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"Everything You Need Is Inside You" is a enlightening, large-scale neon installation to be erected in the dust at Burning Man 2017.
"Everything You Need Is Inside You" is a enlightening, large-scale neon installation to be erected in the dust at Burning Man 2017.
112 backers pledged $26,132 to help bring this project to life.

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 Burning Man, the annual gathering of ethereal wanderers is always the most inspiring and life-affirming event of the year for me. You may recall my previous neon installations: You Are Exactly Where You Need To Be, What You Seek is Seeking You, and Stay Present from the past three events. For 2017, I hope to return to the Playa, with a very important message for all of humanity: Everything You Need Is Inside You.

 Imagine: a massive handwritten neon, spanning 13 feet (4m) emitting a subtle turquoise hue across Burning Man’s vast desert-scape. The truism reflects Burning Man’s incredible communal spirit and represents the ancient teachings of the Sufi mystic Rumi - everything you need is inside you. It serves as a reminder to my fellow Burners, and to all human beings, that whilst we are often seeking external comforts, distraction and pleasure, we can harness our full potential by looking inwards: by drawing the strength and wisdom we need from our inner selves. Look no further - All the answers are inside you.

With your help, I can bring this installation into fruition. Our goal of $25,000 will support myself and my brilliant team to cover production, power, transportation, installation, and all material costs associated with a large scale structure of this kind in the extreme desert environment.

HERE IS OUR BUDGET BREAKDOWN:

If we meet our goal of $25,000 then $6,600 will go to the the Kickstarter fees and rewards. That leaves us with $18,400 for the project.

25K Budget

Neon production and crating - $7,500

Generator $1,000

Materials $1,000

metal frame and fence - $2,000

Installers crew and labor - $3,000

Temporary storage - $400

Transportation - $3,500

Rewards - $4,500

Kickstarter fees - $2,100

Each backer will receive a special thank you and exclusive Olivia Steele gift, so please take a moment to glance over the column on the right and decide on a pledge level! We worked very hard to design and produce some very exciting gifts!  
 

GIFT UPDATE 18/07/17
Take a souvenir of The Playa home with you forever with an incredible print of this year’s neon installation, on either an Olivia Steele™ scarf, towel or blanket!
Simply pledge either $300 for a Towel, $500 for a Scarf, or $700 for a blanket, and after the campaign you can let us know that you would like to choose the Burning Man installation print! 

STRETCH GOALS  

If we manage to exceed our goal, I’ll resurrect my custom Roadsigns from the Public Displays of Awareness series and bring them to this year’s Burning Man. 

Ready to install P.D.A. at BM 2016. Let's bring them back in 2017!
Ready to install P.D.A. at BM 2016. Let's bring them back in 2017!

 

Stay Present, 2016 Installation View
Stay Present, 2016 Installation View

 

Want to jump on this crazy train? We'd love to have you on board. Look to the right of the page for ways you can help us!
Want to jump on this crazy train? We'd love to have you on board. Look to the right of the page for ways you can help us!

 

Thank you so much, we couldn’t do any of this without you!

We would be so thankful if you would consider sharing the campaign and spreading the word. 

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Risks and challenges

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL A NEON IN THE DESERT?

Imagine installing an artwork in outer space.

The entire transportation and installation logistics need to be meticulously planned and carefully handled, as Burning Man is many miles away from the nearest city and supply center.

It’s delicate, it’s glass and it’s electric. The challenges of installing hand blown glass sections piece by piece with the guaranteed elements of heat, wind and sandstorms during the installation are many. This means that installing in this harsh environment requires us to be well prepared. Working with glass and high voltage electrical components lends itself to highly skilled installers, and we’ve got them!

We have successfully accomplished this twice before, and we've learned a lot from the many obstacles of previous desert installs. We come this year better equipped than ever before, and with a fantastic team to help realise this project with flying colors! We're pumped and ready to go!

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    THANK YOU!

    Please accept our eternal gratitude, as well as a warm neon glow from within, knowing that you contributed to the love and enjoyment of all the Burners at BM 2017

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    EXCLUSIVE GIFt

    Greet the future with your own personalized GIF of Olivia Steele's work, designed by the artist herself.

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    SIGNED POSTCARD

    In return for our eternal gratitude, Olivia Steele will send you one of her postcards - a personal thank you signed and sealed with love.

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    POSTCARD SET

    Why get one signed postcard when you can get a set? These are not just postcards, they are mini prints and easy to frame! Receive a carefully curated selection of some of Olivia Steele's favourite installations, personally signed sealed by the artist.

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    3D LENTICULAR MINI PRINT

    A trippy token of gratitude for your generosity in the form of an exclusive 3D lenticular postcard featuring a transition through four images, also personally signed by Olivia Steele.

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    OLIVIA STEELE™ NOTEBOOK

    Never forget those words of wisdom! Write them down in this limited edition Olivia Steele™ satin notebook.

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    OLIVIA STEELE™ TOWEL + Postcard Set

    Thank you! I like where this this going! For a pledge of $300, Olivia Steele will send over an art towel with her "I Like Where This Is Going" artwork, as well as a postcard set. The perfect accent for beach, bath and beyond, these beautiful towels are made of super soft, non piling microfiber that will never fade.

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    OLIVIA STEELE™ SCARF + Postcard Set

    I wanna dress you up in my love, and gratitude! At this pledge level, receive your own super soft, special edition "I Dream Of You In Colors That Don't Exist" Olivia Steele™ art scarf and one of her carefully curated postcard sets.

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    OLIVIA STEELE™ BLANKET + Postcard Set

    Coucher avec moi! Your contribution has helped to make this year’s installation a dream come true! In return, allow me to accessorize your dreams with a limited edition "Let's Go Get Lost" Olivia Steele™ Art Blanket. These plush, thick, super soft triple layer Jacquard woven blankets are guaranteed not to fade or flake with washing. We will also send you a carefully curated postcard set.

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    CONCEPTUAL CONFESSIONS BOOK + More!

    In return for your generosity, step inside Olivia’s world and receive a signed copy of her hard-back limited edition monograph, 'Conceptual Confessions' with a 3D lenticular cover. The book details over 100 high quality gloss pages of carefully curated artworks and inspirations. We will also send you a beautiful Olivia Steele™ Art Scarf, and a postcard set.

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    SPECIAL EDITION FINE ART PRINT

    Bring a piece of the Playa home and keep the memory forever. Whether you’re a serious art collector or simply an art lover, allow us to grace your space with a special edition, unframed fine art print (60 x 40cm) of this year’s installation; limited to an edition of 10, signed by the artist.

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    FINE ART HIGH GLOSS ALUMINIUM PRINT

    For such a fine gesture, you can add the fine art high gloss aluminium print of this year’s Burning Man installation to your collection (approx 90 x 120 cm).

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    SPECIAL EDITION OLIVIA STEELE™ NEON

    Take a piece of The Playa with you forever with a daily illuminated reminder that everything you need is inside you. Everything is contained in your very own limited edition Olivia Steele™ neon. We will send you a neon of 'Everything', enclosed in a 50 x 100 cm self contained plexi-box. No installation required! Our thank you for your incredible support.

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    STAY IN ARTIST'S BERLIN STUDIO + PACKAGE

    Step into Olivia’s neon kingdom and spend 3 nights in her private atelier, located in the centre of Berlin’s historical Mitte district. This is a rare opportunity to be immersed in her exceptional gallery which has been meticulously curated by the artist and houses her private collection and never-before seen works. You will also receive a care package including your very own book, towel, scarf, blanket and limited edition Olivia Steele™ neon !

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