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By Gyuri Hollosy
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About this project

Come, join me in an extraordinary opportunity to create a unique expression of art combining moveable dance sculptures and live dancers.  With your help, graceful sculptures will come to life, interacting with equally graceful dancers.  They will dance together, expressing their movements and emotions, thereby informing us all of each other's lyricism and sensuality.  

I will make three life-size sculptures; each sculpture involves two figures that are intertwined, dancing through space.  Each figure will have it's own emotional persona but when they are intertwined they will create intimate and dynamic relationships within the art of their dance.  As the dancers and sculptures dance with each other they will interpret each other's emotional landscape in this innovative collaboration, and demonstrate how dance inspires art and art inspires dance. 

The complex figurative sculpture forms will be made out of sawdust and resin, a medium I specifically developed to make them strong and lightweight, allowing the sculptures to be easily moveable.

Amaryllis 5 and 3
Amaryllis 5 and 3

By having the dancers rotate the sculptures into new positions and new expressions as part of their choreography, the dancers will demonstrate that these sculptures can express multiple forms as well as multiple emotions.   They will present a visual experience for the viewers in seeing sculpture not just as a singular positioned form but as a sculpture can have more than one position and thus more then one vision to a composition.  This process has never been done before with dancers and sculptures where both are moving and both are interacting.

The performance of the dancers and sculptures will be demonstrated at the Grounds For Sculpture, which is a 42-acre sculpture park with 4 gallery museums located in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey.   The sculpture garden displays works by American and international sculptors in a variety of styles and media.  The presentation of the sculptures and dance will be scheduled sometime in or around the summer of 2013.

Kate and Brianne in dance assimilating a sculptural pose   -   Amaryllis 1
Kate and Brianne in dance assimilating a sculptural pose - Amaryllis 1

After the dance performance between the dancers and the sculptures this experience will continue for the viewers who will be able to interact themselves with the artworks.   Your support of this project will allow others and yourself to have the awesome opportunity to engage and interact with the sculptures.  They will be able to move and roll the sculptures around into other positions, to actually create their own dance, to cause physical and emotional changes, and in moving them, to bring the sculptures to life. 

The three life-size sculptures will stay at the Grounds For Sculpture for a period of time for people to visit, interact with, and expand their experience by rotating the works on their own and making their own dance.

Donors in the higher funding categories will become special partners and receive selected building blocks in making this project.  On the first two levels the drawings in two categories are used to determine the individual figures for these expressive works.  On the next level, a limited number of small hand held sculptures are being used as sketch studies which will determine the general pose combinations of the sculptures and from which the final maquettes will be chosen.  The highest level will have a limited number of sculpture maquettes - that are detailed scale models of the life-size sculpture - and which will determine the final configurations that will express the most exquisite emotions for this project!

"Arielis 5" is a 10x8x7 in. model whereas "Moon Light Sonata" is 14x23x18 in. maquette.
"Arielis 5" is a 10x8x7 in. model whereas "Moon Light Sonata" is 14x23x18 in. maquette.

Your support through kickstarter will help me to expand the concept that sculptures can have many more possibilities than just being viewed as still objects. Together, we will elicit the mystery and dynamics of multiples and the existence of duality within these works of art.   You will help to create a unique art experience for others where 14 or more sculptures can be combined into different positions and different perspectives, providing fresh, new experiences as you and others create your own dances. 

The entire process will be documented on DVD from beginning to end.  All donors will be listed as partners in the video credits alphabetically.  The video will not only have the sculptural process and the dance performance but conversations and dialogue between the artists (sculptor(s) and dancers), and interviews with the public who view the work as well as people who own these moving sculptures. Exec. producer and director Rich Butterfoss, winner for Best Arts Documentary @ NYIFF (New York International Film Festival) and Silver Telly award winner, of BG&V Productions will be doing the video production.

Amaryllis 2 and 6
Amaryllis 2 and 6

Thank you so much for your support and I look forward to creating this innovative 3-dimensional art experience with you and for you.

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    A postcard of one of my intertwined figurative sculptures with a personal handwritten thanks. All donor names will be listed in the DVD as partners when the project is completed.

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    A DVD of the completed project & the presentation; contains the building of the figures, interviews with artist(s) and dancers, dance choreographers and the dialogue with the dancers and artist(s). All donor names will be listed in the DVD as partners when the project is completed. Exec. producer and director Rich Butterfoss, winner for Best Arts Documentary @ NYIFF and Silver Telly award winner, of BG&V Productions will be doing the video production.

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    Each donor in this category will receive a sculpture about 3" in length cast in bronze of a single figure in motion, (signed and dated), plus a DVD detailing the project with all donors names listed as partners.

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    One of the 11 x 17 inch original one-of-a-kind drawings (signed and dated) used to determine the individual figures needed for these expressive works. A DVD documentary on the project and day passes (2) to the Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. All donor names will be listed as partners in the DVD when the project is completed.

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    One of the 18 x 24 inch original one-of-a-kind drawings (signed and dated) used to determine the individual figures needed for these expressive works. A DVD documentary on the project and day passes (2)to the Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. All donor names will be listed as partners in the DVD when the project is completed.

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    Small hand held original one-of-a-kind sculptures used as sketch studies to determine the general pose combinations of the sculptures, approximately 10 x 9 x 8 inch (signed and dated), made from sawdust/resin medium, the same medium to be used in the final works. These model works will be released prior to the completion of this project. At the completion of the project you will also receive a DVD detailing the project with all donors names listed as partners and a special invitation to the opening presentation at the Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.

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    Original one-of-a-kind maquette sculptures approximately 14 x 17 x 22 inch, signed and dated. A maquette is a scaled smaller version of a larger work. 12 or more will be made to determine which 3 are the best design for their movement and emotional qualities. They will be made out of sawdust/resin medium, the same medium as the final life-size version. These model works will be released prior to the completion of the project. At the completion of the project you will also receive a DVD detailing the project with all donors names listed as partners and a special invitation to the opening presentation at the Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.

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