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Christopher SchratBy Christopher Schrat
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Christopher SchratBy Christopher Schrat
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$363
pledged of $700pledged of $700 goal
19
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 7 2011 2:35 AM UTC +00:00

About

'The Herd' is a photographic series that deals with the concept of an audience at an event with music becoming one unified body, not only in a formalist sense, but as a seemingly random collection of people unified by one event: sound, a measurable form of energy. Live music is a powerful force to me, and every concert experience I've had has a sort of ritualistic quality like an ancient tribal practice; there is something primal about dancing, contemporary dance music even has the same bpm (beats per minute) as tribal music from varying cultures and time periods. The release of endorphins and the adrenaline, the crowd swarming as one mass all build up to what I would loosely consider a mob mentality. 'The Herd' is in short about allowing oneself to be enveloped into a group and become a small portion of the face that is the 'crowd'.
I have been invited to stay with a local DJ free of charge for two weeks in New York City from the 9th to the 24th of April. I will be spending my time in the city documenting and discovering varying groups and cultures of people who unite through the experience of dancing. I intend on focusing not only on 'night-life' culture but other possible avenues such as churches, weddings, and dance-teams to name a few. My main need for funding is travel to and from as well as in New York City, chemicals and rental of equipment while I produce the final images in Kansas City, as well as framing of the prints. The exhibition date of these images will be tentatively dependent on securing a gallery, however, the images size will be 11.5" x 6.5", framed they will be 15.5" x 11". 

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    Every person who donates will receive a signed, unframed 8.5"x11" contact sheet, made in the darkroom, on RC paper containing images that were shot with the help of their funding.

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    Along with the above, every person that donates $150+ will receive a signed limited edition, framed black and white analogue fiber-based print of one of the images shot while in New York City. This image will specifically be printed for those who have donated $150+. The images size will be 11.5" x 6.5", framed they will be 15.5" x 11". *Note the edition number of this print is dependent on the number of those who donate $150+.

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    You are amazing! Along with the above, you will receive an unframed signed print, measuring 24.5 inches square, from another series of mine called Sapien Aurum. The images are created through a process I created involving black and white 4x5 transparencies that are gold leafed and scanned. For a look at the image you will receive, please refer to this link:
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