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A salvaged antique house boat becomes a floating venue for experimental art and performance!
165 backers pledged $7,903 to help bring this project to life.




Our mission is to create a mobile community resource on which to explore the possibilities of art, performance, and seasteading while bringing boating into the world of art and art into he world of boating. Crew members from the project "Swimming Cities of Serenissima" by the artist Swoon have teamed up with an all star crew of Bay Area artists to salvage a 1945 hand crafted houseboat. We plan to convert the boat into a mobile artstead in the ad-hoc style of San Francisco's unique D.I.Y. arts community.

The Seasteading Institute has provided funding for the purchase of the boat and the rest is up to us! The boat has been lifted out of the water, repaired, and inspected. Once underway have been utilizing recycled materials, including a converted Mercedes diesel car engine, to make the vision come to life. The next step is to move The Relentless from her current location in Bethel Island to the San Francisco Bay where she will continue to evolve through community input and ingenuity.

Join us on the Boat! We want to hear your ideas for journeys and events as we usher in a new menu of collaborative arts and entertainment in, on, and around your new community boat! There will be numerous opportunities to gather for impromptu art shows and happenings on the docks, bridges, and public water fronts of the San Francisco Bay. We will also be organizing work days for those who would like to contribute time and vision to the project.

Collaborators include: Ben Burke, Anja Ulfeldt, Anton Bertaux, Chicken John Rinaldi, James (Skippy) Cross, and many many more to come.

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