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Madonna discusses NFT collection: “It’s not often a robot centipede crawls out out of my vagina”

By | Published on Friday 13 May 2022


Madonna has spoken about her new NFT collection, created in partnership with Beeple creator Mike Winklemann, which features a nude animated version of the singer giving birth to various forms of nature.

“When Mike and I decided to collaborate on this project a year ago, I was excited to have the opportunity to share my vision of the world as a mother and an artist with Mike’s own unique point of view”, Madonna says in a statement accompanying the collection.

“It’s been an amazing journey building this together from an intellectual idea to an emotional story, giving birth to art. I wanted to investigate the concept of creation, not only the way a child enters the world through a woman’s vagina, but also the way an artist gives birth to creativity”.

In an interview with Winklemann she adds: “It’s not often a robot centipede crawls out out of my vagina”.

I’m sure you’ll be glad to hear that. Explaining the idea behind the artworks further, she explains: “I’m doing what women have been doing since the beginning of time, which is giving birth. But on a more existential level, I’m giving birth to art and creativity and we would be lost without both”.

“We set out to crate something that is absolutely and utterly connected to creation and motherhood”, she continues. “I think it’s really important that people know a lot of thought and conversation went into creating these videos”.

While reaction to the three short videos being offered up as NFTs has been decidedly mixed, I don’t think anyone could deny that quite a lot of thought has gone into the making of them. The NFTs are up for sale now, with the first auction due to complete later today. Money raised will be donated to three female-focussed charities: The Voices Of Children Foundation, The City Of Joy and Black Mama’s Bail Out.

Have a look at the animations up for sale for yourself here.