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Welcome to the PATREON page for the 
Ché Roberts Studio.



WHAT IS PATREON?

Patreon is a fundraising platform that allows you, the patron, to make a monthly contribution in support of your favorite content creators. Unlike fundraising platforms such as Kickstart
er or GoFundMe, that take a one time contribution on behalf of an individual project, Patreon contributors make a monthly contribution (much like a subscription) to an ongoing endeavor, which in this case is the Che´ Roberts Studio. For more information on subscription tiers and gifts please see the margin to your right or scroll down.


WHAT YOU GET AS A SUBSCRIBER..
The Che´ Roberts Studio will produce a quarterly subscriber newsletter with digital project samples, in various stages of completion, along with updates and information about my favorite people places and things. 



WHO IS CHE´ ROBERTS?
(THE SHORT VERSION)
I’m a professional daydreamer, multimedia storyteller, life-hacker, born hustler, culture junkie, free speech advocate, art director, and teaching artist.
To view a one page bio, please scroll down.



TELL ME ABOUT YOUR WORK.
(THE SHORT VERSION)
My work deconstructs the sociopolitical pillars of American society and its cultural impact on the collective and individual consciousness.
To view a more artsy fartsy artist statement, please scroll down. 



MY STUDIO GOAL...
I’d like to cover my studio's monthly overhead costs, buy materials when needed, and regularly host both established and upcoming creators whenever possible. In addition to creating personal artwork the studio will partner with my volunteer run non-profit, Allied Community Theatre (ACT), to assist with production, video, set, and costume design until the ACT art department is independently funded. My studio will also donate proceeds to ACT in order to help fund free year round programming, internship stipends and travel expenses for young people in need.




THE SAFE SPACE IN MY HEAD
I believe that once you leave the house you forfeit the expectation of a safe space which is why I don’t leave the house very often. But alas my home, cherished as it may be, is not conducive to making the large art installations I hope will take up as much space in the world as they do my imagination. Your patronage would allow me to have a physical location with lock and key, natural light, and a pile of art supplies. It would provide a space to dream, think, play, and write...I may also cuss, shout, laugh, and cry. It would be a corner of the world that provides the strength I need to protect my child like heart so I can embrace the world on my own terms and without loosing my s#@t. 



BIO

Ché Roberts is a multimedia artist who studied dance, playwriting, and set design as a child. As a teen, she worked with Beth Hogan from the Odyssey Theatre Company in Los Angeles, while experimenting with performance art, film production, and spoken word.

In her twenties Che´ lived in New York City performing in several off-off Broadway productions while attending the Atlantic Theatre Company acting school and taking classes in sculpture at the Art Students League of New York.

Che´ was selected as a featured artist at the former Women’s Museum of Dallas Texas, and performed her original material at both the Toronto Fringe Festival and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

In addition to performing, Ché has worked in venues such as Second Stage Theatre, and Soho Repertory, holding a range of positions from dramaturge to stage manager. She also earned an invitation to work alongside Olympia Dukakis as a writer’s liaison at the Cherry Lane Theatre during a workshop production of The Shattering, by Franco D’Alessandro.

Currently she is the Artistic Director of Allied Community Theatre, an educational theatre company that uses experimental theatre and writing techniques to create productions inspired by personal stories and current events. 

       

HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I THINK I KNOW…
  • Behavior may speak louder than words but words control behavior. 
  • Family teaches you the lessons you need whether you want them or not.
  • If I hadn’t read those gossip magazines or watched those celebrity shows in my youth I’d be speaking Chinese with that part of my brain. 
  • Learning how your mind works and how it can work for you is true genius. 
  • I like people–it’s their fear, paranoia, and insecurities I’m not fond of…
  • Most people spend the second half of their life getting over the first half.
  • Your personal perception is often in conflict with reality and truth, whatever that is...
  • Robots can’t make art. 
  • I’ll probably die with a 'To Do' list in my hand.
  • Art and entertainment is the byproduct of who we are as a society.
  • If you’re negotiating out of fear – it’s not a negotiation. You’ve just decided to be an active participant in your own demise. 
  • Remembering that you can transmit an idea, picture, or feeling with words makes even the dumbest conversation sort of magical. 
  • If you want to know about the collective conscious of your culture all you have to do is study its underground culture(s), or the porn – that will tell you everything you need to know…maybe too much. 
  • Ultimately we’re all inside each other’s video game. 
  • People who constantly make declarations about who they are aren’t trying to convince you, but hypnotize themselves. 
  • To know yourself is to know: You are what you think you are, what you are perceived to be, what you want to be, and what you actually are...I think. 
  • No one is thinking about you as much as you are thinking about yourself. 
  • Your truth is not my truth and that is true.

                                                         
                                             
ARTIST STATEMENT 
(extended)
My work examines the power repetitive language and imagery has on the brain, ego, and cultural mindset. I focus on these underpinnings of behavior and perception in order to contextualize American tribalism and its impact on my own identity.

Various forms of media are used in my work often linked by themes of race, class, and the statistical impact of America’s [aspirational] rhetoric. History, science, and celebrity culture are often referenced in order to illustrate a composite of American ego with objects, textures, and topics of conversation found in every day life serving as both inspiration and project materials.

No matter what form my work takes: the written word, performance, art installation, photography, or web project, I return always to what is hidden, and left unsaid.

I believe that much like the individual id which must be viewed as a fragmented-whole and challenged in order to evolve, so too should cultural traditions constructed by ego and maintained by institutionalized fear, cognitive dissidence, and damaging iconography.

Whether it’s placing historical images such as the Bible (or it’s content) in a modern context, or deconstructing the use of stereotypes and language, my fascination with how easily hero and victim tropes are systemically internalized are ever present in my work.

As I watch a society on the verge of hybridization going biologically insane on television, or shouting down a congregation of [inner] demons from a social media pulpit, I recognize that as an artist I have the luxury of unplugging America and the weight of its gravitational pull on my psyche.

However, I choose to structure my works as I experience the world — rooted in a cellular excavation of the past and present, sifting through simultaneous narratives and always in conversation with myself, my country and you.

                                           

THANK YOU!!

If you’ve decided to become a patron­ thank you for helping me design a life of writ large fantasies that give way to any story I choose. Anytime I’m able to pay the bills expressing myself…well that’s about as close to God as I may ever be, or need to get. And if you dropped by...read my content....took a look around, but decided not to subscribe its okay, I forgive you. 

                             

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Why didn’t you use a photograph for your profile?
A: In a world where pouring over a stranger's online image and personal information is more normal than a face to face conversation I simply choose to live in your imagination for as long as possible.

Q: Why can’t I find more information about you online?
A: Please see above.

Q: Will you upload an art site anytime soon?
A: Yes. I will launch a Che´ Roberts Studio website online, by December 2018.

Q: Why aren't there more languages displayed in your hello GIF?
A: The languages displayed represent my heritage: American, African, German, French, and Cherokee Indian.

Q: Why did you choose the images in your about section?
A:  At the moment my work is greatly inspired by the images and icons displayed on my about page. 

      
Tiers
Every dollar buys my freedom
$1 or more per month
For one dollar or more you will have access to a quarterly subscriber newsletter with digital samples of my work, in various stages of completion, along with updates and information about my favorite people, places and things. 


Goals
20% complete
Supplies:
Five hundred dollars a month would allow me to buy and source the supplies needed to start building, sculpting, welding and painting.
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Welcome to the PATREON page for the 
Ché Roberts Studio.



WHAT IS PATREON?

Patreon is a fundraising platform that allows you, the patron, to make a monthly contribution in support of your favorite content creators. Unlike fundraising platforms such as Kickstart
er or GoFundMe, that take a one time contribution on behalf of an individual project, Patreon contributors make a monthly contribution (much like a subscription) to an ongoing endeavor, which in this case is the Che´ Roberts Studio. For more information on subscription tiers and gifts please see the margin to your right or scroll down.


WHAT YOU GET AS A SUBSCRIBER..
The Che´ Roberts Studio will produce a quarterly subscriber newsletter with digital project samples, in various stages of completion, along with updates and information about my favorite people places and things. 



WHO IS CHE´ ROBERTS?
(THE SHORT VERSION)
I’m a professional daydreamer, multimedia storyteller, life-hacker, born hustler, culture junkie, free speech advocate, art director, and teaching artist.
To view a one page bio, please scroll down.



TELL ME ABOUT YOUR WORK.
(THE SHORT VERSION)
My work deconstructs the sociopolitical pillars of American society and its cultural impact on the collective and individual consciousness.
To view a more artsy fartsy artist statement, please scroll down. 



MY STUDIO GOAL...
I’d like to cover my studio's monthly overhead costs, buy materials when needed, and regularly host both established and upcoming creators whenever possible. In addition to creating personal artwork the studio will partner with my volunteer run non-profit, Allied Community Theatre (ACT), to assist with production, video, set, and costume design until the ACT art department is independently funded. My studio will also donate proceeds to ACT in order to help fund free year round programming, internship stipends and travel expenses for young people in need.




THE SAFE SPACE IN MY HEAD
I believe that once you leave the house you forfeit the expectation of a safe space which is why I don’t leave the house very often. But alas my home, cherished as it may be, is not conducive to making the large art installations I hope will take up as much space in the world as they do my imagination. Your patronage would allow me to have a physical location with lock and key, natural light, and a pile of art supplies. It would provide a space to dream, think, play, and write...I may also cuss, shout, laugh, and cry. It would be a corner of the world that provides the strength I need to protect my child like heart so I can embrace the world on my own terms and without loosing my s#@t. 



BIO

Ché Roberts is a multimedia artist who studied dance, playwriting, and set design as a child. As a teen, she worked with Beth Hogan from the Odyssey Theatre Company in Los Angeles, while experimenting with performance art, film production, and spoken word.

In her twenties Che´ lived in New York City performing in several off-off Broadway productions while attending the Atlantic Theatre Company acting school and taking classes in sculpture at the Art Students League of New York.

Che´ was selected as a featured artist at the former Women’s Museum of Dallas Texas, and performed her original material at both the Toronto Fringe Festival and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

In addition to performing, Ché has worked in venues such as Second Stage Theatre, and Soho Repertory, holding a range of positions from dramaturge to stage manager. She also earned an invitation to work alongside Olympia Dukakis as a writer’s liaison at the Cherry Lane Theatre during a workshop production of The Shattering, by Franco D’Alessandro.

Currently she is the Artistic Director of Allied Community Theatre, an educational theatre company that uses experimental theatre and writing techniques to create productions inspired by personal stories and current events. 

       

HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I THINK I KNOW…
  • Behavior may speak louder than words but words control behavior. 
  • Family teaches you the lessons you need whether you want them or not.
  • If I hadn’t read those gossip magazines or watched those celebrity shows in my youth I’d be speaking Chinese with that part of my brain. 
  • Learning how your mind works and how it can work for you is true genius. 
  • I like people–it’s their fear, paranoia, and insecurities I’m not fond of…
  • Most people spend the second half of their life getting over the first half.
  • Your personal perception is often in conflict with reality and truth, whatever that is...
  • Robots can’t make art. 
  • I’ll probably die with a 'To Do' list in my hand.
  • Art and entertainment is the byproduct of who we are as a society.
  • If you’re negotiating out of fear – it’s not a negotiation. You’ve just decided to be an active participant in your own demise. 
  • Remembering that you can transmit an idea, picture, or feeling with words makes even the dumbest conversation sort of magical. 
  • If you want to know about the collective conscious of your culture all you have to do is study its underground culture(s), or the porn – that will tell you everything you need to know…maybe too much. 
  • Ultimately we’re all inside each other’s video game. 
  • People who constantly make declarations about who they are aren’t trying to convince you, but hypnotize themselves. 
  • To know yourself is to know: You are what you think you are, what you are perceived to be, what you want to be, and what you actually are...I think. 
  • No one is thinking about you as much as you are thinking about yourself. 
  • Your truth is not my truth and that is true.

                                                         
                                             
ARTIST STATEMENT 
(extended)
My work examines the power repetitive language and imagery has on the brain, ego, and cultural mindset. I focus on these underpinnings of behavior and perception in order to contextualize American tribalism and its impact on my own identity.

Various forms of media are used in my work often linked by themes of race, class, and the statistical impact of America’s [aspirational] rhetoric. History, science, and celebrity culture are often referenced in order to illustrate a composite of American ego with objects, textures, and topics of conversation found in every day life serving as both inspiration and project materials.

No matter what form my work takes: the written word, performance, art installation, photography, or web project, I return always to what is hidden, and left unsaid.

I believe that much like the individual id which must be viewed as a fragmented-whole and challenged in order to evolve, so too should cultural traditions constructed by ego and maintained by institutionalized fear, cognitive dissidence, and damaging iconography.

Whether it’s placing historical images such as the Bible (or it’s content) in a modern context, or deconstructing the use of stereotypes and language, my fascination with how easily hero and victim tropes are systemically internalized are ever present in my work.

As I watch a society on the verge of hybridization going biologically insane on television, or shouting down a congregation of [inner] demons from a social media pulpit, I recognize that as an artist I have the luxury of unplugging America and the weight of its gravitational pull on my psyche.

However, I choose to structure my works as I experience the world — rooted in a cellular excavation of the past and present, sifting through simultaneous narratives and always in conversation with myself, my country and you.

                                           

THANK YOU!!

If you’ve decided to become a patron­ thank you for helping me design a life of writ large fantasies that give way to any story I choose. Anytime I’m able to pay the bills expressing myself…well that’s about as close to God as I may ever be, or need to get. And if you dropped by...read my content....took a look around, but decided not to subscribe its okay, I forgive you. 

                             

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Why didn’t you use a photograph for your profile?
A: In a world where pouring over a stranger's online image and personal information is more normal than a face to face conversation I simply choose to live in your imagination for as long as possible.

Q: Why can’t I find more information about you online?
A: Please see above.

Q: Will you upload an art site anytime soon?
A: Yes. I will launch a Che´ Roberts Studio website online, by December 2018.

Q: Why aren't there more languages displayed in your hello GIF?
A: The languages displayed represent my heritage: American, African, German, French, and Cherokee Indian.

Q: Why did you choose the images in your about section?
A:  At the moment my work is greatly inspired by the images and icons displayed on my about page. 

      

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Tiers
Every dollar buys my freedom
$1 or more per month
For one dollar or more you will have access to a quarterly subscriber newsletter with digital samples of my work, in various stages of completion, along with updates and information about my favorite people, places and things.