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Transmedia artist Michael Pope creates a 3D Movie Script in the form of an immersive site-specific installation you can enter & explore
Transmedia artist Michael Pope creates a 3D Movie Script in the form of an immersive site-specific installation you can enter & explore
Transmedia artist Michael Pope creates a 3D Movie Script in the form of an immersive site-specific installation you can enter & explore
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SYNEMATIKA: The 3D Script

$19,510

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STRETCH GOALS TIME !!!!

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All right, time for the by-now-infamous Kickstarter Stretch Goals. $17,500!!!

First step is to get another $1500 (in 54 hours) So I can create a Living Statue Tableau to be an actual part of the 3 Dimensional script.

WHAT?!?!

I know. Stay with me here a minute, because with SYNEMATIKA we’re building sets out of music, soundtracks out of fabric and writing dialogue in skin.

For those of you that know my body of work, you know that I often incorporate nude tableau work as narrative and/or metaphoric device.

I love it. Something about the human body that, for me, represents the original quantum poetic expression of the human condition.

In this case I would use the Tableau both as non-dialogue embodiment of the script or it’s mood, AND as literal blank page - where the script is written directly across the collective human body and integrated into the space.

Jss Saying.

Then, as with the less animate objects in the room, we will photograph and video tape the Tableau to be included in the 2 dimensional version of the script.

godilovethisshit - SLURP!!!

If you’re not familiar with what a Living Statue Tableau is, you can take a peek at the music video “Sing” I did with the Dresden Dolls many moons ago.

Click Here To See "SING" music video

Which is the perfect segue for...

STRETCH GOAL no. 2

The tableau AND a Music Video Shot Cut & Directed by Yours Truly…

A MUSIC VIDEO???

I told you, there’s a lot of moving parts to SYNEMATIKA.

Details on this as we get closer… soexcitingboom!!!

THANK YOU MOTHERFCKERS OF LOVE

ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK

From award-winning filmmaker and transmedia artist Michael Pope, director of the Dresden Dolls music videos, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, and the creator of the multimedia extravaganza NEOVOXER, comes a new genre-bending transmedia project.

...What if we can shape human destiny, unveil our imaginary superselves, and rewrite the story of this age..? 

We Are Making The Movie of Our Lives.

SYNEMATIKA: PHASE 1 -

A Site-Specific Installation as 3 Dimensional Film Script

Michael Pope is doing a live-streamed 30 day endurance "Ritual of Creating" as he builds a site-specific, multi-media installation that will be the 3-Dimensional Script for the experimental feature film: SYNEMATIKA

…enter a transdimensional story of love, lust and cataclysmic discovery, confronting the very nature of Reality. A story made into a real tangible place: an immersive installation to be constructed within an old house in Upstate New York, ripe for exploration, open to the public. 

Open To the Public Upon Completion

With An Interactive Soundscape Produced By Brian Viglione

Full of sensual, compelling and twisted artistic visualizations, The 3D Script will be united by stunning & haunting soundscapes - an atmospheric music soundtrack created in collaboration with Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls, NIN, Violent Femmes, Scarlet Sails)...

The characters, story and ideas are the personal cosmology of Pope's creative tao, and to be made real in this world, the full potential of this tale requires more than just words on paper.

A 30 Day Endurance Ritual-Of-Creation with 24/7 Live Stream

Converted To Downloadable Graphic Novel & Shooting Script for SYNEMATIKA

Equal parts creative launching pad, multimedia installation and endurance performance art, the completed 3D Script installation will be photographically documented and made into "SYNEMATIKA: The Script" - A downloadable graphic novel/collage/journal that will be the shooting script of Pope’s next movie, capturing in visual narrative his richly sensual, sometimes frightening surrealistic world and its surprising story.

JOIN THE ADVENTURE

Be part of the beginning… this page, right here and now, is where it starts.

As you join this adventure, with even a small contribution, you become part of SYNEMATIKA; hooked into behind the scenes views of the creative process, privy to exclusive updates, secret downloads and an invitation to join the Collective Creative Action with participant generated content.

Don't just 'See' the movie, BE the movie.

What We've Got

  • The VISION: With a cosmology developed over two decades of his creative life, Pope has illustrated, constructed and collected a library of physical pieces, including graphics, props, and wardrobe pieces as well as developing the unique visual language that encompasses SYNEMATIKA's world and characters. All ingredients to be metaphorically airlifted into the space and shaped into this new world.
  • The PEOPLE: Working with long time producing partner BriAnna Olson and musician and music producer Brian Viglione, Pope has already begun building a kickass production team that includes, among others, artist and web technologist Liz LaManche and event producer and concept strategist Jeff Mach, which will help him create the SYNEMATIKA experience.
  • The SPACE: The secret location of the 3D Script (to be revealed upon its completion) is a converted pre-war building located in the greater Hudson Valley area of New York State that offers almost 1000sqft of blank canvas to utilize.
  • The MUSIC: Pope and Brian Viglione are already recording a soundtrack, specific to the 3D Script - An LP's worth of music, they call the "pre-soundtrack" - SYNEMATIKA: Music To Shoot By.
  • and, of course, Much Much More...

What We Need

Is money.

The skin and bones operational budget for the 3D script is $16,000 (and there is So Much More we can do if we can get our shiny little hands on more than that).

That $16,000 budget covers salary for all involved including Pope as the primary artist and the production team that will be working in support during the immersion - Including a paid internship.

It covers fully insuring the production, transportation of props, artwork, and people. It covers art supplies, building supplies, tools and etc. It covers web support and the cost of infrastructure set-up and execution for the 24/7 live stream of Pope in the space creating. It covers audio and visual gear rentals and purchases. It covers Food (one of the backbreaking forgotten costs for the uninitiated). It also includes the completion of the audio recordings that Pope is currently creating with Brian Viglione and it includes the cost of a multi-day photoshoot so we can create the 2D version of the 3D experience.

And finally, it covers the e-publishing of the script once it's been formatted into book existence.

And that, my creative-comrades-in-arms, is some serious bang for the buck.

For Those About To Live We Salute You.

This Odyssey of The Human Psyche Pulls No Punches...

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STRETCH GOALS TIME !!!!

*********************

All right, time for the by-now-infamous Kickstarter Stretch Goals.

$17,500!!!

First step is to get another $1500 (in 54 hours) So I can create a Living Statue Tableau to be an actual part of the 3 Dimensional script.

WHAT?!?!

I know. Stay with me here a minute, because with SYNEMATIKA we’re building sets out of music, soundtracks out of fabric and writing dialogue in skin.

For those of you that know my body of work, you know that I often incorporate nude tableau work as narrative and/or metaphoric device.

I love it. Something about the human body that, for me, represents the original quantum poetic expression of the human condition.

In this case I would use the Tableau both as non-dialogue embodiment of the script or it’s mood, AND as literal blank page - where the script is written directly across the collective human body and integrated into the space.

Jss Saying.

Then, as with the less animate objects in the room, we will photograph and video tape the Tableau to be included in the 2 dimensional version of the script.

godilovethisshit - SLURP!!!

If you’re not familiar with what a Living Statue Tableau is, you can take a peek at the music video “Sing” I did with the Dresden Dolls many moons ago.

Click Here To See "SING" music video

Which is the perfect segue for...

STRETCH 2 - $19,500

The tableau AND a Music Video Shot Cut & Directed by Yours Truly…

A MUSIC VIDEO???

I told you, there’s a lot of moving parts to SYNEMATIKA.

Details on this as we get closer… soexcitingboom!!!

THANK YOU MOTHERFCKERS OF LOVE

Risks and challenges

SYNEMATIKA is the product of literally hundreds of hours of existing planning and preparation. Many of the physical assets for the installation already exist; the music is already composed and recording sessions with Brian are already in progress. This project is ready to happen; what we're doing is raising money so that it can happen on the size and scale and scope you deserve.

The Risk - The Risk is that jumping between all of these various dimensions, we may actually lose someone.

The Challenge - The Challenge is to unleash the Creative Blade of Yes Motherfck that lives within us all and in so doing usher in the collective transformation of our time.

Jss saying

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Welcome. You have just joined the Collective Creative Action known as SYNEMATIKA.

    ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

    Upon the successful completion of this fundraising campaign you will be emailed and/or psychically contacted with a supersecret virtual location and entry code. This supersecret information will gain you access to involvement with SYNEMATIKA.

    Forever.

    Including the 24/7 live-stream 30 Day Endurance Ritual-of-Creating of the 3D Script.

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    A members only Virtual Tour of the Completed installation upon it’s completion, with following Q&A with Michael Pope.

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    Welcome. You have just joined the Collective Creative Action known as SYNEMATIKA.

    ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

    Upon the successful completion of this fundraising campaign you will be emailed and/or psychically contacted with a supersecret virtual location and entry code. This supersecret information will gain you access to involvement with SYNEMATIKA.

    Forever.

    Including the 24/7 live-stream 30 Day Endurance Ritual-of-Creating of the 3D Script.

    And…

    A members only Virtual Tour of the Completed installation upon it’s completion, with following Q&A with Michael Pope.

    And…

    A download code for a limited edition, digitally signed and watermarked print quality picture of Michael Pope immersed in the 30 Day Endurance Ritual-of-Creating. (Available to Kickstarter donors only)

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    ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

    Upon the successful completion of this fundraising campaign you will be emailed and/or psychically contacted with a supersecret virtual location and entry code.

    Including the 24/7 live-stream 30 Day Endurance Ritual-of-Creating of the 3D Script.

    A members only Virtual Tour of the Completed installation upon it’s completion, with following Q&A with Michael Pope.

    AND...

    You will receive a download password for the limited edition, original pre-soundtrack of the 3D Script. composed by Michael Pope produced by Brian Viglione - SYNEMATIKA: Music To Shoot By (LP)

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    Everything listed above, including SYNEMATIKA: Music To Shoot By

    AND…

    A download code for a limited edition, digitally signed and watermarked print quality scan of a completed original collage page of the 3D Script. (Available to Kickstarter donors only)

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    Everything in the levels above, plus:

    The First Edition Digital Download of SYNEMATIKA: The Living Script.

    The 3D Script, photographed, collaged and collected into ebook format. With digital signature and watermark!

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    All of the above…

    AND - An original piece of artwork from the actual 3D Script (Approx 6x4”) signed by Michael Pope and shipped to you.

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    Everything in the levels above, plus:

    Invitation+1 to THE OPENING NIGHT! An opening night event and “SYNEMATIKA Video Shoot” directed by Michael Pope. With VIP guests and participants, refreshments, live performances and You+1.

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    Everything in the ranks above, including the Opening Night Event/Video Shoot+1, plus:

    Invitation to the Pre-event Gathering:

    Michael Pope will give a personal tour of the completed 3D Script, holding a Q&A and gifting signed original pieces of production artwork.

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    Everything in the ranks below, including the Opening Night Event...

    Except the Pre-event Gathering, which is replaced with...

    An Evening With Michael Pope:

    A one on one evening of dinner and/or drinks either in real time or via internet to discuss art, love, life, hopes, fears and dreams.

    Includes all digital access and a gifted piece of signed original artwork by Michael Pope

    Must occur in New York City or acceptable travel must be provided to Pope.

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    Everything As Above including A Night With Michael Pope, plus:

    Access to the Virtual Workshop.

    Join Michael Pope and his production team in the Virtual Workshop as they develop the content, ideas, strategies and infrastructures for creation of the 3D Script. Watch and participate in the real-time adventure of this making this project.

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    STRETCH GOAL REWARD

    A private viewing/performance of the Body-painted Nude Tableau in the 3D Script.

    On location or live webcast. Up to 3 additional guests.

    18+

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