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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, August 2 2019 11:45 AM UTC +00:00.

$4,724
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
48
backers
14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, August 2 2019 11:45 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Let's turn that frown upside down! Cone Down is the re-imagining of the disappointment that unites us all into an uplifting community-building experience. Community and kindness can turn even the toughest of days into days when your soul is overflowing with love.

We're building Art and we're building a community. Join us in the adventure of bringing big art to the playa and beyond.

Cone Down will be a 30' tall climbable ice cream cone sculpture, we are building in San Francisco with friends and volunteers. The frame will be made out of seven thousand of pounds of steel. The skin of the cone and scoop will be polycarbonate lit with thousands of individually addressable LEDs.

Cone Down will feature aerialist rigging, an interactive dance floor, and a tall scary ladder
Cone Down will feature aerialist rigging, an interactive dance floor, and a tall scary ladder

 Cone Down is packed with fun and features:

  • Interactive dance floor in the ice cream splash
  • 30' ladder to climb
  • Viewing deck on top with panoramic views of Black Rock City
  • LEDs will have sound reactivity 
  • The entire cone and scoop will be lit up!
  • Aerialist rigging on top
  • Artists who made Rainbow Bridge animations are back and excited to have a wrap-around LED canvas to play with.
  •  'Chill' lounge in the scoop with pillows (we encourage you to bring more pillows!)
  • Visiting art cars can hook up to our interactive LEDs
  •  Black Rock Explorers are doing an ice cream social!
  • 'Animal Onesie Sunset Meltdown'dance party with Heavy Petting Zoo Art Car 
  •  Lechuga Especial DJ'ing 'Cone Down presents: Techno Hoe Down'
  •  Techno Gecko art car is visiting 
  • Galactic Jungle art car ensemble is visiting
  • Ice cream will be served

Team:

  •  Josh Zubkoff, artist and organizer
  •  Srikanth Guttikonda, artist and LED lead
  •  Isaac Blackwood, fabricator, welder and artist
  •  Tracy Scott, lead software
  •  Michael Zee Weinstock, fabricator and artist
  •  Jon Dye, build team and fundraising
  •  Cody Smith, instigator
  •  RHBU Engineers, making sure this structure is safe and stable for Playa wonder
  • Build Team: Alex Morrison-Rusas, Drew MacNeil, Chase Brignac, Seth St. Martin, and a few more brave souls!
  •  Todd Wolfson, interactivity design and build team
  •  Kevin Helms, electrical design!
  •  Yingjie Ou, Social Media 
  •  Brigid Hughes, spokesperson
  •  Cassie Ott, Looking Up Board and giant tutu-maker emeritus
  •  Leslie King, awesome volunteer!

Budget:

Estimated total budget $50,000
Estimated total budget $50,000

Our Kickstarter goal only covers around 35% of Cone Down's total estimated budget of $50,000 (after fees and rewards). We are happy to share that a chunk of the remainder  comes from touring the Rainbow Bridge and rest from generous outside donations.

So your donations to build Cone Down will also help fund this 'community of doers' in the future.  

Stretch Goals:

  •  Sound system! Want us to own a sound system and incorporate it in our installations this year and for years to come? Help us hit $3000 over the total goal.
  •  Air conditioned chill lounge! And at $5000 mark past the total goal we all can have a 'chill' lounge that's true to it's name all week long.

Rewards:

Pledge $10 or more - Cone Down Sticker

The Cone Down logo sticker, yours! Sticks wherever you pat it down. Stick to your laptop, friends, and loved ones!
The Cone Down logo sticker, yours! Sticks wherever you pat it down. Stick to your laptop, friends, and loved ones!

Pledge $25 or more - Postcard from the Playa

Fresh from Black Rock City postal service, a postcard of Cone Down on the Playa. It might carry some Playa dust along with the BRC postmark. (If we're lucky it'll be a construction shot with Zee flexing in a tank top.)
Fresh from Black Rock City postal service, a postcard of Cone Down on the Playa. It might carry some Playa dust along with the BRC postmark. (If we're lucky it'll be a construction shot with Zee flexing in a tank top.)

Pledge $35 or more - Enamel Pin

A pin, looks like the cone!
A pin, looks like the cone!

Pledge $70 or more - T-Shirt, Tank Top, or Muscle Tee

We'll send you a soft Cone Down t-shirt to proudly wear, along with a postcard, and sticker.
We'll send you a soft Cone Down t-shirt to proudly wear, along with a postcard, and sticker.
Cone Down Tank
Cone Down Tank

Pledge $150 or more - Cone Down Hoodie

Snuggly AND utilitarian: a Cone Down logo-ed hoodie. Seriously comfy hoodies, along, postcard, and sticker.
Snuggly AND utilitarian: a Cone Down logo-ed hoodie. Seriously comfy hoodies, along, postcard, and sticker.
Need to show off your love of Cone Down and have legs that need covering? Then this is for you! We have designed custom leggings to celebrate this fallen ice cream cone.
Need to show off your love of Cone Down and have legs that need covering? Then this is for you! We have designed custom leggings to celebrate this fallen ice cream cone.

Pledge $200 or more - Hard-cover Cone Down Photobook

After the dust has settled, we'll make and send you a photobook chronicling the Cone Down, including plans, steel frame, construction on the Playa, and gloriously lit. Includes sticker, postcard, and t-shirt. Lovingly made by Gayla!
After the dust has settled, we'll make and send you a photobook chronicling the Cone Down, including plans, steel frame, construction on the Playa, and gloriously lit. Includes sticker, postcard, and t-shirt. Lovingly made by Gayla!

Pledge $200 or more - Cone Down Calendar of Arts

A calendar filled with all the adventures by Looking Up Arts since it's inception. It will also include content from Cone Down install at Burning Man 2019.
A calendar filled with all the adventures by Looking Up Arts since it's inception. It will also include content from Cone Down install at Burning Man 2019.

Pledge $500 or more - Limited Edition Vacuum Formed Lamp

Limited Edition Vacuum Formed Lamp Limited run of soft glowing mood lamps, vacuum formed just like the cone's panels!
Limited Edition Vacuum Formed Lamp Limited run of soft glowing mood lamps, vacuum formed just like the cone's panels!

Risks and challenges

Building for such a tight timeline and difficult place as Black Rock City has its risks, but our core team has a proven track record of delivering amazing large scale art pieces on time. As a team we've done five large builds successfully and on time.

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    Make-A-Panel

    Be part of the art process!

    You can either come visit our work-space in SF or e-mail us with a design that you want to see on Cone Down's vacuum formed LED diffuser panels. These custom panels will go on scoop area around the entrance in to the sculpture.

    We will happily guide you through the process and help you shape a panel the way you want to share it with the masses.

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    Pick your flavor for sunset

    Starting Monday Aug 26th you get to pick the ice cream flavor for 2 hours surrounding the sunset for a night!

    Tell us the flavor of your choice, and pick a night and we will light up the scoop in your flavor. Our LED team will reach out to you for approval, with a color palette that suits your flavor.

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