The white walkers

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Atelier 37.2
Paris
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Join us on a 10.000 kilometer on-going sculptures odyssey, drawing a borderless European horizon…

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The white walkers

Join us on a 10.000 kilometer on-going sculptures odyssey, drawing a borderless European horizon, through 120 installations in more than 15 Pays.

 

The White Walkers project is a form of poetic colonization of the European expanse.

The reference to the creatures from the "Game of Thrones” series, aka the “Others”, questions the migratory crisis endured by Europe today and the ever growing temptations to build walls.

 

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The White Walkers will develop a counter-point narrative by reminding us how much the idea of movement, exchange and migration are at the core of our identity.

As artists, we want to introduce a form of poetry into a social issue, today mainly anchored to fear.

 

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In practical terms, thanks to your support, we will build 15 to 20 sculptures that we will transport and install, for the time it takes to create an image, in 60 to 80 locations throughout Europe. We plan to travel to 15 different countries.

 

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Our ambition is to generate an atlas of 120 images of a certain European ideal.

 

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These raw wood sculptures, just a size above the human scale, have a limited life-span like us; they have no claims to eternity. As they roam the territories where they have been installed, they piece together their history while questioning ours.

 

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In the last 4 years, alone or with several enthusiastic volunteers, we have constructed, moved, installed and photographed over 200 sculptures for about 40 sites in 3 different countries.

 

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The concrete and symbolic completion of this work entails a real crossing of the European terrain.

We wish to carry out a 4 to 8 week journey aiming to produce and photograph 60 to 80 more installations. The idea is to cover a vast panorama of the European landscape - natural, industrial and urban - while drawing from the symbolic power of such an odyssey.

 

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For us, this unprecedented artistic performance is also a human adventure which we would like to share with you.

This is why we are launching our first crowdfunding - not for distribution purposes - but for the very production of this project. Your contributions will help us to construct, transport and install the sculptures for the duration of our road-trip.

 

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In addition to the images we will produce, we will also document the journey itself by filming a making-of that we will post on our blog: this will enable you to follow us, discover new sites with us and witness first hand the backstage of the installation operations and photo shoots.

 

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By becoming our sponsors, you will be able to share with us the adventures of the White Walkers in Europe!

 

Francesca Bonesio (1976, Turin), Italian-born architect, researcher, teacher and working artist since 2009.

Nicolas Guiraud (1970, Bayonne), French photograph and visual artist.

Together, they founded Atelier 37.2 in Paris in 2009 : they conceive and realize art installations in public spaces, inhabited sculptures and land-art, on the edge of art and architecture.

Alone, or with a bigger team, for public or private orders, they have already built…

...a monumental 300 meters long land-art pièce on the top of an ancient volcan ("Arteology" for Horizons - Art Nature festival, Auvergne), a series of plug-in sculptures to be occupied by dansers ("Graft" for Centquatre, Theatre de la Ville, Temple galerie in Paris), an inhabited sculpture in Danemark, where the horizon line disappears when you sit down ("New horizon" for "Sculptures by the sea" festival in Aarhus, Danmark), a 10 tons coquillé-limestone art pièce, traversed by a Calanques blue glass slab, ("Bleu calcaire" Oceanology research center, Marseille), a group of 5 plane-tree’s skin concrete sculptures ("La troisième île", for the public Library Le Bouscat)... in addition to the first 200 White walkers...

They are now ready to produce the White-walkers European Odyssey thanks to your help!

 

 

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Allocation of funds

The amount we have set as our goal is the minimum we need to buy the trailer, build the sculptures and cover our travel expenses for a period of 4-6 weeks and a distance of 8000 kms.

 

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Any extra fundraising will allow us to:

stretch out journey by 3000 kms publish our Atlas produce a traveling exhibition co-fund the documentary of this adventure...

 

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Choose your reward

For €10 and more

a postcard of the White walkers, signed and posted by the artists from their road-trip (shipping cost included)

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Delivery September 2017
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For €20 and more

a set of 5 postcards of the White walkers, signed and posted by the artists from their road-trip (shipping cost included)

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Delivery October 2017
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For €45 and more

1 PHOTO PRINT of your choice from the series "White walkers", A4 format, Inkjet, Archival mat paper, SIGNED + 1 postcard of the White walkers, signed and posted by the artists from their road-trip (shipping cost included)

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Delivery September 2017
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For €65 and more

1 PHOTO PRINT of your choice from the series "White walkers", A4 format, Inkjet, Archival mat paper, SIGNED AND FRAMED + 1 postcard of the White walkers, signed and posted by the artists from their road-trip (shipping cost excluded, or pick up at the artists' studio)

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Delivery September 2017
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For €85 and more

1 PHOTO PRINT of your choice from the series "White walkers", A3 format, Inkjet, Archival mat paper, SIGNED + 1 postcard of the White walkers, signed and posted by the artists from their road-trip (shipping cost included)

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Delivery September 2017
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For €110 and more

1 PHOTO PRINT of your choice from the series "White walkers", A3 format, Inkjet, Archival mat paper, SIGNED AND FRAMED + 1 postcard of the White walkers, signed and posted by the artists from their road-trip (shipping cost excluded, or pick up at the artists' studio)

Backers 9
Delivery September 2017
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For €150 and more

Set of 2 PHOTO PRINTS of your choice from the series "White walkers", A3 format, Inkjet, Archival mat paper, SIGNED + 1 postcard of the White walkers, signed and posted by the artists from their road-trip (shipping cost included)

Backers 4
Delivery September 2017
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For €200 and more

SET OF 2 PHOTO PRINTS of your choice from the series "White walkers", A3 format, Inkjet, Archival mat paper, SIGNED AND FRAMED + 1 postcard of the White walkers, signed and posted by the artists from their road-trip (shipping cost excluded, or pick up at the artists' studio)

Backers 4
Delivery September 2017
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For €250 and more

1 "White walkers" MOCK-UP BOOK with artists' original notes, 30x30cm format, 100 PAGES, with the complete sculptures' atlas (shipping cost excluded, or pick it up at the artists' studio)

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Delivery December 2017
Availability 8/10
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For €280 and more

1 PHOTO PRINT of your choice from the series "White walkers", 40x60 cm format, Epson cold press natural paper, SIGNED AND FRAMED + 1 postcard of the White walkers, signed and posted by the artists from their road-trip (shipping cost excluded, or pick it up at the artists' studio)

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Delivery November 2017
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For €300 and more

"SPECIAL PORTRAIT" : an individual or family portrait, by Nicolas Guiraud (photo shoot in Paris), on HD file and A3 print + a postcard of the White walkers, signed and

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Delivery July 2017
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For €400 and more

Portfolio of 6 PHOTO PRINTS of your choice from the series "White walkers", A3 format, Inkjet, Archival mat paper, SIGNED + 1 postcard of the White walkers, signed and posted by the artists from their road-trip (shipping cost included)

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Delivery October 2017
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For €550 and more

Portfolio of 6 PHOTO PRINTS of your choice from the series "White walkers", A3 format, Inkjet, Archival mat paper, SIGNED AND FRAMED, + APÉRITIF FOR 2 AT THE ARTISTS' PARISIAN ATELIER : Pic Saint Loup wred wine and focaccia with Colonnata bacon, original italian burrata and Pachino cherry tomatoes. (shipping costs excluded)

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Delivery November 2017
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For €800 and more

"FREE-LANCERS FIRMS SPECIAL" : Portfolio of 12 PHOTO PRINTS of your choice from the series "White walkers", A3 format, Inkjet, Archival mat paper, SIGNED + DINNER FOR 2 AT THE ARTISTS' PARISIAN ATELIER : : baby spinahc in asian emulsion, pasta allo scoglio, panna cotta with seasonal fruits coulis , Martinel red wine, (shipping costs excluded)

Backers 0
Delivery November 2017
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For €1,000 and more

Portfolio of 5 PHOTO PRINTS of your choice from the series "White walkers", 40x60cm format, Inkjet, Epson cold press natural paper, SIGNED + DINNER FOR 2 AT THE ARTISTS' PARISIAN ATELIER : prawns ceviche, pasta with crayfishes, seasonal fruits crumble, Sanmicheli red wine (shipping costs excluded).

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Delivery November 2017
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For €1,000 and more

"BUSINESS SPECIAL" : 1 day of business portraits, for your institutional communication, (photo shoot in Paris) + your society logo on all our crowdfunding communication.

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Delivery October 2017
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For €1,200 and more

1 PHOTO PRINT of your choice of the "White walkers" series, 60x90cm format, Inkjet, Hahnemühle paper, SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION of 5 + 1AP + DINNER FOR 2 AT THE ARTISTS' PARISIAN ATELIER : prawns ceviche, pasta with crayfishes, seasonal fruits crumble, Sanmicheli red wine (shipping costs excluded).

Backers 0
Delivery November 2017
Availability 5/5
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For €1,500 and more

3 original SCULPTURES, (survivors of the odyssey), 110x60x210cm format, recycled wood, that the artists will come and install in your garden, woods, or strech of beach, no matter wheter it rains or snows (transportation excluded)

Backer 1
Delivery November 2017
Availability 4/5
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For €1,800 and more

1 PHOTO PRINT of your choice of the "White walkers" series, 100x150cm format, Inkjet, Hahnemühle paper, SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION of 5 + 1AP, + DINNER FOR 2 AT THE ARTISTS' PARISIAN ATELIER : prawns ceviche, pasta with crayfishes, seasonal fruits crumble, Sanmicheli red wine (shipping costs excluded).

Backers 0
Delivery November 2017
Availability 5/5
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For €4,000 and more

An INSTALLATION OF 12 original SCULPTURES, (survivors of the odyssey), 110x60x210cm format, recycled wood, that the artists will come and install in your garden, woods, or strech of beach, no matter wheter it rains or snows (transportation excluded)

Backers 0
Delivery November 2017
Availability 1/1
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