Be a part of The Machine of Art

Be a part of The Machine of Art

A vending machine will be installed in the centre of Lisbon, showcasing the original works of 20 young Portuguese artists, including 10 poets and 10 painters, to be sold to the ...

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  • 31/12/2014

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A vending machine will be installed in the centre of Lisbon, showcasing the original works of 20 young Portuguese artists, including 10 poets and 10 painters, to be sold to the public.

The Machine of Art (MOA) is a project inspired by originality and designed to redefine the interaction between art and the audience. A vending machine will be installed in the centre of Lisbon, showcasing the original works of 20 young Portuguese artists, including 10 poets and 10 painters, to be sold to the public.

The moa vending machine

In total, 400 original pieces by these young Portuguese artists will be sold through the MOA vending machine. The purpose is to challenge the usual reception of art by the public, by changing how and where it is displayed. It will simultaneously showcase the work of a group of young artists and make original art more readily available to the public.

Inside the envelope

Each work of art will be placed inside an unmarked envelope. There are two types of envelopes that the buyer may receive:

The Poesis Envelope: containing an original poem, handwritten and/or signed by the author.

The Pictura Envelope: containing an original painting / drawing, signed by the artist.

Here is the interesting part and what makes the MOA Vending Machine so unique and so vital: The buyer does not choose which type of envelope he/she will receive. The selection is random.

Placing the original piece inside of an unmarked envelope is not unintentional. This is a deliberate and exciting way of allowing the public to experience a piece of art that they did not implicitly choose for themselves. Rather, they allow themselves to experience to different expressions of creativity that they may not necessarily have been familiar with prior to opening the envelope. It is also a way of ensuring The initial anonymity of the envelope eliminates the element of competition between the participating artists and ensures a sense of equality amongst them.

 

About the author

The Machine of Art is a concept created and developed by André Tavares Marçal and Carolina Prata.

André Tavares Marçal (n.1993) studied English, French and Portuguese Literature at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. He lives in Lisbon and publishes an anthology of his poetry and prose on his blog.

Carolina Prata (n.1992) studied Multimedia Art in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidade de Lisboa and in Marmara University, in Istanbul. She currently lives in Lisbon and shares her drawing and photography on her blog.  

Budget and due dates

Why we need your help The goal is for the MOA Vending Machine to be on display in the centre of Lisbon by the end of 2014. We need your support and funding to make this happen. This is what we are aiming to raise: 200€ - Registering the project 200€ - Advertising and media 100€ - Packaging materials (envelopes, postcards, etc.).
  • Invest with
    1€ or more

    Your name on the cube

    The actual point of sale will be an artistic installation, the MOA will be placed inside a cube. One of the sides of the cube will have all the names of those who contributed to the project.

    4 backers

  • Invest with
    4€ or more

    Your name on the cube + 1 postcard with a poem/drawing

    A postcard with a poem or a drawing from one of the artists that take part in the first series of The Machine of Art + your name on the cube (+ international post charges)

    6 backers

  • Invest with
    10€ or more

    1 original + 1 postcard poem/drawing + your name on the cube

    An original/manuscript (size A4) + 1 postcard poem/drawing + name on the cube (+ international post charges)

    13 backers

  • Invest with
    20€ or more

    1 envelope + 1 postcard poem/drawing + name on the cube

    An envelope (pre-released) with an original/manuscript from the first series + 1 postcard poem/drawing + name on the cube (+ international post charges)

    17 backers

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Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

31/12/2014

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

16/10/2014

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