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The exhibition consists of video, sculpture, and performances involving a custom-walking machine entitled Moves Manager.

Who am I?

My name is Evertt and I’m an artist from Portland, OR. 

What is Progressive Movement(s)?

Progressive Movement(s) is an exhibition of sculpture, video, and performance that will be presented by the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), during ArtPrize 2011 from 9/21-10/9. 

A total of three videos will be shown in conjunction with the three sculptures that the videos feature.  Two of the sculptures are wearable and the third, entitled Moves Manager, is a custom-walking machine that I ride upon and will be performed live during ArtPrize 2011 in Grand Rapids, MI on 9/23, 9/24, and 9/25.

Progressive Movement(s) contains some of the most significant works I’ve completed in my career.  Being that ArtPrize is one of the largest art competitions in the world, an excess of 100,000 viewers will see my work.

With your help, visitors attending ArtPrize will not only be able to see what my work is through the videos I’m exhibiting, they’ll also be able to see what it does through live action, by way of performance.

This work developed in three phases:

1- make a sculpture

2- create a context for the sculpture by using it in a performance

3- establish a narrative for the performance by creating a video

How will I use the funding?

I’ve launched this Kickstarter campaign to gain the support that I’ll need to be able to ship the sculptures in my exhibition to and from UICA, cover costs of traveling to and from Grand Rapids, and expenses associated with conducting the performances once I am there.

I hope to raise more than my goal so I can make minor adjustments to the mechanics of Moves Manager, repair the suit jacket I wear in the film, and pay my actor, John Hutton (seen pushing me in the video), for his participation in the performances at ArtPrize.

Thank you!  

If it weren’t for the support of my family, grants from The Regional Arts & Culture Council, and the Oregon Arts Commission, I would not be able to produce work of this nature.  I appreciate your support in making it possible for me to share my work with viewers at such a high profile event.  Thank you! 

More info: 

Click the above link for a brief explanation of how Moves Manager works.

Click the above link to view a brief documentary that features me and my work on Moves Manager.


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    You will receive all of the above and your name will be added to the closing credits of the Progressive Movement(s) video series that will play for the duration of ArtPrize 2011 at UICA and will be seen by more than 100,000 viewers.

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