Tim C. Inzana has been locked in a shed livestreaming himself for 100 days.
He plans to do so for the rest of the year in an attempt to sell himself as live custom wall art.
He says for $5 million, he'll do it for five years and for $10 million, ten years.
Tim C. Inzana has spent the first 100 days of 2021 locked in a shed, livestreaming himself 24/7, and he plans to stay there for the rest of the year as part of a stunt to promote a very unique offer.
For the right price, Inzana says he will lock himself in an empty room for five to 10 years and fill it with art he creates, all while being livestreamed 24/7 to a custom frame designed by him to be hung on the wall of his buyer.
"The artwork is me creating the artwork," Inzana, who is located in Los Angeles, told Insider. "It would be like seeing a blank space transform into this colorful space."
He views his current year-long livestream, which is running constantly on the platform Twitch, as an experiment that also shows he's serious about the offer.
For $5 million, he will remain in the room for five years. He's offering 20 of those five-year frames at that price. For $10 million, he will remain in the room for 10 years, an option only available to a single buyer.
He does have one alternative offer: a public option. If he gets 7,000 subscribers on Twitch, he'll pull back the above offers and continue his current stream for up to 5 years, so long as his subscriber count does not dip below that threshold. A subscription to his channel costs $4.99 per month, and as of this writing, he has sold 102.
Inzana, 34, said he came up with the idea because he'd always been interested in the potential of livestreaming.
"I had a bug for livestreaming before Twitch ever came out, before YouTube Live, or Instagram Live," Inzana said, adding that it's "basically the opposite of what has happened, where we pick and choose these moments from our lives and create a narrative."
And indeed, at any point in the day, people can tune into the livestream on his Twitch channel, stumblrTV.
If you tune in from 8 to 10 p.m. PT, you can watch Inzana as he sits at his computer and hosts a Q&A. Other times you may find him eating dinner, or meditating, or having a solo dance party virtually DJed by a follower he recently connected with.
Inzana calls the art he makes "laser-cut, layered, perspective" art, which he creates by layering custom-cut pieces of materials like acrylic or aluminum to form 3D works of art. The frames he's selling to feature his livestream will be made in this style.
Located on his family's property, the shed he's currently in, and has not left since the start of the year, is outfitted with a bed, kitchen, and bathroom. He said it took two and a half months to prepare it to be lived in.
Inzana said he is not trying to do a "game show stunt." He spent months talking with friends and family before deciding to do this. His fiancee supports him and brings him groceries through the window. The project is also not meant to be "dangerous" or especially "restrictive." Instead, he said he views it as a project of "life and love."
"I don't know exactly what I'm doing, to be honest," he said. "There's elements of me just following hunches and wanting to make the world a better place."
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