Duration: 7 min/32 sec. Video documentation of a live art performance by Arin Lindstrom.
Performed for the LibArt Exhibition at the College of Western Idaho Library, Nampa, Idaho - March 13, 2013.

Based on the idea of artistic generosity as often accomplished through a level of pain or challenge, hand-typed cards with the inscription "I believe in you" are gifted to participants as I greet them with the words "You are gifted." A pair of boxing gloves worn by myself becomes the qualifier for a level of pain or challenge. Performed in collaboration with the CWI Library, staff, faculty, and students.

"What I am mostly interested in is engaging people through my art. This performance is based on the idea of gift as a transaction. In that a gift is free, the idea of gift also is like two sides of a coin – it requires the action of receiving in order to complete the act of gifting. This performance relies on the audience as participant. It is a demonstration of struggle as challenge to accomplish something; in this case an artwork. "

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