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About this project

Sharing the Utopian Risk  

Become an owner of a pacific island and an artwork from 2€ onwards, and establish a strong and steady connection with Motu Matatahi. Through upcoming Island anniversary celebrations, where fantasies and wishes can be shared, a continuous practice will evolve around the collective ownership of Motu Matatahi. We choose the platform kickstarter, because we want to guarantee a safe transaction. If you buy the island on kickstarter, the money will be transferred at the end of the campaign - only when the needed amount is reached. Even after donating, you can change the amount of money you want to donate, or cancel the transaction till the end of the campaign. Let's make this dream come true.

Motu Matatahi Association Poster DIN-A0, 200g paper
Motu Matatahi Association Poster DIN-A0, 200g paper

Idea  

Our idea is to purchase a small island in the southern hemisphere collectively, and to leave it in its pure and pristine condition. The island should remain untouched and savage. Only under this condition our imagination of it will stay intimate. To reach this state, we impassively renounce to visit it one day. The island won't be used physically because if we go there, we lose the power of the utopian risk and the vision of sharing an unvisited place. Our unpredictable oasis of feral wilderness can prosper as a steady and silent companion gleaming in our everyday. There are a lot of things in our lives that constantly demand to be organized, practiced and transformed apart of the non-stoppable projections we cultivate on others and ourselves. We all share resistance and variance, our fantasy always remains destabilizing, reaching towards freedom, towards the consciousness of the uncontrollable and the acceptance of wilderness and nature. Let’s collectively share this existing piece of freedom, a space for personal visions and inner wishes. That’s what you buy with Motu Matatahi. 

Painting Freedom
Painting Freedom

Starting Point

The idea is to buy a piece of natural risk together and to keep this piece indefinitely. To buy something without having any control of it. We invest in something that remains unforeseeable. Reasons for this gesture arouse out of different experiences with life - there are moments, in which one feels overloaded by emotions, work, family, political situations, or ecological catastrophies. There are moments in which one's own life feels completely controlled and simultaneously the feeling of having no control of ones human existence is overwhelmingly present. In other moments, we long for insanity, or keep our desire for adventure stimulate the individual lifestyle.  Then we start to dream, to wander off and to imagine a place complete - that we have never been to and for some of us it is a land of harmony and peace. And for others it is the pure state of nature - but to both you can refer as a place of Utopia. If such a place exists, we don´t know if they can withstand the threat of global exploitation and the individual wish to progress. But why should it remain like that? Let´s resist the global exploitation and our wish to control on every level! Let´s share our Utopias! Let´s gain an intimate oasis! Let´s convert an island into a monument of resistance and variance! Lets play with our own seduction. It will be a psychological refuge, a testimony of visions and undisturbed dreams. An intrinsic longing for an uncontrollable future! 

Postcard from the postcardset
Postcard from the postcardset

 An Ideal Place...

After a profound research into the market of islands we found the most beautiful place in the remote pacific: Motu Matatahi. This island is located in French Polynesia in Rangiroa, Tuamotu-Archipelago. It arises as a small spot between Australia and South America: Thousands of miles away from the next continent. The size of the island is approximately 7280 m². Motu Matatahi consists of beautiful sandy beaches and Palm trees and is surrounded by a lagoon with crystalline water, from turquoise colour to deep blue. As a secluded island it grows in natural condition, preserved from human interventions, surrounded by ocean walls and far from anyone´s reach. Small and pure - amongst wind and wave, where only birds dot pink horizons.

Location
Location

 

Motu Matatahi sourrounding
Motu Matatahi sourrounding

 

Motu Matatahi
Motu Matatahi

 

Postcard from the postcardset
Postcard from the postcardset

Reflection

At this point, we have to agree to one basic condition: We won't visit Motu Matatahi - for several reasons:

• Clearly, the island would be too small for all of us...

•... but more important: It would quickly loose it's utopian and uncontrollable potential. We would try to progress in different directions.

• And most important: Our presence would disturb it's feral wilderness. The idea of renouncing any control over its untouched freedom has its own persuasive and precious power. At the same time it reflects one pure and pristine momentum in ourselves: Our own unbending fierce of wilderness, invulnerable and uncompromised.

Painting for the Island small, 70 x 99cm
Painting for the Island small, 70 x 99cm

 

Painting for the Island big, 120 x 165cm
Painting for the Island big, 120 x 165cm

 

Join by an Amount Which Suits Your Purse!

We seek individuals who want to share their sympathies with this concept by purchasing this island. Either for themselves or as a present for other people. Appropriate to your financial situation, you can define your amount of contribution, because we want to make participation possible for everyone. All donators of the Motu Matatahi crowdfunding campaign can become a part of the Motu Matatahi association, that was found to outline the bureaucratic bridge between the island, the transaction and all united owners. The association statutes contain that the island belongs to the Motu Matatahi association. The ownership belongs in the same ratio to each member. The ownership is independent from the amount of the donation: Every donator receives a personal member- and ownership certificate. With your kickstarter support we can convert this island into our utopia.

Support Motu Matatahi and become part of Motu Matatahi
Support Motu Matatahi and become part of Motu Matatahi

 

Facts

• Everybody who donates during the crowdfunding campaign to Motu Matatahi Island can become a part of the association and with this a co-owner of this island.


• Everybody who is member of the association gets a digital ownership certificate of the Motu Matatahi Island - if wished the donated amount can be mentioned.


• The association's purpose is to bring supporters, donors and members together, to succeed in the collective buying process 


• All members are allowed and invited to call themselves owners of Motu Matatahi 


• All members agree, that the island should remain untouched and physically unvisited from owners. On the Island should be:

• no buildings

• no infrastructure

• no care facilities

• no security

• no nature protection

• no visits 

 

Postcard from the postcardset
Postcard from the postcardset

 

Risks and challenges

It is possible that the island will be sold by the estate agency during our crowdfunding campaign. But the idea and the vision is independent and will remain. So, in the case of this (unlikely) event, we would find a similar, equivalent island in the same region and with similar expenses.

From the moment that the island is bought it is not under anybodies control (see project description). The island is prone to all kind of risks. A tsunami or a containership can hit the island, or it can sink due to the rising of the seal level because of the melting of the ice caps. And if the island remains the last untouched place in this world, Greenpeace or the UNESCO can contact us and we will not be able to prevent the place from becoming nature protected or a world heritage site.

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    SOUND and SHARE

    THE BIGGEST HUG for helping bring this project to life. You receive a digital owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association - and, if you share our kickstarter with your friends, we will send you four self composed island sounds.

    Just click the SHARE button right under our video, then write us an e-mail to der.club.fortuna@gmail.com and we will send you the sound of Motu Matatahi ~~~

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    Postcard Series

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a set of four different postcards from your island Motu Matatahi ~~~

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    Motu Matatahi CD

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a printed Motu Matatahi CD with 4 self composed island sounds ~~~

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    Motu Magnet

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a Motu Matatahi magnet ~~~

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    Bottlebeach

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a piece of beach in a glassbottle with a handmade engraving, filled with sand ~~~

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    Motu Matatahi Poster

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a large, colorful poster (appr. 84x199 cm/33.1x46.8 inches) from your island Motu Matatahi printed on 200g paper ~~~

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    Motu Matatahi Tote Bag

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and an ecofriendly, fair trade silkscreen printed Motu Matatahi tote bag ~~~

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    Motu Matatahi Underpants

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a pair of silkscreen printed Motu Matatahi underpants in S/M/L/XL ~~~

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    Package #1: The Postcard Bag

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association, an ecofriendly, fair trade silkscreen printed Motu Matatahi tote bag and a set of four different postcards from your island Motu Matatahi ~~~

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    Motu Matatahi Scarf

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a handmade, silkscreen printed Motu Matatahi scarf ~~~

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    Motu Matatahi T-Shirt

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a silkscreen printed and 100% organic cotton Motu Matatahi T-shirt in S/M/L/XL ~~~

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    Motu Matatahi Necklace

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a handmade Motu Matatahi necklace made of shells ~~~

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    Package #2: The Flat Pack

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a package consisting of four postcards, a magnet and a Motu Matatahi poster ~~~

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    Motu Matatahi Sweatshirt

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a silkscreen printed and 100% organic ring-spun combed cotton Motu Matatahi sweatshirt in S/M/L/XL ~~~

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    Package #3: The Melancholy Bag

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a package consisting of a Motu Matatahi CD, a Bottlebeach, a handmade necklace and a fair trade silkscreen printed Motu Matatahi bag ~~~

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    Package #4: The Garment Bag

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a package consisting of a pair of underpants, a scarf, a T-shirt, a silkscreen printed Motu Matatahi sweater and a bag ~~~

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    Package #5: The One of Everything Bag

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a package consisting of all the Motu Matatahi products: a set of postcards, CD, magnet, Bottlebeach, poster, underpants, scarf, T-shirt, necklace, sweatshirt and a bag ~~~

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    Island Celebration in Vienna

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and, as all other members, you are invited to the island celebration and meet-up festival in Vienna.

    BUT you will get a special guided tour through the city and you and your friend can stay at our place for two days and join our cooking sessions (only traditional food of Motu Matatahi)! This also includes the One of Everything Bag (a set of postcards, CD, magnet, Bottlebeach, poster, underpants, scarf, T-shirt, necklace, sweatshirt and a bag) ~~~

    Note: The travel to Vienna is not included.

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    Painting for the island small

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a painting: Acryl on canvas, 70x99 cm ~~~

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    Painting for the island big

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a painting: Acryl on canvas, 120x165 cm ~~~

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    Painting for the island 'Freedom'

    You receive an owner- and membership certificate from the Motu Matatahi Association and a painting: Acryl and digital print on board, 96x205 cm ~~~

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