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.
To see more of the completed dolls, go to our antagonist blog.
To learn more about what the Antagonists are all about, go to the general website.
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