An interdisciplinary public art project that transforms a dilapidated houseboat into a studio/gallery/laboratory/school.
HOUSEBOAT seeks to establish an interdisciplinary venue that blurs the lines dividing the creation and exhibition of artwork, as well as those that divide the viewer and the creator. This will be accomplished by transforming the cabin space of a houseboat into a non-traditional art gallery and studio. Artwork will be created in, on, and around the boat, using the boat and the artwork itself as the driving inspiration. The art will be displayed in the boat at a multimedia gallery opening, which will include screening of video documentation of the process. Upon completion of the first iteration of the project, we will drive the boat-gallery into local waterways. The multidisciplinary nature of this project will also have potential to involve other performing or visual art groups. HOUSEBOAT will engage with any communities that it comes in contact with during its travels.
Our project will invigorate and connect the neighborhoods and cultural communities of Baltimore as we invite different schools, organizations and individuals to participate. During the exhibitions and events, HOUSEBOAT will be a central meeting place for members of all neighborhoods of the city. As we travel from city to city, we will create a network of interactions and experiences that will link each and every person that comes into contact with our project. During the process, we will break down the ideas of the "isolated artist" and create a singular, national art community.
The boat represents ideas of travel and boundless imagination, it harkens back to Baltimore's maritime history, and its unusual appearance in the center of an urban space will attract attention and excitement. Plus, in the future we plan on driving it through waterways, launching it into ports and towing it across the country on a truck when we have to!
We decided on a houseboat due to the large inside cabin that we will convert into a gallery studio space. Sailboats and other smaller boats don't have as much space.
pledged of $3,000 goal
seconds to go
Feb 12, 2012 - Mar 13, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Get a personalized postcard from the co-founders, Will and Tommy, that has a unique artwork on the front and a personalized message on the back!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $10 or more
AFICIONADO BRAVO! You get put on a mailing list for a secret, invite-only concert that will take place sometime in the spring! Stay tuned for the invitation, you won't want to miss it!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $20 or more
Send us your photo, and you will be included in a collaborative photo-portrait of the members of the HOUSEBOAT project which will be displayed at the opening!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $40 or more
11 backers Limited (89 of 100 left)
Receive a limited edition screen print, designed by one of the artists from the BOATHOUSE project! Your photo will be included in the HOUSEBOAT member's collaborative portrait.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $100 or more
5 backers Limited (95 of 100 left)
Receive a special invite to the VIP sponsor's party, mix and mingle with the artists, participants and sponsors of the HOUSEBOAT project! Your photo will be included in the HOUSEBOAT member's collaborative portrait.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $200 or more
1 backer Limited (49 of 50 left)
Your name will go on our patrons section of our website and also all promotional material that is printed for events and openings. Also, receive an invite to our VIP sponsor's party, and your photo will be included in the HOUSEBOAT member's collaborative portrait.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
You will receive a collaborative, mixed-media artwork by the co-founders of HOUSEBOAT, Will Pierce and Tommy Doyle. In addition, your name will go on all promotional material and the website, you will receive an invite to the VIP sponsor's party, and your photo will be included in the HOUSEBOAT member's collaborative portrait.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
You will be interviewed for the film about the making of HOUSEBOAT which will be screened at the opening exhibition and be featured on a panel discussion about "The Making of HOUSEBOAT." You will also receive the benefits of the member, donor, sponsor, patron and benefactor!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012