I've been updating you via my regular mailing list lately so today you got this message about the Capitalism sign on the cover of Social Text, in Sculpture Magazine, and on the Huffington Post.
I have more news for you.
1. The European version of the Capitalism Works For Me! True/False sign is on it's way to Liverpool, England where it will show at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) this summer. I also just started talking to some people in Austria about it going to Vienna after that.
2. The US version is in Cedar Rapids, IA and will show around the city of Cedar Rapids and at Legion Arts it's this summer before heading to the Tang Museum in Saratoga, NY (near Albany). I'm working on something else that would happen concurrently but don't want to jinx it by talking about it publicly because it's really, really exciting and I want it to happen. I will let you know asap.
I want to say thank you again.
I was driving yesterday on a long stretch of highway and it struck me again – it so amazing to be supported by the group of people that contributed to this project. I'm really grateful.
Honestly you have provided me means to put a big chapter marker in my life and career. This is a huge project that I would not have been able to do without you. And as a result other things have, are, and will happen in my life that send it in new directions. Directions I want to go. And I have you to thank for that.
So thanks. For real.
Now for the things you care about: rewards!
As of now, if your reward did not include a book or a print of the sign, most of you should have received something – a postcard, a catalog, a Utopia print, a NY Times "Special Edition".
If you think you should have received something already and haven't, it may be because you didn't respond to the survey. You might have missed it. Check your Kickstarter Inbox and fill it out. Next time I do a mailing, I will include it.
If you didn't respond to the survey because you're trying to be nice and don't want to burden me with sending you a reward… That's nice and everything but I made all this stuff because I want you to have it. I'd rather you have it than it be in a box here. So send me your info so I can give you this gift!
Books and Prints (and a handful of other rewards)
The book is not done and the print is not made yet. Let me tell you what's happening with both.
The print I have held off on because I wanted to make a super special image – remember how I was trying to get the sign to Las Vegas? I though that would make a great photo. It didn't work out. Then I was trying to get it to Reno – the low rent Las Vegas (sorry Renoians) – but that fell through as well. So I can keep holding out but rather, I'm going to move forward with making a print from the images we took in Cleveland. I'll get started on production of those as soon as I can - probably when I finish teaching for the semester in May. Look for survey requests for those.
The book is going to be a while. I still have some locations on the tour to include in it, and then assembling, writing, and producing it. It would be amazing if it happened by the end of the year. SO, instead of waiting til then to send the other rewards you would get with the book, I'll send those in the near future and the book will come separately.
If you have questions, let me know.