2000 PLAYA ART INSTALLATIONS
Art Throughout the Playa in 2000
by Scott Kidall
Alien Jellyfish is an illuminated steel sculpture with 25 tentacles and an alien head.
All We Are Is Dust In The Wind
by Randy Moe
An interactive wind based sculpture, this installation consists of three human sized weathervanes. Placed on the open Playa they can be found by looking for three floating discs. Burning Man participants are invited to ride the wind. The experience is meditative in low winds and a test of endurance in high winds.
by Aaron Muszalski
It is The Dawn of Man. A strange black obelisk appears between two groups of violently clashing apes, thus forever altering the course of human history...
...by giving us dominoes! Honor this legacy at Anno Domino 2000: The largest game of dominoes yet seen by man or ape.
by Mike Maung
She's a twenty-foot tall green mantis made of layers of plywood, resembling a child's puzzle.
by Justin Rodda
Suspended beneath a 30' square open pyramid is a wooden sculpture of an uprooted tree about 10' from tap root to uppermost tip and spanning about 7' feet around the branches and roots.
by Larry Breed
Through the night, a ball of fire hovers, spirals, and swoops over the darkened playa. It's The Chaotick: an 18-foot-tall automated flaming tetherball inspired by a funky, erratic 19th-century novelty clock.
Cosmic Embodiment, The Worm Hole
by Michael Sigmann
Cosmic Embodiment is an experience of expanding the limits of the personal soul into that of the world soul. The installation is a series of wind-socks of varying sizes including one large enough for a person to walk through. From a distance the installation will look like a school of florescent air serpents snaking through the desert, and it will be black-lit by night.
by Tom Wiltzius
Desert Bells is a large interactive musical instrument consisting of a formidable wooden structure with very large steel bells suspended from it. The largest bell is 4.5 feet long and the smallest is 1 foot long. They can be played by participants and they also function as wind chimes.
by Michael Pedroni
A metal truss structure features three arms radiating from a central hub, each supporting a curtain of hundreds of freeturning CDs. When viewed from a distance with wind animating the CDs a shimmering multicolored wall of light is seen.
Drago de Foc
by the Mystic Krewe of Satyrs
Once again the Mystic Krewe of Satyrs bring to the playa a marvellous Mardi Gras-style float - a gigantic golden fire-breathing dragon.
Ephemeral Nexus, The Labyrinth Project
by Shona Abontu
The Labyrinth is a medieval spiritual tool which is being rediscovered in our time. It is a universal path, one path in and out. Walking the Labyrinth is an ancient spiritual act of pilgrimage symbolizing one's walk with God or journey through life.
by Dave Loomis
This project is about growth, beauty and knowing where we're from. It is three sculptures between 10 and 14 feet tall shaped like giant twisted blades of grass.
by Terry Shreck
This is an installation consisting of 35 metal and cloth "lamps" between 4 and 10 feet high, inhabiting an area 150 X 50 feet.
by Kiki Pettit
The Firefall is a water fountain on fire. A small amount of fuel spreads on the surface of the water and is lit on fire. The water protects your hands so you can hold the flames.
by Carl Heiney
A dozen hand-decorated table lamps are suspended in perfect balance from this spinning mobile.
by Brian Tortora
Drum to your soul's content on Corndog's re-purposed junk-metal sculpture, "Sonic Rocketship 000". Earplugs and leather gloves recommended for extended crushing.
The Museum of 10,000 Wonderful Things
by Noah Lang
A Museum of Wonder requires but a brief introduction. Everything that is marvellous carries with it much that is instructive, and, in this sense, "The Museum of Ten Thousand Wonderful Things" may be made useful for the highest educational purposes.
by Byron Chell
A welded metal participatory sculpture and musical instrument:
"Ring them bells, ye heathen from the city that dreams
Ring them bells for the blind and the deaf
Ring them bells for all of us who are left."
Bob Dylan, 1989.
by $teven Ra$pa
Which is it? Look for these rotating signs outside the Central Cafe.
by David Schlussel
A field of vertical copper pipes with bottles on the ends is laid out in the shape of a figure in a yogic pose. There will be spaces within the arrangement in which people can walk or rest.
Seat of Analysis
by Mark Van Proyen and SFAI students
The Palookaville Institute of Contemporary Art presents a 24 foot-long couch and a 10 foot tall chair to be used for "counselling."
Simply Letting Go
by Michael Tscheu
A single poem (Tilicho Lake by David Whyte) is mounted on a board in front of which is a wooden box with paper and pen for participants to write down anything that they want to leave behind, let go of or be forgiven for. The cards will be burned with the Man, and circling the box will be Tibetan prayer flags.
Space Cowboy Television
by James Green
Far out on the playa stands a wall of 25-30 television screens complete with light and sound that will play various video segments and visuals of computer generated imagery and video shot from the previous Burning Man Space Cowboys.
Temple of the Bee, Shrine to the Forgotten Pollinators
by Melissa Whitman
A large honeybee will be burned as an end sacrifice of thanks to the pollinators which help give us food.
Temple of the Mind
by David Best and Jack Haye
The temple of the mind is a place where pilgrims can confront the demons of their own mind and become one with the greater mind. It is made from the recyled wooden pieces of dinosaur kits.
by Karen Solomon
Beneath the surface of Burning Man is a tiny microcosm of a whole other burn, and if you're careful while you're wandering around the playa, you just might find it. Or step on it.
by Dennis Hinkamp
Twinkie Henge is just like Stonehenge but it will last longer. In the cafe you will find a tiny Stonehenge made of Twinkies.
by Ben Niebauer
TOGETHER is the yearning we feel to find or reach a soulmate, lover, or friend. Struggling through Time, Matter, and Mind, two bodies try to reach each other to connect, but cannot. They've limited their perception to the physical, for it is only as their true selves, their spirit, that they really connect.