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Hi everyone!

Huge, gushing THANK YOUS, hugs & kisses to each person who helped me get through my MFA study residencies last academic year - in NYC, Chance MD (in the USA) & my big Summer intensive residency in Berlin (in Europe) ... I really seriously literally could NOT have done any of it without your support - so you have no idea how grateful I am!

For those who need more background info - please refer to my previous campaign from last year:

NOW ... I am going into my second academic year.

To give a "refresher" - information wise ...
I am an MFA candidate with the Transart Institute:
a progressive, international arts organization that is accredited through Plymouth University in the UK to provide low residency MFA & PhD  programs in which students design their own course of study.

Last year, I developed a pedagogical method for teaching Performance Art:

This year, I am testing out my new method by becoming my own student & discovering the result when I follow my own method!

I have two totally stellar advisors to guide me.
Power-house women in the field of performance ...
My Studio Advisor is Linda Montano:
A vital force in the performance art world - especially in her ground-breaking work during the 70s & 80s.
& my Research Advisor is Laura Gonzales:

This years fundraiser is for BOOKS, GEAR & TRAVEL.
It only includes covering these costs for the work & research I'll be doing over the Autumn & Spring Semesters (& not for the Winter & Summer Residencies 2016)
It will cover books needed for reference research, gear needed for basic sound & video recordings & travel to a variety of locations where I will be doing field recordings & also to work with collaborators.

My campaign image serves to suggest that my project has the appeal of Marilyn Monroe & the brains of Albert Einstein!

As always ... "every little helps"

Thank you so much,


Claire Elizabeth Barratt
Asheville, NC

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