Die in einem Leuchtkasten präsentierte Arbeit "Dear Jeff" ist der Screenshot einer E-Mail von Annika Stoll an Jeff Bezos, den Gründer und CEO des Online-Versandhandels Amazon. Der Text in Form eines Liebesbriefes beinhaltet die Bitte der Künstlerin, ihr eine Million Dollar zu überweisen. Der Wortlaut …
I'm writing this email, because I don't know any other way to reach you. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I can't stop thinking about this one question I'd like to ask you. You certainly don't know me and I don't really know you, but every time I think about it, there's a gentle excitement, which rises from my stomach area, up to my chest. When it reaches my head, my brain starts to feel foggy and, abruptly, I smile. Sometimes I feel like my heart will just burst with all the longing and excitement I feel when I think about a possible positive answer. Do you sometimes feel that way too?
The only way I can stop this feeling is by saying to myself: He will never send you a response. He won't even read your email. One of his employees will read it and delete it, and perhaps have a good laugh about the poor, unashamed artist from germany. So I'm kind of nervous asking this, but here goes:
Dear Jeff, would you be willing to support a young artist and transfer me one million dollars?
Looking forward to your response and your generous support.
Here's my paypal link: paypal.me/nnkstll
Thank you so much and take care,