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For part of my 12,000 sq. ft. solo exhibition at The Soap Factory gallery space, I need a section of an actual airplane and seats!

This kickstarter is in support of a portion of an exhibition entitled ‘Why we do this’, a new solo project at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, opening on September 8th.

Over the last two years, I've been planning, plotting and preparing to take over all 12,000 sq. ft. of The Soap Factory, which will culminate in one large site specific installation.  The look and feel of the piece will be reminiscent of my previous drawings and installations, but will incorporate new mediums that I've never used before.  There will be interactive elements, cultural ephemera, video projections and performances, set in a series of interlocking and varied vignettes.  Visitors can challenge a friend to a giant game of Battleship, peruse a thrift store, watch the clouds roll by from the seat of an airplane, or catch a glimpse of a sasquatch through the window of a log cabin.  

Want more?  You can follow progress on the Walker Art Center's blog, or get more information about the exhibition by visiting The Soap Factory'swebsite.

Thanks again for your support, I couldn't do this without you.  You're awesome.

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    Your name will be added to a special thank you section on The Soap Factory's website!

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    Your name will be included on a registry in the "black box" on the airplane. (And you'll also be thanked on a special section on the Soap Factory's website). You may be contacted if something ever happens to the plane.

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    A handmade "first time flyer" pin, so you can proudly show you've flown the friendly skies!

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    Do you want an excellent Andy DuCett designed screen printed t-shirt made specifically for supporters of this Kickstarter? No problem, you got it!

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    A signed and numbered (edition of 20) archival print, of a drawing depicting the view from the seat of the airplane in the show.

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    An original drawing of an airplane (or some other type of aircraft or combinations of aircraft!) on a postcard, which will then fly over the ocean when mailed to you from somewhere in Europe. Sweet!

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    You and a guest will be taken on a walking tour of the exhibition-in-progress, during the month of August, while the show is being installed. Accompanying us will be Ben Heywood, director of The Soap Factory. (You'll also get the custom designed t-shirt mentioned above). A real sneak peek opportunity!

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    No need to pack a bag on this flight! You'll occupy one of the airplane seats for a 45 minute "flight". There will be in-flight entertainment, snacks and beverages served, which will all be complimentary, of course. As a souvenir of your journey, you'll also get the postcard mentioned above. Fly the friendly skies with DuCett Air!

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