Ara Kropp

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About Ara Kropp

Hello, nice to see you!

I'm Ara and I'm a queer_feminist visual artist_activist.


 You can find my work 

on my homepage * on tumblr * on vimeo * on instagram * on youtube * and facebook

 You can buy my work 

on redbubble * on society6

What do I create? Here are some examples. You can find more in the post section.







 My art is free. 

You can see my work for free. Sharing is important for me. I don't want people to pay to connect with me. Art is important. Art should be available for all people, not only for the ones in a good financial situation. I even do exhibitions for free, if someone can pay me the ride to the place. 
Patreon is like a virtual tip jar. If you want to pay something, you can. Thank you for appreciating my art.

How Patreon works: 

If you're unfamiliar with Patreon and how it works, this video explain it well.
You decide how much and how long you want to support me. You will be charged monthly (at the beginning of a month) and you can quit or change how much you want to give every month. 5 % of your pledge will go to the Patreon team for doing a great job. And some of your pledge will be used for payment processing fees like Paypal. If you support more than one creator, this processing fees will be split and have a lower effect on each creator. If you pledge a small amount, processing fees will have an higher effect as in bigger amounts. If you want to learn more about it, you can do it here.

If you haven't that much money but still want to support me: Hey, that's totally fine for me. I'd be happy if you share my Tumblr and Facebook-page and show my art to other people, who might like it. Or simply write me an email and talk to me. Tell me about your thoughts on what I do. I like to hear them. 

First, let's get to know each other: 

I consider myself as a queer_feminist. I refuse to think in binary normative categories. I like to play with possibilities. Building, living, loving and becoming in rhizome. I'm totally into queer activism and thinking. In love and inspiration with Gilles Deleuze. Sometimes shrinking overridden with crude nonsense humour, covering a big willingness for openness and close connection. Sometimes celebrating nonsense just for its own sake. Love to masquerade for fun (give me funny clothes, I will try them!), hate to masquerade seriously – I have serious problems with lies, refusal of communication, cold distance. Able to give space. Like to watch and picture myself – some people may call me narcissistic. But with a warm smile (I'm not egoistic). Like to be part of other lifes and like to take care. Prefer people, situations and places that feel safe and intend to be safe.
Loving music and totally falling into it, but untalented to create music myself. Searching for intense moments and deep conversation. Body- and sexpositive. Curious how other people make sense of their world(s). Searching for people for whom my way of making sense makes sense. Happy if we draw a picture with our collections of "Sinnstiften" [This phrase can't be translated very well: In german "meaningful" is "sinnstiftend" and the word "Stift" also means "pen".]

I'm a sloth (for those of you, who know what this means):  \|/


 Music I recommend you to listen to while watching my art: 
Baby Universal – Slow Shelter
A Perfect Circle – Thirteenth Step
Tool – Lateralus
The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium
Archive – Lights
Conny Ochs – Raw Love Songs
dEUS – Worst Case Scenario
Einstürzende Neubauten – Halber Mensch
At the Drive-In – Relationship of Command
The xx – xx
Mad Season - Above
Z-Joe and the Dustbowlers – a woody zombie hootenanny
Portishead – Third
Fever Ray – Fever Ray
Nosfell – Kälin Bla Lemsnit Dünfel Labyanit
Zombiejoe – Vegas
Chinawoman – Party Girl
David Bowie – Outside
Amanda Palmer – Who Killed Amanda Palmer
Woven Hand – Consider the Birds
Trentemøller – Into the Great Wide Yonder
Glenn Miller – Greatest Hits
Soap&Skin – Lovetune For Vacuum
The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground
Bright Eyes – Fevers & Mirrors
Meanwhile, Back In Communist Russia... – Indian Ink
Zinnschauer – Hunger.Stille
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 61 exclusive posts
52
Images
6
Writings
3
Videos

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