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The Boston Cod Piece is a giant Codfish on the Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE) at Burning Man 2012. (Structure and Framing Funds)

The Boston Cod Piece is going to be a 19ft long wooden cod brought to Burning Man as an art project. It is part of the Circle Of Regional Effigies (CORE), which is a series of 35 effigies made by local communities from around the world that will surround The Man at Burning Man 2012. In a celebration recognizing the bonds between different regions, all of the effigies will be burned on Thursday night (August 30th).

The body of the cod will be climbable with wood scales for people to write and draw on. Inside the fish, will be shade and seating to provide an oasis from the heat and dust during the day. Using LEDs, the body of the fish will be outlined while the ground is bathed in watery tones. To represent how fertility (Burning Man's theme this year) leads to abundance and potentially followed by exploitation and collapse, at night a skeleton outline of the fish will occasionally shine representing the collapsed cod stocks in the northern Atlantic.


100% of your donation will go to funding this project. As a group, we have already raised $1,000 but need to raise more for lumber, lighting, electronics, decorations, and transportation to the playa. All labor is volunteer and will not require any money.

Thank you for your time and donation.

Check out our website http://www.bostoncodpiece.com.

For information about Burning Man, visit http://www.burningman.org.

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    Your donation of $10 will get you a Cod Piece postcard and a sticker. You will also be placed on our email list to be updated on our project status.

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    Your donation of $25 will get you a Cool Cod Piece LED pendant. You will also be placed on our email list to be updated on our project status.

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    Your donation of $50 will get you a Boston Cod Piece Core Effigy limited edition T-Shirt, postcard and sticker. You will also be placed on our email list to be updated on our project status.

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    Your donation of $100 will get you a Limited Edition Boston Cod Piece Core Effigy Pint Glass. A wonderful addition to your Burning Man collection. You will also be placed on our email list to be updated on our project status.

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    Your donation of $200 will get you a signed Photo Book of the Cod Piece from construction to burn with special notes from the meetings and fundraisers. In addition you will receive a piece of the charred remains of the codfish complete with playa dust. You will also be placed on our email list to be updated on our project status.

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    For your gracious donation of $500 we offer one of the eyes of the Cod Piece. You will also be placed on our email list to be updated on our project status.

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    For one lucky person who pledges $1,000 or more we will grant you the ultimate honor of lighting the Cod Fish on fire on the night of the burn. You must be attending the event and provide your own BM ticket, camping arrangements, food and water etc.

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