Ukranian toy designer, Patient No. 6, has launched a small fundraiser on Indiegogo for Project “White and Red,” his new series of six 5-inch toys. The figures continue the story he has been telling through the psychiatric art universe of Patient No. 6. I’ve been following the story since its inception, and I find the concept of institutional oppression of creativity more relevant than ever. If you’re reading this blog, chances are, you do too.
Indiegogo is similar to Kickstarter, except it’s not “all or nothing funding”. This means that if Patient No. 6 doesn’t reach his full goal of $600, he can still apply our contributions to the making of the series. Think of it like a pre-order system: You are essentially pre-ordering a figure. I pre-ordered two.
Hand-made resin figures by Patient No. 6 up for grabs for a pledge price of $36:
- Skull of Patient No.6
- Gagarin in Rocket
- Patient No.6 in Car
- Patient No.6 with Rabbit Mask
- Patient No.6 after lobotomy
You can also buy a collection of all six figures signed by the designer and
packaged in a single large box including medical history with your name and
6 stickers for $196 USD. From Patient No. 6: “Any help is appreciated. Every dollar helps. Thanks for looking.” Check it out here: http://www.indiegogo.com/patient6
Click through for exciting behind-the-scenes photos!
Today is April 16th. Patient No. 6 launched this fundraiser on April 1st. I pledged my support right away, but when I published this post on April 11th, I was still the sole funder. As of today, there are 6 of us, and the project has met (and slightly surpassed) it’s fundraising goal! You can still pre-order a figure from this very interesting series through May 8th. Congrats to Patient No. 6.