AN spotted the ball in Burning Man's official Youtube live stream of the event. The stream peers around the site of the event, known as the Playa to festival-goers, who are also known as Burners. Jakob Lange posted a construction image of The ORB last week to his Instagram account, but neither architect has released official imagery of the project. Burning Man is a temporary event in the Nevada desert where thousands of participants camp, build temporary structures, and engage in various activities of a psychedelic nature. In recent years Burning Man has become synonymous with Silicon Valley and the way in which counter-cultural experiences can be commodified as expensive entertainment. Basic tickets to the week-long festival cost upwards of $300. According to the architects, The ORB will be "a new planet to sci-fi fans, a wayfinder for travelers or just a huge disco ball to those who love a good party!" Although it appears to float above the ground, the 83-foot sphere is held up by a 105-foot steel mast. Renderings and prototype studies showed a mirrored metallic surface to the object, although in the live stream it appears to be either duller or covered in desert dust. The structure will be up during the festival this week, when it will be presumably be dismantled or destroyed along with the rest of the festival's structures.
Posts tagged with "Burning Man":
- The enormous bronze head of Maya Angelou (Maya’s Mind by Mischell Riley),
- A 14-foot-tall bear made of pennies (Ursa Major by Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson),
- An abandoned tech temple (Future’s Past by Kate Raudenbush),
- Enormous bronze crows (Untitled by Jack Champion),
- A 3-dimensional, laser-cut “gem” that diffuses light from within (Golden Spike by HYBYCOZO),
- And a monumental metal “XOXO” sculpture (XOXO by Laura Kimpton with Jeff Schomberg).
This is not a tree! 175.000 LED's in the leaves will light up the night! STUDIO DRIFT at BURNINGMAN . Come see our art work in the TREE of Ténéré on the playa. .................................. Monday 28 Sep. 10pm-11pm Wednesday 30 Sep. 10pm-11pm #lightsculpture, #art #burningman #swarm #Flocking #tree #treeoftenere #Blackrockcity #desert #unity
#burningman2016 #westcoastisthebestcoast #temple2016 A photo posted by @cmtomasetti on
Made it to the coffee! @burningman #burningman2016 A photo posted by Kristi Keno (@kkenooo) on
#burningman #happyburn #welcomehome #burningman2016 A photo posted by Kos (@firekos) on
I'm going to take my bike and ride thru these rings. LOL #burningman2016 A photo posted by Henry Park (@henrypark74) on
#burningman #burningman2016 #blackrockcity #hyperlapse A video posted by Burning Man Videos Curated (@burner_videos) on
For those feeling the Bern with nowhere to go, have you ever considered the Nevada desert?
Well, you should, because Burning Man Festival recently purchased the 3,800-acre Fly Ranch, a not-too-shabby swath of desert in Nevada’s far western Washoe County. The nonprofit art group announced the news via blog post: “As a year-round site, Fly Ranch has the potential to expand Burning Man Project’s activities and existing programs, as well as amplify Burning Man’s cultural impact into the wider world beyond Black Rock City.”
Pack your bags and bring your face paint because the desert is about to get pretty cool, man.