champchild23 wrote:We just don't have the money within our immediate selves and loved ones to continue to bring the Bijou back
perhaps it is time to stop bringing it back.
people pleading to y'all to get the same thing every year is worth .......you pleading for the community to pay $12,000 to bring something for the 3rd time ?
(i like the project, the idea and the art... but i think as you appear to imply in your original post these kickstarter campaigns are getting a bit tiresome for some people...... whether things like community funded art have always been done or not.. its getting kinda a bit much the past few years)
as for meeting "[our] standards"..
i think asking the community to pay your storage costs for the 11 and 1/2 months (and beyond) it isnt on the playa is a bit unseemly.
i think asking the community to pay for your LLC rented container so its easier to 'bring the installation back annually' is a bit of a bore.. and sorta unseemly as well, as theyd be paying this year
to put it in a box after the 2012 event so they could see it.....in 2013, next year
? (and maybe asked again for money to see it reappear then as well? (just a guess?))
isnt this YOUR
art project ? surely youre realizing big art aint cheap!! but why should the community pay to store it for 11 months just so they can see it again..and again? ..isnt two times (or three times) enough ?
Sure, people like it!! it is an awesome idea.. but.. i don't think its so awesome that the community should foot the bill each year..
Id like to know how much y'all would be putting up personally out of pocket to bring it all back/store it for 2012 (not including personal tickets/food/transport/gear for the crew/entourages 'support camp' )
it was mentioned it cost you $9000 to bring back/make it happen in 2011.. but in 2012 youre asking the community to pay $12,000 to make it happen...... just how much of the total is the community paying to store it/get it back to the playa? 100%? 90%? 50%?
as for meeting standards or falling short....in my opinion.. yeah i think you are falling short..quite literally! pay yer own storage fees! and if ya cant afford to bring the same thing year in and year out.. dont do it... yeah, you might 'lose' that $27,000 you spent on it.... but hey!! big art aint cheap, and ya know, some folks just burn their expensive art!!
Good luck!!! I think film related stuff should be more represented on the playa.. film rules, a great medium...classic cinema is basically all i watch when im not away from home..
but heck!! I think things would be just fine if ya were to bring out a projector, a screen and just tell us an address in the city to go and watch some stuff.... it would probably be cheaper, for all of us, too!
..again.. good luck!