WHAT DO WE WANT TO DO? TURN A FIRETRUCK INTO AN INTERGALACTIC TRANSPORTER?!
YES WE DO!!!
Chico Urban Artists Collective (CUAC) is building a 28 foot steampunk-style spaceship that we're calling the Intergalactic Transporter (Mutant Vehicle) using a retired 1981 firetruck as the platform vehicle. The upper deck will be a dance floor, lower deck will be a chill space to hang out, and the exterior will provide additional seating and bike parking. It will be an interactive participatory conceptual art experience.
WE'RE BUILDING IT FOR YOU TO RIDE! DONATE AND THE INTERGALACTIC CREW WILL PICK YOU UP. JOIN US!
We want to offer all you backers unlimited lifetime access to the Intergalactic Transporter; on the Playa, in Chico and beyond. We'll confirm a route and make stops to pick you up (specific logistics to come soon). This entire participatory experience depends on you and we need you on the Transporter! Ready to play? It's going to be epic!
WHAT IS THE INTERGALACTIC TRANSPORTER?
The Intergalactic Transporter is a piece of technology created by our collective genius which has incorporated a vortex behind the cabin which allows all interdimensional and intergalactic beings to travel through time and space. It is a medium in which we share an interactive experience - in whichever interdimensional self decides to show up!
Right now the Chico Urban Artists Collective and the Intergalactic Transporter Crew are working exceptionally hard to finish building the Transporter to get all of us and Vaughn LaMont back "Home." We'll be transporting to camps near you.
KEEPING ONE FOOT IN EACH REALM . . . .
The creation of this conceptual art piece is symbolic of Rites of Passage. We want to co-create and participate with Community-Building through Art. You know, keeping one foot in each world and sustaining the good work in our day-to-day lives. The reality of this is extremely challenging. Us simply organizing, having meetings, brainstorming, disseminating information, integrating everyone's ideas and actually acting on it and making it made manifest in the physical world . . . this very action as demonstrated in this project is part and parcel of Rites of Passage.
HOW CAN YOU HELP? YOU DRIVE THIS PROJECT WITH YOUR DONATIONS. THE INTERGALACTIC TRANSPORTER CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT YOU!!
By learning about the Intergalactic Transporter, you have become an integral part of our Coyote Tribe and we invite you to participate with and contribute to the intensification of community through an on-line fundraiser. By helping us to meet our big financial goal in a small period of time, you are acting as our facilitators; therefore assisting us and allowing us to assist others to become the interdimensional creatures we are all born to be, and you become part of our intergalactic team! No contribution is too great or too small - you can give $10 - $7500. Right now we need your support, financially, as well as helping us to promote the Intergalactic Transporter.
LIMOLOPOLIS TO TRANSPORTER
HOW DO WE PLAN TO DO IT?
First, we have deconstructed the firetruck down to the bare chassis. Now we will build up from scratch, extending the frame 8 feet to the rear. We will be recycling our used deck from last year's maiden vehicle, Limolopolis to create a second floor, enclosing the area beneath the deck. Above the cab will be a V.I.P. deck / DJ space suspended 10 feet off the chassis. We will also be adding wings which will have engines that allow them to be raised and lowered.
Second, we will be lighting up the vehicle extensively and will be dazzling! Dazzling. From the LED lighting of the nebula (which makes time travel possible), to lights on the upper dance floor, within the lower chill space, and along the exterior. The Transporter will appear to be blasting though a portal which will be centered right behind the cab area. In the front of the vehicle will be the "hippie / cattle guard," and an additional seating area.
WHAT IS THE MONEY FOR?
Purchase of mediums, tools, and necessities to build the Intergalactic Transporter to get us "Home" (e.g. steel for the structure, wings, sound system, lighting, remove hydro-drive, install new drive line (have it made & purchase it), chain hoists & pulley systems, 2 spare tires, welding gas, wire, grinding disks, paint, fasteners).
Phase 1: Find vehicle, land a warehouse space, conceptualize art car project, design
Phase 2: Disassemble vehicle, draw out designs, create models, organize work parties, applications, planning
Phase 3: Fundraising, promoting, networking, event planning, applications, R & D, taping & paint prep, rewire electrical, new batteries, extending internal structure, design, prep, build infrastructure, plan next phase
Phase 4: Engineer and weld final supports for solid skeleton, frame-in body, frame windows
Phase 5: Build wings
Phase 6: Create outer seating and inner chill space, external details, paint, lights
Phase 7: Nebula creation and lights
Phase 8: Getting it ready to travel
The money is a tool that will allow the Intergalactic Transporter Crew to facilitate Rites of Passage for you. It will be a participatory, interdimensional and visceral experience. Thank you for your support!
OUR COMMITMENT TO GETTING HOME: THE DAY-TO-DAY (uh, night . . . right?)
Check our Updates Tab at the top of the page for the latest from "As The Warehouse Turns," and the progress being made on the Intergalactic Transporter!
INTERGALACTIC HIGH FIVES TO ALL OUR CONTRIBUTORS!!!
When this on-line fundraiser ends, find out how you can contribute by visiting our website. We need you and want you to return Home with us and play! The Intergalactic Transporter Crew will be on the Playa facilitating Rites of Passage for all.
IN SHADOW-GROPING WE TRUST.
- (45 days)