The Hatchery - the Dallas region's effigy for Burning Man's CORE project for 2012.
This design was conceived to mechanically have an effigy change colors over time as it burns. This will be done via time released eggs suspended within a tower. As the effigy burns the eggs will drop into the fire below. The eggs will contain typical chemical compounds that burn colors (red, green white, etc). The eggs will also serve as a means to involve the larger North Texas community in creating the effigy. There will be eight eggs total. Seven eggs will represent each year of NTXB’s Myschievia themes from 2005 – 2011. The eighth egg will represent the interaction of the 2012 Black Rock City Community. This effigy/art piece was derived over a period of several months in 2011. With the announcements of the Fertility 2.0 theme and the 2012 C.O.R.E. project, we knew we had found a logical home for The Hatchery and its eggs.
The tower itself is an homage to Vladamir Tatlin’s “Monument to the Third International”. On viewing the tower one sees controlled chaos, which is representative of the Dallas burn community. We are constantly exploring and challenging, yet simultaneously able, strong and present for our fellow burners.
- 20′ tall
- 13′ diameter, 17′ across at staircase
- 16′ tall staircase to 2-1/2′ x 2-1/2′ observation platform
- back of each curve and the staircase pitched at 23.5 degree angle (like tilt of the Earth and Tatlin’s Tower)
- 8 community built “eggs”, each approximately 2′ tall
This $2000 will assist the Dallas CORE team in meeting the cost of transportation for the project to Burning Man and the cost of assembly including fuel, tooling, common supplies and water.
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pledged of $2,000 goal
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Jul 23, 2012 - Aug 17, 2012
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4 backers Limited (146 of 150 left)
A 4" round sticker of The Hatchery logo.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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4 backers Limited (46 of 50 left)
A button and sticker of The Hatchery logoEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A one color screen print of The Hatchery logo on a t-shirt. Plus a Dallas CORE sticker and button.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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5 backers Limited (5 of 10 left)
One large anchor bolt found in the ash and remnants of the burn at Burning Man plus a logo t-shirt, sticker and button.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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8 backers Limited (12 of 20 left)
20"x30" framed photograph of the completed project in Black Rock City. Photograph and custom frame made by members of the Dallas CORE crew. Plus sticker, button and a Dallas CORE t-shirt.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012