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A Bunch of Crock is a reaction to the current political landscape. It is kind of a gag reflex.

A Bunch of Crock is a reaction to the current political landscape. It is kind of a gag reflex. It is an analysis of political messages directed at the general population in an election year. It is an attempt to share what politicians truly mean when they say something. It is a collection of political posters and audio/video installations. It is a bunch of political messages. It is a bunch of crock.

Abstract

My project is an art exhibition about the absurdities of political campaigns and the unfortunate role of minorities. Filtering through various political messages in this election year, the common thread seems to be this: 1) politicians and pundits think the general population is too stupid to tell fact from fiction and 2) promoting fear of minorities is good politics.

Using satire and good old-fashioned profanity, this exhibit attempts to bypass the spin and tell the audience what the politicians and pundits actually mean, and how they portray minorities to promote fear and manufacture outrage.

The Exhibit

There are two aspects to the exhibit -- a gallery exhibit and an online version. The exhibit will consist of a series of large format 36" x 48" posters (about 15) and 5 interactive audio/video installations. The exhibit will open in December at a gallery in downtown Phoenix, AZ and will run through January.

Funding

The funding I receive will be used to produce the gallery exhibit which consists of printing the large format posters, producing stickers, buttons, postcards and signage, renting audio and video equipment (projectors, screens, speakers, etc), renting tables and chairs. The actual cost of the exhibit is higher than $1,400 but I wanted to aim for a number I might be able to reach.


After the exhibit opens, all the posters in the series will be posted on the website. The online version will exist until I run out of ideas for posters. It will be housed at http://abunchofcrock.com

Finally, if you'd like to attend the exhibit, you can find out more here. Thank you for the support!

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    2 "Honk if You're Racist" bumper stickers. The sticker is oval and 4" x 2".

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    A medium sized (11" x 16") print from the exhibition (you can specify which one you'd like when/if the project is successfully backed), 1 "Vote for me!" button, 2 "Honk if You're Racist" bumper stickers and 1 "A Bunch of Crock" postcard (postcard is 6" x 4"). For international shipping please include an additional $5 to your pledge.

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    A large sized (16" x 24"), signed and numbered print from the exhibition (you can specify which one you'd like when/if the project is successfully backed), a handwritten thank you letter, 2 "Vote for me!" buttons (both buttons will be different), 4 "Honk if You're Racist" bumper stickers and 4 "A Bunch of Crock" postcards. For international shipping please include an additional $8 to your pledge.

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    A really large sized (24" x 32"), signed and numbered print from the exhibition (you can specify which one you'd like when/if the project is successfully backed), a handwritten thank you letter (that includes at least a couple of my favorite jokes), 4 "Vote for me!" buttons (two of each kind), 6 "Honk if You're Racist" bumper stickers and 6 "A Bunch of Crock" postcards. For international shipping please include an additional $12 to your pledge.

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    A super-mega-king-kong sized (36" x 48"), signed and numbered print from the exhibition (you can specify which one you'd like when/if the project is successfully backed), a handwritten thank you letter (that includes a few jokes as well as a politically incorrect stick figure drawing I will make just for you), 4 "Vote for me!" buttons, 8 "Honk if You're Racist" bumper stickers and 8 "A Bunch of Crock" postcards. For international shipping please include an additional $14 to your pledge.

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