UPDATE: 3 NEW RINGS RELEASED!
We're now offering The AOMC Ring for $15 in White Polished, the God Ring for $48 in Matte Black Steel, and the Anunaki Ring in Raw Brass for $60. Check out our most recent update for the explanation as to our motives.
Conspiracy Wearables is a collection of 10 3D-printed Rings from the ETLE Universe. Each ring frames different ideas and theories about how this Universe came to be . . . or didn’t. Who is ETLE? Where is ETLE? When is ETLE? And perhaps most importantly, what caused (will cause, is causing) the Absence?
Conspiracies converge and contradict, making it nearly, if not impossible, to discern any true origin. But within the confusion, each ring reveals truths and points the way to a new and important theory. We must heed their warnings. Whether these rings serve as a message we leave for our future, or historical artifacts of what's to come, one thing is clear: the Absence is present, and ETLE needs us to be ready.
In our not so distant future, and half the world’s population will begin to fall out of time. Drifting through visions of alternate realities, women all over the world will begin to slump into dissociative states, leaving men scrambling to deal with their left-behind bodies until they return—sometimes after a few minutes, sometimes weeks later. But it’s not just women—in fact, people will start to notice that it seems to be more pointedly not men. Why is this sudden epidemic occurring? More importantly, can it be cured?
Politicians, scientists, economists, and doctors alike will all rush to offer explanations and potential fixes to this mass hysteria, despite the fact that the male majorities will not be able to experience the condition themselves. Women and queers, shaken to the core by this experience of the Absence—at once traumatic, overwhelming, confusing, and somehow innately right—will be hesitant to put the experience into words. But when they do, they will describe experiencing altered versions of their own lives, visions of what could have been or might be in their past, present, and future. Some will start to offer the idea that these other universes and existences could be real, but the idea will be met with reluctance at best—if they’re “real” why can’t men experience them?
Beginning to understand the economic impact of the epidemic, governments around the world will insist that our current present is the one and only true reality, funneling millions of dollars into curing this “epidemic.” Simultaneously, more and more people will begin to express their belief that this drifting is no epidemic at all, but an inherently non-binary way of experiencing a multiplous and ever-shifting reality. Once the Absence is present, human life will be irrevocably altered...
This kickstarter is the exclusive way to purchase Conspiracy Wearables in advance of their release this May, and are offered at a discount to our kickstarter supporters.
All rings are printed to order, and available in sizes 7-14. If you just can't decide and would like to order multiple backer rewards, please back the project at the combined amount, and message us to confirm which combination you are ordering. If you are interested in placing a bulk order, or special ordering a ring in a different material, please message us directly and we're glad to facilitate!
Ring #1: The KAIROS Ring
Ring #2: The ETLOGEN Ring
Ring #3: The ETLE Ring
While $1,500 will allow us to print the first edition of Conspiracy Wearables for our premiere in May, we're hoping to raise upwards of $5,000 so that we can print a larger run of each ring, and print the premiere collection for the exhibit with higher quality materials. We want to get the Wearables out to more people, and be able to print each ring with a few different materials to give folks the most options possible as they're selecting their perfect ring.
To encourage you to help us surpass our goal, we'll release a new ring from the collection for every $500 we raise past our initial goal of $1,500. If we can make it to $2,000 the next ring to be released will be the genderevolution ring (see below!)
To celebrate the premiere of Conspiracy Wearables, we’ll be launching an exhibit featuring the full line of the 10 rings May 9th + 10th in Brooklyn, New York. We’ll be sharing the exhibit with two other ETLE Universe premieres--ETLE ILLUS, a graphic novel from the ETLE Universe, and Maria Baranova’s 1ND3X, a photography installation. Join us on the evening of the 9th for a opening night party, or on the 10th during for open rehearsals, gallery hours and more! More info at www.ETLE.info.
Jeff Poulin is a designer from Brooklyn, and Sarah A.O. Rosner is the creator of the ETLE Universe. To learn more about them, and to meet the 50+ collaborators of the ETLE Universe, click here.
Risks and challenges
As with any creative endeavor, there are a multitude of moving parts at play. Once we receive funding through this kickstarter, the designs will need to be sent to our printer and manufactured. As we’ve done a test batch of all the rings already, we’re not anticipating any big surprises, but it’s always possible that materials will no longer be available or that we’ll have to make some small design tweaks. At this point, the biggest risk to the project’s success is that ETLE may attempt to shut it (or us) down, as to the information we’re proposing could be dangerous if too many individuals become aware of it, and catalyze a divergent path in what will come to be. As always, we’ll proceed with caution, attempting to honor Her and gain Her trust in this endeavor--trying to prove that we are fighting the same fight, and only want to understand what She knows, so that we can better help Her in the absence glitch revolution.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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