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A country-spanning, mobile exhibition of thought provoking, visceral work from renowned artists, projected from a modified Volkswagen.

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE STIGMATIZED. 

In October 2012, the 2,500 mile stretch of Interstate 40 between Atlanta and Los Angeles will be transformed for 10 days into a corridor of art surfaces using the latest in projection image mapping techniques. From the back of a modified Volkswagen.

The exhibition will begin in Atlanta, GA in conjunction with an event by renowned painter Alex Gray and will end in Los Angeles, CA in a final, mass exposition during Gallery Row's LA Art Walk.

William Zdan
William Zdan
  • A curated exhibition of visceral artwork will be projected onto the donated or hijacked facades of traditional exhibition spaces, urban landscapes and industrial ruins.
  • Using a high-end projector, laptop and specialized software, the artwork will be bombed from the rear of a highly modified vehicle. 
  • The entire process will be filmed, photographed, blogged, and streamed live, culminating in a full-length documentary.
  • Our crew is working with artists and collectives across the country to engage with during stops and organize viewings in addition to our more clandestine displays.

www.thisisusversus.com

https://www.facebook.com/thisisusversus

Mimi Yoon
Mimi Yoon

FUNDING & REWARDS

So what do we need $3,000 for?

One projector.

That's right.  We've handled everything else already.  But the kind of projector we need to be bright, clear and large enough to do this exhibition justice as well as handle the complex programming costs nearly $3,000 after taxes.

What would we do with more money?

Gas, for one thing.  Ouch.

One projector is what we have to have to do this at all.  Two projectors would expand our capability to much larger and more complex surfaces.  More money would also mean more exposure, increased production quality for our documentary, more and better rewards, future events and more opportunity for more artists.

REWARDS FOR CONTRIBUTORS

Prints from Aesthetic Cataclysm

Wheatpaste Posters and Slap Tag Stickers

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

THIS IS US VERSUS: BORDER LINES has more artists enlisting each week! Please check http://www.thisisusversus.com/artists/ for an up-to-the-minute roster!

For submission info, visit: http://www.thisisusversus.com/submissions/

Jeremy Geddes, Melbourne AU

www.jeremygeddes.com

Jeremy Geddes - "Adrift" Oil on Board - 2011
Jeremy Geddes - "Adrift" Oil on Board - 2011

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Mark Powell, Melbourne AU

www.markpowellart.com

Mark Powell - "Untitled" - Mixed Media Diorama
Mark Powell - "Untitled" - Mixed Media Diorama

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William Zdan, Los Angeles CA

www.williamzdan.com

William Zdan - "The Baptsim Of Saint Marti Jean" - Oil on Distressed Panel
William Zdan - "The Baptsim Of Saint Marti Jean" - Oil on Distressed Panel

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Mimi Yoon, Los Angeles CA

www.bluecanvas.com/mimi

Mimi Yoon - "Beauty And The Beast" - Acrylic on Canvas - 2012
Mimi Yoon - "Beauty And The Beast" - Acrylic on Canvas - 2012

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Danielle Tunstall, UK

www.danielletunstall.com

Danielle Tunstall - "Eye" - Digital/Photography Manipulation
Danielle Tunstall - "Eye" - Digital/Photography Manipulation

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Fragilemuse, Toronto Canada

www.fragilemuse.org

Fragilemuse - "The Pain of Evolution" -  acrylic & mixed media on canvas board
Fragilemuse - "The Pain of Evolution" - acrylic & mixed media on canvas board

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Aesthetic Cataclysm, Atlanta GA

www.aestheticcataclysm.com

Aesthetic Cataclysm  - "Malformography Triptych" - Oil on Panel - 2011
Aesthetic Cataclysm - "Malformography Triptych" - Oil on Panel - 2011

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Sandra Yagi, San Francisco CA

www.sandrayagi.com

Sandra Yagi - "Chimpbrain" - Oil on Panel - 2011
Sandra Yagi - "Chimpbrain" - Oil on Panel - 2011

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Stephanie Bennett, Costa Mesa CA

http://904.portfolio.artlimited.net/

Stephanie Bennett - "The Living Night and The Detachment" - Digital/Photography Manipulation - 2010
Stephanie Bennett - "The Living Night and The Detachment" - Digital/Photography Manipulation - 2010

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Vincent Castiglia, New York

http://vincentcastigliaart.com/

Vincent Castiglia - "Reflection" - Blood on Paper -  2006
Vincent Castiglia - "Reflection" - Blood on Paper - 2006

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Maya Kulenovic, Toronto Canada

http://www.mayakulenovic.com

Maya Kulenovic - "Anaesthesia" - Oil on panel - 2012
Maya Kulenovic - "Anaesthesia" - Oil on panel - 2012

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Scott Holloway, Worcester MA

http://paintingloft.com

Scott Holloway - "Sacred Heart 3"
Scott Holloway - "Sacred Heart 3"

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Santiago Caruso, Buenos Aires, Argentina

http://www.santiagocaruso.com.ar/

Santiago Caruso - "The Inner Prophetess" - ink and scratching over paper
Santiago Caruso - "The Inner Prophetess" - ink and scratching over paper

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Daniel Pol

http://www.danielpol.com/

Daniel Pol -  "Selfportrait" - 2008
Daniel Pol - "Selfportrait" - 2008

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Aegis Strife, Madrid, Spain

http://aegis-strife.net/

Aeigis Strife - "July 10th, 1985" - 2008
Aeigis Strife - "July 10th, 1985" - 2008

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Dan Harding, Keansburg New Jersey

http://www.danhardingart.com

Dan Harding - "Crafty Devil" - Oil on Canvas - 2009
Dan Harding - "Crafty Devil" - Oil on Canvas - 2009

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Jim Kazanjian, Portland OR

http://www.kazanjian.net 

Jim Kazanjian - "Untitled (Object)" - 2011
Jim Kazanjian - "Untitled (Object)" - 2011

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Paul McCarroll, Belfast UK

http://www.unhinged.me.uk/

Paul McCarroll -  "Vermiculatus (inside panel 2)" - digital painting.
Paul McCarroll - "Vermiculatus (inside panel 2)" - digital painting.

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Matt Hughes, Atlanta GA

http://www.matthughesart.com

"666teen" -  Colored Pencil, Watercolor, 23k Gold Leafing, urine and natural Muscovite rock on Watercolor paper - 2009
"666teen" - Colored Pencil, Watercolor, 23k Gold Leafing, urine and natural Muscovite rock on Watercolor paper - 2009

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

For one thing, this exhibition will occur with or without permission from the owners of the surfaces we decide to project upon. Ambient light, odd angles of projection, and difficult surfaces present many challenges, but authority is going to be our primary roadblock with this project. Many municipalities have vastly different regulations concerning the emission of photons in public space. But much like the wheatpasting and tagging and street art we will be creating over the course of our journey, it's far easier to just do it without securing permission. We expect to be threatened with arrest, and we're okay with adding that to our resumes.

The name of the collective is This Is Us Versus. We resent the contemptuous and immutable edicts of authority figures. Whether it's galleries or the police, the King of Candy Land or the Mayor of Modern Art (who, incidentally, looks a lot like Mayor McCheese), This Is Us Versus being told to turn off our projector.

FAQ

  • In the world of digital performance art and stage/event production design, a technique called "Projection Mapping" is used to project a two dimensional image (either static or moving) onto a surface in three-dimensional space. In traditional projection, an image is projected onto a clean, bright, flat surface placed directly in front of the projector. But wrapping a building in a projected image is a very different task. The real wold has obstacles that make it difficult to have an ideal angle to project from. Ambient lighting and surfaces with irregular shapes and textures make projecting a clean image almost impossible without some computer sorcery. Using specialized software, an image can be manipulated in the computer and sent to a stationary array of digital projectors so that the image is cleanly projected onto an irregular surface as if it were flat. It's a bit like wrapping a present, but instead of cutting paper, we manipulate an image. Here's a video with more information!

    https://vimeo.com/43385747

    http://vimeo.com/43385747 from http://vimeo.com/daneluttik on http://vimeo.com.

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