Appreciate You

Appreciate You is an NFT-based performance for one person at a time, in which we meet over Zoom, and I appreciate you. There were 100 five minute sessions, taking place over December 31, 2021.

To reserve a performance session time, collectors obtained the corresponding token on Now that the performance has taken place, if a collector transfers their token, they agree to spend five minutes appreciating the new owner. In this way, the work functions as a distributed performance.

The work intertwines a social contract and a smart contract, asking what “value” and “trust” mean to us in the age of NFTs.

Appreciate You is part of a series of pandemic works—Later Date, I heard TALKING IS DANGEROUS, What do you want me to say?, Sleepover, and Good Night—that deal with themes of isolation, breakdown,  disconnection, communication, presence, desire.

Photography by Kyle McDonald. Special thanks to Gabriel Noguez.