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O Relentless Death Kickstarter

by Lee and Andrew Fearnside category: Crowdfunding

“Help support the Kickstarter for O! Relentless Death! an artist book about celebrities who died in 2016. http://thndr.me/pp7CEp

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This campaign ended on March 21, 2018 at 11AM

O Relentless Death Kickstarter

Suport the Kickstarter to fund printing the book “O! Relentless Death: Celebrities, Loss and Mourning”! It's an artist’s book created by siblings Andrew and Lee Fearnside. This book mourns celebrities who died in 2016: David Bowie, Prince, Carrie Fisher, Gwen Ifill, Alan Rickman and 11 more. We made linoleum block portraits and paired them with personal narratives by 23 writers from around the country, including poet laureates, journalists, community organizers, professors and activists. The paperback book is 73 black and white pages.

2016 sucked for America. When David Bowie died on January 8, it was a shock. But when Prince died on April 21, things started to get ominous. Right around then we started to realize that Donald Trump wasn’t going away. As the latter half of 2016 unfolded, we felt like celebrities died at an increasing rate while the country lost its mind. We’re not alone in feeling this rage and despair. The American Psychological Association recently found that 59% of Americans feel that the current era is a low point in our country’s history. We started this project as a way to process, as a way to do something together, and as a way to deal with 2016 and everything it represents. It was really about mourning 2017.

The celebrities that we’ve picked are not all pop culture, and not all high culture, and not all political figures. In their own way, all of them were change-makers. This book is a tribute to the power of people to make change. Can we celebrate our connection to these celebrities and their lives to inspire us to be change-makers ourselves? What power is unlocked when we grieve together? If we grieve authentically, if we reach out to community, can we reach past our despair to see our political enemies as neighbors?

 

  • Wednesday is the day!

    March 20, 2018
    The campaign launches Wednesday! At 11am Thunderclap will post the message to your feeds. We hope you will go to Kickstarter and support our project, and continue to spread the word. Throughout the month of the Kickstarter we will be posting sneak peeks of the images and writing in the book, so like our Facebook page for updates. https://www.facebook.com/deadcelebrities2016/
    Thank you again for helping us spread the word about O! Relentless Death and our Kickstarter.
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Lee and Andrew Fearnside

We are the brother and sister artists behind "O! Relentless Death" and Chimera Projects. Lee is a photographer and educator who lives in Ohio, and Andrew is a painter and psychotherapist living in New Mexico.

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