The Life Cube at Burning Man 2013: Playa Construction

We arrived a week before Burning Man to create The Life Cube in the Black Rock Desert. This video shows a little of what it takes to bring art to the playa. This project involved a year of planning, 100s of volunteers, major help and contributions from other artists, volunteers, The Artery, DPW, Heavy Equipment, Burning Man Org, friends, family, photographers, Camp Tititcaca, Indiegogo, and The Generator Space in Sparks which provided space for us to pre-build. Also thanks to the Sands Hotel in Reno that provided rooms for our build team, and Manto’s Pizza for providing food for the people who endured heat, rain, flooding, thunder, and dust storms to help The Life Cube rise again at Burning Man. There are many more photos to come. More info can be found at http://www.facebook.com/thelifecube and http://www.thelifecube.org . Huge love and appreciation to all that made this possible.

skeeter
Artist, The Life Cube

About The Life Cube Project

The Life Cube creates electrifying public installations emphasizing interactive and collaborative art. Its dual mission connects art with community, and inspires participants to articulate and share their goals and dreams. This project encourages participants to look at their past, engage in the present, and set goals for the future. It is based on the artist’s belief that if you write down what you want to accomplish in life, the chances of attaining it is much, much higher! Tens of thousands of "Cube-ists" have already been positively impacted by their experience with the Life Cube Project, at Burning Man, in downtown Las Vegas and beyond. We're in the planning stages to bring the Life Cube Project to cities and arts festivals across the country and around the world! At each installation, local volunteers, teachers and school children, artists, builders, performers and other visionaries interact with the Cube every hour of every day. Its exterior, which incorporates many writeable and climbable surfaces, is a constantly changing swirl of painted murals, drawings, and handwritten messages contributed by the community. The Cube is brilliantly illuminated at night, attracting nocturnal artists and celebrants attracted by the colorful light show, with spots and lasers serving as a beacon in the evening skies. The Life Cube encourages the expression of goals, wishes, dreams, and aspirations in mural art, on wish-stick postcards, and with personal inscriptions on message boards. On selected evenings and weekends, area musicians and entertainers perform, culminating in a special closing event that gathers thousands of residents and visitors in a magical community celebration. At the end of the installation, in a spectacular fiery ceremony, the Cube and all of the gathered wishes are burned together and sent up into the Universe in a sacred shower of sparks and flame. Since 2010, the Life Cube Project has inspired over a thousand donors to contribute funds supporting the project, and even more have given of their time, talent and spirit. We're grateful for your support, as we hope to bring the Life Cube Project to more communities of artists and dreamers in days to come!
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