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Playa Time is a 20' human-powered cuckoo clock, Vancouver’s contribution to the Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE) at Burning Man 2011.
Playa Time is a 20' human-powered cuckoo clock, Vancouver’s contribution to the Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE) at Burning Man 2011.
46 backers pledged $2,165 to help bring this project to life.

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The Reason

Vancouver is honoured to participate in the first Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE) Project for Burning Man 2011, the largest collaborative art project ever undertaken on the playa.

CORE will be a ring of effigies that will surround the Man (the main effigy at the center of the event), each created by artists from within the Burning Man Regional Network. 24 different effigies from Regional groups in various countries will be present in the circle, and will burn at the same time on Thursday night of the event.

The ring around the Man suggests the progress of the Burning Man culture radiating outward from the center of main burn into the larger world.  This year, the Burning Man festival will be held on August 29 - Sept 3, 2011 in Black Rock City, Nevada.

The Project

 ‘Playa Time’ is Vancouver’s contribution to the CORE project; a 20' tall grandfather clock with a large drum in the base, big enough for a Burner to run in as if in a giant hamster wheel. As you run in the wheel, your efforts will cause gears to engage and the hands of the clock will move. A handmade orca cuckoo clock feature will occasionally appear and surprise.

The effigy is designed to be interactive throughout the week of the Burning Man event, and is made almost entirely of wood to present spectators with an impressive and complete Burn at week’s end.

“Time is the school in which we learn,
Time is the fire in which we burn.”

Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day, by Delmore Schwartz

‘Playa Time’ is designed as an interactive experience within time.  As participants make the clock work, in essence making time shift, they are invited to reflect upon on the experience of being in the Now. As the clock goes up in flames on it’s final night, the only thing left will be the present. A ‘Rite of Passage’ in time.

How are we gonna do this?

We have a team of about 30 people on board who have been meeting regularly or assisting with our Build Days.

Check out the progress here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/burningvan/

Donations

The way Kickstarter works is that we must reach our goal in order to receive any of the monies pledged.

100% of monies donated will go towards the purchase of materials for the art piece, and transport from Vancouver to Black Rock City.

We are proud to receive support from the Burning Man Organization, the GVIAS, and our local community members, and we need your help in achieving our total fundraising goals in order to make this project a reality.

Your much needed pledges help our team cover the cost of build materials and transportation of the project to Burning Man.

Thanks for your support!

- Playa Time Team

Video by Ian McKenzie. Thanks Vision Weaver!

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LATEST DESIGN

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BUILD & DECORATION IN PROGRESS:

Woodburning designs on siding:

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PLAYA TIME LOGO DESIGN BY SAM! Shoichet
We are so thrilled to have had our dear friend & local artist Sam donate his time & talent to create this gorgeous logo, which will be featured on our stickers, buttons, t-shirts & hoodies! Infinite Gratitude from the team!

LINKS:

Project website: http://playatime.net/
Email us: playatime@burningvan.org
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BMVPlayaTime
Facebook Burning Man Vancouver Group:  www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_143817822758
Burning Man Regional Network:http://regionals.burningman.com/
Burning Man Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/BurningMan

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    GIFT OF TIME:
    Receive a gorgeous full color sticker of Playa Time logo and personal thank you card from the project team.

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    TIME TO BURN:
    Procure for yourself a unique Playa Time clock face button PLUS sticker and thank you card.

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    TIME TRAVEL:
    Delight in a playa dust covered personal love letter sent directly from Burning Man by the project team PLUS button and sticker.

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    TIME HONOURED:
    One of the wooden trees on the outside of Playa Time will be dedicated to you. An inscription of up to 5 words of your choosing will be burned into the wood. The tree will then be consumed by fire and returned to the earth with the rest of the sculpture at Burning Man PLUS receive button, sticker, and thank you card.

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    TIME ON YOUR HANDS:
    Get your hands on a chunky, funky wooden clock gear artist-made pendant PLUS button, sticker, and thank you card.

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    QUALI-T TIME:
    Sport an incredibly stylish and timeless limited-edition Playa Time t-shirt PLUS button, sticker, and thank you card.

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    SANDS OF TIME:
    Receive a small vial of ashes collected from the playa after the Playa Time burn AND high-quality, full color photo of Playa Time at Burning Man signed by artists and crew PLUS button, sticker, and thank you card.

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    FROZEN IN TIME:
    Keep toasty in a cozy, hip and all-occasion limited-edition Playa Time hoodie PLUS signed photo, button, sticker, and thank you card.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    TIME BEING:
    One super generous, lucky backer will receive a t-shirt that entitles the wearer to a tour of the playa at Burning Man on the art car, Lady Monaco Pirate Ship PLUS signed photo, button, sticker, and thank you card.

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    TEA TIME:
    Indulge in the luxury of VIP seating and top-notch service at the Playa Time burn event PLUS signed photo, button, sticker, and thank you card.

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    WHALE OF A TIME:
    Receive the one-of-a-kind handmade orca cuckoo from the top of the Playa Time effigy PLUS VIP seating at the Playa Time burn, signed photo, button, sticker, and thank you card.

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Funding period

- (43 days)