Hi Friend, I Feel Your Connection. A Deep Economic Connection.
We care about 1067 PacificPeople's place, the former auto repair shop in Brooklyn we have rented for 3 years. It's a place that questions the whole nature of what value is. Last summer's live-performance art project the Alternative Pleasure Pop Up Gesture Store was so moving, intimate, and inspirational that we are ready to expand it. In 2016, we will make it seasonal: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. Each season's character will reshape the store's theme and form. Altogether, 20 movement-based artists will participate during the Pop-Up Gesture Store's 2016 season and in return the artists will become artists-in-residence at 1067 PacificPeople. We need YOU to help make the expansion of the Pop-Up Gesture Store possible and make our 4th year at 1067 PacificPeople the best.
We launched JOIN THE GESTURE ECONOMY on Kickstarter because we want to build works — like our seasonal Pop-Up Gesture stores and our Stretch Goal projects at 1067 PacificPeople — that call into question the atomization of society.
We are asking you to JOIN THE GESTURE ECONOMY. We need to raise a minimum of 15,000 dollars to make this happen. Join us! Please contribute what you can and share our campaign with your friends. JOIN THE GESTURE ECONOMY!
The Pop-Up Gesture Store doesn't sell objects. It sells movement experiences and fleeting gestures. We encourage the customer to pay with our alternative currency by giving a live-experience gesture back. The Gesture Store's form is like a retail store but we share physical actions, emotions and feelings. The Sellers — artists from the diverse fields of Dance, Theater, Journalism, Writing, Somatics, Voice, Ecology and Activism — embrace the New Raw. We are focusing on sharing experience of fleeting gestures, human voice, physical movement and dialogue each season for four weekends. We are looking into the friendship between seller (artist) and customer (audience) without a brand and without a name, seeking the raw truth in each one of us. FRIENDSHIP IS ART.
In the last 3 years, 1067 PacificPeople has offered dozens of live-performance encounters in diverse forms. Each of them was free to the public and, with the financial support of Andrea Haenggi and Robert Neuwirth, we were able to discover the soul of our rented garage and lot in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and keep the place alive. We cannot do it alone anymore. Your contribution will allow us to smash our financial burden into tiny little pieces.
We've had conversations with many artists who stand behind this innovative project and are excited about the 1067 PacificPeople 4th year with its Pop-Up Gesture Store 2016 expansion— which will involve 20 artists who will join the store and will get three full days of residency at 1067 PacificPeople. PLUS we are enthused about our STRETCH GOAL to support a full year of activities at 1067 PacificPeople. To Make 1067 PacificPeople's 4th year happen, you have to come in. Here is a breakdown of how the Kickstarter funding will be used $15,000:
$10,000 - Gesture Store Rent (monthly rent: $2500 x 4 Seasons= $10,000)
$5,000 - Artists in Residence: 20 artists x 3 days = 2 months; Rent per month $2500 x 2 months= $5,000)
Your gesture of helping this project to expand will be huge.
One day at a time! Every additional $200 will make it possible for artists to use 1067 PacificPeople as a practice laboratory for another day, to create work that is process oriented and not production oriented. Our STRETCH GOAL IS $30,000
1067 PacificPeople is a movement-based interdisciplinary art work. We comprise a classless class engaged in danceless dance and artless art. We find the political in the unpolitical, the unpolitical in the political. We find the love-less in love and love in the loveless. We practice dialectical immaterialism. We act in urgency. We are a tantric connection. Artists that were involved in the 2015 Pop Up Gesture Store are Carrie Ahern, Rachel Cohen, DeLesselin George-Warren, Catherine Grau, Edisa Weeks, Robert Neuwirth and Andrea Haenggi. During 2015, many other artists were involved at 1067 PacificPeople, including Magalie Bonhomme, Erika Eichelberger, Michele Fox, Nancye Good, Darryl Hell, Tuva Hildebrand, Ellie Irons, Natalia Karam, Julie Lemberger, Christopher Moylan, Sari Nordman, Elke Rindflebisch, Scott Schwartz, and many more.
Andrea Haenggi is an artist who works in the field of dance, choreography and visual art. She is in search of Friendship as Art -- with humans to humans and humans with the non-human world, revolving around the themes of power, value, woman, gender and memories. She is the catalyst and concept creator of the Pop Up Gesture Store. Since day one 1067 PacificPeople's place is a movement art work for her and her daily artist practice is about listening through the body and thought to the scars, history, memories, and people's present reality of the place. www.andreahaenggi.net
Robert Neuwirth discovered the place and, attracted by its rawness, signed the lease on 1067 PacificPeople together with Andrea Haenggi to focus on what is there and what is disappearing. He is a writer and investigative reporter and has written two books about the informal economy. http://www.ted.com/speakers/robert_neuwirth
STAY TUNED WITH US UNTIL THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN, ON DECEMBER 29TH. You can follow us right away by supporting us at Kickstarter where Andrea Haenggi will share daily gestures of what happens at 1067 PacificPeople PLUS introduces some of the artist that will shape 1067 PacificPeople's 4th year.
JOIN THE GESTURE ECONOMY. SEE YOU AT 1067 PacificPeople. Andrea Haenggi, Robert Neuwirth and 1067 PacificPeople
Thanks to Owen Levelle for creating the Kickstarter Video, to all the participants in the video, and to all the artists and people who have been part 1067 PacificPeople's friendship since its inception. Still images by Julie Lemberger and additional opening sequence video by Jeremy Morris-Burke. Music by Shayan Ravanassa licensed through Creative Commons.
Depending what you give you get a gesture back — not an object a real live-experience. Live gestures for YOU for whatever contribution you give. The rewards are fleeting gestures/live-performance with you, face to face. The gesture rewards are performed by 1067 PacificPeople artists during the Pop Up Gesture Store season. For anyone who supports our project outside of NYC, we will do Face-time live-performance sharing with you. Below are simple descriptions of the types of gestures we will share with you from our movement experience collection.
THUMBS UP to the Gesture Economy. Live-Performance face to face with you during our Pop-Up Gesture Season 2016. Your name on our social media platforms.
HANDSHAKE to the Gesture Economy. Live-Performance face to face with you and a guest during our Pop-Up Gesture Season 2016. Your name on our social media platforms.
WELCOME to the Gesture Economy. Live-Performance face to face with you PLUS two guests during our Pop Up Gesture Season 2016. Your name on our social media platforms
APPLAUSE for the Gesture Economy. Live-Performance face to face with you PLUS four guests during our Pop-Up Gesture Season 2016. Your name on our social media platforms
BOW to the Gesture Economy. Live-Performance face to face with you PLUS five guests during our Pop-Up Gesture Season 2016. Your name on our social media platforms
TALK about the Gesture Economy. Face to face conversation with journalist and writer Robert Neuwirth. Your name on our social media platforms.
FRIENDSHIP with the Gesture Economy. All above PLUS a dance ritual live-performance by dance artist Carrie Ahern. Your name on our social media platforms.
DANCE to the Gesture Economy. All above PLUS a "Leaf Telepathy Dance Consultation" with dance & visual artist Andrea Haenggi. Your name on our social media platforms.
Risks and challenges
Your contribution goes directly toward making 1067 PacificPeople’s 4th year the most amazing -- with its main project the seasonal Pop-Up Gesture Store.
Our lot and yard is very raw and so organically we have to do occasional repairs that might delay our Pop-Up Gesture Store’s seasonal openings.
However, we are well aware of the types of challenges we face, and as we have been in existence for three years, we have developed a strong ability to make decisions in the present that offset risk in the future.
Going forward, we will continue to work collaboratively with the artists involved in 1067 PacificPeople and solicit feedback to determine the best strategies to make the project a success. We promise to be completely transparent with you as we move forward with the process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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