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A traveling sculptural and sonic art installation celebrating women and investigating their universal POWER.

This art installation represents courageous traits in women who I admire. 

To date, I have created the following four identities: POWERFUL, UNDEFINABLE, SOLAR, and FIERCE.  

Each one was a personal challenge to fabricate, having to uncover and discover pieces of each bold identity within myself and others.  I looked to a variety of women for inspiration, from intimate brave friends to women being publicly acknowledged for setting outstanding examples in technology, cultural affairs, and media.  I also drew from my experience of designing a daycare and learning center in a small village in Ethiopia filled with the most caring, dignified women and mothers. 

Each of these influences engendered a vision of the universality of women’s strength.  I want to visualize that strength. 

With support from this kickstarter campaign, I will purchase 8 new mannequins and create a FULL force of women.  Each woman portrayed will be singular in her own right, and together they will represent a collective might.  For example, as an homage to the women in Ethiopia, I will create the identity DIGNITY, as well as seven more courageous, provocative identities representing women at the most profound. 

This "FORCE OF WOMEN" will be a traveling, sonic exhibit to be displayed in large-scale public and work environments. The first force will travel to Miami for Art Basel, followed by Shanghai, with a third exhibit installation to occur in New York City. 

The sonic component will feature four related compositions, personifying the "voices" of FIERCE, POWERFUL, UNDEFINABLE, and SOLAR.  These sonic compositions have been master-crafted by acclaimed musician Shaun Robinson of the Irish band Oppenheimer in creative collaboration with opera singer Lisa Komara. 

The project celebrates women breaking barriers—from female CEO's and cutting-edge women in technology and science to creatives, teachers, mothers, daughters, and sisters.  I hope to incite and celebrate the impact the current woman is having on humanity and the evolution of the future woman as she helps to shape global sensitivities.

What your support will fund: 

- Purchase of 8 additional mannequins.

- Material costs for crafting the new mannequins.

- Crating/Transit/Delivery/Installation in 3 Global Cities. 

- Travel costs to install/uninstall in 3 Global Cities.

- Studio Time dedicated to the fabrication. 

- Exhibition literature and signage.

- Stereo Equipment to broadcast the 4 sonic compositions.

Where the original 4 MANNEQUINS have been exhibited in 2012: 

TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK: POWERFUL's headshot was broadcast in June 2012 in Times Square in the exhibition ARTISTS TAKES TIMES SQUARE sponsored by Artist Wanted and has been selected to be included in the book ARTISTS TAKES TIMES SQUARE being published.

BOND ST NYC: As a group of 4, POWERFUL, FIERCE, UNDEFINABLE, and SOLAR were shown in an exhibit commissioned by Gotham PR in JUNE 2012 at Relative Space on Bond Street in New York City. Covered in INTERIOR DESIGN Magazine- http://designwire.interiordesign.net/events/9682/pryor-callaway-at-relative-space

Boffo Showhouse 2012: UNDEFINABLE made her debut at the BOFFO SHOW HOUSE in NYC in May 2012 in the FUTURE BEDROOM installation created by Pryor Callaway, which was composed of 4 video projections and multiple lasers.

www.pryorcallaway.com   I   pc@pryorcallaway.com

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    A heartfelt "thank you" from the artist that you supported an exhibition celebrating powerful women.

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    A signed exhibition postcard and a heartfelt "thank you" that you supported an exhibition celebrating powerful women.

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    A souvenir package of black beads used to create the identity POWERFUL and your own copy of the sonic composition relating to POWERFUL's "voice" recorded by acclaimed musician Shaun Robinson. A signed exhibition postcard.

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    A souvenir package of the fiery red beads used to create the identity FIERCE and a copy of the sonic composition relating to FIERCE's "voice" recorded by acclaimed musician Shaun Robinson. Plus a signed exhibition postcard.

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    Your own portion of the "whip" that wraps the leg of SOLAR and a copy of the sonic composition that relates to SOLAR's "voice" recorded by acclaimed musician Shaun Robinsion. Plus a signed exhibition postcard.

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    A souvenir selection of the painted feathers used to craft UNDEFINABLE's androgynous beard and a copy of the sonic composition relating to UNDEFINABLE's "voice" recorded by acclaimed musician Shaun Robinson. Plus a signed exhibition postcard.

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    A mailed copy of all 4 sonic compositions by acclaimed musician Shaun Robinson and a portion of beads used in the creation of all 4 existing identities. Plus a signed postcard from the exhibition.

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    You will be noted as a SPONSOR on all literature of A FORCE OF WOMEN exhibition. You will receive a copy of all 4 sonic voices recorded by acclaimed musician Shaun Robinson of the Irish band Oppenheimer, a portion of beads/feathers used in creating the existing 4 identities, and a signed exhibition postcard.

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    Your own one of a kind intensely beaded mannequin HAND by the artist. Plus sponsorship, All 4 Sonic Voices, and signed exhibition postcard.

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    You get to name the IDENTITY for one of the new 7 powerful women to be created by the artist for the exhibition. Are you SENSORY, VISCERAL, SEXUAL, WONDROUS? You tell the artist. You will also be noted as a SPONSOR, receive all 4 sonic compositions, and a souvenir portion of materials used to create the identity you choose.

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    YOUR OWN FULL-SCALE MANNEQUIN created by the artist of the identity YOU choose. Plus sponsorship, Sonic Voices.

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