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A unicorn & rainbow art car for 2012 Burning Man and Apogaea, brought to you by the Colorado-based camp The Fucking Unicorns. Read more

Denver, CO Public Art
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A unicorn & rainbow art car for 2012 Burning Man and Apogaea, brought to you by the Colorado-based camp The Fucking Unicorns.

Denver, CO Public Art
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Who we are:

Hello, Kickstarters! We are The Fucking Unicorns, a theme camp at the Burning Man festival. Our project is building an “art car” or “mutant vehicle” for the 2012 festival. For those who don’t know, Burning Man is an annual art festival held in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.  For one week each year, 50,000 people converge to build their temporary city, coined "Black Rock City," and a week later break it down as if it never existed.  We are committed and experienced burners looking to contribute to this amazing community in a new way.

The Project:

Black Rock City is a pedestrian city; most people get around by walking and cycling. The only vehicles allowed to drive around must be transformed into moving works of art that no longer look like vehicles. 

We will be building a glorious Unicorn & Rainbow Mutant Vehicle! This mobile beacon of sparkly unicorn love will serve as a space for playing, dancing and performing, as well as a quieter safe space for cuddling, contemplating and recharging. This creation will be more than a mutant vehicle; it will be an interactive work of art incorporating technology, graphic artistry, and performance.  

Art for the festival focuses on interaction. Our art car will be capable of holding up to 20 dancing or cuddling people. A platform welded above the rack of the truck will become the attachment point for a 22 foot rainbow on both sides of the vehicle. Programmable LED strip lights on the rainbow will be controllable by participants, and will be able to move and pulsate to the music.

Lighting Demo: 

Below the rainbow will be a kaleidoscope of unicorn illustrations depicting what we call the UniKama Sutra. The center will feature a large silhouette of two 5x5 foot unicorns getting it on unicorn-style, outlined in LED strip light. This will be removable for less appropriate situations (ie. the town 4th of July parade or your 4 year old's birthday party).  The whole scene will appear to be floating on glowing white clouds.  Underneath the elevated dance and viewing platform, the truck bed will be transformed into a “Cuddle Cave,” filled with colorful pillows, furry blankets, and stuffed unicorns. A detachable 20 foot aerial rig will extend off the back of the truck providing aerial acrobatic performance space for camp members and guest performers.

When the rig is not in use we will be able to tow a second "Cloud Cuddle Puddle" on an open-bed trailer.  

Sketch of the car at night.

Progress:

Our camp includes incredibly creative and skillful people who are more than up for this challenge. We have already purchased the base vehicle (a Ford 350 with a welded aftermarket frame), made significant progress in designing the vehicle, and are assessing vehicle repair needs. We have a budget, a timeline, and a crew of skilled volunteers. We have created all of the necessary custom artwork, begun programming the LED strips and have started building the structure as well. 

In 2012 we go mobile; bringing Peace, Love, Unicorns and Rainbows to Apogaea, Burning Man, and our communities. 

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    Unicorns and Rainbows!
    Your eyes shall feast upon a spectacular vision of glowing, rainbowey goodness! Hugs and high fives included in your reward - find us out there!

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    11 backers

    Custom Fucking Unicorn temporary tattoo made by your favorite unicorns.

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    20 backers

    Fucking Unicorn flag of your color of choice, plus that damn tattoo.

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    15 backers

    A FUCKING UNICORN HORN!!! That's right, you heard me. Custom made by us fuckers, PLUS the flag, PLUS that tattoo.

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    9 backers

    A VIP ride for you and a friend on the art car at Burning Man or Apogaea 2012, plus the previous gifts. (Can give as gift if you're not attending the events).

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    3 backers

    A Fucking Unicorn t-shirt, a 1 hour VIP sunset tour for you and 5 friends on the playa or at Apogaea, and all previous gifts.
    (May be gifted).

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    1 backer

    A 3 hour VIP sunset tour for you and 5 of your friends at Apogaea or Burning Man 2012, plus 5 horns, a t-shirt, a flag and 5 tattoos. (May be gifted).

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    A 3 hour VIP sunset tour for you and 12 of your friends at Apogaea or Burning Man 2012, plus 12 horns, 12 unicorn flags, 12 unicorn tattoos, 2 t-shirts and 12 "official" fucking unicorn names. Also, hugs and high-fives. (May be gifted).

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