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Enunciation is a fully interactive, stainless steel cocoon that enables you to articulate yourself in a field of playable light.
Enunciation is a fully interactive, stainless steel cocoon that enables you to articulate yourself in a field of playable light.
99 backers pledged $10,010 to help bring this project to life.

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Enunciation is a 2016 Burning Man Honorarium project. The sculpture is a stainless steel cocoon of playable light, emerging from the dusty playa. We are seeking your help in completing our project for the playa and beyond.

Enunciation at night
Enunciation at night

The Sculpture

Triangular facets make up the outer surface, mirroring the surrounding landscape in the metal. During the day, Enunciation offers respite from the heat -- a quiet reflective space amidst the desert expanse. 

Enunciation in the dust
Enunciation in the dust

At night, the entire interior of the sculpture is lit with thousands of LEDs, enveloping you in a fluid color field. Buttons mounted on the internal panels allow for deep interaction with the entire lighting system. 

Belly-up view of the internal lighting
Belly-up view of the internal lighting

This interaction is the heart and soul of Enunciation. With each button press, you see an immediate reaction from the lights. Each press also changes the lighting forever. As people play with the buttons, our algorithm evolves to include their touch. Enunciation lets you articulate yourself with a giant field of light. 

Enunciation with human for scale
Enunciation with human for scale

Enunciation is 14ft long, 9ft wide, and 9ft tall. Inside there is enough room for a group of ~10 people to play with the sculpture.

Taylor Dean Harrison 

I’m an Oakland-based artist working with steel, wood, and light. I’ve brought my work to festivals nationwide, and for the past few years, I’ve made massive steel sculptures with seminal Burning Man artist, Michael Christian. With him, I’ve learned how the biggest and baddest art gets built in the harshest of environments.

Now, after years of pondering, dreaming, sketching, and positing, I finally decided to create my own large-scale work for Burning Man 2016. Making art objects with integrated lighting is my calling, and I love using color and motion to give people a unique experience.

About Our Team

We’re a team of Bay Area professional artists, fabricators, twiddlers, and tech wizards.

Hard at work
Hard at work

Budget

Your pledge will bridge the gap between our Burning Man grant and our total budget.

Lighting / Electronics: $2000

Steel and Laser Cutting: $5000

Transportation: $1000

Rewards: $1200

Kickstarter’s Cut: $800

Total: $10000

Thank You

Please help us bring Enunciation to Burning Man and beyond by sharing and funding our Kickstarter. By sharing our project with others, you connect us with an even larger network of people interested in supporting large-scale art. By backing us, you’re giving us the final financial freedom we need to realize our vision. Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank you!

 

Risks and challenges

As we continue our work on Enunciation, I am certain small challenges will reveal themselves. Our biggest challenge will be assembling the sculpture in the Black Rock Desert. While the desert floor is flat, the lack of a level surface will change how Enunciation goes together. To head off any trouble, we are working to transport the bottom perimeter of the sculpture in as few pieces as possible.

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    Enunciation Stickers

    Embellish your life with an Enunciation sticker pack. You will also be honored with a huge thank you on our Facebook page!

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    Enunciation-Print Bandana

    Shield yourself from the sun, dust, or whatever else comes your way with this nifty Enunciation bandana. You will also receive stickers and be honored with a huge thank you on our Facebook page!

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    Enunciation Pendant

    Show your support in style with a laser-cut metal pendant based on the interior pattern of Enunciation. You will also receive stickers and be honored with a huge thank you on our Facebook page!

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    Enunciation Coasters

    Decorate your coffee table with 4 wood coasters laser-cut with the interior pattern of Enunciation. You will also receive stickers and be honored with a huge thank you on our Facebook page!

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    Coasters, Pendant, & Stickers

    Coasters & Pendant: Adorn your home and self, Enunciation style. You will also receive stickers, a map to our on-playa soirée, and be honored with a huge thank you on our Facebook page! (Map will be delivered before the burn, of course!)

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    Enunciation Wall Hanging

    Deck out your walls with laser-cut metal art modeled on the interior pattern of Enunciation. You will also receive stickers, a map to our on-playa soirée, and be honored with a huge thank you on our Facebook page. (Map will be delivered before the burn, of course!)

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    Enunciation Wall Hanging

    Deck out your walls with laser-cut wood art modeled on the interior pattern of Enunciation. You will also receive stickers, a map to our on-playa soirée, and be honored with a huge thank you on our Facebook page. (Map will be delivered before the burn, of course!)

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    Coasters, Pendant, & Bandana

    Coasters, Pendant, & Bandana: Adorn your home and self while shielding yourself from the elements. You will also receive stickers, a map to our on-playa soirée, and be honored with a huge thank you on our Facebook page! (Map will be delivered before the burn, of course!)

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    Wall Hanging, Coasters, & Pendant

    Wall Hanging, Coasters, & Pendant: Everything you need to deck out your home and self, Enunciation-style. You will also receive stickers, a map to our on-playa soirée, and be honored with a huge thank you on our Facebook page! (Map will be delivered before the burn, of course!)

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    9" Enunciation Light

    Brighten your room with laser-cut light art inspired by the interior pattern of Enunciation. You will also receive a pendant, stickers, a map to our on-playa soirée, and be honored with a huge thank you on our Facebook page! (Map will be delivered before the burn, of course!)

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    The Whole Shebang

    You get one of everything! Stickers, bandana, pendant, set of 4 coasters, AND your own 9" Enunciation light. You will also receive a map to our on-playa soirée and be honored with a huge thank you on our Facebook page! (Map will be delivered before the burn, of course!)

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    16" Enunciation Light

    Illuminate your walls and bring home a piece of the sculpture with a larger laser-cut LED wall hanging. You will also receive a pendant, stickers, a map to our on-playa soirée, and be honored with a huge thank you on our Facebook page! (Map will be delivered before the burn, of course!)

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    He Answers - Original Piece by Artist

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    Commission Your Own Piece

    Commission a small piece of light art from the artist behind Enunciation. Plans to be worked out after Burning Man 2016. You will also receive a pendant, stickers, a map to our on-playa soirée, and be honored with a huge thank you on our Facebook page! (Map will be delivered before the burn, of course!)

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    Commission Your Own Sculpture

    Want your own backyard Enunciation? We make your idea a reality. Plans to be worked out after Burning Man 2016. Does not include materials. You will also receive a pendant, stickers, a map to our on-playa soirée, and be honored with a huge thank you on our Facebook page! (Map will be delivered before the burn, of course!)

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