Three...Two...One! Fly with us, join the Cosmos!

Project visual CAMPINKCOSMOS Workshop
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<p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><img alt="" src="" width="100%" />Hello!<br /> I&rsquo;m Rudy Marchal, self-taught artist and founder of <strong>CAMPINKCOSMOS</strong>. And I need&nbsp;your help to realise my dream of a workspace dedicated to my&nbsp;art&nbsp;and celebrating its cultural importance to the LGBTQ+ community.</p> <p>I have found the perfect home for the<strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>CampInkCosmos</strong> project in&nbsp;<strong>BAZAAR&nbsp;St-So</strong> in Lille (Fr). BAZAAR St-So is dedicated to The Social Solidarity Economy. The&nbsp;former industrial space is now home to&nbsp;shared workspaces, an art gallery, a bar/canteen and an events/conference hall.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>I intend to move there&nbsp;on&nbsp;December 1, 2020, and will at first focus&nbsp;on the CampInkCosmos silkscreen-printing workshop.<br /> <a href="">Tweets by Bazaar_StSo</a>&nbsp;<br /> <a href="">Bazaar St-So</a><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><strong>CAMPINKCOSMOS:</strong></p> <p><em><strong>CAMP</strong>&nbsp;</em>is the expression of an LGBTQI+ sensitivity, typified by characteristics such as irony, aestheticism, theatricality and humour. Being camp means having fun with gender and sexuality, playfully disrupting the proscriptive conventions of the dominant culture.</p> <p><em><strong>INK</strong>&nbsp;</em>is what flows from us. We use it to beautify and illuminate, to testify to our experiences, champion our allegiances and proclaim our connection to people and places, ideas and ideals.<br /> As tattoo artist since 2009, I have a cult following among the gay community. My designs feature not only on skin but also &ndash;thanks to screen-printing &ndash; on t-shirts, postcards, posters and more.</p> <p><em><strong>COSMOS</strong></em>&nbsp;is my universe, and also a tribute to &quot;Camping Cosmos&quot;, a must-see Belgian film directed by Jan Bucquoy in 1996.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" />This&nbsp;project is my desire to defend and share the values ​​of the camp movement and to share them with other artists or with the curious in search of creativity and learning.<br /> My aim is to create a Sputnik-like, post-punk chalet within the communal space for CampInkCosmos. This will initially house a screen-printing space, dedicated to the culture and values ​​of the <em><strong>CAMP</strong></em> movement, and reminiscent of the high camp atmosphere of the &rsquo;70s.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>THE&nbsp;CAMPINKCOSMOS</strong><strong>&nbsp;WORKSHOP</strong>:<br /> &diams;&nbsp;The friendly, safe and comfortable space will encourage discussion and creation (by appointment only)<br /> &diams;&nbsp;The screen-printing station is where our fabulous creations will be printed on both paper and textiles. And, once we&#39;ve settled in, we also intend to run occasional screen printing training courses in a dedicated space within BAZAAR St-So, accessible to all apprentice cosmonauts who are&nbsp;ready for lift off!<br /> &diams; The &quot;Fair Wear &amp; Fair Trade&quot; e-shopping planet, featuring limited edition products and artworks sustainably made in France and the EU from eco-responsible materials is under construction.<br /> <strong>&quot;SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW</strong>&quot;:<br /> &diams;&nbsp;We&rsquo;ll also have scheduled launches and landings at music festivals, carnivals and LGBTQI+ events, both near and far, from dawn to dusk.&nbsp;<br /> &diams; &quot;Encounters of the third kind&quot; so that CampInkCosmos forges its links with the multicolored planet!<img alt="" src="" width="100%" />Pre-Stonewall LGBTQI+ culture was hidden in the shadows of the metaphorical closet.</p> <p>To talk about my style, I also have to talk about my job as a tattoo artist.<br /> Tattoos and screen printing are the perfect pair, as the drawing technique is complementary.<br /> I have produced more than 600 designs, and have several themed catalogues that I update regularly, committing myself to reproducing each sketch only once, for a unique and personalised tattoo or a limited edition series of T-shirts.<br /> Tattoo&nbsp;Sketches / Illustrations are ubiquitous in queer sub-culture. The symbols and codes hidden in the tattoos of the European and American &ldquo;old school&rdquo; as well as those of the Weimar Republic became visible symbols in post-Stonewall era streets and metro stations and are commonplace today in underground circles.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>Prints on T-shirts, illustrations and Street Art from the queer world are another way of showing who we are and what we value, sharing and promoting LGBTQI+ visibility.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>INK</strong>&nbsp;flows from us!<br /> Come with us, stepping out of closet and into the light!<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" />We will therefore donate part of the selling price of t-shirts, postcards and posters featuring maritime-themed silk-screened illustrations to the SNSM/France (a member of the International Maritime Rescue Federation).<br /> <a href=""></a><br /> <a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Allocation of funds

<p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" />Every penny raised will go to the <strong>CAMPINKCOSMOS</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>project.<br /> The decor and the layout of the space will be &quot;handmade&quot; to create the promised &quot;high camp&quot; atmosphere of the &rsquo;70s.&nbsp;<br /> I hope that you have been inspired by my vision for CampInkCosmos. Thank you for reading this far, and if you can spare any funds to help me reach my goal, I would be very grateful &ndash; and the camp community would be much enriched! Thank you!</p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>What your contributions will help pay for</strong>:</p> <p><strong>1</strong>- Material for the screen-printing station: &euro;2,100<br /> <strong>2</strong>- Stock of goods: &euro;1,400<br /> <strong>3</strong>- IT equipment: &euro;1,300<br /> <strong>4</strong>- Layout and decoration: &euro;1,000</p> <p>While &euro;5,800 is what i&nbsp;need to get this project off the ground, to realise the dream.<br /> &euro;8,000 could allow me to open tattoo sessions more quickly on the same site of Bazaar St-So.<br /> Please contribute whatever you can to help me&nbsp;reach the&nbsp;&quot;Destination Moon&quot;.&nbsp;<br /> Thank you, with love and kisses. Rudy AkA CAMPINKCOSMOS.</p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><em><strong>3, 2, 1, fly off​!</strong></em><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" />I was born in 1968 in <em>Charleville-M&eacute;zi&egrave;res,</em> the world capital of the <em>Puppetry Arts</em> and city of <em>Arthur Rimbaud</em>. I found myself drawn to the Plastic Arts and literature from a young age.<br /> Along with a university course in &quot;specialised education&quot; in <em>Lille</em>, I poured my research into painting and discovered the theatre.<br /> At the age of 20, with friends, I set up &quot;<em>Phenomena Rhapsodie&quot;</em>, a theatre company that played in festivals (including <em>Aurillac</em>) and also travelled across the South of <em>France</em> to give surprise performances.<br /> I quickly came into contact with other companies, participating in major festivals across Europe. I worked with &quot;<em>Art Point M de Roubaix</em>&quot; for indoor shows, and<em> Melbourne</em>-based &quot;<em>Snuff Puppets</em>&quot; and <em>Amsterdam-</em>based &quot;<em>Carnival of Hellucinations</em>&rdquo; for street festivals.<br /> Between tours I devoted my free time to painting and creating pop objects, organising or participating in different exhibitions, using the brand name Bondy Boy.</h3> <p>&gt; <a href=""></a></p> <p><em>Amsterdam</em> and <em>Berlin</em> are two cities that I particularly like. I live, create and work there.<br /> In <em>Amsterdam</em>, I learned screen printing in an artists&rsquo; squat and produced several T-shirt collections for the <em>Pink Point of Presence.</em><br /> In <em>Berlin </em>I was in a <em>Bruce la Bruce</em> film and also worked as a photo model for <em>Sven Macquardt</em>. Whilst working at <em>Berghain</em>, I also exhibited and produced myself as a &lsquo;happening&rsquo;...</p> <p>Following tattoo training in <em>Antwerp</em>, I went to the South of France, to <em>Marseille,</em> as well as to <em>Lisbon,</em> where I collaborated with a design shop, producing collections of T-shirts thanks to grants from two gay foundations:&nbsp;<em>GALA Amsterdam </em>and <em>ClubChurch</em>.<br /> These collections were presented at Gay Pride <em>Amsterdam</em>, the Queer Christmas Market in <em>Berlin</em> and the Gay Festival in <em>Toulouse</em>.</p> <p>After all these diverse experiences in the Queer world, I can&#39;t wait to open the <strong>CAMPINKCOSMOS</strong>&nbsp;<strong>workshop </strong>and share my rainbow-hued universe with you!</p> <h2 style="text-align:center"><em><strong>FLY WITH US !</strong></em></h2> <p style="text-align:center"><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p>

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Via the Cosmos: A big hug + a screen saver CampInkCosmos. Via the Postman: A postcard + a sticker. Laminated & from our limited editions.
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Via the Cosmos: A big hug + a screen saver CampInkCosmos. Via the Postman: Two postcards + a set of stickers. Laminated & from our limited editions.
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Via the Cosmos: A big hug + a screen saver CampInkCosmos. Via the Postman: A set of four postcards + a set of laminated stickers + one TOTE Bag. From our limited editions.
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Via the Cosmos: A big hug + a screen saver CampInkCosmos. Via the Postman: One T-shirt* (organic cotton) + a set of laminated stickers + one TOTE Bag. From our limited editions. * depending on stock availability.
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Via the Cosmos: A big hug + a screen saver CampInkCosmos. Via the Postman: A T-shirt* (organic cotton) + a set of four postcards + a set of laminated stickers. From our limited editions And icing on the cake: A very special TOTE Bag * depending on stock availability.
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Via the Cosmos: A big hug + a screen saver CampInkCosmos. Via the Postman: A T-shirt* (organic cotton) + a screen printed poster (30x40) + a sheet of laminated stickers. From our limited editions. And icing on the cake: Your personal tote bag and t-shirt, printed with the pattern (black and white) that you send to us! * According to the availability of stocks.
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