Encounters

  • €4,684.00
    raised of €6,000.00 goal
78% Funded
69 Donors

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Dear Friend, I have started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for Encounters, a new project I am developing as an extension of my artistic practice. I am writing in hopes that you will support me in this venture.

Encounters will be an evolving collection of audio pieces designed to mediate experiences with artworks, landscapes and public monuments. They will be made accessible through a custom-designed smartphone App. Each encounter will be a kind of alternative audioguide to diverse and unusual places and objects, combining narration and song. Many encounters be connected to specific artworks and fixed places in the world but others will be designed for more universal spaces, like a room at night, an open field, a subway ride. In fact, my hope is that even site-specific pieces can be experienced off-site, allowing the listener to encounter a monument in Berlin while going for a stroll in Montréal, for example.

Encounters evolves directly out of more than fifteen years devoted to creating artworks in which singing, speaking, narrating and calling are central gestures. In the video below I present a short history of my artistic practice, which will give you a sense of the themes and aesthetics that drive my artistic practice and will inform Encounters.

I will develop the content and material for Encounters in dialogue and collaboration with friends and colleagues in various cities, forging collaborations that privilege the co-creation of meaningful, complex encounters with the authors, artists, musicians, choreographers and thinkers who are part of my community.

The money I am trying to raise will allow me to pay for the design and programming of the App (around €4,000), the recording and mastering of the first suite of Encounters (around €2,000) and the launch and promotion of the finished product (around €1,000). I have created a series of rewards based on my existing art practice: handwritten love letters, editioned prints and personalized, custom-made audio encounters.

If you have any questions about my concept, my plans, or the details about the rewards listed on this page, I would be delighted to tell you more. Feel free to contact me anytime at [email protected] Je peux vous répondre aussi en français. Ich antworte gern auch auf Deutsch. You can also visit my website for more information about me, and to hear some recently created audio encounters for a museum in Stockholm visit this page. I tell can tell you more about my vision and motivation for Encounters in the video below.

My heartfelt thanks for your support as I embark on this new artistic adventure!

Sincerely, Benny

Rewards

BISOUS: My heartfelt thanks and your name in the credits of the final project. When Encounters launches, you will also receive the first suite of audio pieces for free.

20 Backers

FLIRTATION: A hand-written thank you postcard, designed and silk-screened by me, mailed to your address. When Encounters launches, you will also receive the first suite of audio pieces for free.

23 Backers

LIAISON: A hand-written love letter transcribed from my private collection of correspondence, re-addressed to you, based on my on-going project, 'Love Letters Transcribed'. Learn more at http://www.nemerofsky.ca/love-letters-transcribed. When Encounters launches, you will also receive the first suite of audio pieces for free.

5 Backers

PARAMOUR: I will create a floral arrangement and hand deliver it to your door within a year of this campaign ending. Arrangements can be delivered in Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Montreal and perhaps a few other locales based on my private travel schedule. You will also receive the first two suites of Encounters for free.

2 Backers

CORRESPONDENT: An unframed, limited edition silkscreen print, created especially for the Encounters campaign. The print will correspond to the style of previous print projects, which can be viewed here: http://www.nemerofsky.ca/print. When Encounters launches, you will also receive the first suite of audio pieces for free.

2 Backers

PATRON: A custom-made audio Encounter that narrates and animates an artwork, object or space in your home. This personal artwork will last a minimum 10 minutes and is available in English, French or German. Produced in consultation with you, for your permanent, private use. MP3 format. To hear an example of what one of these Encounters might sound like, visit http://www.nemerofsky.ca/interludes. When Encounters launches, you will receive the first three suites of audio pieces for free.

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Organizer

  • Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 06, 2017
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  • Nikki Gershbain
  • Donated on Nov 06, 2017
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  • Alexandra Petrasova
  • Donated on Nov 05, 2017
€20.00
Nov 08

Campaign Ended

Update posted by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay at 03:58 pm

Dear Friends, At long last, my funding campaign has ended. Thank you everyone for contributing. I am very please with the amount I have raised, which will concretely help me create Encounters. I will be sending out the various 'rewards' to you in the coming month. Thanks again for your

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Nov 08

Campaign Ended

Update posted by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay at 03:58 pm

Dear Friends, At long last, my funding campaign has ended. Thank you everyone for contributing. I am very please with the amount I have raised, which will concretely help me create Encounters. I will be sending out the various 'rewards' to you in the coming month. Thanks again for your

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Aug 06

New Trailer Video

Update posted by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay at 01:31 pm

Dear Friends and Followers, I have decided to extend the timeline of my campaign, allowing me to reach out to friends and colleagues slowly and steadily, in hopes of reaching my funding goal. I have created a new video to help people understand Encounters quickly and succinctly, a kind of. . . . .

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Jun 22

An article about my work with museum audioguides

Update posted by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay at 12:44 pm

Art critic RM Vaughan interviewed me about my work with museum audioguides for the current issue of Canada's This Magazine. It's a quick read and a great complement to my current crowdfunding campaign. RM prophesizes a future in which I appear in hologram form hovering over artworks. Watch out!

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Donors & Comments

69 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 06, 2017
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  • Nikki Gershbain
  • Donated on Nov 06, 2017
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  • Alexandra Petrasova
  • Donated on Nov 05, 2017
€20.00
  • Doina Popescu
  • Donated on Nov 05, 2017
  • Love the project. Good luck!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 05, 2017
  • Good luck Benny!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 05, 2017
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  • Shauna Baitz
  • Donated on Nov 05, 2017
  • Best of luck, Benny. What a treat it was to watch your (selected) retrospective video!

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  • Matthias Herrmann
  • Donated on Nov 05, 2017
€200.00
  • Alexis O'Hara
  • Donated on Nov 04, 2017
€20.00
  • Natasha Chaykowski
  • Donated on Nov 04, 2017
  • Benny!

€50.00
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€4,684.00
raised of €6,000.00 goal
78% Funded
69 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities