This installation is a tribute to Earth's energy and all it's grandness. The crystal is symbol of energy & purity, yet strong & brittle
Our mother Earth is the mother of all fertility. It has proven us time over time it's power and beauty and indeterminate will to overcome even the most dangerous elements, us. This installation is a tribute to Earth's energy and all it's grandiose. In order to grasp this emanating energy we choose to express the metaphor of crystal formations arranged in a central pattern of growth. We call this installation "Crystalline Centrum." The crystal is symbol of energy and purity it is also the strongest material on earth and yet it is still brittle when stricken.
"Crystalline Centrum" is an interactive installation composed of 9 major extrusions arranged around a center space. Each extrusion is segmented in 8 increments that slowly diminish in size and direction. The installation is shaped and arranged in a cluster formation simulating a crystal cluster growth.
The main idea behind it is to have the participant approach and enter its center and experience the power of the crystal formations, symbol of Mother Earth's capacity to create energy and life. From the distance, the installation carries a strong geometrical formation presence. Random idle lights throughout the installation arise curiosity. When the participants enter the center of the installation, it responds with a light and trigger sound. There are also several sensors that further instigate user interaction
WHAT IS BURNING MAN?
Burning Man is an annual art event and temporary community based on self expression and self-reliance in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. For more info, please visit the event's website at www.burningman.com.
$1 gets your name immortalized in our post production video of the project
$5 We will send you a personalized signed postcard
$10 Gets you an Aphidoidea's Bandana
$25 gets you this awesome t-shirt
$100 gets you a custom made LED mood light made from scraps of the plastic used for Crystalline Centrum
$250 gets you all of the above
$500 gets you all of the above but you will get a floor lamp instead. You also get a photo book of the making and the event of Crystalline Centrum at Burning Man 2012
$650 gets you one of the 9 crystal towers for you to take home.
Please be part of this wonderful and ambitious project :) :)
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Aug 1, 2012 - Aug 24, 2012
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You will get access to behind the scenes footage. A large size wallpaper digital image. and your name will be added to the end credits in our videoEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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you will get a personalized limited edition postcard of the project. signed by the collective.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Bandana with Aphidoidea's logo silk screened. Perfect for protection against the sand and sun at black rock city.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Of course. T-shirt with graphic of our projects logo and Aphidoidea's logo.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You can have one cool mood LED light made by one of our artist in the collective. The lamp will be made with scrap parts of the plastic used for Crystalline Centrum. This lamp will be a custom crystal shape size averaging 12 by 12 by 10 inches tall. limited availabilityEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Limited edition T-Shirt for friends of Aphidoidea, bandana, and one cool mood LED light made by one of our artist in the collective. You will also receive an exclusive presentation of the installation and it's interactive features at Burning ManEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Limited edition T-Shirt for friends of Aphidoidea, bandana, Large floor mood LED light made by one of our artist in the collective with scrap parts of the plastic used for Crystalline centrum. This lamp will be made custom crystal shape size averaging 60 inches tall and 12 inches by 12 inches widel. You will also receive an exclusive presentation of the installation and it's interactive features at Burning Man. Access to behind the scenes video. photo book of Crystalline Centrum Burning Man 2012.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Wanna take part of Crystalline Centrum? wanna make your own fortress of solitude. Buy one of the 9 crystal towers that compose this installation. Plus receive all the rewards as the $500 pledge. Please note that some assembly and modifications will be required. Arrangements for deliver will have to be arranged and are not included in this pledge since we don't know where to ship this to.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012