HELP ME MAKE AN ART FILM WITH ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
Dear Friends and Supporters,
I am a filmmaker and artist working with comedy, parody, music videos and subversive activism and I would like to do something that noone has ever done before – put my favourite actor, the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger, in a film unlike the usual action movies or comedy blockbusters that we know him from; an art film directed by a woman – myself.
I envision the project as a multi-channel installation drawing inspiration from such works as John Baldessari’s “Singing Sol le Wit”, Julian Rosefeldt’s “Manifesto” or “Blixa Baargeld reads Hornbach” However, instead of flawless performance of Cate Blanchett, I would like to show the most likely very “in your face” and comical persona of Arnold Schwarzenegger. In this film experiment I would like to attempt the ultimate symbol of masculinity that he is, to reflect on climate change (he’s already on it!), tech-driven reality, posthumanism and… to smash patriarchy (yes!), or at least tease it a little and spread ideas of equality in an experimental way. So that is project number one. But project number two, which is currently becoming very feasible, is a documentary about me trying to convince Mr Schwarzenegger that project number 1 is the proposal he was subconsciously waiting for.
NOW I have the probably once in a lifetime chance to capture the key moments of the documentary. On the 17th of September Arnold Schwarzenegger will talk at an event at Theater am Potsdamerplatz in Berlin. Tickets to that event cost about 100 EUR and for additional price of 500 EUR (well….) it will be possible to meet him in person! I would like to take this rare opportunity to meet the celebrity actor, make contact and pitch my idea to him. Let’s face it – it’s expensive! Especially for an independent artist. I would therefore like to ask you to help me realise this plan. Even small donations count! If you are intrigued by my idea and you are curious where it can go, this is the chance to make it happen. Thank you for all your support in advance.
Below you can see a video where I explain what I want to do as well as read the emo poem I wrote using the famous oneliners from movies with Arnie (if you’re curious how I like to play with the Arnold material). It’s called DESIRE3000. Let it bring you into the mood.
up to 10 EUR – a thank you straight from the heart
20 EUR – a video message with a “thank you”
50 EUR – a video message with a personalised “thank you”
100 EUR – a mini publication featuring the DESIRE3000 and several other poems
200 EUR – a video message with a personalised “thank you”, a mini publication featuring the DESIRE3000 and several other poems and a custom made Lil Witch t-shirt
600 EUR – all of the above + I will write a song for you and perform it
All the supporters will be also mentioned in the film credits.
BIG THANK YOU!