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Celebrating choice and forming new points of view: Our ArtPrize 2012 entry will feature live painting of live music, poetry and dance.
Celebrating choice and forming new points of view: Our ArtPrize 2012 entry will feature live painting of live music, poetry and dance.
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Our projects are built upon conversations and dialog between different artistic disciplines and this creates an environment where different opinions and points of view are accepted and celebrated.

We are two artists, from two different countries and cultures. Tali Farchi, an Israeli/Dutch artist that lives in the Netherlands, and Royce Deans, an artist that lives in Michigan. We have been working together for five years, and twice a year we get together in some part of the world to set up a studio space where we invite local musicians of all genres to play their music as our subject. The public is always invited to be involved as they witness the creative conversation and process unfold in new and often unexpected ways.

"The Looking Box" will take place during ArtPrize 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is really exciting to us since upwards of 200,000 people come to see ArtPrize and given our venue in Purple East at 250 Ionia SW, we realistically could have 50,000 visitors in to see our work.

"The Looking Box" is about point of view and choices. The installation presents several obvious points of view that are represented by our paintings, because they show our individual and separate interpretations of the very same inspiration provided by the musicians and music. We find great energy is generated each time we collaborate with a new musician, dancer or poet. Each time we work our projects we learn more about the creative process as each artist has their own way of working and interpreting experiences. 

Our Looking Box project celebrates the unique nature of a point of view by providing a platform for everyone's very own point of view to be displayed. We will invite everyone to share.

During each of the 19 days of the project we will have multiple sessions with live musicians that are free and open to the public. In each case there will be a new dialogue between the disciplines of our paintings and the music, and over the course of the project each of us will complete 25 paintings that will be exhibited on the walls. 

$50 Reward - Your very own Point of View.
$50 Reward - Your very own Point of View.

In order for all this happen we are asking for your support. As a backer you can know that your money will go toward purchasing a flight ticket for Tali from Amsterdam to Grand Rapids, paint, canvas and materials to set up the project, as well as some of our living expenses during time we are working the Looking Box. During the 30 days of this Kickstarter campaign we are depending on you, but you can depend us because we are giving the most unique and original rewards

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    A Peep Hole that will lead to a surprising view, if not a whole new point of view. Sometimes the simplest toys are the best.
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    An original 8" X 8" (20 X20 cm) painting on canvas by Tali or Royce. A video of the painting being made will be sent to you via the internet.
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    Take a stand on your very own "Point of View." Now you can actually take it with you anywhere you go and let everyone to see it your way.

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    Collaborate with Tali and Royce! If you will be in Grand Rapids you can come to our ArtPrize venue and work on a painting with us while live music plays, you keep the painting. If you can't be in Grand Rapids we will send you a painting on canvas that we started along some unique piece of Tali and Royce painting paraphernalia so that you can complete it at home.
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    Your choice of an original 2 foot square painting by either Tali or Royce painted during the project. A video of the painting being created will be sent to you via the internet.

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    Your choice of an original 3 foot square painting by either Tali or Royce painted during the project. A video of the painting being created will be sent to you via the internet.

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    Go on an after-hours Grand Rapids ArtPrize artwalk with Tali and Royce, including conversation/commentary and refreshments plus your choice an original 2 foot square painting by either Tali or Royce created during the project.
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    For this most special reward, we will bring one of our next COLORboration projects to your city, and we will name it after you.

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