The Life Cube Project 2014

Amazing video compilation filmed & produced by Fremont East Studios

The Life Cube Project is an interactive community art installation created by Scott Cohen (skeeter). The first Life Cube was built at Burning Man in 2011. Since then, the concept has evolved to include opportunities for the community to express themselves, create and show their art. The mission of The Life Cube Project is to get people to write down their goals, wishes, dreams, and aspirations with the belief that there is a better chance of achieving them. lifecubeproject.com/ #lifecube

VegasPBS artScene Video Featuring The Life Cube Project

The Vegas PBS video featuring The Life Cube Project is online! Check it out for a glimpse into The Life Cube’s beginnings at Burning Man as well as the most recent Life Cube in DTLV (Las Vegas). This video includes interviews with artists and volunteers who worked on the downtown Las Vegas cube and footage of fire spinners, fire art, and the burn.

(The segment on The Life Cube begins at 1:23.)

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Click here to watch the video.

Burning Man to Las Vegas on PBS Premier Tonight!

Tonight on Las Vegas PBS 7:30 PST Premier of documentary on The Life Cube Project. artScene: Fire and Light Ignite Wishes at The Life Cube Project. Still in awe of the impact on art and community that The Life Cube generated. Hoping I can watch it online, but any Vegas peeps that can help get me a copy it would be hugely appreciated.  The trip from Burning Man to Las Vegas.

Life Cube Project Downtown Las Vegas March 2014

#burningman #DTLV #lifecube #lifecubeproject #lasvegas #vegasPBS #blackrockcity #BRC

Downtown Las Vegas Life Cube Photos – Photo Book Sneak Peek

More breathtaking Life Cube photos taken by Justin Tyler Gines. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of the upcoming photo book.

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Upcoming Life Cube Photo Book

Thanks to all the generous folks who have contributed photos for the upcoming Life Cube photo book, we’re uncovering a number of wonderful pictures of the 2014 downtown Las Vegas Life Cube Project. The Life Cube Project has come so far since it’s debut at Burning Man. Let’s keep it growing!

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Gratitude – Life Cube Project: From Burning Man to Las Vegas

It has been just a few weeks since the burn of the Life Cube in Downtown Las Vegas.  The embers may have cooled, but the memories of the project and the support and enthusiasm of the community, friends and family are still warming my heart. 

What began as an exploratory trip to Las Vegas at the beginning of last year has resulted in a journey that I will never forget.  There are so many anecdotes, photos, video, blogs, televised reports and news articles and yet they hardly begin to tell the tale!  In the meantime, it is with deep gratitude that I share a small smattering with you.  Attached to this letter are several links to video, and a few images to further pique your interest.

While the burn was a spectacular and moving event attended by over 10,000 people, the most meaningful part for me was the interaction with the community.  Over the past three months, I spoke with over five thousand students throughout the Las Vegas valley about the dual missions of the project:  1) writing down your goals for what you want to achieve in life; and 2) connecting art and community.  They responded by asking insightful questions, decorating their own cubes and canvasses, filling out thousands of “wish-sticks” with their own hopes and dreams, and bringing their families downtown to visit the Cube and attend the Burn.

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Photo of The Life Cube Project in Las Vegas by Cameron Grant and The High Points, Fine Art Photography ~ http://www.thehighpoints.com

Ultimately, more than 40,000 wishes went up into the universe.  We had 3700+ photos and videos posted to Instagram, 4500+ likes on Facebook, and even “trended” on Twitter, which they tell me is a big deal.  In addition, the chance to watch and interact with hundreds of artists as they paint and performed around the Cube was a truly special opportunity.

This was a very long project.  Whether you were in Las Vegas with me for part of it or cheered us on from afar, your emotional, advisory, artistic, skilled and/or financial support was integral to our success.  Your encouragement has been and continues to be appreciated more than you can possibly know.   Attached is this note with some photographs in PDF format.  

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

scotte

Video Links:

‘The Life Cube 2014’
Fremont East Studios
https://vimeo.com/88944146  (3 minutes)

‘The Life Cube Project Documentary’
H. Andrews Joven
https://vimeo.com/89526703  (9 minutes)

Newspaper Articles from the Las Vegas Sun:

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/nov/20/joe-downtown-why-giant-burning-cube-can-change-you/
and
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/feb/04/burn-downtowns-life-cube-inviting-canvas-artists/

Scott Cohen
The Life Cube Project (Life Cube LLC)
+1.917.690.7691

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thelifecube
Website:  http://www.LifeCubeProject.com 
Instagram:  #lifecube, #lifecubeproject
Twitter:  @thelifecube

(the above was sent to friends, volunteers, supporters, artists, and craftsman on April 15, 2014)

Life Cube Open, Live and Unplugged

I am amazed by the extraordinary talent and creative energy that has embraced the Life Cube Project. The mission of the Cube is to encourage people to write down their goals, dreams, wishes, and aspirations AND to maximize community participation. I think we have successfully connected art and community. By coming to the Cube to paint, write, play music, dance and even juggle – you have helped make this vision a reality.

Unfortunately, due to budget and liability issues, we regret having to cancel some of the outstanding bands and talent that were going to perform over the next week. However, the music will continue in an “unplugged” format, with non-amplified acoustic bands and musicians invited to come and play. Performers, artists, families, visitors, and residents are encouraged to visit Fremont & 9th Street to paint, play music, fill out “wish-sticks” and contribute to the positive vibe and creative atmosphere.

While there have been ongoing changes to final programming for Burn Week, we are excited to confirm that the installation is open, illuminated, and welcoming to visitors, artists and ‘un-plugged’ performers daily until the night of Friday, March 21, 2014. The night of the burn we will have live concert performances from Sabriel, Moksha and (DJ) Incaman.

The Life Cube Project Downtown Las Vegas has achieved and exceeded many of our wildest expectations. I thank each and every one of you for making this dream come true.

The countdown is on! Eight days…

3.21 Burn

Scotte