Fertility?

Fertility 2.0 - Black Rock City is a kind of Petri dish. Theme camps cling in fertile clusters to its latticework of streets, artworks tumble out of it, like pollen on the air. These nodes of interaction mutate, grow and reproduce their kind. Burning Man communities have now escaped this capsule world: our culture in a Petri dish has effloresced - it spreads across five continents. This year's art theme contemplates the tendency of any being or living system to create abundant life.

Re: Fertility?

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Re: Fertility?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:19 am

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Re: Fertility?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:23 am

I like that! Very elegant. And a little...Romanov. (diety help me, I almost said Hapsburg...)
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:28 am

i was thinking more Hohenzollern...
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Re: Fertility?

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:32 pm

It's beautiful, Simon.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:41 pm

thank you.


it's working title is "beat me, fry Me, eat me."
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Re: Fertility?

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:49 pm

I feel like there are some clever things you could do, namewise, with poaching and scrambling. Alas, such cleverness eludes me. This is a job for Fishy.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:55 pm

the notion of the fragility of fertility also comes to mind.


the egg is amazing strong and provides protection, but also is vulnerable to the outside because it can be cracked or smashed, dropped or eaten.

the first few moments outside of the shell are the most crucial to survival.


yes this is a metaphor.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:05 pm

There's also something there about the chicken (or lizard, or tadpole, or whatever is in the egg) knowing, instinctively (?), when it's the right time to leave the egg. Too soon, and it would be unable to withstand life in the world. Too late, and it would suffocate.

This is something I have wondered about before. If I understand correctly, in mammals, there's an interplay of hormones between the mother and the baby. When things go well (i.e. the baby is not prematurely born or miscarried), the baby's full-formedness is communicated to the body of the mother, which then responds by going into labour. But the chicken (lizard, tadpole....) must give birth to itself.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby 48_love » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:31 pm

What's the theme, again?

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Re: Fertility?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:36 pm

that potato totally looks like ed mcmahon.



but then again, most potatoes do.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:45 pm

It's the vodka.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:30 am

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Re: Fertility?

Postby Elorrum » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:40 am

I like the egg, Simon.
I tried to riff on it. but it's perfect.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Elorrum » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:58 am

couldn't help it. think I got my postcard. thanks Simon.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Elorrum » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:55 am

wait, or maybe...
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:29 am

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW.

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Re: Fertility?

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Re: Fertility?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:02 pm

Those sperm are a little reminiscent of que-tips.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Elorrum » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:04 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Those sperm are a little reminiscent of que-tips.

oh yeah, I see it. I rushed it a bit. It takes a little remembering how to mask and select and all that, so I got antsy and just drew blue lines. I'll return to it. the sperm should have a little color, they seem pretty gray.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:20 pm

grey is the new black.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:53 am

snakes lay eggs too, don't they...
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