Help send me to The Arctic Circle artist residency: two weeks on a science-equpped tall ship sailing near the north pole, making work.
Help send me to The Arctic Circle: an amazing artist residency traveling the Arctic seas on a science-equipped tall ship.
I am so excited to have been admitted to The Arctic Circle for their 2012 voyage. This September/October, I, along with ~20 artists and scientists, will spend two weeks on a science-equipped tall ship departing from Svalbard, an archipelago only ten degrees from the North Pole. During the trip, I will be making new artworks and collecting material for future projects. I will also be getting to know the other artists and scientists on the boat, working towards potential collaborations, sharing ideas, and discovering this new amazing place all together.
My work is frequently science-inspired, taking inspiration from abstract ideas in theoretical physics and astronomy, graphs of data produced by machines studying invisible particles and faraway celestial bodies, the sounds of humming machines in laboratories, and what I imagine movement in outer space to be like. During The Arctic Circle residency, I will be doing my own environmental research: pulling my own "data" from my surroundings in the forms of sound recordings (of the boat itself, my surroundings, underwater, and the atmosphere), video recordings (to be used as material in future animation projects), drawings, texts, and observations about the Arctic vastness, movements, and varying speeds that make it up.
The Arctic Circle is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I am thrilled to have at my fingertips. Your contribution will help me cover the costs of the residency itself, travel, acquiring the necessary gear to stay warm in extreme temperatures, and, last but certainly not least, the proper equipment to make the artworks that I am so excited to make.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the trip or the rewards I am offering for donations. Thank you very much for your consideration.
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pledged of $6,000 goal
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Apr 16, 2012 - May 16, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
A PDF copy of "VIEWS FROM THE BOAT", a daily record of views from the boat.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $25 or more
The above, plus a small natural souvenir from the Arctic.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $50 or more
A printed copy of "VIEWS FROM THE BOAT," plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $75 or more
A printed copy of an annotated drawing of the science boat in context, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Digital files (mp3s) of sounds I record/edit in the Arctic, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $250 or more
CD (with booklet) of sounds I record/edit in the Arctic, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $500 or more
A DVD (with booklet) of an animation made in the Arctic, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
A signed, small original drawing made while I'm on the boat, plus all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013