The EMPIRES Kickstarter campaign is over and a huge success thanks to all 220 of you who made it happen!! We are energized and ecstatic by your immense enthusiasm and support for the project, and it really validates our direction and approach. We can’t thank you enough.
Our next steps include some additional interview shoots whose voices need to be a part of this film and kicking off the editing process. We'll spend the next few months crafting our many hours of footage into the story of EMPIRES and getting the film ready for fall festival submissions.
We had some great press last week in the form of an article in Brooklyn’s Park Slope Linewaiters' Gazette
If you haven’t checked out or liked our EMPIRES Facebook page, please do.
Finally, if you are in NYC, please come to Marc Lafia and Matt Duncan’s Instascapes installation at the FIGMENT NYC show on Governor's Island this weekend, June 9-10, more info below.
The EMPIRES team
"Instascapes" are lightweight sculptural transparencies mimicking camera filters. They are designed to be interactive and social and are produced at varying scales from window size to billboard size. One of the most popular photo social networks is called Instagram, a "fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures." "Instascapes" extends this idea by setting up a series of lightweight sculptural "frames" or "filters" and placing them strategically in the environment for us to see ourselves, our surroundings and our photography at a new scale and at a heightened appreciation.
FIGMENT June 9-10, 2012 Governors Island, NYC
FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one weekend each summer, it transforms Governors Island into a large-scale collaborative artwork – and then it’s gone.
Saturday, June 9 — 10AM – 6PM
Sunday, June 10 — 10AM – 6PM
Governors Island, NYC… a free, short ferry-ride from lower Manhattan and Brooklyn!
Click here for directions.
Again, huge thanks and we look forward to keeping you updated as EMPIRES enters its next chapter.