Achik’ and the Desert NFT series by Alfredo Salazar-Caro

Achik’ and the Desert is a short series of digital works attached to a physical 3D Printed Bronze Mask. The works are part of the  Dreams of the Jaguar’s Daughter series by Alfredo Salazar-Caro

Dreams of the Jaguar’s Daughter is a three-part Surreal VR Documentary where Achik’, the spirit of a young  immigrant, guides viewers through her dreams and memories of the arduous journey north. Starting in the Guatemalan jungle, traveling through central Mexico and reaching the Arizona Desert. Each chapter is composed from documentation of immigrants’ journeys during the 2018 Caravan, using 3D scans, drones, traditional footage, interviews and 360 footage.

The Mask is the face of the series’ main character, Achik’. The mask itself is derived from original Mayan artifacts from the Museo Popol Vuh in Guatemala City. This artifact was 3D scanned during the research phase of the documentary, the mask was then extracted from the scan, re-sculpted, re-textured and modified by the artist. In essence, Achik’ Mask is a digitally resurrected ancient Mayan artifact that gives life to a 21st century story-telling spirit.

The Bronze object is an edition of 10 + 2 AP, through FeltZine and Foundation the last 5 masks of the series will be given to the first buyers of Achik’ and the Desert  NFT’s.

About the Artist

Alfredo Salazar-Caro is creator living/working between Mexico City, NYC, and Online. His works are an amalgamation of Portraiture, Installation, Documentary, Video, XR, Social Sculpture and Specular Architecture.

Salazar-Caro is co-creator and creative director of DiMoDA, The Digital Museum of Digital Art. DiMoDA is a groundbreaking project that functions as a VR institution and exhibition platform dedicated to the development of XR Art.

His work has been exhibited internationally. Exhibitions include : Tribeca Film Festival US, Dreamlands @ Whitney Museum US, The Wrong Biennale, BR, New Normal LB/TR, Die Ungerahmte Welt, HeK, CH, Siggraph Asia, TH and 1Mes1Artista CDMX among others.  His work can be seen in publications such as Leonardo, Cultured Magazine, Vice Magazine and +