This project's funding goal was not reached on February 21, 2012.
About this project
I have found that people believe they are powerless. I wish to invalidate this premise by documenting a journey that is all about people and the power of love. For this project: I wish to traverse the American landscape in a converted solar camper for 55 days to engage the minds of America. This voyage will begin on March 17th 2012 and wrap up on May 10th 2012. Project Question: Can one person effectively and inexpensively get Art and Truth to the masses with a do-it-yourself work ethic and communal support from you? Will you join me in discovering how much of the masses I can reach within 55 days? The success of this endeavor will be evident by: the number of new "likes" on the Truths89 Facebook Fan Page; new followers on the Tumblr and Twitter Account; number of subscribers and views on the YouTube Page; and the website traffic can be tabulated by Google Analytics.
While on the road, I will film, record, photograph, and write about things that intrigue me. I am eager to understand and deconstruct the intricacies of the human narrative. All work will be posted/uploaded to Truths89.com, Vimeo, and Youtube, on a daily basis. I encourage you to visit and share Truths89.com.
Key Terms: Poetic Commentary. DIY Free Art. Metaphysical Nutrition. Posthumanism. New World Journalism. A Dreaming Dreamer.
I will go to the PEOPLE. I will share Truths89.com by handing out self-made cards and patches. I will ask questions. I will engage in dialogue. I will listen intently. I will then make a report, such as: Vlogs. Podcasts. Short Films. Photo Narratives. Essays. Pictures. Poems. Songs.
Venues: Schools/Colleges. Malls. Parks. Churches. Museums. Police Stations. Grocery Stores. Mosques. Bars. Libraries. Military Recruiting Bases. Corporate Establishments. Movie Theaters. Hospitals. Fast-Food Businesses. Banks. Temples. Public Transit. Side Walks.
Destinations: San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Santa Fe, NM; Austin, TX; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA; Richmond, VA; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; Amherst, MA.
Key Phrases: Face-to-Face; Going to the PEOPLE; Bringing Hope Back; Help me, Help us; Changing the world one conversation at a time; and, Crusading for Truth.
Who Am I
Zisa O. is my name, and I have
embarked upon an evolutionary journey. Incidentally, while enrolled in college, I began to think critically
about the world and its people. After experiencing an existential crisis in 2009, I took a year off from
Smith College to WWOOF in Argentina and live in New York. I returned in the fall of 2010 to complete my
senior year of college. I earned a B.A. in Sociology and African-American
After extensive contemplation, I wish to expatiate. Because I love humanity, I have decided to dedicate my life to evolving, and raising the consciousness of my fellow humans.
I have been living, traveling, and making art since graduation.
I have meandered through a dozen states, and several cities, with just a backpack. I now wish to upgrade
my means of transport into an Art Vessel. It is imperative that I produce work
that is accessible, and therefore, mobile and interactive.
Key Words: Love. Starseed. Transcendence. Goddess. Sound Source. Evolution.
The ART I create is concentrated on consciousness and its discovery. I am a poet, essayist, lyricist, photographer, documentarian, and journalist; but I prefer to say, ‘I emanate sound @ Truths89.com.’
Thank You Note
How funds will be used: I am a simple girl with a bit of truth to share. All assistance is most useful and deeply appreciated!
Supplies: Notebook. Sketchbook. Pens. Pencils. Markers. Screen Printer. Stencil Maker. Memory Cards. Paint. Portable Sewing Machine. Strobe Lights. Stamp Maker. Ink. Polaroid Film. Sticker Maker. Backpack.
Equipment: Microphone System. Video Camera. Audio Recorder. Macro Lens Sony A-200. Camera Flash. External Hard Drive. Computer Software. Used Van. Solar Kit. Mobile Wifi. Schwinn Road Bike. GPS System.
Gear: Mattress. Water Filter/Bluewave BPA 5 Gallon. Heatmate (stove/heater). Fan. Portable Toilet. Carpet. Shelves. Fridge. Rope. Bike Chain. Helmet. Utensils. Bike Repair Kit. Blankets. Maps. Batteries. Alarm clock. Coffee Pot. Storage/Food Containers. Multi-tool. Duct/Electrical Tape. Bungee Cords/Straps. Broom/Dust Pan. Tarot Cards. Utility Belt. Bottle Opener. LED Lights.
Art Vessel Design: A graffiti silhouette of me. Quotes: “Human Unification or Annihilation;” “If you breathe, I am your comrade;” “Humanity cannot be destroyed;” and “Truths89.com.”
Legal: Insurance. License Plate.
As for budgeting, I have a preference for used/ affordable/ free stuff. I will procure resources from Craigslist, eBay and Amazon. In Oakland, I can get materials for the Art Vessel at Urban Ore.
I have underestimated my budget, by about 9k, to increase the likelihood that this project is fully funded; however, I can assure you that all funds will support my mission—Reminding people about Love, Evolution and Transcendence.
Please, help me get the Truth out… Truths89.com!
- (55 days)