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Join the Celestial Field team and help bring the beauty and wonderment of the sun to Burning Man 2017!
Join the Celestial Field team and help bring the beauty and wonderment of the sun to Burning Man 2017!
83 backers pledged £7,078 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

Celestial Field - A Field of Light
Celestial Field - A Field of Light

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.

Celestial Field - Team
Celestial Field - Team

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.

Celestial Field - Sun Spot to System
Celestial Field - Sun Spot to System

 

Celestial Field - Concept Development
Celestial Field - Concept Development

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.

Celestial Field - Rod Prototyping
Celestial Field - Rod Prototyping

 

Celestial Field - Rod Prototyping
Celestial Field - Rod Prototyping

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!!!

Celestial Field - Logo and Thank You's
Celestial Field - Logo and Thank You's

 

Celesial Field - Jewellery
Celesial Field - Jewellery

 

Celesial Field - Jewellery
Celesial Field - Jewellery

 

Celetial Field - Clothing
Celetial Field - Clothing

 

Celetial Field - Clothing
Celetial Field - Clothing

 

Celestial Field - Frames
Celestial Field - Frames

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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.

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    Thank you!

    A personal thank you for your help and contribution to the project written on a beautiful card inspired by Celestial Field.

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    Thank You Pack

    A personal thank you for your help and contribution to the project written on a beautiful card inspired by Celestial Field along with a project button badge and magnet so you and your fridge can show your support to the world.

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    Inspired Jewellry

    A choice of one the beautiful pendants or earrings inspired by Celestial Field. We will send one to you and gift another on your behalf to someone on the playa.

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    The Set

    Why not get a selection?

    We will send you one of our beautiful pendants or earrings along with a thank you card, badge and magnet.

    And don't forget we will gift a pendant on the playa on your behalf!

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    T-Shirts

    A high quality cotton T-shirt with your choice of graphic design inspired by Celestial Field.

    A range of colours and sizes are available.

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    Sweatshirts

    Stay warm and see the wonders of the sky at night with one of our high quality logo embroidered cotton sweatshirts.

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    A Collection

    Finding the decision too difficult?

    Choose a T-shirt and sweatshirt from our clothing range. Don't forget a range of colours and sizes are available.

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    Framed Artwork

    Brighten up any room with a graphical project poster printed on heavy weight paper and held within one of our unique and beautiful laser cut frames.

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    The Bundle

    Why not have it all!

    Take your pick of designs and choose:
    1 x Thank you pack of card, badge and magnet.
    2 x Pendants
    1 x T-shirt.
    1 x Sweatshirt
    1 x Project poster in a laser cut frame.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $637

    Light Your Own Project

    Why not get a little piece of Celestial Fields beauty for your desk to help light and inspire your own projects? This desk lamp is reflective by day and glows at night just like Celestial Field at Black Rock City.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,274

    Light Your Room

    Illuminate your room with a piece of Celestail Field. This full height floor lamp is reflective by day and glows at night just like Celestial Field at Black Rock City.

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    Pledge £1,450 or more About $1,848

    Light Combo

    Bring your room together with matching Celestial Field lamps, one for your desk and one your floor! Reflective by day and glowing at night they are beautiful what ever the hour.

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    The Whole Shebang!

    Get the whole shebang!

    1x Floor lamp
    1x Desk lamp
    1 x Project poster in our laser cut wooden frame.
    1 x T-shirt
    1 x Sweatshirt
    2 x Pendants
    1 x Thank you pack of card, badge and magnet.

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