Flaming Lotus Girls presents SERENITY - an interactive, immersive fire sculpture for Burning Man 2019
SERENITY is an immersive sculpture made of metal, fire, light, and sound. A large broken jar supports three giant fireflies, featuring interactive fire and LED illumination at night. Around the jar pieces are smaller fireflies that glow with LED light in a coherent color pattern and add to the whimsical nature of the piece. Cozy wooden benches are nestled in the jar pieces, offering sheltered places to linger, while subtle sounds permeate the space, adding to the immersive experience, both at night and during the day. Interacting with these fireflies feels magical, it brings you a sense of warmth and belonging.
Making beautiful sculptures that create inclusive spaces and encourage playing with fire and LED effects is what Flaming Lotus Girls is famous for. Each of the three giant fireflies contains a unique variety of participant-activated flame effects that are controlled by 24 buttons for people to push. LED lights in smaller fireflies will also have interactive elements. In addition, we will have methanol shooter shows at night, similar to those of the SERPENT MOTHER and MUTOPIA, shooting 30’ colored plumes of fire high into the night sky.
Flaming Lotus Girls is known for interactive, engaging, experiential art. Help us make SERENITY come alive! We have received an honorarium from Burning Man for partial funding of SERENITY. They believe in us, and you should too!
The grant from Burning Man only covers a portion of our total costs. Your pledge to our Kickstarter fundraising goal will enable us to complete the sculpture, buy necessary materials (and propane!), transport the piece, and support the crew during the installation on the Playa.
To sweeten the pot, we have a challenge for our amazing community:
As of right now, we have 1 methanol shooter show planned per night (fuel is expensive!!). If we meet our Kickstarter funding goal of $27K, we will introduce a stretch goal of $37K which will add 2 more methanol shooter shows to the schedule. For every $5K we raise after that, we’ll add another show (up to 6 additional shows for the week). But before we add these extra shooter shows, we need to hit our funding goal of $27K!
Join our campaign! Become a crucial member of the Burning Man art community by helping to bring this magical piece of interactive fire art to the citizens of Black Rock City in 2019! In addition to all the warm fuzzy feelings you'll get from making SERENITY possible, you'll also receive our exclusive rewards and undying gratitude!
Bring the bugs to Burning Man! Once you back us, please share SERENITY with your friends! Thank you!
Risks and challenges
Flaming Lotus Girls has a rich history of making big metal art for Burning Man: 19 years of creating beautiful fiery sculptures on a tight deadline. We are dedicated to SERENITY and will not disappoint!
But for the digital wallpaper, we aim to have your rewards to you before Burning Man! If you need a Flaming Lotus Girls sticker for your water bottle on the playa, come on by SERENITY to play, and we'll take care of you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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