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Help Joan Shipman solve her next debt crime! Fund Turner prize-nominated artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd's biggest film to date
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South London-based not for profit arts organisation Studio Voltaire presents Turner Prize nominated artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s largest project to date, Hermitos Children 2.

Hermitos Children is an ongoing film project that takes the form of an experimental television crime drama. Each episode follows female detective Joan Shipman as she uncovers and solves sex crimes and murders. 

Hermitos Children 2 involves blackmail, money management, catting (similar to dogging but with women, and on boats), children drowned at sea who miraculously survive and a cat cult.

The film will be presented at Studio Voltaire in October 2014, within a large scale installation incorporating a number of large props and interiors from the production. 

This film commission follows the success of Hermitos Children, the pilot episode (2009), which was first presented at Altermodern, the fourth Tate Triennial (2009) and subsequently acquired by the Tate Collection. Watch the video here...

Your support will help fund the artist's first solo exhibition ever to be held in a London public gallery, as well as her largest film commission to date.

We have successfully raised three quarters of the project's ambitious budget, but need to raise at least £5,000 to cover the final costs of editing, post-production and hosting an amazing large-scale performance at Studio Voltaire on Saturday 6 September 2014. This live performance, referencing Catwoman and Minoan bull-leaping, will be recorded with elements included in the final cut of the film.

The final project will premiere at Studio Voltaire in October 2014, and we invite all you gorgeous supporters to join us and see how your contribution has made this incredible project a reality.

To get to the end of the story, for Joan to solve the next crime... we want you to be involved. We have come up with some incredible opportunities at each pledging level...

Be the coolest kid the the playground with a limited edition Marvin Gaye Chetwynd yoyo featuring everyone's favourite Jewish restaurant owner 'YOYO'.

  • Receive an invitation to a special performance by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at Studio Voltaire on Saturday 6 September 2014. 
  • The Discerning Eye will offer you a special personal blessing with powerful incense during the performance.
  • The opportunity to take part in Marvin's ongoing collaborative project - Iron Age Pasta Necklace Workshop.
  • Receive a stunning mug featuring the mug of Hermitos Children's leading lady Joan Shipman. 
  • Plus a ticket to a special performance by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at Studio Voltaire on Saturday 6 September 2014. 
  • Get 5 minutes one on one debt counselling with expert Joan Shipman during the performance. This can also take place over the phone! 
  • Plus a ticket to a special performance by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at Studio Voltaire on Saturday 6 September 2014.
  • Receive a ticket to the special performance by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at Studio Voltaire on Saturday 6 September 2014.
  • Plus receive a unique Iron Age Pasta Necklace following the workshop, where your own creation gets judged by the Discerning Eye. 
  • Receive an exclusive limited edition TWO PART LITHOGRAPH signed by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, with free shipping within the UK - this offer is only available through Kickstarter!
  • Plus receive a ticket to the special performance by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at Studio Voltaire on Saturday 6 September 2014.
  • Receive a rare limited edition mono print, handprinted by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd herself, so each one is slightly unique - there are only 2 left in the world!
  • Plus receive a ticket to the special performance by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at Studio Voltaire on Saturday 6 September 2014.
  • Receive a unique Marvin Gaye Chetwynd collage, signed by the artist
  • Plus a ticket to a special performance by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at Studio Voltaire on Saturday 6 September 2014.
  • Get the unique opportunity to play a leading role in Hermitos Children 2 and be immortalised on screen!!
  • As a major supporter of the project, you will be listed as a producer on the closing credits on the film as well as on the Supporters wall in the gallery entrance
  • You will be invited to a special dinner in honour of the artist during Frieze week hosted by one of Studio Voltaire's patrons
  • A exclusive invitation to an in conversation event with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Tate curator Catherine Wood at The Arts Club on Dover Street.
  • Plus a limited edition signed lithograph by the artist.
  • As a top level supporter you will be invited to join Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Tate curator Catherine Wood for an intimate dinner at The Arts Club following the event.
  • Membership to Studio Voltaire's Benefactor's Scheme for 1 year at the highest level with all the associated benefits.
  • Plus all the benefits included in SUPPORTER'S CIRCLE
  • This is a one of a kind opportunity to spend an evening with the inimitable Joan Shipman, the star of Hermitos Children 2.
  • To mark your incredible support, you will receive every single reward detailed above.  This is a once in a lifetime package!

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (b.1973, formally Spartacus Chetwynd) lives and works Glasgow, UK. Chetwynd has become well known for her carnivalesque live performances, which feature homemade costumes and a varying ensemble of friends and family. These performances share elements of the bawdy anarchy of sixteenth-century wandering troupes, foregrounding key moments from art history and cultural production.

Chetwynd studied social anthropology at University College London, received a BA from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2000, and earned a master’s degree in painting in 2004 from the Royal College of Art. Chetwynd has performed and exhibited widely across the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. Solo exhibitions include Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2014 – also the occasion of the performance ‘The Green Room’); ‘Home Made Tasers’, New Museum, New York (2011); ‘Odd Man Out’, Sadie Coles HQ (London, 2011 – restaged at Tate Britain in 2012); ‘Help! I’m Traped in a Muzuzah Factory’, Le Consortium, Dijon (2008) and ‘The Walk to Dover’, Studio Voltaire, London (2005). 

In 2013, the artist published two new monographs Some Canterbury Tales (London: Four Corners Press) and Bat Opera (London: Sadie Coles HQ / Koenig Books). The artist is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London and Massimo de Carlo, Milan/London.

For twenty years, Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We’ve gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. 

Join our mailing list and add us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Keep up to date on our website www.studiovoltaire.org

If you would like to get in touch, please email info@studiovoltaire.org.

Risks and challenges

Both Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Studio Voltaire have a strong track record of making BIG projects. However, this will be the most ambitious yet for both parties. We have already secured the majority of the budget from Arts Council England and Australia Council for the Arts. There is just 25% left to raise to make it happen, but the more you give the more we can push the work to be even more ambitious!

If you have any questions, or would like to make a donation higher than any listed here, please email info@studiovoltaire.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

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    GET YOUR NEGATIVE ENERGIES CLEANSED BY THE DISCERNING EYE + AN INVITATION TO PERFORMANCE. The Discerning Eye will offer you a special blessing with powerful incense during the performance.

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    MUG ON A MUG + INVITATION TO SPECIAL PERFORMANCE.
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    RESOLVE YOUR DEBT WOES WITH JOAN SHIPMAN + AN INVITE TO A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE. Get 5 mins one to one debt counselling with Joan Shipman during the performance. This can also take place over the phone!

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    IRON AGE PASTA NECKLACE + INVITATION TO SPECIAL PERFORMANCE. Amazing opportunity to take away a unique Iron Age Pasta Necklace from the performance at Studio Voltaire in September

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    LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH PRINT SIGNED BY THE ARTIST + INVITE TO SPECIAL PERFORMANCE. Exclusive limited edition print signed by the artist (free shipping + invite to special performance at Studio Voltaire in September

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    LIMITED EDITION MONO PRINT SIGNED BY THE ARTIST + AN INVITE TO PERFORMANCE. Receive a very special rare limited edition printed by hand by the artist. From a sold out edition - only 2 left!! + invitation to special performance

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    SIGNED ARTWORK! Receive a unique Marvin Gaye Chetwynd collage, signed by the artist
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    SUPPORTER'S CIRCLE + SPECIAL DINNER + LIMITED EDITION PRINT + SPECIAL TALK
    As a major supporter of the project, you will be listed as a producer on the closing credits of the film as well as on the Supporters wall at the gallery entrance.
    Furthermore, you will be invited to an exclusive artist's talk at Dover Street Arts Club, with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Tate curator, Catherine Wood. Plus...a limited edition signed lithograph by the artist.

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    SUPER SUPPORTER + EXTRA SPECIAL DINNER AT THE DOVER STREET ARTS CLUB + BENEFACTORS SCHEME. As a top level supporter you will be invited to join Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Catherine Wood for an intimate dinner at Dover Street Arts Club following the in-conversation event
    + membership to Studio Voltaire's Benefactor's Scheme for 1 year at the highest level with all the associated benefits
    + all the benefits included in SUPPORTER'S CIRCLE

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    DATE WITH HERMITOS CHILDREN'S LEADING LADY JOAN SHIPMAN + ALL OF THE ABOVE REWARDS.

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