This is a performance for one person at a time. Every night before I sleep, I will text you good night. The performance continues as long as I am alive. When you no longer want to experience the performance, you may transfer it to someone else.
This work is a reflection on time, presence, and mortality that have emerged from the past couple years. It questions the meaning of "forever" that blockchain technology promises. Layering a social contract within a smart contract, the work asks whether we really want to abandon trust in humans for trust in technology.
Good Night is part of a series of pandemic works—Later Date, I heard TALKING IS DANGEROUS, What do you want me to say?, Sleepover, and Appreciate You—that deal with themes of isolation, breakdown, danger, disconnection, grief, frustration, communication, wanting.
This gesture represents a commitment to a set of rules I have set out for myself, the performance is the lived attempt to meet that commitment.
This performance is transferred via the tezos blockchain (view on H=N). If you would like to transfer the performance to someone else, you can swap the token on H=N by gifting it, selling it, auctioning it, or returning it to me. After obtaining the token, message me via Instagram, Twitter, or Discord to initiate the performance and validate the token. Your name will be listed as the active participant below. If you do not initiate contact within one week of receipt or you become otherwise unreachable, the token will be considered invalid and a new token may be minted to correspond to this work. My performance serves as the certifier of the token’s validity.
Performance currently active for: JulietteBibasse
Edition: 1 + 1AP