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CONTRACT KILLERS
Contract Killers is a site-specific, augmented reality series created by artist Nancy Baker Cahill, and collaboratively developed into a unique and powerful NFT project with several co-conspirators. The digital assets are minted on the environmentally responsible Tezos blockchain, and paired with physical assets, rewards and consequences outlined in a reimagined smarter contract, and essays from the Artist; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Executive Director Hesse McGraw; and noted art attorney, Sarah Conley Odenkirk, partner at the law firm of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP. Contract Killers drops soon on Snark.art, an online platform which incubates artists' innovations on the blockchain.


Each handshake, recorded in front of a selected charged location, represents a realm of obligation and agreement where trust evaporates, where stated contracts continue to fail individuals and communities. Additionally, accompanying essays offer three different perspectives on the dangers of the collective amnesia induced by the rush to embrace, mint, and sell NFTs. These articulations aim to remind those swept up in the NFT hype of the responsibilities we all have to each other and our planet.


Essays:
Nancy Baker Cahill (Artist)
Hesse McGraw (Executive Director, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston)
Sarah Conley Odenkirk (Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP)

Contract:
Contract Killers Agreement

ARTWORKS
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PRESS
"Contract Killers: artist Nancy Baker Cahill challenges the efficacy of the 'smart contracts' behind NFTs with an augmented reality project. The environmentally conscious project considers broken and violated social contracts in the artists space and in society as a whole". Read more >>>>
The Art Newspaper
Daniel Cassady
7th May 2021
"The Flip Side of NFTs: A Glimpse Into the Artists' Unique Perspectives. For California-based multi-disciplinary artist Nancy Baker Cahill, NFTs are a driving force in redistributing the power hierarchy of art, which makes them all the more attractive". Read more >>>>
Bitcoin.com
Reuben Jackson
9th May 2021
"Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Launches NFT Project. In collaboration with the Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH), a new site-specific augmented reality series created by artist Nancy Baker Cahill will be available online next Tuesday, May 18". Read more >>>>
Glasstire
Christopher Blay
11th May 2021

NANCY BAKER CAHILL
Photo by Dominc Nieri
Nancy Baker Cahill is a new media artist who examines power, selfhood, and embodied consciousness through drawing and shared immersive space.

She is the Founder and Artistic Director of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. Her recent AR public art project, Liberty Bell, commissioned by Art Production Fund, earned features in the New York Times, frieze Magazine, Artnet, Smithsonian Magazine and the Washington Post, among many other publications. The project, on view through 2021, spans six historic and culturally significant sites along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. and appeared in Artnews' list, The Defining Public Artworks of 2020. Baker Cahill was also included in ARTnews' list of 2021 Deciders.
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