What am I talking about? I ask you guys to listen to my rants all the time. It's ME that owes YOU. But I'm asking anyway. I'm cashing in on all of those Internet friendships.
You may remember my little tube project? Crazy tubes? Fish-eye pics? Ramblings about the super-ego?
Well, now we're pushing it to the next level.
This little installation, above? 500 tubes. Now we have a former department store turned art space in Salem that is going to let us put in 5000 tubes.
This is the space we are going to fill with tubes, fabric, and other confusing emphemera:
You can already see the tubes that were in the living room, in the new space. They look lonely. They need friends.
The main expense, by far, is the tubes. We've got a Kickstarter to help out, and we need $650. Not too bad, to get a room filled with tubes, right? Right.
There are also some pretty wicked rewards. Some of them, may or may not be filled with candy.
So I think you should help. I think your friends should help. I think you're follower list, your friends feed, and your AIM buddy list should help. All we need are some micro-payments, and our tubes could be your reality.
So thanks in advance. And if you are too lazy to click on the link to the project page, let me re-create our proposal for you here.
The tubes are:
Anarchistic Artistic Augmented Autonomous Balanced Chaotic Collective Distributed Echoed Evolving Experiential Independent Individualistic Instant Interpretative Lateral Liberal Ludic Multiplistic Multivocal Networked Rhizomatic Self-governing Shared Specific Spontaneous Unbiased Work.
Anti-Social Authoritarian Binary Bureaucratic Censoring Centralized Controlled Dendric Disgusting Dualistic Incorporated Invasive Libidinal Mobbed Obligatory Ordered Owned Programmed Pollutant Schematic Segmented Shrieking Sorted Stratified Structured Unified Universal Vertical Violent Product.
Our infection will belong to you.
The installation will open June 2, for one month, at
150 Liberty Street
Here are the things we need:
A one-way truck trip
The Salem Art Association, a non-profit, is giving us $250. With $650, we could cover the rest of the expenses (the tubes are by far the biggest expense, at $800).
YOU can help. And then the tubes are yours.
Please treat things as you would like them to be treated.