MARISSA NIEDERHAUSER

is creating Dance and Interdisciplinary Body Based Art

11

patrons

$219

per month
Tiers
There In Spirit
$2 or more per month
The image for this tier has been censored by Patreon. 


In this picture you would've seen an unmade bed. The sheets are red. The pillow is light grey and sky blue, the duvet is white. Behind the bed, and mostly hidden, is the figure of a woman. Her arms stretches like a snake onto the bed towards the camera. Her hand is relaxed and lazy.  Raising from behind the mattress, as if a mountain range in the horizon, it is possible to see the front of her shin with the muscly calf rising above and behind, her bony knee, quadriceps and the highest range- the peak of her hip, here the mountain folds, as the fat of her upper thigh crashes into the fat of her lower belly (I assume this is the part that patreon has determined is a danger to the viewing public), the hip cascades down to the waist which hides behind the elbow of the arm, here we trace the mountainous curves into a girly bicep and shoulder, her head disappears behind the bedding.


 Anyone giving at this level will receive this image as a jpg to their email account. A pledge at this level is a "F You" to the notion of internet censorship of artists.


(Original tier description: You wanna show some love and be part of the process but times are tight. Thank you for just being here on the trip with me! You have access to the Patreon Activity Feed.)

Please Stay In Touch
$5 or more per month
You're only available for a casual commitment but still want to show you care. On top of access to the Patreon Activity Feed you will be added to my mailing list with updates approximately every other month, only when I have something meaningful to share. 
We're All In This Together
$8 or more per month
You want to be recognized as a member of the community.  You receive the benefits listed above as well as your name listed in the thank you section of my website. 
I Miss Your Face
$10 or more per month
At this level you will receive the above mentioned benefits and will be able to view online 1 or more previously unpublished/unexhibited photos 1 x month (sometimes from old shoots, sometimes new material).
Fly on the Wall
$25 or more per month
In addition to the above mentioned gifts you will receive monthly access to a password protected Vimeo link showing one of my studio improvisations. Do you like the one minute clips that I post on Instagram?  Now you can see how it all develops, even the stumbly moments. Witness the unedited process.
Need to Connect
$50 or more per month
Feeling conversational? Ask me up to one question on any topic a month and also have access to the questions and answers from other patrons. Plus the fore mentioned rewards.
Heart to Heart
$75 or more per month
Are you interested in the totality of what makes art happen?  A dance doesn't come from studio time alone. A video doesn't begin when the camera starts rolling. Each photo carries the history of a lifetime. I'm a process oriented person and often take to writing about life events long before I make any formal art work about it. At this level I offer you some emo, feminist, bleeding heart diary entries (at least one a month). Struggling through life, just like you, can we hold hands through the storm?  Plus all the previous gifts of course!
You Move Me
$100 or more per month
This image has been censored by Patreon. 


In this image you would have seen an unmade bed. The sheets are red. The pillow is light grey and sky blue, the duvet is white. In the bed we see a blurred figure, in motion, as if awaking rapidly from a sleeping terror, it is blurred in the frenzy. It is a female (I believe this is the factor that makes this image dangerous in the view of Patreon). This image is intimate, vulnerable,  the skin tones and fluid limbs are inspired by renaissance painter's angels ascending. Her dark hair flows and explodes as if underwater around her face. We see a hint of her tucked chin, her two soft curled fists defensively flailing before her face.  We can see her feminine shoulder and her surprisingly strong arm. Her breasts are out of view behind her arms, and now we wonder is she really a female?  Honestly it is somewhat ambiguous, in the way of renaissance art, how the long haired angel boys gracefully jutted hips and curled spines in a way that modern masculinity denies. The figure's abdomen disappears almost entirely into the shadow. If one enlarges and brightens the image a belly fold reveals a navel. The duvet rises up above the pubis. Perhaps we can see a shadow that may be pubic hair but it may only be a shadow. Michelangelo's pointing Adam had the modesty of neither bush nor shadow but that's in an ancient church and not the sacred and moral ground of the modern internet. Therefore, not subject to the same intense moral scrutiny. It is possible to see one blurry thigh. The light is shadowy and grey as if it is early morning.


Anyone giving at this level will receive a photographic print of this image in the mail. A pledge at this level is a powerful "F You" to the notion of internet censorship of artists.


(Original tier description: the director!  Once a month one "You Move Me" Donor will be randomly selected to direct a 2-4 minute movement improvisation. You can offer cues including; topics, emotions, music, props, costumes, locations- all within reason and open to my unique interpretation. Video of this improvisation will be released to you first and later to the public with your cues in the notes and your name listed as "Director". You may be listed anonymously if you prefer. (Also includes previous tier's gifts).)

Girl on Film
$150 or more per month
Let's collaborate! Similar to above but with still photography. Once a month one "Girl on Film" Donor will be randomly selected to direct a photoshoot. Tell me what you would like to see, costumes, concepts, locations, etc and I will interpret it in my own way. You get to view up to 3 images before public release and you will be listed as a conceptual collaborator every time any of the photos is exhibited or published. You may of course remain anonymous. You receive 1 print of our collaboration annually in the mail. Includes all previous perks.
Tiers
There In Spirit
$2 or more per month
The image for this tier has been censored by Patreon. 


In this picture you would've seen an unmade bed. The sheets are red. The pillow is light grey and sky blue, the duvet is white. Behind the bed, and mostly hidden, is the figure of a woman. Her arms stretches like a snake onto the bed towards the camera. Her hand is relaxed and lazy.  Raising from behind the mattress, as if a mountain range in the horizon, it is possible to see the front of her shin with the muscly calf rising above and behind, her bony knee, quadriceps and the highest range- the peak of her hip, here the mountain folds, as the fat of her upper thigh crashes into the fat of her lower belly (I assume this is the part that patreon has determined is a danger to the viewing public), the hip cascades down to the waist which hides behind the elbow of the arm, here we trace the mountainous curves into a girly bicep and shoulder, her head disappears behind the bedding.


 Anyone giving at this level will receive this image as a jpg to their email account. A pledge at this level is a "F You" to the notion of internet censorship of artists.


(Original tier description: You wanna show some love and be part of the process but times are tight. Thank you for just being here on the trip with me! You have access to the Patreon Activity Feed.)

Please Stay In Touch
$5 or more per month
You're only available for a casual commitment but still want to show you care. On top of access to the Patreon Activity Feed you will be added to my mailing list with updates approximately every other month, only when I have something meaningful to share. 
We're All In This Together
$8 or more per month
You want to be recognized as a member of the community.  You receive the benefits listed above as well as your name listed in the thank you section of my website. 
I Miss Your Face
$10 or more per month
At this level you will receive the above mentioned benefits and will be able to view online 1 or more previously unpublished/unexhibited photos 1 x month (sometimes from old shoots, sometimes new material).
Fly on the Wall
$25 or more per month
In addition to the above mentioned gifts you will receive monthly access to a password protected Vimeo link showing one of my studio improvisations. Do you like the one minute clips that I post on Instagram?  Now you can see how it all develops, even the stumbly moments. Witness the unedited process.
Need to Connect
$50 or more per month
Feeling conversational? Ask me up to one question on any topic a month and also have access to the questions and answers from other patrons. Plus the fore mentioned rewards.
Heart to Heart
$75 or more per month
Are you interested in the totality of what makes art happen?  A dance doesn't come from studio time alone. A video doesn't begin when the camera starts rolling. Each photo carries the history of a lifetime. I'm a process oriented person and often take to writing about life events long before I make any formal art work about it. At this level I offer you some emo, feminist, bleeding heart diary entries (at least one a month). Struggling through life, just like you, can we hold hands through the storm?  Plus all the previous gifts of course!
You Move Me
$100 or more per month
This image has been censored by Patreon. 


In this image you would have seen an unmade bed. The sheets are red. The pillow is light grey and sky blue, the duvet is white. In the bed we see a blurred figure, in motion, as if awaking rapidly from a sleeping terror, it is blurred in the frenzy. It is a female (I believe this is the factor that makes this image dangerous in the view of Patreon). This image is intimate, vulnerable,  the skin tones and fluid limbs are inspired by renaissance painter's angels ascending. Her dark hair flows and explodes as if underwater around her face. We see a hint of her tucked chin, her two soft curled fists defensively flailing before her face.  We can see her feminine shoulder and her surprisingly strong arm. Her breasts are out of view behind her arms, and now we wonder is she really a female?  Honestly it is somewhat ambiguous, in the way of renaissance art, how the long haired angel boys gracefully jutted hips and curled spines in a way that modern masculinity denies. The figure's abdomen disappears almost entirely into the shadow. If one enlarges and brightens the image a belly fold reveals a navel. The duvet rises up above the pubis. Perhaps we can see a shadow that may be pubic hair but it may only be a shadow. Michelangelo's pointing Adam had the modesty of neither bush nor shadow but that's in an ancient church and not the sacred and moral ground of the modern internet. Therefore, not subject to the same intense moral scrutiny. It is possible to see one blurry thigh. The light is shadowy and grey as if it is early morning.


Anyone giving at this level will receive a photographic print of this image in the mail. A pledge at this level is a powerful "F You" to the notion of internet censorship of artists.


(Original tier description: the director!  Once a month one "You Move Me" Donor will be randomly selected to direct a 2-4 minute movement improvisation. You can offer cues including; topics, emotions, music, props, costumes, locations- all within reason and open to my unique interpretation. Video of this improvisation will be released to you first and later to the public with your cues in the notes and your name listed as "Director". You may be listed anonymously if you prefer. (Also includes previous tier's gifts).)

Girl on Film
$150 or more per month
Let's collaborate! Similar to above but with still photography. Once a month one "Girl on Film" Donor will be randomly selected to direct a photoshoot. Tell me what you would like to see, costumes, concepts, locations, etc and I will interpret it in my own way. You get to view up to 3 images before public release and you will be listed as a conceptual collaborator every time any of the photos is exhibited or published. You may of course remain anonymous. You receive 1 print of our collaboration annually in the mail. Includes all previous perks.