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To Night and Back

Have you ever imagined that an entire theatre could be hiding behind the cover of a little notebook? "To Night and Back · Mece la noche", a paper-theatre book by Karishma Chugani Nankani invites you on a voyage full of surprises to the imagined land of SInd.

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The History behind To Night and Back · Mece la noche

In 1947, during the war that lead to the Partition of what we now know to be India and Pakistan, a large part of the Hindu community from the region of Sind - including my family - was forced into exile. This turned us into a wandering tribe, a diaspora spread across the world.

I was born in Morocco, but have roots in India, Ghana, England and now in Spain. This has allowed me to live in and learn about very different cultural traditions.

To Night and Back · Mece la noche is a voyage and homage to the imagined land of my elders, which was transmitted to me through the stories they told me since I was a child.

The book is also the result of extensive research into the **different narrative techniques - whether they be traditional, modern, occidental or oriental - **, from all of these cultures that I have been lucky to be exposed to. These include formats such as: kalamkari, miniature painting, cut-outs and paper-theatres.

To enter the universe of my elders, I allowed myself to play with the use of paper and the traditional book format. Inside a simple notebook I created a theatrical landscape that changes as you turn the pages.

With your support

With the donations I hope to receive through this campaign I will be able to finance the production of 500 copies of To Night and Back · Mece la noche.

The book is small and entirely hand-cut. The only way of reproducing the handmade feel of the work is to print it in off-set and use a high precision laser-cutting machine. Although this technique has become more affordable over time, it is still quite costly if one wishes to produce locally.

For you

By supporting this campaign, you will be able to purchase and enjoy a copy of *To Night and Back · Mece la noche* and/or some of the rewards especially designed to (re)discover the pleasure of playing with paper.

You will also be encouraging alternative types of creative processes and production based on small scale business and developing trustful relationships with professionals.

The book as well as all the rewards will be produced locally, and on recycled paper.

About the rewards

Postage is included for all rewards, and there is also an option for collecting them in person at the book presentations in Madrid and in Casablanca.

FOLD-OUT SCENE OF THE BOOK

A panel panorama scene of the book printed on both sides. To enter the universe of To Night and Back · Mece la noche.

FOUR PAPER TOYS IN POSTCARD FORMAT

Each contains its own character from To Night and Back · Mece la noche: Mahnathi the donkey, Morya the peacock, Ganesha the elephant God and Paksi Devi the bird-girl. With the help of a pair of scissors, and the instructions provided (in english and spanish), construct each one in three dimensions. 


CUT-OUT PAPER THEATRE WITH PUPPETS

Inspired by the universe of To Night and Back · Mece la noche. Once cut and constructed following the instructions, you can fold this paper toy flat and store it safely away until the next time.


Available in English or Spanish. Please specify your language preference. 


PAPER TOY AND FOLD-OUT FEAST (all the rewards above)


All of the above rewards together for those who fancy a feast of paper toys and scenes of To Night and Back · Mece la noche: fold-out panorama panel of the book, paper toy postcards and paper theatre all inspired by the universe of the book. 


Please remember to specify language preference for the paper theatre. All other rewards and bilingual. 


TO NIGHT AND BACK · MECE LA NOCHE


A copy of the paper-theatre book, signed and numbered.

MECE LA NOCHE · TO NIGHT AND BACK Y TODAS LAS RECOMPENSAS ANTERIORES

A signed and numbered copy of the paper-theatre book accompanied by a fold-out panorama, four paper toy postcards and a paper-theatre with paper puppets inspired by the universe of To Night and Back · Mece la noche.


TWO COPIES

Two signed and numbered copies of * To Night and Back · Mece la noche*. One for you, and the other to give to as a gift. 


SPECIAL PACK FOR BOOKSHOPS 1

5 signed and numbered copies of To Night and Back Mece la noche as well as a personalised poster with the name of your bookshop and a pack of paper toy postcards of the characters of the book. 


COPY OF THE BOOK WITH PERSONALISED DEDICATION AND DRAWING + PAPER TOY AND FOLD-OUT FEAST


A signed and numbered copy of To Night and Back · Mece la noche with an original drawing and a personal dedication by the author. 


Accompanied by a fold-out panorama panel of the book, four paper toy postcards of characters of the book and a cut-out paper theatre. 


COPY OF THE BOOK WITH PERSONALISED DEDICATION AND DRAWING, IN A SPECIAL BOX DESIGNED BY ARTIST RACHID L’MOUDDENNE + PAPER TOY AND FOLD-OUT FEAST

A signed and numbered copy of To Night and Back · Mece la noche with an original drawing and a personal dedication by the author inside the book.

Accompanied by a fold-out panorama panel of the book, four paper toy postcards and a cut-out paper theatre with paper puppets. This reward includes a special carbdoard box to store the book in, designed by the Moroccan cardboard artist Rachid L’Mouddene.

SPECIAL PACK FOR BOOKSHOPS 2

10 signed and numbered copies of To Night and Back Mece la noche as well as a personalised cut-out paper theatre with the name of your bookshop and a pack of paper toy postcards of the characters of the book.

TO NIGHT AND BACK MECE LA NOCHE WITH PERSONALISED DEDICATION AND DRAWING, IN A SPECIAL BOX DESIGNED BY ARTIST RACHID L’MOUDDENNE + A PERSONALISED PAPER TOY POSTCARD OF YOU OR A FRIEND AS A HINDU GOD + PAPER TOY AND FOLD-OUT FEAST


A signed and numbered copy of To Night and Back · Mece la noche with an original drawing and a personal dedication by the author inside the book. Accompanied by a fold-out panorama panel of the book, four paper toy postcards and a cut-out paper theatre with paper puppets. 


This reward includes a special carbdoard box to store the book in, designed by the Morrcan cardboard artist Rachid L’Mouddene. It also includes a paper toy postcard of you or the person you chose transformed into a Hindu god or goddess. If you send us a photograph, you will receive an original drawing of yourself or a friend as a Hindu god, as well as two copies that you can cut out and construct into a three dimensional paper toy. 


Who is behind the book and the campaign?

To Night and Back · Mece la noche was created by Karishma Nankani Chugani. Inside the book is a poem called I am from · Yo soy de by Sandhya Nankani. The translations to Spanish, including the title, are by Ellen Duthie. The cardboard artist Rachid L’Mouddenne designed the special box for the book, included in the rewards. **Raquel Martinez Uña is the invited publisher and editor of the project.

The campaign team:
Filming and direction of the video: Miguel Hernández and María Pascual, from Pluviam.
Animations: Miguel Hernández, María Pascual and Karishma Chugani.
Video editing: Daniela Martagón.
Photography: Daniela Martagón and Kenza Benamour.
Printing and reprographics: Sergio and Sonia Arribas, from The Graphics.
Communication: Amina Belghiti.
Special thanks: Noelia Maroto, from Dcollab.

Calendar

The printing company who we have chosen to produce To Night and Back · Mece la noche, guarantees delivery in a maximum of twenty days once the project has been confirmed.

The book and the rewards will be ready to be sent off by the end of December, 2015.

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  • carballeiraforte@gmail.com

    carballeiraforte@gmail.com

    over 3 years

    Se podría hacer aportación librerías con cargo a una librería que abrirá el 1 de marzo? Hacéis factura?

  • Karishma Chugani Nankani

    Karishma Chugani Nankani
    Author

    over 3 years

    Hahahahaha! Thank you so much Duncan, Mathilda, Paloma and Rosa Lulu!!!! Much love from us too.

  • Duncan

    Duncan

    over 3 years

    Not a question! Just how fantastic!!
    Lots of love to you and Juan
    Duncan x x (and Mathilda, Paloma, Rosa Lulu)

#05 / ¡Correo! · Post!!!

Tras días (y noches) firmando, organizando y empaquetando libros y juguetes de papel, los últimos pedidos de la campaña de Mece la noche · To Night and Back se enviaran hoy.

Mecenas, se pendientes de vuestros buzones!
Aprovecho para dares las gracias por vuestra confianza y espero que disfrutáis mucho de los libros.

After days (and nights) of signing, organising and packaging books and paper toys, today the last of the orders from the campaign of To Night and Back · Mece la noche are being posted off.

Sponsors from the project, look out for your packages in the post!
Thanks to all of you for your support and hope you really enjoy the books.

#04 / ¡Recogida y venta pre-navideña! · Pre-Christmas Pick up & Sale!

El martes 22 de diciembre, mecenas de la campaña Mece la noche · To Night and Back en Madrid están invitados a recoger sus recompensas en El Patio entre las 19:00 y las 20:00 horas.

Si no habéis podido participar en la campaña y os habéis quedado con ganas, podríais pasar a comprar vuestra ejemplar!

El Patio, Calle de Pizarro, 24, 28004 Madrid

On Tuesday the 22nd of December, sponsors from the campaign for To Night and Back · Mece la noche living in Madrid are invited to pick up their rewards at El Patio between 19:00 and 20:00 o'clock.

Those of you who missed out on the campaign and who would like to pick up a copy of the book before Christmas are also invited to stop by!

El Patio, Calle de Pizarro, 24, 28004 Madrid

#03 / ¡Impreso! · In Print!

Con el inicio de la cuenta atrás hacia las vacaciones, también empieza la locura, el frenesí y las estupendas sorpresas. El proceso de impresión de To Night and Back – Mece la noche empezó este lunes, y esta tarde, nuestros impresores nos han enviado estas imágenes y video del corte láser del libro. Estamos muy emocionados y queríamos compartirlo con vosotros.

As the countdown to the holidays begins, with it comes the madness, frenzy and wonderful surprises. The printing process of To Night and Back · Mece la noche begun this monday and this afternoon, our printers just sent us these images and video of the laser-cutting of the book. We are just so excited, we couldn't wait to share it with all of you!

#02 / Terminando la campaña · As the campaign closes

Hace unas horas terminó oficialmente la campaña de To Night and Back – Mece la noche, marcando el inicio de la etapa más excitante del viaje… producir el libro y enviarlo a nuestros patrocinadores alrededor del mundo.

Antes de eso, quería agradeceros a todos por vuestro apoyo, por vuestro entusiasmo y por vuestro ánimo. Es maravilloso sentir que es posible hacer este libro que sin vuestra ayuda no hubiera sido posible.

Querría agradecer a todo el equipo de campaña por su trabajo. Envío una gran aplauso virtual a Raquel Martinez Uña, Kenza Benamour, Amina Belghiti, Juan García Montes, María Pascual, Miki Hernández, Daniela Martagón, Kumar Chugani y Suchita Nankani Chugani.

Una mención especial es para nuestros impresores, Sonia y Sergio Arribas cuya dedicación los últimos dos años ha sido inquebrantable y que ahora están haciendo un gran esfuerzo para tener el libro impreso muy pronto!

Para celebrarlo, os dejo con la tercera y última animación del universo de read more

#01 / ¡Teatrillos de papel! · Paper theatres!

En la fiesta de lanzamiento de la campaña de Mece la noche · To Night and Back, presente 5 teatritos de papel inspirados en el universo del libro.

A traves de mi trabajo en este proyecto, cada ves me interesa (o me obsesiona?) más los teatritos de papel. Use el lanzamiento de la campaña cono excusa perfecta para crear cajas usando personages y escenas del libro. Las cajas estaban hechas por el artista de carton Rachid L´Moudenne.

Por los que viven en Madrid, 3 de las cajas se pueden ver en la escaparate de la librería Panta Rhei hasta el viernes 20 de Noviembre. El sábado, viajan conmigo a Casablanca para un evento ahí. Por los que no se pueden acercar a ninguno de los sitios, os dejo con algunas fotos.

At the launch party of the campaign of To Night and Back · Mece la noche, I exhibited 5 paper theatres inspired in the universe of the book.
Through… read more

6€
3 backers

Fold-out scene of the book: a panel panorama printed on both sides.

Postage included.

7€
4 backers

Four paper toys in postcard form.
Instructions in English and Spanish.

Postage included.

9€
2 backers

Cut-out paper theatre with puppets inspired by the universe of To Night and Back · Mece la noche.

Available in English or Spanish. Please specify your language preference.

Postage included.

17€
7 backers

Fold-out panorama panel of the book
+ Paper toy postcards
+ Paper theatre

Please remember to specify language preference for the paper theatre. All other rewards and bilingual.

Postage included.

26€
43 backers

A copy, signed and numbered.

Postage included.

40€
39 backers

A copy, signed and numbered
+ Fold-out panorama
+ Four paper toy postcards
+ Paper-theatre with paper puppets inspired by the universe of To Night and Back · Mece la noche.

Postage included.

48€
15 backers

Two copies, signed and numbered. One for you, and the other to give to as a gift.

Postage included (specify second address if it's a gift).

85€
7 backers

Special pack for bookshops 1
5 copies, signed and numbered.
+ A personalised poster with the name of your bookshop
+ Pack of paper toy postcards of the characters of the book.

Postage costs included

90€
10 backers

A copy, signed and numbered, with an original drawing and a personal dedication by the author.
+ A fold-out panorama panel of the book
+ Four paper toy postcards of characters of the book + A cut-out paper theatre.

Postage included.

150€
4 backers

A copy, signed and numbered, with an original drawing and a personal dedication.
+ A special carbdoard box to store the book in, designed by Rachid L’Mouddene.
+ A fold-out panorama panel of the book
+ Four paper toy postcards
+ A cut-out paper theatre with paper puppets.

Postage included.

160€
2 backers

Special pack for bookshops 2
10 copies, signed and numbered.
+ A personalised cut-out paper theatre with the name of your bookshop
+ A pack of paper toy postcards of the characters of the book.

Postage included

300€
7 left (of 10)

A copy, signed and numbered, with an original drawing and a personal dedication.
+ A paper toy of you or the person you chose transformed into a Hindu god or goddess (1 original and 2 copies).
+ A special carbdoard box to store the book in, designed by Rachid L’Mouddene
+ A fold-out panorama panel of the book
+ Four paper toy postcards
+ A cut-out paper theatre with paper puppets.

Postage included.

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