I was born a traveler in 1985. I have walked through all walks of life. I have seen five-star first worlds and earthquake shattered third worlds. I have seen the first worlds being torn down and the third worlds being built up. I have been to the Pacific Ocean and climbed mountains near the Mediterranean. I have met the most spectacular people, enjoyed all sorts of food, and had the best conversations with strangers. As an artist, this is why I choose travel as my primary medium to work with.
Recently, I have been invited to participate as a resident artist at a new residency in Berlin, Germany called The WYE. The WYE is located in Kreuzberg, Berlin re-purposing an old post office building into an art complex and cultural center. The WYE is comprised of three sections. The exhibition space that invites the Berlin community to the WYE and artist the opportunity for exposure. The studio work spaces provides local artists in Berlin a creative space to work. And, the residency program which houses a selected group of international artists to provide strong professional footing in Berlin and support immersion into Berlin's art scene. This also includes marketing, exhibition, events, public art programs, and educational workshops.
With your support, I will be able to finance the cost of new projects created from November 2012 through January 2013 during my residency at The WYE. The donations will help pay for the cost of printing large scale photographs, installation materials, marketing materials, and the time and space it takes to create a new multimedia project. Donations not only allow me to continue to sustain my artistic practice while living in Berlin, they give me the chance to be able to live my life long dream of becoming internationally recognized through this residency and exhibition opportunity.
Thank you for your time to watch this video, read my story and to help donate to an endearing artist live a life long dream with a first international exhibition.
(Video, Projects and Photography by Katrina Neumann and final performance photographs featuring F. Menchelli)
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