Certificate of Ownership: 1/1000 of the Immortal Soul of Mx. T.X. Watson

2018-05-10 share 21 photo.jpg
2018-05-10 share 21 photo.jpg

Certificate of Ownership: 1/1000 of the Immortal Soul of Mx. T.X. Watson

45.00

A share of 1/1000 ownership in the Immortal Soul of Mx. T.X. Watson, as signified by a signed and fingerprinted certificate. The pictured image is the current state of the design.

Priced so that if I sell all 1000 they'll pay off my student debt.

Currently available for order.

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Product dimensions are A5 size paper, 148 x 210 mm (5.8 x 8.3 in).

A share of 1/1000 ownership in the Immortal Soul of Mx. T.X. Watson, as signified by a signed and fingerprinted certificate. The photo is of share 21, and the certificates are being shipped strictly in numerical order.

Priced so that if I sell all 1000 they'll pay off my student debt, including subsidized and unsubsidized student loans, accumulated interest, and other credit debt I've accumulated in my effort to avoid starving to death while a student.

There's an Artist's Statement and more information on this project at memeticengines.com

If you want to help me out with my college payments, but you aren't comfortable owning part of somebody's soul (or just don't have $45), I'm always happy and extremely grateful to receive donations. (I've been surprised by the number of people who are unwilling to support this idea, but still want to give me money. And I'm immensely grateful for their help.) There's a donate button for my paypal below if you'd like that option.

 
 

Shipping is standard USPS domestic and international. Art-quality shipping options also available.

In-person delivery is free, but literally just means I give it to you next time I see you so it could take a very long time.

Fine print:

i. This certificate is legal tender for all debts of a metaphysical, ‘pataphysical, supernatural, or cosmic nature.

ii. T.X. Watson (hereafter "the Commodity") commits the Commodity's Immortal Soul, in parts numbering one thousand, to all markets, metaphysical, ‘pataphysical, supernatural, or cosmic, except where prohibited (see §v.).

iii. Possession of any fraction of the Commodity’s Immortal Soul is transferable by physical possession of this certificate.

The right of possession over this certificate is not protected from theft, fraud, deceit, or otherwise bad-faith interactions.

iv. Though the Commodity does not adhere to any supernatural, metaphysical, or cosmic revelation, the Commodity commits this certificate to record on faith that any fair-minded extramaterial being will interpret this certificate as valid within any framework relevant to that being’s understanding of reality.

Though the Commodity’s name as recognized by the Commodity's sovereign state is not represented on this document, the Commodity commits this certificate to record on faith that any fair-minded extramaterial being will interpret this certificate as referring to the soul, or any part thereof, of that human who deliberately and without coercion volunteered the Commodity's soul, or any part thereof, for commodification.

v. Destruction or radical transmutation of this certificate constitutes the remit of possession over the Commodity’s soul, or any part thereof, to the Commodity.

Transporting this certificate into any sovereign space wherein this certificate and the transaction it represents is prohibited constitutes the remit of possession over the Commodity’s soul, or any part thereof, to the Commodity.

The devaluing of this certificate does not entitle its bearer to compensation, material or metaphysical.

vi. Possession of this certificate does not empower its bearer to exercise control of any kind over the Commodity’s choices or actions, moral or otherwise, mortal or otherwise.

The total stock quantity is set lower than the amount of shares currently available, to avoid overselling, as I also handle transactions in-person.