Having started the book and creating videos online for the Everythingwaffles.com website, I have started a Kickstarter to help the project. I am seeking to raise $1,500 to complete all aspects of the project. More information about the project can be found at my Kickstarter page.
The funding for the project runs until March 6 however the project itself will take further months to complete. As the books are printed and sold, part of the funding will go to the original animal rescue center where I got waffles and also the Humane Society.
After the amount of responses from friends and supporters, my project using family photographs expanded and incorporated new elements. This project was created in response after examining many family photos. What you see in these photos is only a small part of the installation which uses a sound clip projected out of the chair at a low volume.
After sitting in the chair, the viewer begins to hear a telephone ringing near them at a volume that can be heard only while sitting in the chair or standing next to it. This is a constant part of the chair, looping continuously and without the viewers control of stopping it.
Although the family photographs are of my own family, the project is not intended to be autobiographical. The focus remains on the uncomfortable sound projected around the viewer and the interaction with the photos displayed on the wall that act more as objects than photographs.
Not familiar with my project using family photographs? Check out the project here and learn more.
Looking back at what has become a fun body of work.
From all of these photos I have enjoyed the level of work that went into the original photographs. Although we may snicker at their over the top qualities, they were not as easy to create when I first worked on each one.
Most of these remakes come from silly jokes between friends and people I have been told I look like(Edward Cullen). Now however I am looking toward recreating these images in a higher finished quality or lack of quality. My ambitions have led me to new projects and ideas to digested the clutter of the internet and produce remakes of some of the finer points.
With graduate school in Portland, Oranje 2011 in Indianapolis, and some new equipment at my disposal I think we can all look forward to more work of this kind.
What can you expect in the coming year? Well lets look in the short term and you should expect something in 1/12 of that time.
Be sure to check out Oranje 2011 this year and you might see me around then! And seriously keep an eye on my main website for some updates.