On Aug 26 2010, a site specific installation will open in the LES of NYC. Support us and your name will be etched on 1 (or more) color panels!
we made our goal! we have added a new limited edition reward as incentive to keep going. every penny collected will go towards making this project happen! thank you to all of our backers!!!
SOFTlab is producing an installation at the bridgegallery in the lower east side of Manhattan. For a month, starting August 26th,CHROMAtex.me will fill a small part of the world with one of our favorite things: COLOR! We would love to see a name on every panel.
Starting NOW, a team at SOFTlab is preparing the documents to get the project going. Here are a few facts that make this installation worth the attention and involvement:
1. It will be made of around 5,000 panels.
2. Each panel will have a unique color that when assembled will combine to make an amazing gradient.
3. The whole structure will be held together using binder clips!
In order to make this project happen, we need to complete the final design, print color on + or - 3,960’ of super high gloss photo paper, laser cut the paper into their specific geometry, clip the pieces together, and install the final piece. There’s a lot to do and a short amount of time to do it!
If you can help us offset some of the costs we will reward you with pieces from the original installation! Every cent you give will go towards materials such as paper, ink, fasteners, lights, etc.
Along with our Kickstarter campaign and the production of the installation, we would love to track where our support is coming from. After you donate, leave us a message containing your name, where you are located, and a picture to be uploaded on a Google Map found here www.chromatex.me
You can also see how many panels have been given names at www.chromatex.me! Pass the word along and help us tag the entire installation with supporters!
$5 = FRIEND: Your name etched onto a panel! At the completion of the installation, we will mail this panel to you, sending color and happiness into the world! Give a bit more and have your name on more panels therefore owning a larger piece of the installation!
$10 = GOOD FRIEND: Your name etched onto a panel + 30 character message! When the project comes down we will mail you the panel sending color and happiness into the world! Give a bit more and have your name + message on more panels therefore owning a larger piece of the installation!*MESSAGE US WITH YOUR MESSAGE!
$50= BEST FRIEND: Bonus: Your name etched onto 15 panels! These panels will also be mailed to you at the completion of the project! This is a $75 value!
$100= MOM AND POP’S: A flat packed funnel of color that you can assemble and hang in your own home!
$200= BUSINESS: Your company’s name etched onto 10 panels. Your company name will also be publicly displayed on the gallery wall and promotional materials as a sponsor.
$2,000 or more = GALLERY OWNER: Your own CHROMAtex.me concept made especially for your town or gallery!
Check out some shots of past installations to get a better idea of the process and final installs at http://www.flickr.com/photos/softlab/
If you are in the NYC area please come check out the opening!!!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.