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A hotel cleaning staff teams up with professional dancers to create a dance performance exploring labor and the body.
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    Sketch of Clean Labor Choreography

    We'll email you a hand drawn, original score of Clean Labor, showing you how Brendan imagined and envisioned the performance.

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    Clean Labor Video

    Receive a downloadable video documenting the performance and rehearsal of Clean Labor.

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    Clean Labor Door Sign

    Uniquely designed "Do Not Disturb" door sign created just for Clean Labor! Let your roommates and loved ones know when you're in or out.

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    Artist Designed Iron On Patch

    Created just for this Kickstarter Campaign and inspired by Brendan's much lauded From Hiz Hands project, a reimagining of the African mask presented at the Seattle Art Museum, these artist designed iron on patches are a great way to wear your support for Clean Labor.

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    Artist Designed Pin

    Inspired by Brendan's much lauded From Hiz Hands, reimagining of the African mask presented at the Seattle Art Museum, these custom made pins are a great way to wear your support for Clean Labor.

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    Tote It!

    Custom tote bag designed by the artist

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    Clean Labor at the Wythe's Ides Bar

    Join us for Clean Labor at the Wythe Hotel Ides Rooftop Bar. This 1 hour performance with 6 dancers will be followed by an artist talk with Brendan.

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    All Three From Hiz Hands Pins

    Inspired by Brendan's much lauded From Hiz Hands, reimagining of the African mask presented at the Seattle Art Museum, these custom made pins are a great way to wear your support for Clean Labor.

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    Still Move Monograph

    Published by Black Dog, Still Move is the first monograph to focus on Fernandes’ use of language and dance as a means to explore power, endurance and resistance. Receive this beautiful 160 page monograph signed by Brendan as our gift!

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    Wythe Hotel Performance of Clean Labor

    Join us for the Performance of Clean Labor in the Wythe Hotel rooms. This special performance has a very limited audience capacity. Guarantee your RSVP with this backer level!

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    Limited Edition Clean Labor Poster

    Adorn your wall with a custom designed Clean Labor poster created and signed by Brendan.

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    Armory Day Pass

    Receive as our gift a day pass to the Armory Show as well as an invitation to a toast with Brendan.

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    MARKED SPACE Caution Tape

    Commissioned by Socrates Sculpture Park, MARKED Space customized caution tape, provokes questions about borders, migration, and movement in public space. "Until we fearless," it reads, the syntax suggesting the voice of a non-native English speaker. The phrase alternates with its translation into a font designed for the artist based on Morse code.

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    2 Tickets to Wythe Room Performance

    You and guest can join us for the Performance of Clean Labor in the Wythe Hotel rooms. This special performance has a very limited audience capacity.

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    The Whole Experience

    Guaranteed spot at the exclusive Wythe Hotel Room Performance of Clean Labor as well as a day pass to the Armory Show where you can enjoy a toast with Brendan.

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    Armory VIP Pass + Wythe Room Performance

    Be a Clean Labor VIP! Receive a VIP Pass to the Armory Show that gets you access to the VIP Lounges, exclusive VIP events, and numerous other concurrent art fairs. You'll also get a guaranteed RSVP to the exclusive Wythe Hotel Room performance of Clean Labor.

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    Limited Edition Move in Place Print

    Move in Place is a series of photographic collages inspired and informed by objects of African art. Images were unfolded, reassembled, and juxtaposed with body parts of ballet dancers, combining these two languages to raise questions about the ideas that shape understandings of African art within Western museums. Show your support by backing our project for this signed limited edition Move in Place Digital 16x20 framed print.

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    Move in Place + Wythe Room Performance

    Receive a limited edition Move in Place Digital 16x20 framed print as well as a guaranteed RSVP for the exclusive Wythe Hotel Room performance of Clean Labor.

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    Seven Imitate Limited Edition Print

    Seven Imitate is a unique siligraph print that plays with the notions of the imitator trickster character in West African masquerade. In this print, Fernandes takes on the role of the imitator, playfully combining images of ballet body parts with images of artefacts from the Justin and Elisabeth Lang Collection of African Art. The recombinations explore the simultaneity of Fernandes' experiences as a classically trained ballet dancer, and as a Kenya immigrant. Show your support by backing our project for this signedlimited edition Seven Imitate Digital 16x20 framed print. At this backer level you’ll also receive a guaranteed RSVP for the exclusive Wythe Hotel Room performance of Clean Labor.

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    VIP Pass, Performance, & Print

    VIP Pass to the Armory which includes exclusive events and previews as well as toast with Brendan at the fair. You'll also be able to attend the very limited capacity performance of Clean Labor in the Wythe Hotel Rooms and a signed limited edition Seven Imitate Digital 16x20 framed print.

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    Attend the Armory VIP Dinner

    At this level, you'll be invited to attend the Armory VIP dinner, reserved for 100 exclusive guests at the BMW Chelsea Showroom sponsored by Sotheby's. Our Kickstarter Campaign is the ONLY place to get a ticket for this event where you will also be able to see a special performance of Clean Labor.

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    Private Performance

    Host a private performance of Clean Labor at your home, office, gallery or event space accompanied by an artist talk with Brendan. Limited to residents of New York and Chicago.

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    Stay at the Wythe Hotel

    Want to really participate in Clean Labor? At this level, you and a guest will be able to stay in either the Baby or Brooklyn Queen Room at the Wythe Hotel and your room will be used in the performance. You'll also be able to see the entire performance, as well as the Ides Rooftop Bar Performance.

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