With your support, Elastic City will produce its third season of conceptual and poetic walks in 2012. Started in May 2010, Elastic City commissions artists to give sensory, performative and ritualistic walks in New York City and beyond. Eventually, we'd like to expand to give walks in all parts of the world.
Some themes of past walks have included: making monuments with our bodies in response to existing public monuments; ridding space of bad luck and bringing forth good luck through the creation of new folk rituals; and sculpting visual and sound poems using found objects.
These are all experiential, participatory walks--as opposed to the 'moving lecture' model that defines fact-based walking tours. When you arrive at an Elastic City walk, you are welcomed as an active participant. The artist leading the walk offers you their lens, guidance and techniques to further the poetry in our relationships with each other and the surrounding environment.
Look below to watch a 5 minute video of Niegel Smith's "Total Detroit", a 54 hour walk from August 2011.
Look below to watch a 3 minute video of a walk by Juan Betancurth & Todd Shalom: 4ever 21, a walk for eternal youth.
Funding would produce our 2012 season, which includes the following costs:
Artist fees: $10,000
Marketing & Publicity: $8,000
Legal & insurance: $4,000
Intern stipends: $2,000
Office expenses: $1,000
Look to the right--we have some wonderful rewards to offer in exchange for your support. Many of them are intangible--we offer experiences. We hope you'll take us up on one.
For $25, you'll receive an 8x10 photo--your choice of one from an assortment of images from our walks, such as:
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