McDisco is a tongue-in-cheek name for my work. It consists of a 30″ diameter mirror ball suspended high in the treetops, with 20 life-sized inflatable men and women suspended underneath the mirror ball from wires strung through the trees. The mirror ball weighs about 8 kg, and the inflatable people weigh approx half a kg each and are a little over 5′ tall each. They will weigh more if I dress the figures, although I may leave them unclothed. The inflatable people do not have painted-on genitalia, nor are they sex dolls so the display is appropriate for kids to see. I wish the figures to be suspended with their feet at least 2m off the ground, as they are made of soft plastic that could tear so I would not like burners to try and pull them down to mess with them in any way. A mirror ball is also fairly delicate, and not for playing ball with if ya know what I mean. I’m not sure if I will need drive-on access but it would certainly be a lot more convenient to have it.
’So beautiful’ is part of the feminine revolution and is based on the the modern reimagining of the female form and spirit. We invite burners to dance and be expressive on our stage. Although we request that dancers dance nude; so we can clothe them with light, it is not demanded and nor do they have to be female. Being nude is a long-standing choice in the international burn community and this is a good chance for self expression which is unique to the burn environment. This live art making is interactive so we invite your input. cLoud 9 is produced by professional artists and the art created is to an excellent standard and imagery created is carefully guarded and not released without permission.
Note: Not recommended for those who suffer PSE under flashing lights.
funkhutt an art/sound car… think Robot Hart at Burning Man… just smaller ;o)
Older than some dinosaurs, the endangered Giant Weta is here to rock your world. Not known for it’s beauty, the world’s heaviest insect is heading to the Playa this year as an art project led by Auckland Burners.
Bring your transistor radios down to the burn and tune in to Paddock Radio – Broadcasting Live on 88.1 FM. Look out for our communication outpost and swing by for a chat, fight the robots, and keep hope alive. If you’re receiving this transmission, you are the Resistance.
In the war between light and dark the only balance is The Board. Two Glowbot armies stand ready to sacrifice themselves in tribute to the Kiwiburn Effigy. In pursuit of victory, they will be battling throughout the day and night until the King is captured and only one army remains. Honed by the fires of Kiwiburn, leaders for these automaton warriors must rise-up to strategise a way across the checkered field of battle. Tacticians, make ready your plans . . . Commanders, steady your hands . . . Always remember that in all darkness lives light . . . and in light, shadows fall. For Honor . . . For Glory . . . For The Board!!!
It’s basically a circus net suspended between four trees in a roughly 4x8m rectangle at a height of about 2m. There is a slackline running diagonally across the net at ~2.2m for playing on. The net itself is fun to play on and safe because of its size and sag. This year I want to add a second slack line about 3m higher, but only as an anchor point for balancing supports (ie walk on the bottom slackline with arms outstretched holding elastic support ropes that are attached to the upper slackline).