Imagine a horror film made just for you. The creator knows you intimately—how you speak, how you write, what you look like—and can use this to unsettle you. But that’s practically all the creator knows—just you, and the 50 scariest horror movies of all time. It doesn’t have access to the internet, it doesn’t know anyone else, and it doesn’t have a life of its own. At least, as far as you know. You created it.
Welcome to conceptual artist and photographer Kevin Abosch’s self-made nightmare. You may have heard of Abosch from his several blockchain-related projects. He’s drained his blood for blockchain-based art. He has tokenized himself, the idea of a yellow Lambo, and his priceless moments with renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Though Abosch’s work spans photographic portraits—featuring the likes of Malala, Yoko Ono, and some distinguished potatoes—and provocative installations in Paris and Reykjavík, he’s found himself filling the art-world role of “the blockchain guy.”