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I will investigate urban asceticism in NYC by modifying and inhabiting an RV with the goals of personal artistic exploration and community outreach.
Genevieve Belleveau
Brooklyn, New York
United States
1 Team Member
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raised by 143 people in 1 month
79% funded
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$5,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on January 1, 2014
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  • $1USD

    No amount is too small: even just spreading the word helps me immensely! Any donation under $10 will garner you a sincere shout out on any of my social networking platforms.

    10 claimed
  • $10USD

    Each donation of $10 or more will have your name or the name of a loved one honored inside the RV on the birch bark wall of gratitude. Its like signing our collective work of art!

    39 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $25USD

    This collectible package includes everything you need to create a do-it-yourself tonsure just like Genevieve has! Kit includes razor blade, perfect circle stencil, rosewater infused shave balm and a vial of palm oil to make your crown glisten!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $45USD

    Secure your slice of sanctuary with this at-home monastery kit. Includes palo santo wood incense, seed starter for your own medicinal herb garden, self affirmation card on genuine north woods birch bark, and a surprise figurine to begin your own altar to worship whatever you wish!

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $50USD

    I will edit a personalized karaoke video meditation just for you! These videos have the look and feel of traditional SunFly karaoke but with text that speaks to the deeper cathartic properties of music and the poetry of pop culture.

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $75USD

    Limited edition scented oil custom blended by Genevieve, evoking the scents of a monastery with notes of frankincense, rosemary, myrrh and oak. Bottled and boxed in a birch bark and leather gift case; very rare collectible 'eau de patron'. This perk has been made possible by the generosity of Catland Books. http://www.catlandbooks.com/

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $100USD

    Glass encased prayer candle with a picture of Genevieve and Cuckoo printed on the surface, as well as an original prayer meditation. Very rare limited edition! Kitsch, kyute!

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $125USD

    You will be invited to a workshop on the art of Ikebana flower arrangement. Based on the ancient method of floral arrangement as mediation and divination tool we will use re-purposed flowers liberated from the Trader Joe's dumpster to create original sculpture of botanical delight. If you are not in the NYC area I will create a video tutorial just for you!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $250USD

    You will be invited to join me in the RV on a field trip pilgrimage to the Cloisters Museum in Inwood, NYC. This is a rare chance to spend one-on-one time reflecting on the power of spirituality over the ages and to discuss it's significance now. A hand prepared meal will be given in the RV kitchen and individual healing session is an option based on the needs of the patron.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $300USD

    Secure a first edition of The New Ascetic Illuminated Manuscript I will be writing and illustrating over the course of this project. Based on the aesthetic of hand-drawn sacred scriptures this book will document my journey with the mobile monastery. It will be a limited edition printing and collectible art object.

    0 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014


    Name it anything you want! Name it after yourself! Name it something perverted, we will WERQ with it. Name it after your deceased hermit crab or better yet after your crush; you're imagination will be forever honored in countless forthcoming legends and press releases about this project. Lick your finger and make your mark! *Caveat: name must begin with the word Saint, St. or Ste.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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