We hope you are all well and are delighted to bring you exciting updates as they unfold for the upcoming kite-flying season.
The kite is a symbol of relief, which means liberation and change.
Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Kite Machine will not return to Rockaway Beach next Summer. The good news is that the machine was safely in storage and was not damaged. We have been busy scouting out new locations to host the machine and our top choice is historic and wind-blown Governor’s Island in New York City.
Our Governor's Island expense breakdown for is as follows:
- Parks Permit: $25
- Public Art Insurance: $500
- Kites and Materials: $2500
- Transportation: $200
- Miscellaneous (upgrades, repairs, etc.): $500
- Goal: $3725
Contributions are tax-deductible and can be made online through our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts service organization. https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=8273
We are delighted to encourage any in-kind and volunteer support as well. To learn more about other ways you can contribute, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bermuda Kite Video
Here is a preview of a video Lee made on how we make the bermuda kites for the Kite Machine, in case you were wondering! http://vimeo.com/60831001 This video was shown at the U-MAKE Kite-Making Retreat earlier this month as part of a kite-making workshop.
Check out our latest write-up in Discourse magazine, a publication by the Drachen Foundation: http://www.drachen.org/sites/default/files/Discourse_Issue-13-FINAL-web.pdf
The project has shown us that small change can eventually turn into big change. Let's continue making the skies kite-filled, colorful and uplifting for all to enjoy!
Please feel free to circulate our letter to interested friends and organizations. Thank you so much for all of your energy and support!
Blue skies and tail winds,
Lee, Whitney and Paolo
Kite-Makers and co-founders of the Kite Collective
The Kite Collective is an assembly of kite-makers that uses the sky as its main stage. The Kite Machine provides an outlet for awareness, creative expression and connection to our environment which lets us flourish in the urban landscapes where we live. We want to close that loop between consuming and discarding by making kites designed to be repaired and reused.