there is to be an actual box. that i am to build. (with some talented help!)
the night of, i will be inside the box on the patio at Social restaurant in the byward market, not able to see out through the see-through mirror plastic walls. holes will be cut for collaborators to reach in and touch me. if not. tweet me.
the kicker is the special (as in, especially expensive) see-through mirror plastic that i need to purchase to create the right environment for the concept. it is essential that collaborators in the NBO13 crowd be able to see me, touch me, without my seeing them. anonymity is key so that interaction is encouraged.
the project is fundamentally based in crowd participation, thus, i am reaching out to the crowd for funding as well. it is very tricky to place financial value on art, let alone, conceptual art pieces like this one. i drew up a budget. i am looking only to recover costs.
why do this?
mostly because i am compelled as an artist obsessed with human connection and collaboration; it is an evolution of my collaborative work; and, ‘the crowd’ is where my art lives.
the crowd is big, diverse and has something to contribute! maybe in some way here!
funds. touch. tweets. let’s connect! help me see this (crazy) dream through!