The purpose of aWall is to share art, music, performance, and film outside of normative spaces; museums, galleries, private collections, studios, music halls, and theaters. Thereby facilitating multi-sensory, and participatory creative expression beyond walls. In order to tear down the walls that box us and our creations "in", we have decided to construct a singular, linear, transportable 8'x24' wall that can exist out in the open, and move from place to place reaching a broad and diverse audience.
This is "aWall". A medium to bring art out into the open using a semi-controlled space surrounded by the wild dynamism of both the natural and man made worlds.
Diverse like virtual walls which exist online, aWall can share photos, paintings, movies, sound, etc. with anyone who is interested enough to pop over and have a look. However, in this analogy, the concept of sharing on a wall is flipped. Instead of digitizing media to share on an electronic wall, aWall exists in the physical realm and supports the sharing of physical creations in the physical world. aWall brings the intrigued viewer out into the world. During this process, the aWall experience is thoroughly documented allowing these unique expression sessions to then be shared on those aforementioned virtual walls.
aWall exists transiently in natural environments, and amidst out-of-the-way social environs; places we don't typically visit to commune with art. The free space becomes integral to the experience, creating a dynamic relationship between the art, the participants, and our environment.
aWall will complete its first campaign, North America, beginning July 1, 2012. During this time, the wall will feature three month-long exhibitions, and will be equipped to support performance art, film screenings, lectures and musical performances as they convey the vision of the artists. aWall will also be open to impromptu events during this time as we encounter folks who participate in this process of creating/exhibiting throughout the beautiful and bizarre North American landscape.
Think-> abstract paintings on display in a dense forest, performance art against an expansive desert backdrop, an art opening at a truck stop, in a rural barn, or in your backyard. The sky is the limit, and also the ceiling; aWall is art anywhere.
Exhibition I: PETROGLYPH: contemporary cave art in hyper-real dimensions
An exhibition carrying on the myth of man and beast through handcrafted and technological visuals and sound; three months of evolving work by a variety of artists across mediums. Lila Roo will be creating and curating work for the exhibition, while also encouraging spontaneous creative forces/people/visions to unfold on the wall.
Now for the fun stuff! Where is your money going?
Tech Shop San Francisco 1-month membership $175 techshop.ws
Wall materials $2500
Wall Labor: $0 (donated)
Vehicle/Reward fulfillment: $8,000 (vehicle liquidated at end of campaign 1 freeing up funds for reward fulfillment; dvd/book/catalogue production)
Vehicle Insurance and Registration: $300
Art and Equipment Insurance: $500
Audio Recording Equipment: $500
Alternative (Wind/Solar) Energy System to power the exhibition: $2500
SD cards, cables, adapters, etc: $250-500
Tools + Hardware, ladder, extension cords, drill, etc. $250-500
Kickstarter Fees: $1000 (5%)
Amazon Fees: $1000 (5%)
Taxes: $0 (exempt due to deductions)
Fuel: $0 (out-of-pocket)
Food: $0 (out-of-pocket)
Labor: $0 (donated)
We are not asking you to put fuel in the aWall vehicle, food in our bellies, or money in our pockets. We are contributing thousands of our own dollars and countless hours to make this project a success. $20,000 dollars is a minimum budget to get this project off the ground.
Kickstarter is all or nothing! If we don't reach our goal of $19,999.99 we get nothing! Please help us meet and exceed this goal. As you can see $19,999 puts us on a tight budget. >100% funding would be amazing and every dollar counts. Sharing this project also helps, please share the link with your friends and family: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1243120396/awall-0
Thank You tremendously for your gracious support!
Can't wait to see you out @ aWall!
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- (30 days)