Hey all, I've been brainstorming and come up with a few ideas for art installations for the 06 burn. Wanted to spread some seeds of ideas.
So the theme, to recap, is Hope, Fears; The Future. However you write it.
Things I Hope for;
Health / Long Life
Things / Toys / Enjoyment of them
Things I'm afraid of;
Losing / having control
Spiders (fine it's just me then!)
Fortune cookies w/custom "burnerific" fortunes (wrapper moop?)
Valentines cards either pre-filled out or for people to write (moop control)
-maybe have a board for people to post them to securely
Art installation /camp toys ideas;
Drive/Steer Your Life
Steering wheels of all kinds (ship, car, motorcycle?), maybe coming out of the playa at odd angles, maybe hooked to pulleys, signs about control, maybe the wheels do nothing, maybe they steer or move boat like rudders, or plane flaps, or models of people.
Future As The Path (Hope & Fear in context of the Future)
A long (winding?) path with stepping stones with hopes and dreams in words, phrases, or symbols on them. Maybe electronic lights? A large sign at the end that from far away seems to say FUTURE, but up close says PRESENT, and on the back side says PAST. In the fashion of Dr. Angry and Mr. Smiles ([url]http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=00002FF7-2E2F-13A7-AE2F83414B7F0000[/url])
I've seen a sign somewhere online that was similar. Not sure how difficult it would be to do with FUTURE/PRESENT. Hopefully do-able since they're 6/7 letters so close in size.
It'd be great if the Future couldn't ever be reached, since it can't be.
Wall Of Ridicule
Confront your fears of public humliation or public speaking, or just standing on a podium in front of a crowd.
A large podium or just a raised stage. A wheel/dial/flip chart that can instruct the audience what the person on the stage/stand would like, or it could be random. Ridicule, Laughing, Praise, Clapping, Silence, It's a confrontation of many fears suitable to the participants.
Guillotine / death
Confront the final future, AND your fear of death. Have a *FAKE* but convincing guillotine and put your head in.. Yes this would be tricky and may be a little edgy, with a higher risk of injury, or death. But, I'm sure there's designs out there for fake guillotines that look convincing. This one would work as a theme camp, and maybe better with a full staff of "angels/devils/demons" that escort you after your death through a taste of the afterlife. What would be great here would be if the afterlife was super Christian, like over the top all your "burners" are wrong, oh here's jesus in heaven, look, you get to go to HELL!!!! Good ole Christian Hell too..
Well folks, that's it for me for now... feedback? Anyone want to do any of these? Want to help out? I'm going to probably be helping out with the theme camp i was with last year, but I'm interested in doing something!