Call to support projects initiated at perfocraZe International Artist Residency
I am calling to my community and those who have been inspired by my work to help support creative projects that were initiated during my 2-month residency at pIAR (perfocraZe International Artist Residency) last year in Spring 2021 !
About the projects:
While at pIAR, Ghanaian multidisciplinary artist and pIAR house member Martin Toloku and I collaborated on an interdisciplinary performance project we named Hedge Subs[tan]titute that was presented live at pIAR for the group exhibition X:7 along with other international resident artists. We expanded the piece into a performance film taking place between pIAR in Kumasi, and Lake Bosomtwe. Artifacts from the piece were presented later in 2021 at the Alliance Française of Kumasi at the exhibition or.gan.is.mus alongside other contributing artists-in-residence from 2021.
After a year-long period of integration, nomadicism, processing and rest, we are moving into remote-production at Lake Bosomtwe with videographer CediMfoni and the fisherman Ofa. Upon completion of filming the final scene, we will move into post-production in collaboration with sound artists Hanna Elliott (US) and IBK Violinist (Lagos) in a collaborative process taking place between Amsterdam and the US.
In addition, a new hybrid-documentary film collaboration emerging from my time at pIAR is steadily moving from a research & development phase into early-production beginning May 2. However, due to the sensitive subject matter of the project, we unfortunately cannot share details at this time, but will do so later in the year.
At this time I am trying to raise $2,500 by May 11 to support the costs of upcoming travel in May and compensation for the supporting artists. As an artist that has self-produced the majority of my work and developed processes in consideration of the limits (and potentials!) of the resources at hand, I know well that I cannot wait for the support of grants and institutions to manifest work. At this time however, I am in need of additional financial support for these projects.
Supporting documentation of my pIAR residency :
How to contribute:
I am currently making limited-edition cyanotype prints taken from Martin’s and my project Hedge Sub[tan]titute to help support the projects and give back to pIAR and selling them at a sliding scale. The prints are exposed onto fine Arches Aquarelle paper under the Sonoran Desert sunshine.
$55-75 (+ shipping), 7 x 10”
$100-150 (+ shipping)
To purchase a print:
1. Venmo me the sum (I will know which image it corresponds to) along with your mailing address. My venmo is private however if you do not wish to share your mailing address there you are welcome to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org . I will follow up with shipping costs and receipt.
2. PayPal (email@example.com) and email me your mailing address. I will follow up with shipping costs and receipt.
***If you cannot afford to purchase a print, you can also donate what you can to either my Venmo or PayPal. No sum is too small!
***15% of proceeds will be donated to pIAR towards their fundraiser