CONSENSES

Art..Dance...Music..Painting...Sculpture...Film...Perfume...Food...Poetry...Community...Power!
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Sally Taylor
Art
Boston, Massachusetts
United States
3 Team Members
ConSenses is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of ConSenses must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Once this campaign is over you can STILL make a tax-deductible contribution to CONSENSES HERE.  Thank you SO much for all your amazing support!  Sally T.

https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=8740 

CONSENSES:

The Art work is done!!!

We're up over $100,000 with our matching contribution! (to arrive at the end of the campaign)

PLEASE HELP. I'm asking for 100% participation.  Give 5$ if you can.  Anything and everything helps.

130 pieces of art are complete!  I've spent every ounce of passion & energy on this project for the past 2 years. 

I've taken the work of both big and lesser know artists from all over the world (of every medium and genre) and brought them together by asking them to interpret one another's artwork and express it in their own medium.  

THIS IS A BLIND AND EGOLESS JOURNEY FOR THE ARTISTS: THEY DON'T KNOW WHO ELSE IS PARTICIPATING IN THE PROJECT OR WHO'S WORK THEY'RE INTERPRETING!  ARTISTS HAVE 7 DAYS TO INTERPRET AND EXPRESS THEIR ARTISTIC REACTIONS AND THEY ONLY GET TO SEE THE LAST PEICE OF ART BACK IN THE THREAD OF INSPIRATION.  

It's been like a giant artistic game of "Telephone" and it's AWESOME!  
This collaborative work needs to see the light of day because it's going to expand people's minds, demystify elitism in art, help artists build audiences, inspire creativity and generate global tolerance & peace. 
This is your opportunity to make a tax deductible contribution to something truly unique and special which can change the world.


Mission

How it's gonna change the world:

· Promote equality of perception: CONSENSES grows tolerance for alternative points of view by offering one piece of art as a lens through which to perceive others.


· Demystify elitism associated with art appreciation: CONSENSES allows patrons to identify and interact with the sources behind an artwork’s inspiration. Such interaction clarifies an artwork’s meaning and purpose.


· Help artists grow their audiences: CONSENSES pools all 130 artist’s fan bases (some very well known, some less so) by pooling all the mediums audiences the artists enjoy a larger platform from which to expose their art. 


· Support community: CONSENSES brings people together in one place and marinates them in all their senses in order to bringing them into a state of presents and camaraderie.


· Inspire & harness creativity globally: CONSENSES provides "creative spaces" and I-pads to patrons who are interested in participating in the exhibition by engaging in their own creativity: reacting to the work on display and expressing their own interpretations of it.


Other ways you can help:

PLEASE spread the word.  If enough of us get behind this I know we can make this exhibit happen! (feel free to copy and paste and share!)

Possible Tweets:

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$20,000 is on the line for @ConsensesArt amazing sensory art adventure See what all the talk is about at http://igg.me/at/CONSENSES 


Possible Facebook Posts:

My friend Sally Taylor has spent the past 2 years dedicating every ounce of her energy to an artistic project that inspires creativity and generates global tolerance & peace.  The work is complete!!! 130 artists from all over the world have participated in her project including: Jimmy Buffett, Reggie Watts, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Wes Craven and Jennifer Nettles. Now she wants to build a 2 year touring exhibition to present this amazing collaborative.

The way it works is similar a game of  “Telephone” where a musician from New York interprets a photograph, a dancer from Turkey interprets their song, a painter from Spain interprets their dance, a perfumer from France interprets their painting, a sculptor from Israel interprets their fragrance and so on until all of the senses are represented.  The viewers of this project’s exhibit become the last link in the artistic chain by interpreting it for themselves. 

Check it out here and help! $20,000 is on the line if she can get matching contribution by CHRISTMAS.  Donations are tax deductible and prizes are available!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/consenses

Join me in contributing to her efforts!

What some of the artists are saying:

“This project made my heart all nice and warm and sort of made believe in magic a bit more. “-Kristin Vestgard (painter)

”I wish more projects like this would come along. I have now an irresistible curiosity to see all the other projects and meet all the other artists. Sally has put together and amazing Leviathan of works of Art, she is a courageous and enlightened woman! We need more people like her.” Laura Luchetti (filmmaker)
Video shot and edited by Ryan Boekenkroeger

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MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT (If you really want to know)

My Story:

I grew up on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, in a deeply artistic community, the daughter of two acclaimed musicians, Carly Simon & James Taylor. 

When I was a kid, my family played a game we called “Essences.”  A player selected a person in his/her mind and the rest of the players had to guess their identity by asking metaphorical questions about their essence: (i.e., “If this person were a color, what color would they be?” “If this person were an animal, what would they be” “If they were a song?... a beverage?…a landscape, what would they be?”)

For example: 

MOM: If my mom was a color, for me, she'd be cinnamon.  If she were an sound she'd be an echo across a deep & wide canyon.  A sensation? The first spring dip in a pool.  An expression? Raised eyes off a lowered chin. A food? Gazpacho.

DAD: If my dad were a sound he'd be the steady toll of a buoy.  If he were a beverage he'd be sharp crisp ginger beer.  A color? midnight blue.  A sensation? Riding a slow moving train at sunset.  A texture? firewood.

Once the individual’s identity was revealed, a conversation regarding the variations of all our perceptions ensued. “Essences, ” offered me insight into other people's perspectives and introduced art as language which revealed a greater truth than spoken language alone.

In college, while studying Anthropology, I heard an ancient Indian fable about Six Blind men & An Elephant:

Six blind men happen upon an elephant in the middle of a road.  Each man touches the elephant’s body and separately concludes what it must be:  the first man, holding the elephant’s tail, insists the elephant is a rope; the second man (exploring the leg) decides the elephant must be a tree; the third man – touching the ear – determines the elephant is a fan; and so on.  Their discourse becomes contentious, as the men grow righteous in their individual perceptions.  It is only when a king appears and suggests the men listen to one another, each offering a piece of the object’s whole, that the elephant’s true identity is revealed.

The fable and game of “Essences” both expose the dilemma of our separateness.  We can't possibly understand the mystery of the universe on our own!  Equipped with five senses, we can only explore a fraction of our world.  Yet once armed with limited perspectives we often imagine we understand the greater whole, allying or condemning others in accordance to their agreement with our understanding. 

CONSENSES acknowledges that more can and should be revealed working together (through the language of art) as opposed to ignorantly protecting our limited perspectives.


How it Works:

CONSENSES asks artists of one medium to interpret the art of another in the vein of a game of Telephone: a musician interprets a photograph, a painter interprets their song, a dancer interprets the painting, a perfumer interprets the dance, a poet interprets the perfume and so on until all the senses are represented.  Each artist extracts the essence of the piece they are provided and uses it as the catalyst for their own creation.  Ultimately, this process forms what CONSENSES has termed “Interpretative Chains”:  a collective, holistic statement; an intriguing procession from one piece to the next; the revealing of a unique glimpse into the artistic process and the complexity of perception. 

None of the artists are privy to the identities of the other participants (which means no one knows who’s art they are receiving nor who will be interpreting their work).  In addition, each artist has but 7 days to produce their interpretive expression so as to keep the integrity of their original interpretation intact.

The Goal: Exhibit 

We want to show CONSENSES' extraordinary collaborative, multicultural sensual festival!


With your help, $95,000 will go to creating CONSENSES’ glorious interactive exhibition, giving it some legs and launching it out onto a 2 year world tour.

The exhibit will be an exquisite festival for the senses housing the work of 130 artists from 23 different countries.  Visitors will be immersed in a sea of collaborative multi-cultural works: photography, dance, music, painting, film, perfume, poetry, sculpture, food and fashion.  I-pads provided, will invite and support visitor’s participation.  By interpreting the art for themselves and responding, visitors become the last link in the creative chain reaction!


With the additional $55,000 CONSENSES will make a documentary.  We will bring all the artists together to meet one another for the first time and give them the opportunity to explore their work through one another’s eyes.  We will document & capture the artist's interactions, conversations and revelations which will reveal our connectedness and our humanity.  The documentary will tour along side the exhibit but also will have a life of it’s own touring theaters and film festivals.

Anything we raise above and beyond (if we should dream of such a thing) will go towards the creation of an interactive website, spuring the next CONSENSES project, bringing CONSENSES into schools and finding and inspiring the next generation of CONSENSES artists.

What's In it for you?

Super cool prizes!!!

$25 Standing O Ringtone! 

We want you to get the applause you deserve so we've compiled a standing ovation ringtone.  With a roar of applause every time your phone goes off you'll never feel under appreciated again!

$50 Mystery Simon/Taylor Audio File

That's right! Sally has curated a Simon/Taylor audio mix just for you.  This mix holds 20 mystery audio files:  Songs, outtakes, childhood recordings and more.  To be clear this audio file is not James Taylor and Carly Simon.  This is Sally Taylor, Ben Taylor maybe some Carly maybe some James.

$75 Signed CD Bundle

A complete set of 3 Sally Taylor CDs signed and personalized to you or someone on your Holiday List!

$100  Sally's Serenades

This is a great gift idea!

Sally will personally sing "Happy Birthday" to the person of your choosing!

$250 LIVE with Sally

No, you can not live with Sally!  That's just silly.  But, Sally will jump on a LIVE 30 minute Skype chat with you NAKED.  Well, not actually naked, actually fully clothed and perhaps even in a hat and gloves (Whadaya expect? it's kind of cold in Boston this time of year) but still, it'll be SALLY LIVE!

$500 Sally Knits you a Buddy

Sally will knit you a buddy.  No I am not kidding.  "What does that even mean?" you ask.  It all started when Sally's BFF couldn't find a husband.  She'd go on and on about what she was looking for.. "Someone warm, funny, snuggly with blue eyes and brown hair..." until one day Sally came up with a pattern and knit her a husband.  You give Sally your specifications and she'll knit you a buddy: husband, wife, sister, in-law (should not be for voo-doo) mommy, daddy, buddy!

$750 Sally Taylor & Friends NYC House Party

Sally Taylor & Friends are IN DA HOUSE.  You and a guest are invited to a VIP Sally Taylor and Friends House Concert this summer in New York City.  

$1,000 VIP Invitation for 2 to the private CONSENSES Premiere

With this prize you get all the previously listed perks along with 2 VIP invitations to CONSENSES' invitation only premiere event (not to be missed) June 2014 on Martha's Vineyard. 

$5,000 VIP Invitation to The Donor's Dinner 

All the previous perks can be yours along with an exclusive invitation for 2 to break bread with the CONSENSES artists!  

These artists, who've been inspiring each other across the world for the past 2 years will be meeting each other for the very first time and you will get to be part of the conversation.   In addition you will get to accompany the artists as they explore their work for the first time!!! But wait... there's more (I've just always wanted to say that).  We'll also throw in a complete set of 3 Sally Taylor CDs signed and personalized to you or someone on your Holiday List!

$10,000 Your Very Own Song

Another great Gift idea

This is a very special one.  In the spirit of CONSENSES, Sally will write a song for you inspired by a piece art of your choosing.  You pick the painting, photograph, scent, tea, dance, film etc (it could even be a picture of your grandmother's watch or your father's first letter to you as a child).  You pick the inspiration and Sally will write and record a song for you. You also get the standing ovation ringtone (duh) you're my hero!

Impact:

Why you should support us

Vision:

The vision for the project is to create understanding, community, and peace (consensus) through art and art-based dialogue. 

Mission:

The ultimate mission for the project: the exhibit, its launch and subsequent tour, is to increase cross border cultural understanding through large-scale, multidisciplinary, artistic collaborations that serve to promote and achieve peace (consensus) worldwide.

·  To promote equality of perception: CONSENSES grows tolerance for alternative points of view by offering one piece of art as a lens through which to perceive others.

·  To demystify elitism associated with art appreciation: CONSENSES allows patrons to identify and interact with the sources behind an artwork’s inspiration. Such interaction clarifies an artwork’s meaning and purpose.

·  To help artists grow their audiences: CONSENSES pools all 130 artist’s fan bases (some very well known, some less so) by pooling all the mediums audiences the artists enjoy a larger platform from which to expose their art. 

·  To support community: CONSENSES brings people together in one place and marinates them in all their senses in order to bringing them into a state of presents and camaraderie.

·  To inspire & harness creativity globally: CONSENSES provides I-pads to patrons and invites them to participate in the exhibition by engaging in their own creativity: reacting to the work on display and expressing their own interpretations of it.

What Artists are saying:

“This project made my heart all nice and warm and sort of made believe in magic a bit more. “-Kristin Vestgard (painter)

”I wish more projects like this would come along. I have now an irresistible curiosity to see all the other projects and meet all the other artists. Sally has put together and amazing Leviathan of works of Art, she is a courageous and enlightened woman! We need more people like her.” Laura Luchetti (filmmaker)

“I enjoyed the entire CONSENSES process; collaboration, communication and a twist of mystery. I feel that this idea of collaborative curation is fascinating, and I hope that it’s an ongoing process that inspires more of the same. Community is integral to the arts, and this is one of the few artistic endeavors in which I've participated that explicitly builds it.” – Dennis Svoronos (sculptor)

“This is the saddest song I've ever written!  But, I felt so relieved when it was finished.  Like I'd hit rock bottom and there was nothing to fear, nowhere to go but up.  It felt like an honest moment that somehow made me trust my instincts again.” -Kori Withers (Musician)

“Thank you Sally it was such an honor and a pleasure to participate in t CONSENSES and I am looking forward to seeing how it all comes together. Please keep me in mind for the opening I would love to perform live with the music or some rendition of that.” Tara Rynder (Dancer)

“I enjoyed this project very much. I'm thrilled about the idea of my work being interpreted by another artist and following the artistic chain reaction.”-Fernando Hernando Magadan (dancer)

“This project was a lot of fun for us.  The time frame and direction to intuit the essence of the music aided us in generating material freely without overanalyzing.  It was truly a magical week! “-Barkin/Selissen
(dancers)

“I liked taking a method I already use and being given a great chance to connect that to others works of art. That it is part of something greater is an exciting thought. I love the idea of everyone interpreting someone else's art into their own.” –Nicki Sherrit Lewis (Perfumer)

“I greatly enjoyed this project. I think it’s very important to get out of my groove and participate in something that’s different. I think it’s an exciting idea and I’d love to see what comes before and what comes after. What will become of my memory? And what does this painting mean to the painter? Brent Leonesio (perfume)


Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute money, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help!

  • Help get the word out and make some noise about CONSENSES by useing the Indiegogo share tools to let your friends, family and EVERYONE you know who might be interested in seeing this amazing project succeed.
  • Copy and paste this letter (bellow) and send it off to as many people as you know (and their cousins).

Hey there,

My friend Sally Taylor has spent the past 2 years dedicating every ounce of energy to an artistic project that will bring us back to our senses, open up our minds, demystify elitism in art, help artists build audiences, inspire creativity and generate global tolerance & peace.  The work is complete!!! 130 artists from all over the world have participated in her project including: Jimmy Buffett, Reggie Watts, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Wes Craven and Jennifer Nettles. Now she wants to build a 2 year touring exhibition to present this amazing collaborative work.  

Check it out here and help me get behind her!  $20,000 is on the line if she can get matching contribution by CHRISTMAS.  Contributions are tax deductible!  Prizes can be offered as gifts for the holidays.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/consenses

Join me in contributing to her efforts!

Signed You.

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  • $25USD
    Standing Ovation Ringtone

    We want you to get the applause you deserve so we've compiled a standing ovation ringtone. With a roar of applause every time your phone goes off you'll never feel under appreciated again! (amount over $1 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $50USD
    Simon/Taylor Audio Bundle

    Sally has curated a Simon/Taylor audio mix just for you. This mix holds 20 mystery audio files: Songs, outtakes, childhood recordings and more. To be clear this audio file is not James Taylor and Carly Simon. This is Sally Taylor, Ben Taylor maybe some Carly maybe some James. (amount over $10 is tax-deductible)

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  • $75USD
    Signed CD Bundle

    A complete set of 3 Sally Taylor CDs signed and personalized to you or someone on your Holiday List! (amount over $35 is tax-deductible)

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  • $100USD
    Sally's Serenades

    This is a great gift idea. Sally will personally sing "Happy Birthday" to the person of your choosing! (amount over $10 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $250USD
    LIVE with Sally

    No, you can not live with Sally! That's just silly. But, Sally *will* jump on a LIVE 30 minute Skype chat with you NAKED. Well, not actually naked, actually fully clothed and perhaps even in a hat and gloves (Whadaya expect? it's kind of cold in Boston this time of year) but still, it'll be SALLY LIVE! (fully tax-deductible)

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  • $500USD
    Sally's Knit Buddy

    Sally will kit you a buddy. No I am not kidding. "What does that even mean?" you ask. It all started when Sally's BFF couldn't find a husband. She'd go on and on about what she was looking for.. "Someone warm, funny, snuggly with blue eyes and brown hair..." until one day Sally came up with a pattern and knit her a husband. You give Sally your specifications and she'll knit you a buddy: husband, wife, sister, in-law (should not be for voo-doo). (amount over $40 is tax-deductible)

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  • $750USD
    VIP NYC House Concert

    Sally Taylor & Friends are IN DA HOUSE. You and a guest are invited to a VIP Sally Taylor and Friends House Concert this summer in New York City. (amount over $100 is tax-deductible)

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  • $1,000USD
    VIP invitation to Premiere

    With this prize you get all the previously listed perks along with 2 VIP invitations to CONSENSES' invitation only premiere event (not to be missed) June 2014 on Martha's Vineyard. (amount over $75 is tax-deductible)

    8 out of 25 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $5,000USD
    VIP at Donor's Dinner

    All the previous perks can be yours along with an exclusive invitation for 2 to the Donor's Dinner with the CONSENSES artists! After supper you and a guest will get to accompany the artists as they explore their work together for the very first time!!! But wait... there's more (I've just always wanted to say that). We'll also throw in a complete set of 3 Sally Taylor CDs signed and personalized to you or someone on your Holiday List! (amount over $150 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $10,000USD
    A Song For You

    This is a very special one. In the spirit of CONSENSES, Sally will write a song for you inspired by the art of your choosing. You pick the painting, photograph, scent, tea, dance, film etc (it could even be your grandmother's watch or your best friend's first letter to you). You pick the inspiration and Sally will write and record a song for you. You'll also get the standing ovation ringtone (duh) you're a hero! Also please come both of our VIP events with a guest. (amount over $300 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $20,000USD
    Sponsor A CONSENSES Chain

    You are RADICAL! You are the lifetime sponsor of your very own CONSENSES chain. Your name will be posted on a plaque that reads "Presented by..." and will escort the chain on it's world tour. Take a bow. You are my hero. Also come to all VIP events with a guest as well. For help making this donation contact support@indiegogo.com (amount over $200 is tax-deductible)

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