Maya rocks the boat!

Once upon a time there was a little sailingboat... That wanted to shake the biennale

Economic needs

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Co-financing

23%
Optimum
12.430
Minimum
8.950
Received
2.120
Filed on
14 / 05 / 2013
Co-financiers
30

Non-economic needs

Looking for

  • Únete al equipo de Mayanautas

    ¡Si te ha gustado el proyecto, difúndelo!. También buscamos gente para acabar de preparar el velero, para realizar la intervención artística en Venecia, profesionales de la posproducción de vídeo, y abogados.

    Collaborate
  • Materiales

    A nivel material para el docu necesitamos un equipo de vídeo profesional (cámara y equipo de sonido), una furgoneta para ir a Venecia y una casa allí para albergar a los participantes durante el mes de Mayo.

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What is offered in exchange

Individual rewards

  • Contributing 10

    Acknowledgment: 1. *Acknowledgement: Online Collaborator *

    You'll appear as a patron on our Web and on the titles for the documentary! + You'll have access to the Web as online collaborator so you can follow the work process for the artistic intervention in real time.

    3Co-financiers
  • Contributing 20

    Product: 2. *Product: Mayanaut license and a postcard from the intervention *

    You're an official crew member for the Maya! We'll send you a Mayanaut license so you can get on the boat wherever you may find it + You'll participate in the raffle of an original sculpture by Irene García-Inés + You'll receive a postcard from Venice with an artistic picture of the intervention + Acknowledgement as patron on our Web and on the titles for the documentary .

    2Co-financiers
  • Contributing 30

    Product: 3. *Product: Book "Caballo de Troya"*

    You'll receive the book from Caballo de Troya which contains the joint artistic methodology we're using for the MAYA ROCKS THE BOAT project. It contains images, drawings and detailed information about the whole process + Mayanaut license with which you'll participate in the raffle for a sculpture by Irene García-Ines + Acknowledgement as patron on our Web and on the titles for the documentary .

    Limited reward
    71 units left
    4Co-financiers
  • Contributing 40

    Product: 4. *Product: Documentary MAYA ROCKS THE BOAT!*

    We'll send you a special DVD edition of the documentary that tells the story of the Maya and the people who made it possible: the culture of traditional Venetian boats, the reconstruction of the boat, the intervention in the Biennale, the journey through the Mediterranean + Mayanaut license with which you'll participate in the raffle for a sculpture by Irene García-Ines + Acknowledgement as patron on our Web and on the titles for the documentary .

    0Co-financiers
  • Contributing 50

    Product: 5. *Product: Pack Maya*

    You'll get the postcard + the book Caballo de Troya+ the DVD with a special edition of the documentary + two Mayanaut licenses for you and whoever you choose with which you'll participate in the raffle for a sculpture by Irene García-Ines! + Acknowledgement as patron on our Web and on the titles for the documentary.

    9Co-financiers
  • Contributing 100

    Product: 6. *Product: Original etching of the Maya*

    The Venetian artist Stefano Mancini (http://www.lab43.it/) will produce a special series of 10 copies with an original drawing of the Maya in A4 size. + Mayanaut license with which you'll participate in the raffle for a sculpture by Irene García-Ines + Acknowledgement as patron on our Web and on the titles for the documentary .

    Limited reward
    6 units left
    4Co-financiers
  • Contributing 200

    Services: 7. *Services: Ride, cameo, party and pack Maya*

    Discover Venice from our Gondola during the first two weeks of the Biennale + we'll take you to the best spots to see local life + Do a cameo in the documentary and come to the project presentation party in Venice, where we'll present you with your Maya pack + Acknowledgement as patron on our Web and on the titles for the documentary .

    Limited reward
    10 units left
    0Co-financiers
  • Contributing 300

    Product: 8. *Product: Original drawing by Coco Moya*

    An original drawing by Coco Moya done in ink on a 100 x 70 watercolour paper from the Water series + Add the gondola ride and all the previous rewards + Special Mention as Collaborating Patron (with your picture if you wish) on the Web and on the documentary credits.

    Limited reward
    5 units left
    1Co-financiers
  • Contributing 500

    Product: 9. *Product: Original sculpture by Irene García-Inés*

    An original terracotta sculpture by Irene García-Inés, from the Sea series, 21 x 15 cm + Add the gondola ride and all the rewards for the 200€ collaboration + Special Mention as Collaborating Patron (with your picture if you wish) on the Web and on the documentary credits.

    Limited reward
    3 units left
    1Co-financiers
  • Contributing 1.000

    Services: 10. *Services: Get married on the Maya while sailing the Venetian Lagoon*

    Our captain will officiate your wedding on the Maya in whichever rite you choose, sailing from one island on the Venetian Lagoon to the next (starting date: June) + A professional portrait in a high quality digital format + two special Maya packs :)

    0Co-financiers
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Maya rocks the boat!

* To rock the boat: - informally: Saying or doing something to shake or move an existing situation.
Resurrecting a sailboat to revive art
Let’s take over the helm and put art back on course by restoring an old and humble venetian sailboat, called the Maya, into a floating Trojan horse for one of the world¡s most prestigious art shows: The Biennial of Venice.
We can reconquer dominance over cultural “routes” with an multidisciplinary art intervention for this island city, Venice, whose lifestyle and art, like its streets, are reflections on and of the sea. Another art-world is possible. One that doesn’t rely on special interests, which have over influenced contemporary art. Maya’s sails can be used as a painter’s canvas or as a screen for projecting images. Her deck can be a stage, the entire boat a beacon of activity. Maya can be an independent voice in the ever more exclusive Biennial.
After the Biennial ends, Maya will be sailed to Spain. She will be an itinerary art exhibition at various ports on her journey to Spain. We are producing a documentary about the entire adventure and a book which will explain the artwork methodology we have implemented in the project in order to serve and share with other artists, groups and projects.
Welcome aboard!

Why a boat? Why Venice?
Sailing is moving, moving from one place to another, whether single-handedly or with a crew. It is an effort with an origin and destination, with or against the weather, winds and tides, to reach a desired destination.
Our story starts when Irene, an artist from Madrid, Spain was invited along with other colleagues to work on an exhibit at the Venice Biennale of 2011. Once there Irene was confronted with an unexpected and unacceptable mercenary like role that was awaiting her and many other young people who refused to participate.
Instead of giving up, Irene looked for some way, some type of platform from which she could present an alternative exhibition. She found a small sailboat, the Maya. Maya was designed so that Venetian “do-it-yourselfers” could build one homemade so that having a sailboat could be affordable for everyone. So, she bought it for a mere 600 euros. Maya was in a frightful shape and Irene had no idea what she was getting into. Immediately Irene set out to look for help from locals to get Maya back into shape. Many locals were eager to give her a hand in the restoration and the project went ahead, during which Irene learned new values about contributing to a cause, coexistence, sustainability, self-sufficiency, craftwork and most of all, about passion to keep tradition alive.
So, this story is a story about spontaneous cooperation among people of different ages and backgrounds interested in recovering tradition and bringing to life an artistic idea.
A museum as a field test for the Biennale?
In order to share and develop ideas for this exhibit based on a real experience of dialogue with institutional art, the design of the intervention in the Biennale will be held on the 4th floor of the Nouvel Building of Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, throughout the month of April. We will make use of an empty space as a free artistic laboratory. Hope to see you there! (Access to this part of the building is free of charge. Closed Tuesdays). Details on-line in the web.

Floating art in the Mediterranean?
Let's turn the Maya into a multifunctional instrument. Her sails can be a canvas for painting or a screen for projecting images. Her deck and hull can be used like a drum. Her mast could be laced with twine to make a harp. After the Benniale, we hope to sail the Maya to Spain and keep her as a lasting exhibition.

Main features

Artistic intervention in the Venice Biennale 2013 aboard a traditional venetian sailboat which we ourselves have restored. Later we will sail the boat to Spain making landfalls and exhibitions along the way. The Maya is 6.5 meters long, has an 8 meter mast, with a Marconi rig. She was designed by Alvise Chiggiato.
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Why this is important

300 million euros of public funds are spent on financing the Venice Biennial. Similar amounts are spent on other international exhibitions which also have agendas contrary to the public’s interests. The intervention will be visible in the Giardini of the Biennale and in several key points of Venice. Also in Internet at www.mayanautica.org
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Goals of the crowdfunding campaign

This project is all about individual and team effort. Our budget target is miminal. We hope with your support our project will be possible. We also welcome your ideas, skills and enthusiasm.
Want to get involved in the challenge?
You can also help by spreading the word, helping with the project in Venice during the Benniale, obtaining a work and living space in Venice, editing and post-production of the final documentary, translating…
With this minimal budget we hope to cover the costs of restoring and adapting the sailboat, the intervention, outreach and the edition of the documentary and the book. If we reach the optimal budget hopefully it will also cover travel costs to the Biennale and a professional editing of the documentary.

Climb aboard, Let’s chART a course together.

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