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I will take your headshot with me to fun places, our travel pictures will hang in the Saranac Art Projects gallery in November 2012.
I will take your headshot with me to fun places, our travel pictures will hang in the Saranac Art Projects gallery in November 2012.
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I am embarking on a community art project where your participation will land you in an exhibition, 'Armchair Travels with Bernadette' in the fall of 2012. 

In spring of 2012 I will be traveling to Amsterdam, Berlin & Prague for work related research.  The research I am doing for my day job is already funded - travel, accommodations, transfers -  I have decided to take advantage of my research time there to expand it to my gallery practice.  You may pledge to 'Armchair Travel with Bernadette' to anywhere in these three cities.  I will need you to send me a digital file minimum 100dpi - 8 x 10 jpg headshot that I will print & bring with me and photograph in your destination of choice.  Be sure that your head is fully filling the frame,  all pictures will be printed in color for travel unless you personally specify that you would like to be in black & white (the travel image will be in color, however you may choose to be in b&w).  After I return I will edit and print copies of our adventure together to be displayed in November at the Saranac Art Projects gallery, an artist run coop located in Spokane, WA.  The exhibit will consist of the patron lists, thank you letters, travel shots of us together and an 'Armchair Installation' where gallery visitors can relax and read about your pledges, travel books, peruse my travel sketchbooks, and photograph themselves with a 'flat me' to be printed & posted daily during the run of the exhibition.  Most of the travel photos will be  renegade actions, like the profile picture of me here, shot in a local thrift store with props found on site and an arrangement made in the aisle for about 10 minutes (all props were promptly returned to their place of origin at the end of the shoot).   Any funds recieved through Kickstarter will go towards, paper, inks, framing, installation expenses,  press mailers, fees, & transportation to and from the gallery site of the work.

If I exceed my funding goals I will purchase a small digital recorder  to use for collecting audio during our adventures for use in the Armchair Travelers' instalation.

As an artist I am usually defined as a sculptor, however more often than not I am finding my work is completed only when I have community involvement, sometimes that comes in the form of assisting me in collecting materials, other times in participatory actions.  My involvement in the artist run coop gallery has allowed me to avoid the commercial side of creative acts as sales are not a requirement in maintaining my affiliation with the space.  Won't you join me in creating a larger community to participate in this project?

Please pledge today to support community art projects and get a great reward!  For the photo ops you will need to e-mail me a headshot by no later than April 10th 2012, contact me if you need help in doing so before the close of this funding drive.

Thank you so much for supporting the creative community!

FAQ

  • When the project reaches it's funding goal I will contact all backers from out of my area and get you instructions on e-mailing me your image for the flat you adventure. Consider your facial expression, gesture and accessories as that will inform how we spend our time at your selected location. Thanks for your support!

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  • For each pledge the fee covers one individual and one reward. I will be doing all the photography as well as holding 'flat you'. These photos will be very unscripted and traveling with gear/rigging will not be possible in some locations. If you would like to include more than one person on your adventure please contact me and we can reach a mutual agreement as to weather or not it will be feasable-- some places the needs of multiple 'flat people' will not be possible-- as well as a need for additional funding to cover additional materials. Some venues will simply require that each of you are with me separtely. I am willing to try almost anything, but again- it comes down to the venue and time I have in that city. Talk to me-- let's compromise!

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    Pledge one dollar to my project and you will be listed in the gallery as a patron for the November 2012 exhibit of the armchair travel experience.

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    Pledge 5 dollars to my project and you will get a hand signed thank you letter from me, copies of which will be available for viewing in the gallery exhibition. International pledges must add 2$ for additional postage.

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    Ride public transit with me in Amsterdam, Berlin, or Prague.
    I will bring 'flat you' with me on a bus, subway, train or ferry and document our ride.
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    Enjoy your morning coffee with me in Amsterdam! I will bring 'flat you' with me to the flat I have booked in Amsterdam and document our morning coffee break. You will get an unframed color print of our time together. * International pledges must add 10$'s for additional postage & handling.

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    Enjoy your morning coffee with me in Germany! I will bring 'flat you' with me to the flat I have booked in Berlin and document our morning coffee break. You will get an unframed color print of our time together. * International pledges must add 10$'s for additional postage & handling.

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    Enjoy your morning coffee with me in the Czech Republic! I will bring 'flat you' with me to the flat I have booked in Prague and document our morning coffee break. You will get an unframed color print of our time together. * International pledges must add 10$'s for additional postage & handling.

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    Have a beer in Berlin with me!
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    Have a beer in Prague with me!
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    Have a beer in Amsterdam with me! I will bring 'flat you' to a pub in Amsterdam and document you and I enjoying a frosty beverage! You will get an unframed color print of our time together. * International pledges must add 10$'s for additional postage & handling.

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    Visit the famous Charles Bridge with me. I will bring 'flat you' to the charles bridge and document our taking in of the view of the city. You will get an unframed color print of our time together.
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    Visit the infamous 'Bone Church' known as the Sedlec` Ossuary in Kutna` Hora, Czeck Republic.
    I will bring 'flat you' to the Ossuary and document you and I exploring this landmark!
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    Visit Check Point Charlie with me!
    I will bring 'flat you' to Checkpoint Charlie, the last remaining checkpoint from the east V west era of Berlin.
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    Enjoy a street vender meal with me! I will bring 'flat you' out in the streets for a meal in my choice of three cities to dine curbside & standing up. Who knows what we shall be eating? You will get an unframed color print of our snacking session.
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    Walk the city with me in Prague. Capture a moment of exploring the beautiful neighborhoods of Prague with amazing architecture and narrow back streets. Maybe we will see the castle in the distance? I will bring 'flat you' on a walkabout in the city and document an interesting moment in our adventure. You will receive an unframed color print of our exploration in the city of Prague.
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    Visit Kafka's grave site with me. I will bring 'flat you' to Franz Kafka's burial site and document our experience. You will get an unframed color print of our time together.
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    Visit the Berlin Wall with me. I will bring 'flat you' to the public gallery on what remains of the wall in east Berlin and document our experience. You will get an unframed color print of our time together.
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    A day in the park with me, in Amsterdam. I will bring 'flat you to one of Amsterdam's famously beautiful parks and document our time together enjoying spring blossoms. You will get an unframed color print of our spring time moment.
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    Visit the 'I amsterdam' sign and get your photo taken on the site. I will bring 'flat you' to the tourist photo op of the giant letters I amsterdam sign and document you in front of it. I will not be joining you for this one, but you will get an unframed color print of your visit.
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    Enjoy a beer garden visit in Berlin with me! I will bring 'flat you' to a German beer garden in one of the many city parks and document our experience sharing a frosty mug of pure goodness in a spring-time garden setting. You will get an unframed color print of our adventure in hops & barley.
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    A day in the park with me, Prague. I will bring 'flat you to one of Prague's beautiful parks and document our time together enjoying spring blossoms. You will get an unframed color print of our spring time moment.
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    Visit the Reichstag, German Parliament building with me--- we can take a photo from the classic exterior or the updated contemporary interior-- your choice!
    I will bring 'flat you' with me to visit this architectural site and document our visit! You will get an unframed color print of our experience together. * International pledges must add 10$'s for additional postage & handling.

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    Amsterdam canal ride with me.I will bring 'flat you' to a canal in Amsterdam and document our shared moment on the water. You will get an unframed color print of our time together.
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    Visit a Major museum in Amsterdam, Berlin, or Prague with me! I will take you to a world class museum and document us as we discuss the work on view. I will choose the museum but you can tell me if you are more interested in contemporary, traditional or classic genres. You will get an unframed color print of our adventure.
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    Enjoy a meal in Prague with me! I will bring 'flat you' to a nice sit down meal with me and document our feast. You will get an unframed color print of our gastronomic adventure together.
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    Enjoy a meal in Berlin with me! I will bring 'flat you' to a nice sit down meal with me and document our feast. You will get an unframed color print of our culinary adventure together.
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    Enjoy a meal in Amsterdam with me! I will bring 'flat you' to a nice sit down meal with me and document our feast. You will get an unframed color print of our adventure in cuisine together.
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