alex is also a DJ with Pleasure Jams.
Due to the lockdown, many artists turned to digital performances and live streams looking for other ways to make money. NFTs being unique have emerged as a valuable option. If you own an NFT, you own the original and ownership over that particular work of art like owning a rare painting by Da Vinci, but only digitally, NFTs have made a piece of huge news in recent days. Alex Ramirez-Mallis says “I’m hoping these NFT farts can at once critique [the absurdity], make people laugh and make me rich.” Alex Ramirez-Mallis is not the only one but another NFT on OpenSea is available selling 52 recordings of farts. Alex Ramirez-Mallis is active on social media. The filmmaker from Brooklyn, NY, is viral on social media for the unique sale which many find absurd and hilarious that one could make a living from selling recordings of farts. Twitter is filled with comments about Alex Ramirez-Mallis’s sale. “This is prosperity under Biden” one person tweeted. Another person asked, “You mean I’m missing out on $8500 a day?” Yet Another person said, “If aliens land on earth today, let this be the only tweet they read. This is what I want the universe to think of earthlings”. Replying to one user, another tweeted “You can’t spell fart without art, Garvey.”
Alex Ramirez-Mallis is 36 years old. We do not any information about the Alex Ramirez-Mallis family. Alex Ramirez-Mallis has an MA in integrated media arts from one of New York’s most prominent public colleges Hunter College.
The estimated Net Worth of Alex Ramirez-Mallis is around $500K USD.
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