About this project
Whatever your creed your reliance on the sun is unquestionable.
We have worshipped it as a God.
Spent lifetimes studying it through science.
Yet human hands will never touch its surface.
Celestial Field brings our sun to the Playa for us to dance in its glory.
Triggering our own solar flare.
As a collective with members ranging from Architecture Students to Structural Engineers, Coders to Electricians we have received partial funding to bring our interactive, solar inspired lighting installation to the Playa of Black Rock City and Burning Man this summer.
This is your opportunity to join the team on our first (but hopefully not last) new and exciting venture bringing the playful wonderment of our childhood back to earth with modern technology!
Celestial Field aims to capture the intangible awe the sun once held and make it accessible through modern mediums, combining two worlds; science and enchantment, embedding them on the Playa at Black Rock City, Nevada, for people to explore and lose themselves in.
A sea of swaying rods made from mirrored tubes mounted on springs form an undulating field, rising high above your head, and falling like the plasma pulled in all directions by the phenomenal magnetic forces found on our sun. By day, a field of mirrors intensify the suns natural beauty. Creating a maze of ever changing light to explore and push through, forging your own paths through the densest areas of Celestial Field, parting rods like magnets repelling polarised iron.
At sunset everything transforms. The field morphs, bursting into a sea of light reacting through sensors to movement, creating tracks of swirling light mimicking the fluid, almost pulsing nature of the suns corona.
What was once worshipped as a distant god and celestial being can now exist on the surface of the earth as a Celestial Field in Nevada. The sun has risen and set, bringing with it heat and light; powering life on earth since the dawn of time, a focus of incomprehensible wonder and fascination for each and every culture across the globe. Celestial Field intends to reignite our faith in the intangible, while showing us there are powers and beauty still to be explored in the modern world.
Please help us bring this solar dream to life at Burning Man 2017, although partially funded by Burning Man we still need the help of an inspired community to get us across the Atlantic and lighting up the desert! Any and all backers will be much appreciated so take a look at our beautiful rewards and please please donate anything you can to help us along on this inspiring journey to Black Rock City!!!
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Risks and challenges
We are confident that we will be able to share our installation with you and the people of Burning man however projects of this scale always pose their own challenges.
Material and fabrication costs are high due to the project's layered complexities. All materials, tools and resources have to be purchased in advance of the build to allow the projects to run smoothly and all prefabrication must be carefully pre-arranged to ensure all parts are in order on arrival at the playa.
The logistics of getting a finished proposal to site is also extremely challenging, especially with an internationally based team. Transportation to site of materials, tools, camp, people and food will be a logistical challenge and require high levels of organisation.
With an intensely electrical project like this one transportation and storage of all materials must be carefully planned in advance to ensure no damage caused to any of the components.
There is a lot of hard work and energy ahead but, by working together, and most importantly, with your help, we are confident we will get this done.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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