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Trapart News, February 22nd, 2021

Dear Trapartisans,

Wow! What a ride! With only approx 23 hours left, we have reached 74% of the goal. THANK YOU to all the beautiful supporters so far. And for those of you who haven’t yet, there’s still time:

In 2013, I embarked on an ambitious project: “An Art Apart” – a series of documentary films about artists and their creative processes. So far, I’ve filmed 14 artists: Vicki Bennett (People Like Us), Gustaf Broms, Charles Gatewood, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Kenneth Anger, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Angela Edwards, MV Carbon, John Duncan, Gea Philes, Michael Gira, Mark McCloud, and Little Annie Bandez.

I have so far finished and released five of these films: Vicki Bennett (People Like Us), Gustaf Broms, Charles Gatewood, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and Kenneth Anger. These films have been well received and have been watched by thousands of people all over the world online, in cinemas and on DVDs. (Also worth mentioning is that my 2019 documentary, “Anton LaVey – Into the Devil’s Den,” was successfully crowdfunded here at IndieGoGo, and has since been watched by thousands of people online, in cinemas and on BluRay/DVD.)

To regain momentum in the time- and cost-devouring An Art Apart project, and to increase international interest in the project as such, I am now preparing two manifestations at the same time:

  • A “stand alone” film called “An Art Apart: Number One.” This will become a one hour film (approximately), containing the best of the best from these very unique people/films. My aim is for “Number One” to become an inspirational and creative blast for anyone who watches the film.
  • A book with all the interviews/conversations, also called An Art Apart: Number One. The book will also contain never before published bonus interviews with brilliant artists Val Denham, Joe Coleman, JG Thirlwell and Alison Blickle, made in the UK, New York and Los Angeles in 2016-2019.

To get these two substantial darlings off the ground, I need funds A) to work, and B) for related costs (editing, audio mixing, color grading, etc). Everything is ready to go; I just need to feel financially safe before I can truly toss myself head first into this hot stew of greatness.

Please also consider this as a crowdfunding campaign for the An Art Apart project in general. At the moment, I have nine films to wrap up!

Thank You so much for your consideration and support!

And please spread the link as much as you can. It really helps. Thank You!

OK, that’s that for this time. If you're ever bored waiting for the next newsletter, why not watch a great film?

Sincerely, and with loving thanks,

Carl Abrahamsson

Stockholm, February 22nd, 2021

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