EVEREST BASE CAMP 2015

Follow me on my way to the Everest Base Camp to support an international Art Science expedition and discover the Sherpa Culture.

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EVEREST BASE CAMP 2015

WHO I AM :

I am a French Fim Director, Photographer and Artist-researcher:

PhD research in Arts/Anthropology/Architecture at the Center for Advanced Inquiry in the Integrative Arts [C.A.I.I.A] in the international programme of the Planetary Collegium, Plymouth University (UK) 

 

- Currently an advisor for BENDING HORIZONS  EVEREST 2015 Art/Science Expedition  

 

> Achievements:  -  Grant recipient of the French Norwegian center in Humanities and Social Sciences (2014) for his research in Anthropology, Art History and Architecture 

 

- Second Prize Winner , CREATIVE SPARKS / D.I.Y DAYS PARIS 2014  - First French Artist selected for the ARS BIO ARCTICA 2014 residency at Kilpisjärvi’s Biological Station in Lapland, organized by the Finnish Bio Art Society,  

 

- First French Artist invited by THE FARM,INC. a New York based cultural organisation, to participate to the ARCTIC CIRCLE RESIDENCY 2013, in the international territory of Svalbard.

 

 

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[SOUND RECORDING , KILPISJARVI'S LAKE , ARCTIC CIRCLE 2014 ]

 

THE PROJECT:

 

I am the only French selected to join the board of Advisors of the Art and Science BENDING HORIZONS EVEREST 2015 expedition. As an Advisor I am invited to join the Team at the Everest Base Camp in May 2015:

https://bendinghorizons.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/e-b-c-crew-profile-benjamin-pothier/

 

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- ART

 

- I will document my trip to the Base Camp  through the production of a serie of Photographs as well as a Documentary Film with a focus on the Sherpas Culture .

- I also plan to do small scale carving and sculpture projects as well as drawings during the trek

 

 

- TECHNOLOGY

 

I will do 360° video recording during the trek to the base camp , as well as in order to document the Sherpa Culture in the Khumbu Valley

I Plan to use portable and rugged technologies and gears during the trek as a case study

 

- RESEARCH

 

I will also use this opportunity to extend my research in Anthropology on Traditional decorative patterns through an on site study in the khumbu valley, and site specific interviews in Monasteries

 

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A view of the track and trace live map that you will be able to use on the http://ace4.international  website to follow me during my trek through the Khumbu Valley

 

 

THE EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK :

 

From Kathmandu I will take a small plane to go to Lukla, Dubbed "the most dangerous airport in the world

 

it will be a 15 days trek (maybe more with your help) From Lukla to the Everest base Camp and back On my way and back to the Everest Base Camp I will have the opportunity to stay at and visit the Monasteries of Tangboche and Pangboche and with your support I will be able to conduct interviews and photographs and videos shooting amongst the Sherpa Communities and the Monasteries.

Allocation of funds

WHY ?

 

> Because you will get cool rewards in exchange and because you will help me keep this Artistic and Scientific project independent

 

- Through hard work I managed to get a big part of the project already funded . With your help I will be able to do the most esthetical and ethical photography and film documentary project that I can do .

 

EXPEDITION BUDGET:

 

A Large part of the expedition basic budget is already funded :

 

Everest Base Camp Trekking – Spring 2015: 5250 $   -  4805 €

 

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Then there is the

 

Paris - Katmandhu plane ticket : 637 $ - 584 €

 

TOTAL : around  5887 $ - 5389 €

 

HOW I WILL USE YOUR SUPPORT :

 

- The funds will help me to extend my stay in the Khumbu valley with a guide in order to document the Sherpa Culture. It includes additional cost for accomodation for two people.

- Additional funds will be invested in Audio-visual equipments, additional tips for the guides and other spendings connected to the organization of this  trip and  Photography and Documentary Film Making production in a very specific and harsh environment

Choose your reward

€5

I thank you and you will be added to the list of Supporters on the website of the expedition.(If you want) You get an exclusive desktop wallpaper from my Arctic circle Series

    €10

    I thank you and you will be added to the list of Supporters on the website of the expedition.(If you want) You get an exclusive desktop wallpaper from my Arctic circle Series and one from my Nepal Series when I'm back

      €15

      You will receive all the rewards above + a postcard from Nepal Signed & Stamped by the Artist

        €25

        You will receive all the rewards above + a letter from Nepal Signed & Stamped by the Artist and the expedition sticker
        • 1 backer
        • Availability: 49/50

        €50

        You will receive all the rewards above + a postcard from Nepal signed and stamped by the Artist + A Limited edition Notebook handmade by the Artist, signed and stamped with original prints.
        • 1 backer
        • Availability: 4/5

        €75

        You will receive all the rewards above + a postcard from Nepal signed and stamped by the Artist + A Limited edition Notebook handmade by the Artist, signed and stamped with original prints. And the Sticker of the Expedition
        • Availability: 5/5

        €100

        You will receive all the rewards above + a postcard from Nepal signed and stamped by the Artist + A Limited edition Notebook handmade by the Artist, signed and stamped with original prints. + the Sticker of the Expedition + A limited edition Teddy Bear handmade by the Artist
        • 1 backer
        • Availability: 4/5

        €300

        You will receive all the rewards above + a postcard from Nepal signed and stamped by the Artist + A Limited edition Notebook handmade by the Artist, signed and stamped with original prints. + the Sticker of the Expedition + A limited edition Teddy Bear handmade by the Artist + the A.C.E#4 limited edition patch + An handmade Screen print stamped, signed and dedicated to you by the artist
        • Availability: 3/3
        • Estimated delivery September 2015

        €500

        - a postcard from Nepal signed and stamped by the Artist - the sticker from the expedition and a limited edition Large Sticker (15 cm diameter) - the expedition limited edition patch (7,5 cm diameter) - An original Photograph (From my Arctic Circle Series or When I'm back from nepal) (Lambda print on alu dibond, 40 x 60 cm) Signed by the artist and shipped to you worldwide. - thank you in the Credits of the documentary
        • Availability: 5/5
        • Estimated delivery September 2015

        €1,000

        - a postcard from Nepal signed and stamped by the Artist - the sticker from the expedition and a limited edition Large Sticker (15 cm diameter) - the expedition limited edition patch (7,5 cm diameter) - a piece of rock from the Everest Base Camp - a Polaroid type photograph (SX70 size) taken at the Everest Base Camp or in the Khumbu Valley to be selected between a series of 25 pictures. Signed. - An original Photograph (From my Arctic Circle Series or When I'm back from nepal) (Lambda print on alu dibond, 40 x 60 cm) Signed by the artist and shipped to you worldwide. - thank you in the Credits of the documentary - A two minutes discussion with me from the Everest Base Camp with a satellite phone.
        • Availability: 1/1

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