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Revolution is a line of sculptural tableware and a shit-show series of videos dissecting the ceramic process in the 21st century.

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Me: Hi!  My name is Lee Johnson and I am an object maker and video, social, and new media artist living in Brooklyn, NY.  I am taking my business to the next level and I need your support!  Shall we begin?

The Story: I was asked by Mad Momos, a new contemporary American restaurant with a global twist opening in Washington DC, to recreate a line of functional ceramics titled Evolution that I originally fabricated and sold in 2007.  Mad Momos wants to use this collection for special events and select dishes as well as sell the work in the restaurant.  Along with this line I was asked to have an exhibition of my recent video and sculpture at RedBat studios in Columbia Heights, DC this April.

You: YOU are essential because you are amazing!  Basically I do not have the capital to produce the quantity of work needed for Mad Momos or to hire employees! By joining this project you can pre-purchase works from the Revolution collection, gain access to all the videos, win eccentric perks from my team, and even get the ability to purchase ANYTHING wholesale from the Revolution collection.  So if you want all your dinnerware to be the talk of the town, or if you are interested in carrying Revolution in your retail store, the top rewards bracket may be for you.  To read the comprehensive business plan, including my initial inspiration for the line, visit http://www.affectedproductions.com/re_evolution.html.

The idea: “Today we are in the middle of a new media revolution that is shifting our culture to computer-mediated forms of distribution, production, and communication.” (Lev Manovich). A gap, ripe for exploration, currently exists between hand-made objects and the content of the images that are expressed through video and web-based media.  With your support my talented team of artists will take our technical abilities, business savvy, and eccentricities into production for the upcoming Revolution Collection and the kickoff of the Affected Productions Company.

Funds:  The funding goal will pay for the rewards,  two employees, video production, and fabrication of  the collection for Mad Momos!  The return on the line will then be used to kick off future projects that are already in my queue.  This single project will give us the base to launch repeated projects and hire more employees as we expand in scope.

To learn more about me and my work please visit www.LeePatrickJohnson.com and feel free to contact me with any questions at Ljohnson at RISD.edu! 

Thank you for your time and support. It is all greatly appreciated.  

Lee Johnson

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    You win a mailed invitation to the Redbat Studios opening, my unconditional love, a personalized thank you and access to behind the scenes videos and photos (full media access!!).

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    The Original Ceramic Grab Bag!!! (Life is like a box of chocolates… that’s what I hear) a mailed invitation to the Redbat Studios opening, a personalized thank you and access to behind the scenes videos and photos (full media access!!).

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    A ROBOTS OF THE ORIENT full color poster (11" x 14")

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    “Party of One”
    ONE Revolution Coaster for the classy bachelorette, a mailed invitation to the Redbat Studios opening and full media access.

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    For only $79.00 you can get a set of the ORIGINAL FOUR Occupy Wallstreet Commemorative plates!!! This also includes a mailed invitation to the Redbat Studios Opening, full media access and all other Revolution Perks!!

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    “Flavor Of The Month”
    A set of two Revolution Coasters, a mailed invitation to the Redbat Studios opening and full media access.

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    A piece of Functional Erotica by Dani Sigler!! This reward will get you one large plate with your choice of erotica (Gay, Lesbian or Straight) made just for you! This reward also gets you all of the other perks ranging from access to the openings and videos to our unconditional love (and maybe a little something special). Thanks for your support!!

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    “Bottoms Up”
    A set of two Revolution shot glasses (customized rainbow bottoms available FREE upon request), a mailed invitation to the Redbat Studios opening and full media access.

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    “The Twins”
    A set of two Revolution mugs, a mailed invitation to the Redbat Studios opening and full media access.

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    “The Bachelor Pad Kitchenette Set”
    One small Revolution plate, bowl and tumbler as well as a mailed invitation to the Redbat Studios opening and full media access.

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    “The All American Family”
    Two large and two small Revolution plates, a Revolution shot glass and a 30 minute telephone couples counseling session with Lee Johnson, Registered Nurse, and Danielle Sigler, Dysfunctional Housewife. This also includes a mailed invitation to the Redbat Studios Opening and full media access.

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    “The Office Set”
    Four Revolution coffee cups, four small Revolution plates and a Revolution employee glamour shot in a customized ceramic frame. This also includes a mailed invitation to the Redbat Studios Opening and full media access.

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    “The Lush Set”
    Four Revolution martini glasses, four Revolution shot glasses and now offering a VIP access to the Mad Momos Revolution party! This also includes a mailed invitation to the Redbat Studios Opening and full media access.

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    “The Party Set”
    One large Revolution bowl, four large plates, four tumblers, four small bowls and one salt and pepper container. If you reach for this reward you will also be able to purchase ANYTHING from the Revolution line at wholesale prices. If you are interested in carrying the line in your store, are an avid collector of my work, or already know you want a full set - this is for you! Please email me with any questions. AND of course this comes with a mailed VIP invitation to the Mad Momos Revolution party, a mailed invitation to the Redbat opening and full media access!

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