Just a little shout out from Peter Hudson about Charon, his 2011 piece for Burning Man.
Peter Hudson here, and the greatest joy and passion of my life has been building and presenting large, stroboscopic zoetropes at Burning Man (3D objects that are animated through the use of strobe lights).
If you've been to Burning Man, you might be familiar with some of my work, which includes 2002's Sisyphish ("the swimmers"), 2004's Deeper ("the divers"), 2007's Homouroboros ("the monkeys") and 2008's Tantalus. Now, after two years off, I am beginning work on a new piece: Charon . I am taking all that I have learned to the next level and I am truly inspired. But, I need your help to make it happen!!
I cannot fully describe Charon to you, because, as with some of my earlier work, this is a participatory piece that affords those who interact with it room for discovery and a degree of personal interpretation.
SO! HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We are blessed and honored to have been approved for a grant from Burning Man, without which this piece would not be possible. Having said that, there is still a substantial sum to be raised - large scale, kinetic art ain't cheap!!
* The most important piece of the fundraising is our Kickstarter project. If you have not heard of Kickstarter, I encourage you to go to Charon's Kickstarter webpage ASAP to learn more. We will have 45 days to raise $20,000. If we do not get to our goal, we will not get anything. This, as you can imagine, is no small task and we need all the help we can get. ANY SIZE DONATION is appreciated and donations of larger sizes will be eligible for some pretty cool stuff that is all outlined on the site. Check it out here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ch ... dson/posts
There will be other opportunities to help along the way and if you live in the Bay Area and want to get your hands dirty - especially if you are skilled in some way (but even if you are not), please register as a volunteer here: hudzo.com/volunteers and there will almost certainly be some opportunity to get involved.
But make no mistake, the best help at this point is participation in the early fundraising campaign detailed above.
Please help me bring this vision to Black Rock City - there is no way it can happen without you!!! Thank you so much in advance for your support.