Metalsmithing meets the imaginative performances of ritual body piercing, allowing the “art object” to become more than visual.
January 30th - February 13th, 2012
Hall Street Gallery
212 W Hall St. Savannah GA
This project aims to create dynamic objects that interact with the body, turning craft into truly experiential art. By combining traditional techniques of making with the imaginative performances of ritual body piercing, the “art object” exceeds the limitations of seeing, and explodes into the physical realm of the senses.
Three specific and unique experiences are being crafted and documented on film. “Rage” is the first object, that allows the user to encounter the catharsis we all long for when confronted with the powerful emotion of anger.
“Dominion” is a competitive piece, that allows players to struggle against one another, testing their own limitations, and establish dominance before an audience.
“Equilibrium” tunes into nature, channeling the vibrations and movement of the wind into the skin. It is a meditative piece that extends our existing sensory channels, allowing them to “hear” on a scale much grander than ever before.
An ambitious collaborative project, these sculptural and performance works are being captured on film and will be packaged as an exhibition to be launched in January 2012.
WITH YOUR HELP:
The project is nearing completion, with all of the craft, material, and labor contributed by the artist. Now, to realize the full potential, we are turning to our community and asking for you to join us. Spread the word to your friends, and make a contribution towards final material and equipment costs. With your help, we are opening a conversation that looks into the nature of the human experience.
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pledged of $500 goal
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Oct 24, 2011 - Nov 23, 2011 (30 days)
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An Awesome Email Thank you!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Recognition as a contributor on our website.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Digital Download of the 3-part Film + Recognition as a contributor on our website.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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A forged copper coil as used in the performance of “Dominion”, stamped with the artist’s “maker’s mark” + Digital Download of the 3-part Film + Recognition as a contributor on our website.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
A signed, handblown glass orb, as used in the performance of “Rage” + A forged copper coil as used in the performance of “Dominion”, stamped with the artist’s “maker’s mark” + Digital Download of the 3-part Film + Recognition as a contributor on our website.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012