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Major body of work by Seattle-based multidisciplinary artist Judith Kindler and documentary by filmmaker Ty Migota.

WHAT IS THE “UNDAUNTED” PROJECT?

“Undaunted” is the title of a large visionary conceptual body of work to be created by Northwest artist Judith Kindler, for a major exhibition. The project includes a film documenting Kindler and the art-making process by Ty Migota, an accomplished Seattle Filmmaker.  Paul Klein, Arts Writer for the Huffington Post, will organize and mastermind the major exhibition of Kindler’s work in New York or Chicago.

WHAT IS KICKSTARTER AND WHAT ARE THE REWARDS?

Kickstarter projects are efforts by real people to do something they love or something significant in their life. It is a call for funding in exchange for valuable rewards unlike typical investing. In addition you get to watch and be a part of the project as it unfolds through blog posts, pics, and videos as the artist brings her ideas to life with your help.

But key to Kickstarter's unique format is that every project must be fully funded before its time expires or no money changes hands. Click on a level of funding to the right and pledge an amount. You will receive all the rewards listed for that level in exchange for your funding if the final goal is met.  Judith has put together some great rewards at each level. Almost all levels include either original art or limited edition art. Much of the original art is from Judith’s personal collection that she has held in reserve. Similar art is selling through her galleries at up to twice as much as the reward value. Here are some images of the rewards.

Scroll Down (below the rewards) to read all the details about this project.

SO WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT THIS PROJECT?

This is your chance to be an actual participant in a major American work of art by Judith Kindler. Your image or words will be in galleries, maybe museums. Judith wants to include images of you and your words in major works that will transform our ideas of ourselves. Think of it as "groupthink" gone wild! Judith wants to explore what happens when the individual becomes part of the psychological phenomena of "groupthink." The installation will address the impact of how the attitude of an individual is a product of identification with groups of people or collective consciousness, and how their view of the world is through filters defined by a particular group. For example, people understand the world around them through group filters, like a favorite radio show or watching a particular cable TV show, or membership in a specific group. Judith seeks to create a new collective consciousness here through this art, utilizing "audience participation” in the art-making process.

HOW YOU PLAY A DIRECT PART IN THE ART?
(THE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION FACTOR)

You will have the unique opportunity to be photographed in Judith’s studio in Seattle (for those of you that live in the area or are traveling there.) Your images will be organized and analyzed, not only informing the work, but becoming a direct part of the final art and installations. Also, all participants will be asked to answer one to three questions (posted below) in depth. Those words are an important part of the art. They will inspire large mounted installations that start as two-dimensional works but develop into three-dimensional sculptural constructions reshaping space. Judith will be using the innovative new mixed media, she has created combining rubber-like polymer derivatives with the altered image and other media.

HERE IS THE IDEA FOR ONE OF THE INSTALLATIONS: COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS

With these contributions, Judith will create a number of large installations for a grand exhibition. This main focal installation will be made up of life-size human structures bound together in vast groups by their expressions and/or their words. Each of these life-size human structures will be one of our backers. In this concept model and illustration, I multiplied an image of my assistant, Dino, to give the sense of individuals large groups. In reality, each group will be made of many different individuals. One of them could be you.

This is from Judith, herself: “Through the participation of my backers, I want to look at language, both verbal and unconscious body language, to understand social constructions of reality and attitude. Through engaging people directly in the art-making process, the art is open to the idea of chance or change from the initial platform of thought. This challenges the fundamental idea that creativity is solely the product of an individual artist, because, by its very nature, the process creates a collective consciousness (the participants), which then informs the final art I will create. Therefore, true to the subject of the work, this process is vital. The social constructionism of this group becomes the resultant construct, or basis, of the new art I create.”

IT’S ALL IN THE WORDS

Whether you have yourself photographed or just can offer up your words, we would like everyone to take a stab at answering at least one of these questions in depth. But hopefully you will answer all three.

1. If you could do anything in the world what would it be and why?
2. What gives you the most pleasure in your life and why?
3. What upsets you the most in your life and why?

Please email you responses to me at this email address undauntedproject@gmail.com
Write “words” in the subject line.
NOTE: You must be a backer to take part in this.

SCHEDULING YOUR PHOTOSHOOT

If you want to be a part of the installation, we will need you to schedule a time when you can come into the studio for your shoot. This shoot will take about 30 minutes max. Please email us at undauntedproject@gmail.com and write “photo” in the subject line. Give us your contact info including name, email address and phone number and we will contact you to set up a time.
NOTE: You must be a backer to take part in this.

WHAT DOES THE MONEY GO TOWARDS?

We are looking for $125,000 to fund all the costs associated with the making of the art: R&D, materials, the creation and production and assistance. Also the funds cover the costs associated with the exhibition of the work including shipping and installation. Finally the funds cover the costs of the creation of a documentary film

WHAT HAPPENS IF OVERFUNDED?

A second phase of our project is the documentation and writing of a book entitled Undaunted, covering the final completed works and installation, with some historical references of Judith's life. Over funding will go towards this phase.

THE TEAM

Judith Kindler, Artist and Project Manager (Judith Kindler Blog)
Dino Martini, Kindler’s studio assistant and technical fabricator
Ty Migota, Cinematographer who will create a documentary on Kindler and the Project
Paul Klein, author of Art Letter in Chicago and arts writer for the Huffington Post. He will organize and mastermind the major exhibition of Kindler’s work in New York or Chicago.

FAQ

  • Yes, within reason, I can be flexible with this commission. For example, I can work you and another person into one of my narratives in the commission. It really is an incredible opportunity for someone who wants to collect my work. A typical commission at this large size would cost over $22,000 through one of my galleries. - Judith

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    Become part of the exhibition with your words in response to three questions. Become part of the exhibition photographed by Judith Kindler (if you are able to come to the studio). Join Judith Kindler’s mailing list for special updates and shows. You will be listed on our website as a backer.

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    Receive the limited edition 8” x 10” print entitled “Undaunted,” signed by Judith Kindler. Become part of the exhibition with your words in response to three questions. Become part of the exhibition photographed by Judith Kindler (if able to come to studio). Join Judith Kindler’s mailing list for special updates and shows. You will be listed on our website as a backer.

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    You'll get: Limited Edition 8” x 10” Print entitled “Undaunted,” signed by Judith Kindler. A beautiful “Undaunted” Tote bag. Become part of the exhibition with your words in response to three questions. Become part of the exhibition photographed by Judith Kindler (if able to come to studio). Join Judith Kindler’s mailing list for special updates and shows. You will be listed on our website as a backer.

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    You'll get: “Bound By Words” limited edition hand-crafted sculpture of 2 figures bound together. Limited Edition 8” x 10” Print entitled “Undaunted,” signed by Judith Kindler. Become a part of the exhibition with your words in response to three questions. Become part of the exhibition photographed by Judith Kindler (if able to come to studio). Join Judith Kindler’s mailing list for special updates and shows. You will be listed on our website as a backer.

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    Limited Edition 16” x 20” Print entitled “Undaunted,” signed by Judith Kindler. “Bound By Words” limited edition cast resin sculpture of 2 figures bound together. A beautiful “Undaunted” Tote bag. Invite to the VIP Studio preview party. DVD of the Documentary. Become part of the exhibition with your words in response to three questions. Become part of the exhibition photographed by Judith Kindler (if able to come to studio). Join Judith Kindler’s mailing list for special updates and shows. You will be listed on our website as a backer. (Extra charge for International shipping outside U.S.)

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    An original one-of-a-kind bottle from the “What’s on Your Mind” Installation. Limited Edition 16” x 20” Print entitled “Undaunted,” signed by Judith Kindler. “Bound By Words” limited edition cast resin sculpture of 2 figures bound together. A beautiful “Undaunted” Tote bag. Invite to the VIP Studio preview party. DVD of the Documentary. Become part of the exhibition with your words in response to three questions. Become part of the exhibition photographed by Judith Kindler (if able to come to studio). Join Judith Kindler’s mailing list for special updates and shows. You will be listed on our website as a backer. (Extra charge for International shipping outside U.S.)

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    You'll get: Limited Edition 30” x 38” Print entitled “Undaunted,” signed by Judith Kindler. “Bound By Words” limited edition cast resin sculpture of 2 figures bound together. A beautiful “Undaunted” Tote bag. An original one-of-a-kind bottle from the “What’s on Your Mind” Installation. Invite to the VIP Studio preview party. DVD of the Documentary. Become part of the exhibition with your words in response to three questions. Become part of the exhibition photographed by Judith Kindler (if able to come to studio). Join Judith Kindler’s mailing list for special updates and shows. You will be listed on our website as a backer. (Extra charge for International shipping outside U.S.)

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    You'll get: A hand crafted sculpture from the series “I Just Can’t See It” either Rabbit or Man. Limited Edition 30” x 38” Print entitled “Undaunted,” signed by Judith Kindler. A beautiful “Undaunted” Tote. An original one-of-a-kind bottle from the “What’s on Your Mind” Installation. Invite to the VIP Studio preview party. DVD of the Documentary. A private, elegant formal dinner at studio with the artist. Become part of the exhibition with your words in response to three questions. Become part of the exhibition photographed by Judith Kindler (if able to come to studio).. Join Judith Kindler’s mailing list for special updates and shows. You will be listed on our website as a Supporter of the artist. (Extra charge for International shipping outside U.S.)

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    You can choose one of a series of 7 encaustic/mixed media works from Judith's Sketchbook series. Each is unique and all are mounted and framed and are 25" x 33". Also you'll get a Limited Edition 30” x 38” Print entitled “Undaunted,” signed by Judith Kindler. A beautiful “Undaunted” Tote. An original one-of-a-kind bottle from the “What’s on Your Mind” Installation. Invite to the VIP Studio preview party. DVD of the Documentary. A private, elegant formal dinner at studio with the artist. Become part of the exhibition with your words in response to three questions. Become part of the exhibition photographed by Judith Kindler (if able to come to studio).. Join Judith Kindler’s mailing list for special updates and shows. You will be listed on our website as a Supporter of the artist. (Extra charge for International shipping outside U.S.)

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    You can choose one of 6 large scale Limited Edition Photographs by Kindler from her "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful" Series. They are printed on Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster. Each are editions of 3 but only 2 are left of each. They are 60" X 40". You will also receive the book on the series, signed by the Artist. In addition you will receive the Limited Edition 30” x 38” Print entitled “Undaunted,” signed by Judith Kindler. A private, elegant formal dinner at studio with the artist. A beautiful “Undaunted” Tote bag. DVD of the Documentary Invite to the VIP Studio preview party. Become part of the exhibition with your words in response to three questions. Become part of the exhibition photographed by Judith Kindler (if able to come to studio) You will be listed on our website as a Major Patron. Producer credit on the documentary. . Join Judith Kindler’s mailing list for special updates and shows. (Extra charge for International shipping outside U.S.)

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    You'll get: Original (only 5) sculptures of “Dialogue” each unique or the set “Open Book” (only 2 sets) which are each unique. Limited Edition 30” x 38” Print entitled “Undaunted,” signed by Judith Kindler. A private, elegant formal dinner at studio with the artist. A beautiful “Undaunted” Tote bag. DVD of the Documentary Invite to the VIP Studio preview party. Become part of the exhibition with your words in response to three questions. Become part of the exhibition photographed by Judith Kindler (if able to come to studio) You will be listed on our website as a Major Patron. Producer credit on the documentary. . Join Judith Kindler’s mailing list for special updates and shows. (Extra charge for International shipping outside U.S.)

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    You will be able to commission Judith Kindler to create an incredible large mixed media work for your own collection, either 60” x 70” close up portrait or “36” x 80” full figure, of you or someone you love. Judith can put you into one of her narrative works as an alternative to a full portrait. (Does not include travel expenses to studio). “Undaunted: Words” Limited edition 30”x 38” signed print by the artist. Executive Producer credit on the documentary. A private, elegant formal dinner at studio with the artist. Invite to the VIP Studio preview party. Beautiful tote bag with an image of Undaunted. Become part of the exhibition with your words in response to three questions. Become part of the exhibition photographed by Judith Kindler (if able to come to studio). Join Judith Kindler’s mailing list for special updates and shows. You will be listed on our website as a Grand Major Patron and Dear Friend. (Extra charge for International shipping outside U.S.)

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    You will recieve the original mixed media work "Unravelling The Mind" featured in the video PLUS You will get “Undaunted: Words” Limited edition 30”x 38” signed print by the artist. Executive Producer credit on the documentary. A private, elegant formal dinner at studio with the artist. Invite to the VIP Studio preview party. Beautiful tote bag with an image of Undaunted. Become part of the exhibition with your words in response to three questions. Become part of the exhibition photographed by Judith Kindler (if able to come to studio). Join Judith Kindler’s mailing list for special updates and shows. You will be listed on our website as a Grand Major Patron and Dear Friend. (Extra charge for International shipping)

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    You can choose one from a number of original works in encaustics and Mixed media. "Dream 103", "Dream 138", and "Budweiser II" are pictured but additional ones are available in the artists studio. All are valued at considerably more than the pledge level. Shipping not included. PLUS You will get “Undaunted: Words” Limited edition 30”x 38” signed print by the artist. Executive Producer credit on the documentary. A private, elegant formal dinner at studio with the artist. Invite to the VIP Studio preview party. Beautiful tote bag with an image of Undaunted. Become part of the exhibition with your words in response to three questions. Become part of the exhibition photographed by Judith Kindler (if able to come to studio). Join Judith Kindler’s mailing list for special updates and shows. You will be listed on our website as a Grand Major Patron and Dear Friend. (Extra charge for International shipping)

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