Guitar goddess Kaki King, who was the featured artist on a recent edition of Boing Boing's in-flight entertainment channel on Virgin America airlines, launched a Kickstarter last week: "The Neck is a Bridge to the Body." It's already surpassed the initial goal. It looks totally amazing. Go, Kaki!
An hour-long visual and live music performance where the guitar is used as a projection screen to tell a creation story. The Neck is a Bridge to the Body is a new kind of guitar exploration with live music and video projection. What sets this show apart is that for the first time the guitar itself is being used as a projection screen. The show opens as a creation story where the notes and sounds create the images. It then broadens into an exploration of the guitar where we learn that it is shape shifter, it has travelled all over the world, it has a background with friends and family, and it even has an internal skeleton and nervous system. Finally, we see that music creates the musician, and the guitar creates the guitarist.
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.