Appreciate You

This is a 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, you could obtain the corresponding token on or H=N. You could hold or transfer this token before or after the performance, as you’d like. If you transfer this token, you agree to spend five minutes appreciating the new owner. In this way, the work also 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.