The future belongs to giant cuckoo-clocks. You can quote me on that one. ;-)
Life is no time to be practical. And with that in mind, in honor of my mother, Florence-Lily, I want to build the World's Largest Collection of Giant Cuckoo-Clocks. Lily collected cuckoo-clocks. Her clocks may have been numerous, but they were of course, actually quite small in real life. That's not how I remember them. As a small child they always seemed so much larger than life. And why just build one giant cuckoo (which actually aren't all that uncommon) when I can build a whole collection of giant cuckoos?
Lily passed away years ago, but I've remained on the artistic direction she always encouraged me to take. It's time! I want the collection both grand and silly - an interactive installation that combines our love for kitsch with our anxiety over entropy.
I would like the collection easily transportable so it can be installed at different locations. The actual cuckoos, will vary in size but all will be taller than the average person. All of them will function as working clocks. I hope to make my giant cuckoo-clocks available for weddings. I mean, who wouldn't want a birthday party with giant noisy cuckoo-clocks...???
They wouldn’t be as flat as they’re seen here. They will have more of a traditional clock form and be less like a box.
While I plan on building some clocks as assemblages using found materials, others will be more traditional in appearance. I've been asked a lot about the sounds these clocks will perform.
I've already started work on a few of the sound-generators using an old player organ. Here's a [mp3] link to one of them: http://tiny.cc/x823r
Here's another [mp3] sample of one I made from a modified music box: http://tiny.cc/4mqp7
The funds will cover the costs of building materials, supplies, and the rental of a temporary space for the construction. If funds allow, I would also want to commission other artists to construct their own versions of a giant cuckoo-clock for the collection.
PLEASE NOTE -I've decided, even if I don't get the funding, I'm still going to be sending everyone a special thank-you gift in the mail. If I do get the funding, you get your pledge reward. If I don't get the funding, you'll still get a little something from me of my choosing. Just my way of saying thanks for believing in me, that the feeling is very much mutual.
Some will, while others will make very untraditional noises.
Mostly at non-standard intervals.
Will you have one where wrestlers appear from their separate corners and grapple to the sound of the referee's bell?
Wow. That's such a great concept! Now that the idea has been put into my head, how could I not?
I can't believe more than one person has asked me this lately. Well, as I did with my ruler ( http://www.jupitter-larsen.com/ruler.html ) I would have to replace the N-S-E-W letters with more personal symbols. Now that I'm thinking about it, building one of my giant cuckoo-clocks out of old compasses sounds like it would be very interesting.
pledged of $26,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 7, 2012.
Feb 7, 2012 - Apr 7, 2012 (60 days)
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An official THANK YOU email from the World's Largest Collection of Giant Cuckoo-Clocks. But remember, everyone gets a special thank-you gift in the mail regardless if I get the funding or not. Why not? Life is no time to be practical.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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For the lover of experimental music, sound, & noise - a free life-time subscription to the Zelphabet CD series of 26 compilations featuring: Achim Wollscheid, Asmus Tietchens, Charlemagne Palestine, Chop Shop, Daniel Menche, Dave Phillips, Ed Osborn, Elliott Sharp, Emil Beaulieau, Francisco Lopez, Gregory Whitehead, Hanatarash, Howard Stelzer, Incapacitants, John Duncan, John Wiese, Jon Rose, Lasse Marhaug, The Legendary Pink Dots, and many, many - many more! Please note that you will get all the previous released volumes (A - L) in one go and then each forthcoming one as they are released.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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A free Life-time Subscription to the Zelphabet series of 26 CD compilations, AND an original painting by myself (22 x 28 inches + you get to pick the main color). To see examples of my paintings go here: http://painting.jupitter-larsen.com/ Regarding the CDs, please note that you will get all the previous released Zelphabet volumes (A - L) in one go and then each forthcoming one as they are released.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Everything mentioned above: the email, the temporary tattoo, pin, tee-shirt, hoodie, coffee mug, DVD, an original painting, and CD subscription.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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I (GX Jupitter-Larsen) will come to your house anywhere in North America and perform my current noise show in your basement or where ever. The piece is entitled "Loud Luggage / Booming Baggage" and entails me operating amplified suitcases.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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I (GX Jupitter-Larsen) will come to your house anywhere in the world and perform my current noise show in your basement or where ever. The piece is entitled "Loud Luggage / Booming Baggage" and entails me operating amplified suitcases.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Be the first kid on your block to have a giant clock named after you. Your name (or the name of a loved one of yours) will be prominently and permanently displayed on one of the clocks. No other name will be featured on the clock with your name. You also get the temporary tattoo, pin, tee-shirt, hoodie, and coffee mug.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012