Zareen Zahra Zeero is creating Stimuli Arrangements
2

patrons

$9
per month
Hi all. I’m Zareen. You might be familiar with one of my many many music projects, my poems, prints and other visual work, or maybe you just follow me on Twitter. My creative practices extend to arranging stimuli across many media. Unfortunately, it’s hard to live and create when you’re a poor, sick trans woman who’s not being paid, and mostly, I’m not being paid. So, I’m looking for ways to sustain my life and practices, as well as opening my practices for greater community involvement and getting the results into more folks’ hands.

Enter this Patreon campaign.

The Background


Throughout my life, I have tended toward the one-stop-shop model of creative work, with all that implies about labor, creative vision, ownership of ideas, etc. I don’t like this much. I think it’s important to recognize how ideas are collectively birthed, which to me suggests they should not be ‘owned’ by particular individuals. I want to work in ways that are congruent with this recognition, that engages with others in an effort to practice collective responsibility for cultural production. I believe this will result in not only stronger but more ethically and politically vital works, as it provides opportunities for us to correct errors and carry each other through terrain we might otherwise lack the ability to navigate.

The Plan


A Patreon campaign is obviously meant first and foremost to raise funds, and this one is no different. As mentioned above, I’m soliciting monthly contributions to cover the costs of living and doing creative work. Like many Patreon campaigns, and in line with my desire to get things I’ve made into people’s hands, I’m offering rewards that will include copies of works in different formats. There will be unlimited digital editions and limited physical editions of everything I make – zines, music, posters, collage, chapbooks, essays, and so on – as well as a few one-of-a-kind items. This is all pretty standard fare, I think, and details of what’s available at each monthly contribution tier are on the right side of the page.

The twist, however, is that I’m looking to experiment with opening my practices to others – to you! – for participation, comment, and critique at all stages of the creative process. Since it’s set up to encourage interaction between creators and supporters, Patreon makes for a nice hub for me to disseminate information to, poll, and otherwise seek comment from the community supporting me. Additionally, I’ll be sharing my email and Skype addresses so that I’m available for conversation. I want to make the process as transparent and accessible as possible, and I will continually refine how I seek input as I work out better solutions.

It doesn’t end there, though. I believe the work isn’t just mine, so I want to make it available for people to tinker with and change as they see fit (within certain very relaxed limitations – i.e. don't make anything fucked up). Maybe you have an idea to take what I’ve done and use it to make something completely new. I’d like that to happen. To facilitate this, I’ll make an archive of source files for all of the digitally-produced works connected with this project available to everyone contributing $5 or more per month. Take things apart, rebuild them, mash them together with things you’ve been working on, whatever – I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and consider supporting me. Truly, every dollar and share helps.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Everything helps! At this level, you will receive digital copies of everything I make in connection with this project, and I will seek your comments and criticisms on the things I am working on, should you wish to provide them. You will receive my email address and Skype name to facilitate this.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
You get everything from the $1 tier, plus you get access to the archive of source files for all digitally-produced works.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 of 50 patrons
Like what you see in the $1 and $5 tiers? You will receive all that, and once per quarter, you get a physical edition of one work of your choosing made during that time mailed directly to you (or whoever you want me to send it to).
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 25 patrons
You know the drill. The $1 and $5 tiers are included, but instead of a physical copy of just one work, you will receive physical copies of three works per quarter.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Since it might make our relationship weird if I offered to kiss you, you can have everything from the $1 and $5 tiers, as well as physical copies of everything I make. Yeah, everything.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 3 patrons
Ok, at this point, I think you want me to kiss you. If we’re ever in proximity, that’s on the table. Until that unlikely day comes, you’ll get everything from the $1, $5, and $50 tiers, plus one (1) one-of-a-kind item per quarter. Put it on your bookshelf, smash it with a hammer, or read it your favorite novels – what you do with it is up to you!
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
Wow. I don’t know what to say. As with the above, you’ll receive all the $1, $5, and $50 rewards. Additionally, I’ll send you not one (1) but three (3) one-of-a-kind pieces every quarter. We can also hang out and be best friends forever because wow. Did I mention wow?
Goals
$9 of $200 per month
If I can get this up to $200 per month, I will start making videos. These will include process videos, readings & performances, or whatever else I can think up. Neat, huh? Yes. Very neat.
1 of 2
Hi all. I’m Zareen. You might be familiar with one of my many many music projects, my poems, prints and other visual work, or maybe you just follow me on Twitter. My creative practices extend to arranging stimuli across many media. Unfortunately, it’s hard to live and create when you’re a poor, sick trans woman who’s not being paid, and mostly, I’m not being paid. So, I’m looking for ways to sustain my life and practices, as well as opening my practices for greater community involvement and getting the results into more folks’ hands.

Enter this Patreon campaign.

The Background


Throughout my life, I have tended toward the one-stop-shop model of creative work, with all that implies about labor, creative vision, ownership of ideas, etc. I don’t like this much. I think it’s important to recognize how ideas are collectively birthed, which to me suggests they should not be ‘owned’ by particular individuals. I want to work in ways that are congruent with this recognition, that engages with others in an effort to practice collective responsibility for cultural production. I believe this will result in not only stronger but more ethically and politically vital works, as it provides opportunities for us to correct errors and carry each other through terrain we might otherwise lack the ability to navigate.

The Plan


A Patreon campaign is obviously meant first and foremost to raise funds, and this one is no different. As mentioned above, I’m soliciting monthly contributions to cover the costs of living and doing creative work. Like many Patreon campaigns, and in line with my desire to get things I’ve made into people’s hands, I’m offering rewards that will include copies of works in different formats. There will be unlimited digital editions and limited physical editions of everything I make – zines, music, posters, collage, chapbooks, essays, and so on – as well as a few one-of-a-kind items. This is all pretty standard fare, I think, and details of what’s available at each monthly contribution tier are on the right side of the page.

The twist, however, is that I’m looking to experiment with opening my practices to others – to you! – for participation, comment, and critique at all stages of the creative process. Since it’s set up to encourage interaction between creators and supporters, Patreon makes for a nice hub for me to disseminate information to, poll, and otherwise seek comment from the community supporting me. Additionally, I’ll be sharing my email and Skype addresses so that I’m available for conversation. I want to make the process as transparent and accessible as possible, and I will continually refine how I seek input as I work out better solutions.

It doesn’t end there, though. I believe the work isn’t just mine, so I want to make it available for people to tinker with and change as they see fit (within certain very relaxed limitations – i.e. don't make anything fucked up). Maybe you have an idea to take what I’ve done and use it to make something completely new. I’d like that to happen. To facilitate this, I’ll make an archive of source files for all of the digitally-produced works connected with this project available to everyone contributing $5 or more per month. Take things apart, rebuild them, mash them together with things you’ve been working on, whatever – I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and consider supporting me. Truly, every dollar and share helps.

Recent posts by Zareen Zahra Zeero

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Everything helps! At this level, you will receive digital copies of everything I make in connection with this project, and I will seek your comments and criticisms on the things I am working on, should you wish to provide them. You will receive my email address and Skype name to facilitate this.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
You get everything from the $1 tier, plus you get access to the archive of source files for all digitally-produced works.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 of 50 patrons
Like what you see in the $1 and $5 tiers? You will receive all that, and once per quarter, you get a physical edition of one work of your choosing made during that time mailed directly to you (or whoever you want me to send it to).
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 25 patrons
You know the drill. The $1 and $5 tiers are included, but instead of a physical copy of just one work, you will receive physical copies of three works per quarter.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Since it might make our relationship weird if I offered to kiss you, you can have everything from the $1 and $5 tiers, as well as physical copies of everything I make. Yeah, everything.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 3 patrons
Ok, at this point, I think you want me to kiss you. If we’re ever in proximity, that’s on the table. Until that unlikely day comes, you’ll get everything from the $1, $5, and $50 tiers, plus one (1) one-of-a-kind item per quarter. Put it on your bookshelf, smash it with a hammer, or read it your favorite novels – what you do with it is up to you!
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
Wow. I don’t know what to say. As with the above, you’ll receive all the $1, $5, and $50 rewards. Additionally, I’ll send you not one (1) but three (3) one-of-a-kind pieces every quarter. We can also hang out and be best friends forever because wow. Did I mention wow?