What is Coloring Coorain?
- real people talking about real issues that have social impact
- a TV show by, for, and about contemporary art and artists, focused on the Boston area
- a surreal fantasy world
- a video diary
- an experimentation with television as an artistic medium
- #arthistory in the making
- everything you ever wanted on television, but were afraid to ask for
Coloring Coorain at its core is a TV talk show focused on emerging artists. In the 20 episodes produced so far, guests have ranged from recent art school graduates, like Creighton Baxter and Santiago Cárdenas, to nurses such as Rachel Milligan, and other cultural luminaries, like Suzy X (amazing comix!) or Ivy Moylan (Executive Director of the Brattle Theater). But what do these non-famous and yet-to-be-successful wannabe artists have to talk about? EVERYTHING HONEY: from the latest trends to more pressing issues, like equality (or lack there of) in the art world. Because of the flippant tone of the show, we're able to discuss less comfortable subjects, like the role financial and racial privilege plays in the careers of artists. With your help, we can keep making more episodes and talking about this important stuff!
With a successful Kickstarter campaign, Coloring Coorain will be able to realize more ambitious goals- first off, a major improvement in image and sound quality. Secondly, making more episodes more often! Currently I have to commute 30-45 minutes each way to pick up video equipment or edit video! If I can spend that time actually making videos, imagine how much more I could do! A third goal is to improve the overall look and feel of the show by incorporating a new, ~~custom~~ logo and intro sequence with better music from local artists! Fourth, and not least, I'll be able to take equipment on the road, and shoot in more places within Boston and beyond!
Who is Coorain?
Coorain is an artist living and working in the Boston area, with a penchant for rhinestones, critical theory, and preserved lemons. Coorain started Coloring Coorain in 2013 in response to the lack of media around contemporary and emerging artists. Coloring Coorain has been exhibited locally, nationally, and received accolades from the city of Cambridge, so you know it's good.
Coorain graduated from Tufts University in 2013 with a BA in Philosophy and a BFA in Studio Art (yes, that's two bachelor's degrees). Coorain regularly exhibits art work in the Boston area and beyond.
Some of Those Fantastics Prizes!
View episodes early!
All backers get links to see upcoming episode before they go public!
For a mere $2 or at any level above, get great tips and stay up to date on all things Coloring Coorain. (Comes via email once a month!) I'm not interested in harassing your inbox, so don't worry about spam!
Fancy-smancy holographic stickers. Made in Reno, so they have that special shine. ($5 or any level above!)
This really cool postcard features an image of Coorain in the studio, shot by Risa Horn, artist and photographer. (See one of her photos in the Who is Coorain section above!) ($5 or any level above!)
Get a frame-worthy (and frame-ready) print. Each print, is hand cut, signed, numbered, AND KISSED by Coorain. We're talking hot smooches and lip prints people. Sized 8x10, big enough to make an impression on visitors to your home (or office? or studio? I mean think about where you could take this).
Artist sketches of this prize coming soon!
The Love Letter!
Get an AMAZING, original, one-of-a-kind collage by Coorain WITH A LOVE NOTE ON THE BACK. What more could you want? Seriously, this is probably the best reward you could get.
Screen printed book!
This amazing, hand made, hand printed book, previously unavailable, is so cool and so pretty! It's all about love (you might have sensed a theme here). Get it while you can!
Get on TV!
Get yourself or your products, business, or ideas out into the world and support an artist! Buy advertising in a TV show that is about to be HUGE. For different budgets and lengths of time, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I'd be happy to discuss differnet prices and add rewards to this kickstarter.
Salad is an artist-run arts and culture magazine based in Boston and New York City. Each issue is a mixture of art, critical writing, and special artists' editions, which are all linked by a shared association with a single theme. See the most recent issue here.
Buying a camera will allow me to shoot wherever, whenever, we're meant to be together. This is also a big upgrade from shooting with a video camera meant purely for television to a proper DSLR, allowing for really sexy looking shoots meant for artists! Get ready to have beauty that blows your mind. $1,800 camera body + $2,000 lens + $200 extra batteries and memory cards
This will be a MAJOR upgrade for the quality of the show. Crisp, clear vocals from all my lovely guests. I would like to purchase enough equipment to be able to properly record 4 people. This alone will allow the show to expand and include more people in a big way. $400 Zoom recorders (2) + $610 lapel microphones (2)
I've tried cheating and turning on all the lights in my apartment, and let's face it- it's not a cute look. Because of the special effects I'm using, I need special lighting. This will afford me the bare minimum for quality lighting, which I hope to improve upon in the future. $1,300 basic lighting set + $25 extra bulbs + $25 extension cord
While I wish I could use the entirety of my Kickstarter funds for some bomb props (live poodles!), I'm limiting myself to a micro-bugdet for some minor additions to my repertoire. $200 for props/accessories and creating new, animated titles for the show (!!!).
Total: $6,560 + Kickstarter fees = $7,000 goal
Reach goals (if we get that far) - a better light kit, a new green screen, props, another microphone
What about the future?
See "Resting Bitch Face," an art exhibition I co-curated dealing with a very serious affliction, at Gang Greenough Gallery Feb. 13-Mar. 20.
You can also see an episode taped LIVE on at the Panoply Performance Laboratory in New York City as part of their Megabus Boston Residency!
I will be performaing Mixed Up Salads at Mobius on April 10.
Screening of Coloring Coorain on March 13!
AND new episodes coming soon, including interviews with art critics, curators, exciting and wacky contemporary artists, drag queens (including RuPaul's Drag Race contestants), and more!
Risks and challenges
I've got one season of experience with this show under my belt, and a big reason I'm running this fundraiser is to tackle some of the challenges I've faced so far and improve the show.
That said, this is a small operation, (read: one-person production team) so little things can cause delays, BUT I won't let them stop the show. Things may slow down, but I've put in too much work to stop now. I've started looking for ways to bring other people on board to make it easier/more efficient.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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