for you, [w]rapper

Added on by Jessica Gath.


The concept of For You, [W]Rapper is to catalyze generosity in real time in people’s real lives. I invite attendees/participants to think of someone in their lives and to let that person know – this time in the form of a gift.

[W]rapper works as a narrative with three stages. First, you are participating right now, as you read this call to bring presents for the people in your life and start thinking about what you’d like to share with one, or some, of them. The core of the performance is Gath’s wrapping of the gifts, and handing them back to their givers. The work ends with the recipients of the gift receiving them – whenever and wherever that may happen.


[presents (supplied by and returned to audience members), wrapping paper, ribbon, tape, rap music (Contribution – Jurassic 5; 4000 Miles and Purest Love – Blackalicious; Fear Not of Man – Mos Def; Yesterday – Atmosphere; No Regrets – Aesop Rock), 2010-12 | Photo credits: Mobius, Tasha Doremus]