The oily space mermaids

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  • Summary

    Dear Earthlings, we come in peace and bring you light! UFO is chill-out area of 5 meters in diameter and it looks like a genuine flying saucer. Space-inspirated UV-paintings are going to be drawn on visitors. It’s also a place to chill on a rainy day.

    Full description of yer concept

    We plan to land our UFO on Earth, within the Land of Hede. We have heard that this Earthling party based on the concept of oxygen combustion is “out of this world”, as the human expression goes. The UFO is what you might call a “chill-out area”, where human may perceive strange things taking place. The area of the UFO is 5 meters in diameter and it’s surrounded by two meter high shiny silver walls made out tarps and decorated with (among other things) space blankets. The bridge of the UFO has everything you could ever hope for: blinking lights, beeping sounds and a view to outer space and possibly to outer-Borderland also.

    We intend to share our technology of metamorphosis by offering citizens of the Border in the Land of Hede a chance to receive what you would perceive as “body paint” in the style of the space mermaid anatomy. Our technology is so advanced that our modifications to the epidermal human anatomy may be reversed by applying H2O and detergent to the modified skin. If we are given the financial opportunity via your dream grant process, we will also bring lotions for protection against UV rays of your native star.

    UFO is also a great place to be on a rainy day. You will run into oily space mechanics drinking beer and complaining about work conditions or space mermaids telling stories about the ancient days when earth was basically an alien spa till someone peed in the pool and started life here. Besides our own totally-normal-but-probably-bizarre-for-humans alien shows, we also welcome borderlings to contribute by organizing performances for this small space in the middle of space. Depending on the placement, we’re planning to make a small space garden outside the UFO for hangaround purposes.

    The UFO is going to be built by using water pipe, some wood, tarps and space blankets. The prototype of the structure was tested in Helsinki Decompression. Therefore, we have some of the materials already (wooden structure and pipes), but we need to buy some wood and tarps to make an UFO water- and windproof. We need to get some paints and make-ups for decorating visitors. We have some lights already, but we need some more, especially UV-lights (all lights we currently have for use in the UFO have been accumulated from BL and various other burns, and all new lights +other equipment bought with grant money will return to the next Borderland). Buying these materials are the main source of our costs. We’ve already have projectors, a laptop and something to project, but we might need an adapter to project on many screens.

    About the crew / artist

    We are a crew of mixed origins (humans, space mermaids and other extraterrestrial beings from Sirius, Finland, Fodmap, Sweden, Denmark, Mars and German) on a peaceful excursion to learn more about human rituals and to share our space mermaid culture and technology with you.

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    We will deposit all waste matter in receptacles and remove them from the the Border of the Land of Hede to your Earthling processing facilities. Alien materials and technology will be returned to their origins. All members of our expedition have been thoroughly scanned for alien parasites. Fecal matter and urine will be deposited into containers assigned for the purpose. We will submit to your edicts of “Leave No Trace”.

    Description Min amount (DKK) Max amount (DKK)
    Other building materials (e.g. screws, tape). 400
    Sun lotion 800
    Adapters, wires etc for the projectors 400
    Transport cost for a boat and a car (UFO materials counted as one passenger as we need backseats for cargo) 600
    Other mixed decorations for UFO (there's going to be some space blankets and other smaller purchases) 400
    Lights (UV-light rental + some smaller lights 2400
    UV-paints 900
    Tarps (1 x 4x6 meters and 5 x 3x2 meters) 400
    Wood to strengthening the structure of the UFO 400
    How can other Borderlings co-create with you?

    We could use helping hands on Monday/Tuesday while landing / building. We also welcome borderlings to contribute by organizing performances for this small space in the middle of the Space. We have some video projectors and a small sound system with wireless speakers.

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    What is this?

    Hey friend! Welcome to the virtual drawing board of The Borderland. This is the place where we prototype the projects we'll realise during the week in the quarry.

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    • Do you need electricity from the grid? How much in Watts? Yes, for a laptop, 2 or 3 videoprojectors, some lights and small speakers. Around 2500 watts should be enough.

    • Will there be light? Yes, there will be lights. We come from a civilisation known for their light-based technology. What would a UFO be without lights? (a spaceshark stealth marauder, thats what!)

    • Will anything BURN? No, hopefully not.

    • What is your audio footprint? We are going to play music inside the UFO. There’s music but it’s not going to be a loud sound camp. Night times will be quiet.

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