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The Objective is to make 100 handmade blank dolls then pass it onto artists all over the world.  Each artist will express their work through the doll.
The Objective is to make 100 handmade blank dolls then pass it onto artists all over the world. Each artist will express their work through the doll.
26 backers pledged $2,130 to help bring this project to life.

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It is in the spirit of individual growth through collaboration that the Antagonist Movement plans their most complex project to date: The Dolls of Lisbon.

The project includes the fabrication of dolls inspired by Mexican Zapatista dolls. The dolls are hand-made by an Antagonist in New York City and kept very simple in design and shape. They will be sent out to the artists we have already worked with around the globe, and will also be given out to Antagonists in the United States. The dolls are meant to convey the message of the movement as well as that of each individual artist. In Lisbon the dolls will also be given out to artists, and the culmination of the Lisbon Project will be an exhibition of all of the artists creations.

Along with the dolls, the movement will produce posters and give workshops on screen-printing and other alternative and “do-it-yourself” forms of artistic expression. There will also be art exhibitions with collaborations between the American artists and the Lisbon artists, as well as artists from countries other than the United States, who have worked with us on past projects and would travel to Portugal for the Lisbon experience.

The Dolls of Lisbon Project will officially begin in May of 2010, when members of the Antagonist Art Movement travel to Portugal to begin a two-week collaborative project with the artists of Lisbon.

Upon arrival, the Antagonist artists, who include film-makers, writers, musicians, and artists, will all begin setting up headquarters in a store front shop provided by the city of Lisbon.

The ten days the Antagonists are in Lisbon, they plan to host and participate in a series of art exhibitions, writer’s night, music showcases and film screenings in conjunction with local Lisbon artists.

The budget we're trying to do is $2,000. the breakdown is $500 for posters, $500 for silkscreens, $500 to build a podium in Lisbon, $100 toward video stock, $200 for doll material, $40 for ink for silkscreen, and $160 for fees related to kickstarter and amazon. The funding goes to the Antagonist Movement for this project.

The Antagonist Art Movement has done a similar project in Berlin, which was documented in the Antagonist made film, “This is Berlin, Not New York.” This film was recently screened at the Royalflush Festival in New York City, and received the "One Of A Kind" Award. Filmmaker Ethan Minsker’s upcoming screening will be at the Brooklyn Museum on October 31st, for a film entitled “Anything Boys Can Do.”

What is the Antagonist Movement?:
The Antagonist Art Movement began ten years ago in New York City’s East Village as a community of artists banding together to promote art, music and writing, and to create an environment where emerging as well as established artists could inspire and assist one another.

To learn more about the Antagonist Movement, check us out online on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

To see more of the completed dolls, go to our antagonist blog.
http://theantagonistblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Dolls

To learn more about what the Antagonists are all about, go to the general website.
http://antagovision.com/

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    Signed copy for THIS IS BERLIN NOT NEW YORK DVD 70 minute documentary. Antagonists go to Berlin to make art. Winner "One of a Kind" Award ( Best of Show) Royalflush Festival 2009.

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    Two DVD's "ANYTHING BOYS CAN DO" and "THIS IS BERLIN,NOT NEW YORK". "Anything Boys Can Do/ Mark Of The Ninja" is an inspirational look at underground femme rock bands in NYC between 1993 and 1996. This film played more than 50 festivals around the world and won several awards. This DVD comes with a bonus film, "Mark Of The Ninja", a 48 minute documentary covering art of the antagonist movement during 2004. This film was showcased at the New Director Series at the Anthology Film Archives NYC as well as winner of Best Documentary at Evil City Film Fest NYC.

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    Both DVD'S and antagonist t-shirt design by Doug McQueen. Your choice S, M, L.

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    Limited edition print of original print by Ted Riederer and both DVD's. The print design is that of a shooting target with a face of Picasso or Andy Warhol. These prints were specifically made for the Lisbon show.

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    A blank doll made by Ethan H. Minsker, both DVD's and end title credit as a supporter for the new film "The Dolls Of Lisbon". The Dolls are made of white canvas and take 9hrs to complete.

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    A original "Fuck you, Give me a dollar" fully embroidered "sugarskull" design by un lee black eisenhower jacket size M. A blank doll made by Ethan H. Minsker, both DVD's and end title credit as a supporter for the new film "The Dolls Of Lisbon". The Dolls are made of white canvas and take 9hrs to complete.

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