Bury The Jumbo

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Funeral March Zurich - Let's Bury the Jumbo Boeing 747!

Many people payed Bury the Jumbo a compliment for the Funeral March and the installation of the tail fin.

Many thanks to all the participants!
Many thanks to Esther Eppstein (message salon downtown@Perla-Mode).
Many thanks to the artists Frances Belser and Pirmin Breu (Pose).
Many thanks to the photographer Vreni Lenggenhager and Pascale Scandola.

We had a wonderful event and many amazed people. But have a look by  your own.

The costs of this action:
Horses $500, Crane $360, tail fin material $340, blinking light $46, parking-lot reservation $ 110, permission (city of Zurich) $115, human resources $0!
Total $1'471 (see details in "WHERE IS THE JUMBO" - "FUNDRAISING").

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The City of Zurich as a creative contributor?

For our Funeral March we have to build up the tail fin on a car. Therefor we need space and asked the City of Zurich for permission to do it in the casern of Zurich. As a matter of fact, we got it!

The city council of zurich created a piece of art by entitelling this permission: "Bewilligung für das Montieren einer Jumboheckflosse auf ein Rossgespann zu Ausstellungszwecken" (engl: permission to assemble of a Jumbos' tail fin on a harnessed team for exhibition purpose).

More details about: requirements and rules

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***POLL TERMINATED*** message salon installation

Yes, we do the installation at message salon (see poll)!

The Funeral March "the Jumbo is dead - let's bury the Jumbo" will take place on Tuesday, 30 June 2009. Two horses pull the tail fin through Zurich. 5 musicians (Tonhalle Zurich) play the Funeral March while escorting the team of horses. After reaching the gallery, the tail fin is lifted to the roof by a crane.

17:45 - Gathering at Kaserne, Zurich, courtyard.
18:00 - Departure from Kaserne
19:00 - Arrival at message salon
21:00 - Tail Fin is installed on the roof

Hall of fame
All our members may publicise a personal statement which is shown in the window of the gallery. The statements will be arranged in relation to the members' position in the Hall of fame. Log in to the website and send your statement till Sunday, 28 June 2009, 22:00.

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***POLL TERMINATED*** Daniele Kaehr's camera action

The community wants you, Daniele, to do the camera action (see poll).
You can send us the bill for the cam etc. to:

Bury The Jumbo Association
Dennlerstrasse 8
8048 Zürich

We are looking forward to seeing the pictures. Good luck!

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***POLL TERMINATED***: message salon installation

The action is determined so far:

  1. we rebuild the tail fin on a car (cost approx. $450)
  2. 2 horses will pull this car through the streets (cost approx. $550)
  3. 5 musicians (Tonhalle, Zurich) play the Funeral March (cost $0)
  4. we arrive at message salon downtown, Langstrasse
  5. a cran will lift the tail fin up to the roof (cost approx. $600)
  6. duration of installation: 2 weeks
  7. all our members will obtain space for an own statement.

Total cost approx. $1600
Availble cash: $550
Cash necessary: $1'050

Go to poll

We thank you very very much for your financial support! Please tell your friends and help us to achieve our goal: to boost creativity and to bury the Jumbo!

Creative people are invited to make use of this platform (tail fin and procession). Send in your ideas!

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bulungula on cover of "DAS MAGAZIN"

bulungula is the youngest among our creative contributors. The Captain met her in a bar the other day and she imediately started with her creative work.

bulungula is now on the cover of DAS MAGAZIN which indicates her great potential to become a fundamental impact to the cultural scene.

Congratulations! We are very honoured to have you, bulungula, with us.

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The gallery HAAS & FISCHER, Zurich is organising a summercamp. 10 artists/groups are invited to perform for 1 day at the gallery.

Roger Haas, one of the gallerists, wants BTJ to apply for the camp. We now start to collect your ideas for a performance. If you have any input, just comment this blog.

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BTJ on air: radio toxic.fm

Livestream: www.toxic.fm (left side: Live-Stream)
Airtime, May 26, 17:40

If you want to listen to the feature later, it will be stored here.

By the way: after the feature toxic.fm played The Undertaker (My Name is George).

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Patrick Graf paints

Patrick Graf (Haas & Fischer) is working on his painting, which will be shown at The Volta Show in Basel from June 8-13th, 2009. He allowed me to make a picture of how he works - just for you, guys!

The painting's name is not definded yet. Nonetheless, it will be a milestone in his work, as I think. Hang in there, Patrick, it's just 12 days to go ;)

For more details, click on the picture.

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BTJ Theme Song Competition ***Top 5 Election***

We had fantastic music (23 Songs!) for our BTJ Theme Song Competition!

1st Round is terminated - the top 5 songs has been elected by our community.

  1. working in the coal mine - Chris (4.3)
  2. The undertaker - My Name is George (3.6)
  3. Airport - Stahlfabrik feat. Jan Moser (3.4)
  4. Bury the Jumbo - Lia Sells Fish (3)
  5. Ballermann am Katzensee - Zugluft (3)

2nd Round (25 May 2009 - tbd): video with the top bands

  • We will now produce a video with each band.
  • The bands can work on their songs

3rd Round (to be defined): The community will choose the winner of the competition!

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