ABOUT THIS PROJECT
What is Neverstop?
Neverstop is a project that creates media and events through a process of collaborative interaction with artists and musicians around the world. The types of media produced are videos, music, sculpture, and printed materials. The process of coming together and creating the work is the main focus of the Neverstop project. The subsequent works produced serve as a starting point and the results reflect the participants, the place and the time.
The Neverstop video project is the creation of a performance that is documented in a one-shot video. The process involves finding a space through which the performance will take place and building the performance by planning the course of action as a song is performed. The routes are predetermined, as well as the contributing musicians and the subsequent musical score. The rest is left to the ambience of the street, the chance encounter with the environment. Filming continues for the entire duration of the performance, no matter what obstacles or altercations are encountered.
Why this project?
The Neverstop project seeks to connect communities through the process of working together with people where they live. Such an experience is useful in overcoming cultural and spacial boundaries. The time we spend in pre-production is where we connect: our process includes sharing food together and finding solutions to the complex situations that come up during a production. These experiences build lasting connections with people and places and create opportunities for future collaborations.
We are currently working on the production of a video to be shot in New York in late October. We are seeking funds to cover costs of production and printing of materials. Subsequent videos will be compiled and a documentary of the process produced and pressed to DVD. The funds raised through this Kickstarter Project specifically will go to food, shelter for participants, rehearsal space and production of media. Any amount is everything. It is by our collective forces that neverstop will take form, just as Red Door has existed because of each one of you. We need your donations for this first stage of the process, and then we’ll need you to come with us and experience the reality we’re building together. The donations will be collected ONLY if we reach the $4000 goal we have set, and until then, the amounts you set are your pledge to make them happen. This is indeed a challenge, but with your help, it is as possible as each issue we’ve published. Thank you in advance for helping us spread the word. neverstop. neverstop. neverstop.
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1 – Get Ritual: Copenhagen, 2011
“Get Ritual” is a one shot documentary of a collective performance in Copenhagen. There are no cuts or edits and the sound is all live. That’s the short explanation. The longer one mentions that “Get Ritual” is the first video in a series.
The second one is tentatively called “A Show of Hands” and preparation for this is underway in Baltimore.
The performances and videos are instigated by Brandon Davis, a musician and artist from various times and places. Davis has spent the last few years traveling and working with musicians, artists and collectives in an effort to bring awareness to the size and shape of the community that was referred to in olden times as “underground culture.”
by: Brandon Davis – Project Director.