WE DID IT!!! A HUGE THANK YOU FROM STEPH AND ERIN.
4 weeks ago we started this Kickstarter campaign in order to buy 3,000 pounds of wax and Crisco and make the art show we have been dreaming and blueprinting for so long. To people who didn't "get it" it sounded obscure, even strange...we were SO NERVOUS! A lot was on the line for us: we knew the success of this fundraising period would determine whether this artwork would exist or not.
And because of YOU, the answer is: YES!
An astonishing 340 of you backers "got it!" and in 4 weeks we raised $45,712. OH MY GOD!!!! This amount of money is absolutely life-changing. Really. We are so grateful for this opportunity to buy our materials and get back to work. It is an honor and a privilege to make this work for you. THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.
NOW THE REAL WORK BEGINS.
3,000 pounds is a lot to carry, sculpt, burn, melt, film, etc! Now is time for us to retreat into the relative obscurity of our studio and MAKE THIS WORK. We have proudly written every single one of your names up on the south wall of our studio. It is beautiful, especially glowing at night as the streetlamps come through our window. This work is possible because of YOU and we are so happy to have all of you up on that wall.
ALSO! THANKFULLY, this means we will no longer be sending so many e-mails. PHEW! Thanks for hanging in there with us. We will send a "survey" through Kickstarter to get addresses and reward/order details. From there, we will update you as we get closer to the show in Seattle this spring. You can also keep in touch with us by "liking KeseyPollock" on Facebook where we will post a picture every now and then.
A huge, warm, sincere THANK YOU,
Erin and Steph
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YOUR NAME ON THE TITLE WALL OF OUR SHOW. This project, really, really, really cannot happen without this funding. We truly appreciate your help. And for that, we say: THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU! (written in public for all to see.)Estimated delivery:
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DVD OF "3000 LBS of WAX." + YOUR NAME ON TITLE WALL Congrats! You have just pre-ordered a DVD of a brand new kind of video art. This DVD will be a visual poem. Full bodies disappear and re-emerge from abstract color fields. It will get you like those bird videos get cats. Awesome to watch as a moving meditation, either from your couch with a glass of wine or projected HUGE at a raging dance party. A cheap way to collect videoart. Plus! As a DVD extra, we'll include "367 lbs of wax," the DVD so many of you have asked to purchase from our 2009 show in Anchorage, AK. THIS FILM WILL MELT YOUR FACE OFF!! (international, pls add $7 shipping.)Estimated delivery:
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SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION POSTER FROM THE EXHIBITION YOU MADE HAPPEN + NAME ON TITLE WALL (ADD $15 FOR DVD) This poster will feature our favorite still from the melting process. (international, pls add $15 for shipping.)Estimated delivery:
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12x18" FULL COLOR PRINT OF BODY MELTING + YOUR NAME ON TITLE WALL (ADD $15 FOR DVD) This is Steph’s all time favorite perk! It's easy: 1) When we are done with the show, we will email you a link to a website featuring tons of stills from the footage of our melting sculptures. 2) You choose your very favorite moment in the melting process. 3) We send you a full-color print of it. In other words, YOU choose your own print! And if you get the video add-on, you can show your friends the process. If you want a triptych, which is a striking way to see the image transform, we'll make you a deal, 3 prints for $150, just twice the price but 3 prints instead of 1! (international, pls add $15 shipping.)Estimated delivery:
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SIGNED, FULL COLOR PRINT OF 3 HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION FRAMES + YOUR NAME ON TITLE WALL (ADD $15 FOR DVD) When we are designing a melting body, we often make animations of how, exactly, we want the body to melt (see sample animations in kickstarter video for example). This is a framable piece of original art and it is available in December, shipped before Christmas! (international, pls add $15 shipping.)Estimated delivery:
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SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT: hand-drawn topographical map of a full body melting + YOUR NAME ON TITLE WALL (ADD $15 FOR DVD). This limited edition print of an original drawing is a visually rich, framable art piece for your wall. It features a unique visual language we have developed based on mapmaking. This type of drawing helps us compile, organize and document the many complex aspects of our time-based pieces seen in our melting videos. This option is perfect for the early stage art collector who wants a hand-drawn rendition of our work. (international, pls add $15 shipping.)Estimated delivery:
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YOUR FACE (OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE) IN WAX + YOUR NAME ON TITLE WALL: A 3D version of your face is a wild, weird thing, kind of like a picture must have been in the early days of photography. Come to our studio, we will cast your face and give you a wax version to hang on your wall. Perfect for anyone curious, especially parents who want to capture their childrens youth (Note: the youngest we have cast is 5. Also note: Our face casting feels like a minty facial. No worries, we've done it over 400 times. MANY references available upon request.)Estimated delivery:
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20x30" PORTRAIT PRINT OF YOUR FACE MELTING (OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE) + YOUR NAME ON TITLE WALL. Come to our Seattle studio, we will cast your face. We will carve, sculpt, paint, and design a melting version. You get a high-quality color print. (Note: nooooo worries, we don't melt your actual face!)Estimated delivery:
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ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA PAINTING + YOUR NAME ON TITLE WALL. This is the most unique, original, one-of-a-kind handmade artwork available on this list. We will work with you to choose a part of the process that interests you. Then we will take the visual information contained in the video of a melting/transforming/emerging body and compress it into a rich 2-D surface, that works for your home. This is for the collector or the believer who is interested in owning a piece of our process. (Within Seattle, we will deliver to your home. Outside Seattle, we'll crate it, the cost of shipping will be additional.)Estimated delivery:
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PRIVATE FACE CASTING PARTY AT OUR SEATTLE STUDIO + YOUR NAME ON TITLE WALL. Host a party in our Seattle art studio! We will teach you and a slew of your friends to cast your own faces. We can envision this as a scout troop activity, a bunch of friends before Halloween, a family reunion event, or a memorable birthday party. Limit to 15 people per party. Spoil your friends with this experience. Or if you can organize some folks, make a go of it for $190 a pop! All materials will be provided, including: alginate, plaster gauze, plasticine, heat guns, wax, brushes, pigments and false eyelashes to make yourself pretty.Estimated delivery:
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CASTING/MELTING COMMISSION + YOUR NAME ON TITLE WALL: Come to our Seattle studio. You choose if you want us to cast your entire body or just a portion. We then sculpt, paint and accessorize it until we've cloned you (or made an idealized/ bizarro/ alternate universe/ fictional version of you). Then we melt, film and photograph the piece. (You are invited back to watch the melting process!) You'll take home a 20x30" full-color print of your favorite moment in the melting process to add to your art collection. ACTUALLY: this amount makes such a difference to us that for this price, we can talk about a lot of different options...your entire family's hands? you and your partner melting into one another?Estimated delivery:
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