About this project
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein
Pulse Portal is a one of a kind experience that connects us with the universe. We want you to gaze skyward through a kaleidoscope of colors that dynamically respond to your movements and experience the sensation of being on an alien planet. As you step onto the playa from center camp Pulse Portal will symbolically transport you to a dimensions filled with radical immediacy, self expression, and unconditional love.
Exhibiting my portal at Burning Man, as a gift to the community, is a dream come true. I was inspired to make something that is truly out of this world. I am grateful that there is such a wonderful and supportive network around me to help bring this vision to reality )'(
Why Your Support Matters:
The scope and complexity of this project is immense. To bring this vision to life we have assembled the A-team of artists, welders, structural engineers, and programing experts. Precision welded steel frames will support over 150 laser cut dichroic acrylic panels that will be transported 2000 miles from Chicago to Black Rock city and safely engineered to withstand the harshest desert conditions. “Dichroic and Budget don’t go together.” Said the distributor I was speaking with, and boy was she right. Your contributions go 100% directly to covering the cost of materials. Every artist has generously donated their time as a gift to the citizens of Black Rock City.
The Burning Man Arts Foundation has given us a grant to kick off this sculpture, but we need your support to warp in this sculpture from the future. Plus, we all love Swag and have some killer rewards lined up for those who choose to support us on this noble mission:
Here is where your donations are going:
Laser Cut Dichroic Acrylic $ 5000
LED’s and Programming $1000
Transportation $ 1500
Steel Frame $ 1500
Rewards $ 1,000
Kickstarter Fee $ 1,000
Total $ 10,000
Want to Help Share This Awesome Project With the World?
Know someone who would like to exhibit Pulse Portal? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming to Burning Man? Visit us at Enchanted Booty Forest
Getting Married Under the Arch? Let us know and we can capture some special photos of your magical moment <3
Big THANK YOU to:
Stuart James for the Renders
Great Eye Films for the Footage
Ian Bennett for the use of his space
Matt Helsel, Ian Stetler, Mark Umstadd, Annie & the rest of our crew, we couldn't do it without your epic contributions <3
Risks and challenges
The biggest risks with this sculpture is the architectural work needed to assess wind load, and the ability to hand create something that is so precise.
We have met with structural engineers who based on test simulations have recommended the exact right materials for the frame and base construction.
While initially I quoted the project in glass the cost of the panels were over $34,000 - therefore I chose to invest my time and energy leveraging the power of laser cutting to bring this to life without the huge price tag. At the end of the day our teams years of experience in outdoor instillation work, combined with the thoughtful planning and scheduled test build will ensure everything goes according to plan.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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