My name is Anthony Keigher, a recent graduate of NCAD, visual artist and performer based in Dublin City. Thank you for taking a moment to check out our Fund it campaign!
I’m here looking to fund the development and production of a show entitled KITSCHCOCK. The show will be the result of collaboration between myself and a troupe of talented individuals, collaboratively known as X & CO, to premier at Dublin Fringe Festival this Autumn.
The premise of the show is a ‘Promotional Tour’ and ‘Pop Concert’ for Pop Star wanna-be ‘Xnthony’, a fictional, extroverted performer obsessed with Pop Superstardom. The content of the production will make reference to the many different forms of ‘Celebrity Frameworks’ we are exposed to everyday including merchandising, branding and talk shows.
KITSCHCOCK will also delve into the mind of our pop-star protagonist Xnthony – investigating the anxieties and insecurities that exist within the art of self-creation, in a world that continues to blur the line between public and private identities.
The inspiration for much of the production is derived from intimate interviews held between Xnthony - his fans and contemporaries with the aim of bringing the ‘process’ of making work center-stage within an environment that flips back and forth from brash extroversion to heartfelt intimacy.
I am really lucky to have a vibrant group of creatives on board the project. These include the Dramaturgical guidance of Dan Colley (MONSTER/CLOCK, Human Child) with lighting design by Ciaran O’Melia (The Year of Magical Wanking, Death of the Tradesmen). Olwyn Kelly and Annique Van Niekierk of NCAD will head the Costume development with Set Design by Interior Designer Daniel Nolan.
I’m really excited to reveal that there will be a musical side to KITSCHCOCK. Music is something I have been eager to explore for a long time and now with Darragh Jáuregui-Hogan’s direction and Dublin Pride Music Group I can give Xnthony the essential tools to reach true pop-star potential!
However, to reach our goal we need your help. We are looking to fund the cost of costumes, lighting, set, insurance, travel, marketing and administration. Most importantly we want to fund a portion of the fees for the artists and collaborators involved.
So - if after watching our video you’re still feeling the KITSCH itch – don’t let it linger - get involved and help us on our way!
For more information or to view previous work please visit www.xnthony.com.
It has been an exciting week for KITSCHCOCK and our fund-it campaign!
Much to my surprise ‘Dancer in the Dark’ a video I made with the great Oisin Byrne was featured on The Journal, Panti Blog, IrishWorld.com, The Best Bits and the College Times. Not to mention retweeted, #shared and watched by lots more! Thank you to everyone who shared and commented, the support is so appreciated!
It’s 4 days in and I am really pleased with how the fundraising is going. Thanks to those who have given so far - sooooo appreciated!
We do need more support! So if you’re reading this and you’re flicking through your tabs in Safari or Chrome – why not open one for KITSCHCOCK and take a moment to pledge something. We have lots of different prizes too so when you pledge you are getting really great things to play with in return!
I’m really excited to reveal the team this week too – from fashion to music we havean eclectic group of creatives on Team-X who all take the most outrageous selfies!
So click on the link – scratch the itch – and pledge!
DANCER ON THE DART
Update posted on Friday 14th June '13 @ 01:06:59
Well well well, day one has just passed and we are 10% (more or less) towards out target.
I am so pleased with the response so far to the KITSCHCOCK fundit campaign! Especially to everyone who has shared, liked, retweeted and blogged about our cause!
A special and heartfelt thank you to our funders who have already been super generous - there are prizes waiting for you here in my studio!
Stayed tuned for the next week - as I slowly reveal who is on the 'X & CO' team - what they do, where they come from and how much I love them!
It is really so encouraging to see such a lovely response and I encourage anyone who loves the video to share and to pledge whatever you can!
Scratch the KITSCH ITCH!
Update posted on Thursday 13th June '13 @ 01:06:46
Wow...it's been an hour in...and it's already been quite the adrenaline rush! Maybe someone should make a show about fund-raising because it's quit the thrill!
Thanks so much for all the shares and interest in KITSCHCOCK so far...
I shall endeavour to keep you all posted on how things are going throughout the campaign.
I WILL BE PRESIDENT!