Friday, 6 April 2012

Practivist of the Week - You Helping Kcymaerxthaere Art Project!

Some of the best things in the world come without a why attached to them.  Life.  Love.  Flowers.  Kcymaerxthaere.  Don't trouble yourself with the why of it - just bask in the wonder of it as an entity.  Be glad it exists.

I met Eames about 4 years ago in Edinburgh.  We actually lived about 20 minutes apart from each other for about a decade before, but didn't meet until the Fringe.  I went to his show and was seduced by the genius of his alternate reality.  A parallel but equal universe to our own, with its own history, its own languages, music, art, mythology - all channeled through his vision - reading our world back to us in code, and then concretizing that code into being.  That takes a particular kind of brilliance and an unwavering commitment to art as a concept.  Imagine if Tolkien had actually gone around creating Middle Earth wherever he went, turning all the stories into a new kind of reality, and you'll have some concept of what Eames is accomplishing with Kcymerxthere.

In the last few years, he has taken his project next level - traveling the world to place plaques at significant sites in the Kcymaerxthaere and lately, partnering with local artisans to create art that both supports the local community and tells the stories of the Kcymaerxthaere.

There are only 4 days left to help raise the $4000 dollars it will take to fund a local project in Abilene, TX. You can help make it happen by going to Indiegogo and giving whatever you can.   Actually go even if you don't think want to give - there's a great video and more information on Eames and the project.  I can't believe that you won't be hooked once you learn a bit more.

If it sound a bit out there, a bit confusing - well, it is.  And it isn't.  And I'm not the storyteller.  Eames is - and he's the best person to tell it to you.  So CLICK!

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