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THE EXPERIENCE OF GREEN is a 3,000 sqft. art installation at the Dumbo Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY (until 11/29/09). Help us preserve it in print!

Our goal for this Kickstarter campaign is to create a full color catalogue that documents THE EXPERIENCE OF GREEN. The project is very temporary, but we hope to create a document so the project lives on...

For a description of the work, check out this excerpt from the press release:

Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen will fill the Dumbo Arts Center with their enormous site-specific installation The Experience of Green. Opening September 25, 2009, the exhibition will emphasize the contrast between the organic and the built environment. Viewers will step out of Dumbo’s stark brick-and-glass commercial district into a fantastical forest; a walk-through labyrinth of old growth trees made entirely from red kraft paper. The spectacular network of gnarled tree trunks and twisted roots will extend over every inch of the gallery, suspending the boundaries of space and time while fully immersing the viewer.

The Experience of Green is Kavanaugh and Nguyen's most ambitious work to date as well as the artists' first major debut in NYC of their ongoing collaborative series of visually phenomenal, meticulously crafted paper installations. Here, the staggering volume of paper that the artists stack, splice, layer and coil will be in a brilliant crimson, burning an impression in the viewers’ mind. The Experience of Green may come most clearly into focus only after viewers exit the gallery, the color persisting as an optical after-image, accentuating the relationship between experience and memory, landscape and longing, nature and the sublime.

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    HOT OFF THE PRESSES! Donors will receive one of the first copies of THE EXPERIENCE OF GREEN catalogue signed by the artists

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    LOOK AND READ! The donor will receive a signed copy of THE EXPERIENCE OF GREEN catalogue and become a Dumbo Arts Center member at the Friend level.

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    PARTY WITH US! The donor will be invited to a VIP after party following the book release party. In addition, each donor will receive a signed copy of the catalogue and become a Dumbo Arts Center member at the Friend level.

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    CAMP OUT! The donor will be able to invite a guest to sleep over in the gallery for one night and camp among the trees in our giant red forest. In addition, each donor will receive a signed copy of the catalogue and become a Dumbo Arts Center member at the Patron level.

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    BRING YOUR FRIENDS! Each donor at this level will be able to invite 50 of their closest friends to host an event in our forest. This will be a unique and intimate experience that few will forget. In addition, each donor will receive a signed copy of the catalogue and become a Dumbo Arts Center member at the Patron level.

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- (80 days)