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After Miami, the Palm Authority project takes Governors Island! Help me bring the 5 giant inflatable hands to Figment festival in NY.

What is the Palm Authority Project?

The Palm Authority Project is a large-scale installation with 5 white giant inflatable hands and an audio part, which was presented in Miami during Art Basel 2011.

Video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjlD0avfYks

This piece is part of a larger body of work called “the future is on your hand” that uses the metaphor of palm reading to investigate the ways society shapes the individual’s identity. 

For this project, I worked with children from Jamaica, St Lucia, Haiti and El Salvador to record the audio part of the installation in English, French and Spanish. The children involved are part of the OASIS and MARTE program started by the Art Museum of the Américas AMA, Organization of American States. www.museum.oas.org

What is next?

The installation was a great success in Miami. More than 3,000 adults and children came and interacted with the 5 giant cartoonish hands. Even if the piece deals about a serious social subject, I wanted to keep it engaging and whimsical and allow any viewer to relate to it his/her own way. 

Now it is time to “bring the hands to NYC”! And what a better venue than Figment and Governors Island to do so? 

How can you help?

The installation is ready but I need now to find funds to pay for the logistic costs necessary to  re-create it to Governors Island, mainly shipping and audio system rental.

Thank you in advance for your support and hope I will see you all during this weekend of art, creativity, family and fun at Figment Festival!

Esmeralda

www.smaraki.com

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    Pledge $10 and get a GIANT hand shake from all the Palm Authority project team during the Figment weekend.

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    Pledge $20 and get the Palm Authority Project sticker and a very polite hand-written Thank you note send right to your home.

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    Things start getting serious! In addition to all the above, you get a tote bag made of the same fabric used to create the inflatable hands. Did I mention that the artist (=me) will decorate and personalize each bag just for you?

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    For 75$, get one of the hand in super cute miniature plush toy... hand-made and hand-signed by the artist of course!

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    Bring a hand home for the night. Always want to look like a famous art collector? Pledge $150, and get one of the inflatable hands installed in the location of your choice (party, event...) for one day (or night)

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