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Reading, PA Sculpture
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Help four collaborating artists finish an interactive installation inspired by the exquisite corpse.

Reading, PA Sculpture
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About this project

Vanity of Vanities is an installation of three related sculptures:

  • Wheel of Vanity, an exquisite corpse that rotates to recombine images. 
  • Vanna T, an exquisite corpse based on a dress form.
  • Vanna's Head, built from parts contributed by the artists.

The artists invite you to get involved through two opportunities:

  • Send small, meaningful objects for inclusion in the installation. There's an address for that, below. You won't get these objects back, but you'll get your name on the Vanity or on the stand under Vanna's Head as a supporter.
  • Send $$$, get rewards. Details on the side bar.

Yes, you may do both. 

The first target for this installation is Vanity Fare, hosted by the GoggleWorks in Reading, PA. We'll know by the end of February whether the work has been accepted; the show opens in May of 2012. 

After that, we'll try to show as much as possible for the next two years.

If you want to send us stuff (we'll use it whether or not we meet funding, and give you due credit) then plop it in a USPS Priority Mail Small Box and direct it here:  

      MDIM
      1621 Sycamore Ave
      Lancaster, PA 17601

You may use an envelope or padded mailer if you like, but we want to keep these objects small-ish.

FAQ

Just what is an exquisite corpse? It is a specific literary form, but has been adopted by artists of all stripes to describe a type of collaboration in which every contributor  works on the problem, and then the results are mashed up to create a new view of the work.

Who is MDIM? That would be Michael Dennis, Idea Monkey. Since Michael has been in business as a graphic artist since 2002, MDIM is the most convenient way to handle money and taxes for this project. There are serious fiduciary responsibilities that go with fundraising through KickStarter and Amazon Payments. 

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    4 backers

    Your name on our art - be part of the project team. Space on the vanity has been reserved for all our backers and will be added before the sculpture is exhibited this Spring. You'll get a postcard invitation to the opening.

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    3 backers

    Pin-back button with an detail image from our exquisite corpse dress-form. 2.5" diameter. 18 assorted detail images, we'll pick one for you. Plus you'll get the postcard and your name on the vanity.

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    12 backers

    A 2.5" pocket mirror with one of three images of the installation reproduced on the back. We'll choose. You also get one button, the postcard, and your name on the vanity.

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    9 backers

    Collectors Pack - get all 18 dress-form pin images, the 3 pocket mirrors, the postcard, and your name on the vanity.

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    4 backers

    Deluxe Collector's Pack - get an archival photo of Wheel of Vanity installation, signed by the artists, plus the contents of the Collector's Pack

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    1 backer Limited (7 left of 8)

    We choose one original signed working sketch from the project, and ship it to you with the Deluxe Collector's Pack.

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    0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)

    Be a living part of the art: Anna will do a custom cut of your hair at the opening gala, while the cameras roll. You get a copy of that video, a Deluxe Collector's Pack, and an invitation to the after party. Your hair trimmings become part of Anna's future projects.

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Funding period

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