About this project
PRESENTING: SHOGYO MUJO
Please help us realize a collaborative project that will create an incredible visual treat on the playa for this year’s theme of Caravansary, 2014 Burning Man. Watch our SHORT video to learn about the project or check out our installation summary: http://bm.bartkresa.com
The original, smaller version of this art installation, an 8-foot high faceted skull, was designed and built by Josh Harker. It was first shown as a crowd-sourced projection mapping project at La Calaca, a festival which is now ranked as one of the 300 festivals to attend on Fest300.com. The festival honors the tradition of the Day of the Dead and takes place in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
This year on the playa, the plan is to build the skull 30-feet high, with incredible 3D projections mapped on all sides. The piece is called Shogyo Mujo and it represents the first of the Three Marks of the Dharma, which states that All things are impermanent.
This work will bring together the vision of Josh Harker and his deep knowledge of the human form, and Bart Kresa, one of the world's most respected, visually-engaging projection mappers:
Hours of artistic content will animate every part of the skull, symbolizing our hopes, dreams, imagination, and our spiritual connection to the universe.
During the day, it will be a beautiful faceted sculpture, covered in muslin. By night, the skull becomes a vehicle for experiencing and channeling our visions into the physical world.
Nightly video interaction between audience and skull, provides the opportunity for individual offerings. Each evening's finale includes animations representing the synthesis of that day's offerings, ultimately culminating in a final burn, symbolizing the limits of the physical and the grand release of the spirit.
You might think that these 2 artists, at the top of their game, don't need help, but it's not true. They are taking a great risk to realize a project that has never been done at Burning Man before: a massive, 360° projection mapped sculpture. Imagine how this will look on the playa, silently morphing in technicolor to the sounds of art cars that pass by or park themselves alongside it.
No amount is too small in helping us realize our dream, not only to bring this skull about on the playa, but to continue to crowd-source visual interpretations of this classic symbol of impermanence from Mexican art students, children, and artists from all over the world.
JUST A $20 DONATION will get you the a DYI paper craft scale model of the very skull you will hopefully see on the playa:
We promise to thoroughly blow your mind!
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US REALIZE THIS AMAZING ART INSTALLATION!
Risks and challenges
We are also looking for volunteers who have early passes to help us build the sculpture, as shown here in 8' scale:
We also would appreciate volunteers for the burn perimeter and for LNT on on Friday night. Come by the installation (which will be closest 2:00 or 10:00 corner, in deep playa) and check in with Veronique or Josh. We really appreciate any/all help.
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