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LondonBRC Project

Postby londonbrc » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:22 pm

Hey all, Doof here, Tortured Artist for the new art project for Burning Man 2013 called LondonBRC.

We, The En!gma Crew, are going to bring three structures to the playa representing a London skyline in all its glory.

The installation will comprise of Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and The Tower of London. Each structure will be four stories high and completely interactive. Inside there will be a medieval ale house, working house of commons for planned and open discussion forums, art rooms specific to the london theme, a theatrical dungeon exploring the tower of London's darker side, a theatrical brothel, cinema/theatre for performance art and classic black and white english films a history/library room with historical facts concerning the structures and the build a fully functional Tower Bridge lifting at specific times of the day to allow art cars through, Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) dominating the playa horizon, secrets within the structure will be revealed throughout the burning man week and so much more.

The piece will be big, interactive, fun and yours to play with.

We are excited to share this with you all and offer a unique piece to the long history of extraordinary art that we all have had the pleasure to witness on the playa over the years.

Please get excited with us, ask us questions, join in, help in any way you can and help us build explore this very special concept to a truly wonderful environment.

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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby RedHeaven » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:44 pm

Now I am really extra sad I cannot make the Burn next year. I always wanted to go to London.
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby AntiM » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:00 am

Excellent!

May we start the Tube rumors now?
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby lucky420 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:29 am

I'm excited... :shock:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby Elorrum » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:20 am

mind the gap.
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby Rhino » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:18 am

Sounds awesome!
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby Bob » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:04 am

Sounds like a lot of work.

Have you considered an 18-inch Tower of London?
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby Bob » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:14 am

...or making it bouncy?

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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby SomethingLikeErika » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:09 am

Bring it on!!
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby londonbrc » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:04 am

Hi everyone, Tillman here, lead project coordinator for LondonBRC.

Thanks for the great responses.

AntiM-- How deep do you recon we can dig in the playa ;)
RedHeaven-- We hope we can be one of the many reasons you reconsider and join this year.
Lucky420-- So are we. Insanely.
Bob-- Yes, and no.

Some quick updates-- drop by our Facebook page and say hi. We're beginning to post updates there. Follow us on Twitter as well for our stream-of-conscious musings.

We're planning to be at SF, Reno, and London decomps. If you're going, we'd love to meet you and tell you a bit more about the project. For anyone who may be interested in pitching in we're going to be posting information about needed resources on Spark, and be providing more info here as things develop. Or feel free to email us or send us a PM.

Cheers!

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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby lucky420 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:06 am

I will look you up at Reno Decom. :shock:
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby Bob » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:12 am

Believe it or don't, Sexy Queen's Guard outfits are available on the internets, sans trousers.
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby burner von braun » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:40 pm

This looks like it will be spectacular! I hope it comes together as expected. Do you intend to burn it at the end of the week? Either way, it will be a great addition to the burn.. Woohoo!!
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby CornMan » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:22 pm

I can't wait to see the London skyline on the playa. It is so cool to see ideas spawned on eplaya to actually come to fruition.
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby londonbrc » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:10 pm

burner von braun wrote:This looks like it will be spectacular! I hope it comes together as expected. Do you intend to burn it at the end of the week? Either way, it will be a great addition to the burn.. Woohoo!!


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Zeke Chaparral wrote:I can't wait to see the London skyline on the playa. It is so cool to see ideas spawned on eplaya to actually come to fruition.


Thanks, Zeke. If you happen to be on Facebook, follow our project page http://www.facebook.com/londonbrc. We'll keep posting updates there, too.
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby londonbrc » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:26 pm

Here's a snap from our project video shoot earlier this week on the playa. It was nice to not have to wait in line, but it was lonelier without 50,000+ of our friends.

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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby nilasnake » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:07 am

are you building it in reno?
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby londonbrc » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:02 pm

nilasnake wrote:are you building it in reno?


Yes, we're planning to build in Reno. But we have non-build project elements currently in the UK and Houston, TX as well.
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby dubovitch » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:26 pm

great project.

Did the En!gma Crew have any appointment with the IAM Crew? (i mean, a part of both crew seems to be in UK, and both crew build BIGGGGG)
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby londonbrc » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:50 pm

dubovitch wrote:great project.

Did the En!gma Crew have any appointment with the IAM Crew? (i mean, a part of both crew seems to be in UK, and both crew build BIGGGGG)


We've had discussions with IAM about the project. It's true- they have experience with big, and have an international crew, including in the UK.
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby Turtleburp » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:28 am

Insanely ambitious but since you're going for gold anyway please consider wheelchair access to, if not all, aspects of or a route through the installation.

London, having lived there, is also interesting in terms of sounds; Tolling of Big Ben, Tube noises (accompanied by whoosh of air), market vendors, southern accents - adds another dimension
You could go all Jorvik on it too but the smell of shit and fumes get's boring quickly!

As glad I am to have left London will really look forward to this - need help (albeit limited and from Melbourne)?
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby Jbaz » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:17 am

This sounds super Cool! Cant wait to see that skyline
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby wh..sh » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:57 am

Holy @#%$!!! This is will be mind-blowing!
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby Neonbeliever » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:13 pm

Is there any way of getting involved? Burning from Brixton so would love to give you guys a hand. Saw your card at decom :) x
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby BethLondonBRC » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:01 pm

Cheers All!

This is Beth, Admin and Public Awareness Information contact forLondonBRC. Thank you for such great responses! For those who are interested in learning more, joining up to volunteer, support the cause in general or just curious! Please visit our newly launched website at http://www.londonbrc.com for all kinds of information about the project, whose working on it, images and links to join up at our LondonBRC Volunteer Group on Facebook.

Please also feel free to email us at info@londonbrc.com!

We cant wait to see you all on the Playa!

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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby edbrez » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:17 pm

BethLondonBRC wrote:Cheers All!

This is Beth, Admin and Public Awareness Information contact forLondonBRC. Thank you for such great responses! For those who are interested in learning more, joining up to volunteer, support the cause in general or just curious! Please visit our newly launched website at http://www.londonbrc.com for all kinds of information about the project, whose working on it, images and links to join up at our LondonBRC Volunteer Group on Facebook.

Please also feel free to email us at info@londonbrc.com!

We cant wait to see you all on the Playa!

Best,
LondonBRC



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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby edbrez » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:18 pm

BethLondonBRC wrote:Cheers All!

This is Beth, Admin and Public Awareness Information contact forLondonBRC. Thank you for such great responses! For those who are interested in learning more, joining up to volunteer, support the cause in general or just curious! Please visit our newly launched website at http://www.londonbrc.com for all kinds of information about the project, whose working on it, images and links to join up at our LondonBRC Volunteer Group on Facebook.

Please also feel free to email us at info@londonbrc.com!

We cant wait to see you all on the Playa!

Best,
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:25 pm

I don't remember seeing this last year. Does anyone know if they made it?
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:36 pm

I don't believe so, no. LondonBRC was pretty active and excited early on, and even got some press coverage (an old Daily Mail article from early 2013 has been making the rounds on FB today), but it never made it to the playa. Well, never's a strong word...let's just say it hasn't made it to the playa yet (though I haven't heard anything about it being attempted for this year).
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Re: LondonBRC Project

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:18 pm

Yeah, a co-worker sent me that article...

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