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Free Life Center's video poster

The experience of living, loving, creating and sharing as understood by two artist friends. Read more

Portland, OR Art
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This project was successfully funded on August 31, 2009.

The experience of living, loving, creating and sharing as understood by two artist friends.

Portland, OR Art
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NEW PRINT BY MARK WARREN JACQUES! ............................................................................................. Hello Friends, We only have 12 days left to meet our goal for funding Free Life Center! We appreciate your support and interest so much and can't wait to share the final project with you.

To show our appreciation for your support, in addition to our regular pledge incentives, we have a new original silk screen by Mark Warren Jacques available for a pledge of $20, that will be available until August 31st or we run out!


Artists and good friends, Seth Neefus and Mark Warren Jacques are creating a mobile installation where art can be viewed within a context that highlights and shares their ideals and lifestyle. With this mobile art center, they will showcase their collaborative and individual artworks, video and musical performances, as well as offer insight into this process through an exhibition catalogue. Seth and Mark hope to present a culmination of their artistic output and craftsmanship. Ultimately, visitors to the Free Life Center will be encouraged to find creativity, optimism, and freedom in their own lives.

Free Life Center will be a large scale hand-crafted, one-room structure, viewed as an art installation from the outside as well as an experience for the viewer on the inside. Built primarily from reclaimed materials, the building will emanate the artists’ homespun aesthetic and their commitment to a high level of craftsmanship. Within the structure, viewers will be encouraged to explore every nook and cranny; finding that each element of the building has been considered and is resonating with the 'energy' of the free life. As a modular structure, the Center can be modified in size and scope to be shown in traditional gallery spaces, as well as be installed in natural environments beyond the typical viewing context.

Inspired by growth through adventure, Seth and Mark will go on tour with Free Life Center. At each location along the tour, the artists will be curating guest performances, workshops, jam sessions, drawing parties, dinner parties, and all around good times.

In addition to installing and touring with Free Life Center, the artists will produce a catalogue documenting this process and the artworks exhibited. This artists’ book of the journeys and making of Free Life Center will be available during the tour and after.

With your help, the funds raised through will contribute to covering the costs of the structure’s building materials, book printing, video installation, instrument making, and tour transportation in a veggie oil-run converted van. Seth and Mark will spend several months building, installing, and creating the structure, artworks, music and video segments. They intend to tour with the Free Life Center beginning in the spring of 2010.

We hope you will be interested in supporting this project, joining our community, enjoying our pledge incentives; and in doing so promoting the free life.

For more information please visit:

contact: Ayni Raimondi, Project Manager Torrey Herbenar-Cook, Media Contact Also visit:


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    Pledge $5 or more

    3 backers

    Exclusive music and video downloads.

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    Pledge $10 or more

    11 backers

    'Process Zine' signed by artists, showcasing artwork, photography, beginning stages of building/developing project, artists’ insight and inspiration in creating and conceptualizing Free Life Center. Previous incentive included.

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    Pledge $20 or more

    31 backers

    Sweet little doodle by the artists. Plus previous incentives.

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    Pledge $40 or more

    9 backers

    Mixtape (on cassette tape) of original tracks featured in installation. Tape will be hand numbered, signed and doodled upon by the artists before arriving in your mailbox. Plus previous incentives.

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    Pledge $75 or more

    5 backers

    Limited edition screen printed collaborative print signed/numbered by the artists. Plus previous incentives.

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    6 backers

    Exhibition Catalogue - Exhibition catalogue featuring artwork, installation documentation, and general genuine insights into the free life. Plus previous incentives.

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    Generous donor will receive an “Art Instrument” created by Seth and Mark. Artistically hand-crafted stringed instruments and percussion. They are hand made and/or painted and integrated into the recordings and installation. You can play it and you can display it. Plus previous incentives.

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    0 backers

    We will install Free Life Center anywhere your heart desires. We will also perform in the Free Life Center at what would surely be a magical event. Seth and I will also personally discuss our views on the world at large, art, the meaning of life, and the benefits of the free life. Plus, all the other goods.

Funding period

- (47 days)