Where did the name Temple of Art come from?
TOA is the name Kahlil Gibran used for a series of drawings he did of famous contemporaries in the 1920’s, long before he found his calling as a writer, philosopher and poet. These included therapist Carl Jung, Irish poet William Butler Yeats and the legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt. I’d stumbled across his drawings a few months into the project, and my own process felt eerily similar, excepting the additional step; subjects reflecting and re-interpreting my portrait of them. TOA is my homage to Gibran’s original idea, only taking a second step further, exploring the paradigm of artist as both Temple and Art. Last updated: Wed, Jul 30 2014 2:34 pm EDT
Will Temple of Art have any stretch goals?
Should we be fortunate enough to reach our initial funding goal, we already have some incredible opportunities lined up to augment and enhance the final film. Teaming up with Synaptic (http://synapticvfx.com), we’ve lined up VFX title treatments and sequences based on the original art. We are also planning to have immersive and even instructional shorts for some of your favorite artists, huzzah! Last updated: Wed, Jul 30 2014 2:36 pm EDT
When will the film be made? Any other plans for Temple of Art?
Depending on the timing of the second NY show, I’m planning to have the film in the can by April of next year, though many of the rewards will be available and out well before then. I will also be releasing full interviews with each artist as part of a weekly podcast, shortly after the filming process begins. This will be a great way to learn more about a given artist, to catch up on TOA news, and to hear how truly awful my recorded voice sounds. Last updated: Wed, Jul 30 2014 2:41 pm EDT
Who made the music in the Kickstarter video?
All the music in the Kickstarter video is by electronic musician Shipwrek (http://shipwrek.com) who will also be composing the soundtrack for the full-length film. Last updated: Wed, Jul 30 2014 2:41 pm EDT
Shipping for all non-film rewards will start shipping May 2015. All other film related rewards will ship closer to the end of this year. Thanks!Last Updated At: 04/23/15
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