Works associated with Blurred Vibrations: On Billie Eilish & Affect. Text by Dena Yago. The full essay is available on auction as an NFT.
Visual works by Rachel Rossin. Video made from component parts of a commissioned RPG - navigating a simulated video game made from real estate assets pulled from models for suburban developments.
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This essay was made possible by all of the $MOOD token holders. Editions created by Rachel Rossin. Research assistance by Lauren Burns Coady. Edited by a past collaborator. Thank you to readers Carson Salter, Toby Shorin, and @sub_rrosa.
Note on editions: Work by Rachel Rossin. Video made from component parts of a commissioned RPG - navigating a simulated video game made from real estate assets pulled from models for suburban developments.
The other week I received a mysterious package with an unfamiliar return address. I emptied its contents onto my kitchen table and was faced by two inscrutable objects: a raw muslin handkerchief with the words “Happier Than Ever” embroidered in beige thread, and a card with white borders and an oddly printed beige background with brown script text “thank you for all of your support / can’t wait for you to hear what we’ve been working on / love billie” Why was I receiving such niceties from one of the world’s biggest pop stars? Probably not because I was stringing together thousands of words on the recent R.J. Cutler documentary The World’s A Little Blurry and Billie Eilish’s distinct vibe. But probably because I had drunkenly purchased an oversized red sweatshirt with a large bikini-clad, winged anime angel named “Princess Blurry” on it for $120 a few weeks prior from her online merch store. The postcard remains on my fridge as I write this.
What started as a tweet thread about Billie Eilish, R.J. Cutler's recent Eilish documentary, and affect theory is now becoming a long-form, multimedia essay including commissioned illustrations that will exist within the NFT essay as NFT artworks. I’ll be using Mirror to crowdfund this essay, the funds from which will allow me time to research and write, hire an editor to assure the essay’s quality, and commission NFT illustrations.
Here are the basic mechanics: