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2006 CAFE ART INSTALLATIONS

Click the name of an Art Installation in the list below to see details about it.

Afraid to Love You
by Miles Eastman
Bronze detailed sculpture with thorns on the palm and fingers.

URL: www.mileseastman.com
Contact: me (at) mileseastman (dot) com

Armageddon
by Michael Pedroni

Contact: Artartarta (at) aol (dot) com

Burning Man 3-D
by Harold Baize aka Silverman
Stereoscopic (3-D) images from 10 years of Burning Man, plus a few 3-D computer graphic fantasy images.

URL: 3dculture.com/bm3d
Contact: baize (at) 3dculture (dot) com

Emotional Baggage
by Wallace Camp
Seven different emotions/experiences represented as luggage: "Fucked-up Family Values", "Lost Hopes", "Guilt", "Social Disgrace", "Lost at Love", "Rage", and "Addiction". Found art, toys, and labels arranged depicting seven emotions which 'hold us back from reaching our potential'. Eighth bag includes a description of the project and invites participants to leave their own emotional baggage behind on provided wood chips later burned with the Man.

Contact: joekewe (at) mail (dot) com

Ephemeral Mannequin Forest - Spoken Word Stage
by Elizabeth Mallory aka Ewok (with installation assistance from Mikell Haynes, Amanda Ducharme, and Lars Gilstrom)
Light blue mannequins glowing in the dark, one with unicorn horn, another's eyes lighting up the night against trees glowing as well, creating an ephemeral forest primeval. The Cafe's spoken word stage changes night and day as the mannequins themselves change from day to night.

Contact: kat (at) mikellmail (dot) zzn (dot) com

Ephemeral Mannequin Forest BACKDROP- Spoken Word Stage
by Mikell Haynes
Snow-capped blue grey mountains set the backdrop for the ephemeral mannequin forest on the spoken word stage. Softly shaded a city's outline drapes the base of the canvas.

Contact: kat (at) mikellmail (dot) zzn (dot) com

Faces of China
by Richard Jue aka Easy
These four and a half wide by eight foot tall acrylic paintings on canvas bring a new face to the the face of the Cafe's fence gallery.

Contact: richardjue (at) excite (dot) com

Foil Self-Portrait Maker
by Aaron Harrington
Participants give an impression of themselves to the wind and the future. Visitors create a self-portrait by pressing foil on their face. They then clip their foil face to a clothes line, along with others' foil faces, thereby creating a secondary art of the collection of many unique foil faces waving from a line.

URL: www.handsonartwork.com
Contact: aaronharrington (at) handsonartwork (dot) com

Found Objects of Hope and Fear
by Greycat
Shadowboxed assemblage of found objects relating to hope and fear finding new homes in the space of the Center Camp Cafe.

From Fear to Hope
by Victoria Kearny
This four panel piece depicts the transition from fear to hope — visualizing transformation and paradigm shift.

Contact: ratstar (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Glassblowing in Action
by Adam Mostow, Midtz, Ravi Das, and Hippie Mike
Turns and tricks to the art of glassblowing in motion and instructed to willing participants just outside the Center Camp Cafe, across from the ARTery. The crew created all the mesmorizing glass lamps hanging over the heads of the Cafe's working coffee counter crew inside the Cafe itself.

Contact: alchemist (at) epicadventure (dot) com and adammostow (at) yahoo (dot) com

Goddess
by Priya Love
Goddess accented with broken mirrors and other objects covering multiple panels of the expansive 200-foot-long Center Camp Cafe's fence gallery.

Contact: art4truth (at) yahoo (dot) com

LBC — Lego Block City
by Beenjammin'
An interactive Lego installation in which participants build a city out of Legos and then destroy it, all in one day.

Contact: beenjamminj (at) yahoo (dot) com

Leaping Giants
by Karen Cusolito and Dan DasMann
Three figures, each in a different posture of worship, stand at the main cafe entrance, and face toward the Man. Neela, Eileen and Achmed represent hope as they assume the poses of their respective forms of worship; hope for better things to come, for peace, for joy. They also each embody an aspect of fear. After dark, the figures glow with fire; heart, hands, and tears.

The figures are 30' in height They are made of a structural steel armature and skinned entirely with scrap metal including sliced I-beams, square tube, pipes and angle iron along with keys, spoons, auto parts, gears, chain, and objects that defy definition.

URL: www.headlesspoint.com
Contact: karen (at) karecuso (dot) com and dan (at) dandasmann (dot) com

Letters for the Future
by Stefan Misse aka stefan MT
BRC citizens communicate their HOPES and FEARS through three mailboxes, placed across the playa, with the knowledge that what they are leaving could be read/interpreted by anyone... Sealed envelopes can be unsealed. This is more interpersonally interactive that the BRC postal services. The intention is to provide a space for people to share their hopes and fears. Anonymous notes would go to a sealed trunk with a mail slot located at center camp for people to look through the clear lid on the trunk, and see the lost fears and hopes but not touch them.

Contact: producebuyer (at) hotmail (dot) com

Magnetwork
by Aaron Harrington
Experience chain reactions traveling through space and time. To understand the relation of a cause to its effects is to understand the future. When visitors turn one spinning magnetic piece it forces the ones adjacent to it to turn.

URL: www.handsonartwork.com
Contact: aaronharrington (at) handsonartwork (dot) com

Monuments in Forced Perspectives
by Todd Kurtzman
Bronze sculptures representing subjects as if they were 100s of feet high or of normal height as viewed by a tiny observer.

URL: www.toddkurtzman.com
Contact: toddk (at) toddkurtzman (dot) com


Murals
by Noah Bell, Midtz, and Shu
The cafe's back fence is a canvas for these three muralists, whose work covers several panels of its 200' expanse.

URL: noahbell.com
Contact: noahthirteen (at) yahoo (dot) com or alchemist (at) epicadventure (dot) com

Performance Stage
by Scott Siedman
Center Camp Cafe's performance stage transformed by the resurfacing of ruins from times forgotten.

Rolodex
by Aaron Harrington
Corporations are taking over the meanings of words. There is a strong fear of a future where all meaning is commodified. For example, when you see a sign for the phone company Sprint you do not think of running fast. Instead you think of the phone company. Here a series of rolodexes made of steel rod hold a collection of words photographed from signs and store packages. As visitors flip through these words the series form spontaneous and often surprising sentences. This exhibit allows us to reclaim the original meaning of commercial words.

URL: www.handsonartwork.com
Contact: aaronharrington (at) handsonartwork (dot) com

SOAHI: Self-Organizing Art Horse Installation
by Megan Hobza and Brad Tofel
SOAHI has no spectators, only participants in the process of creation. This installation of two dozen seated easels, also called art horses, arranged in a semicircle around a platform area for volunteer models, creates a recognizably art-centered creative space, with easels and drawing materials. The participant is the artist, organizer, collaborator and live model. Artists' creations from SOAHI are invited to share their work in the online gallery created post-event. SOAHI is a civic art project that fosters a democratic as well as an artistic response.

Contact: meganhobza (at) yahoo (dot) com and brad (at) archive (dot) org

Tarot Card
by Alejandra Rassvetaieff aka Fairy Ale, with assistant Pablo Miguel Benavides
Contributing artist painting depicting a beautiful Tarot Card.

URL: www.alearts.com
Contact: ale_rass (at) yahoo (dot) com

Ten Commandments
by Annie Show aka Annie Leffingwell
Two and Three-D mixed media conveying the ten commandments. Media used includes pages of Burning Man calendars, past event schwag, oil pastels, found objects and more. Materials supplied for participants to contribute to the commandments as they deem fit. What are you afraid of? Sinning? Spiders? Snakes? Venus flytraps? Your past? God? Your mother?

1: The Tree of Life - people invited to fill in their commandment; 2: No graven images; 3: Do not misuse gods name - people invited to add god jehovah allah larry jesus the man etc.; 4: Remember the sabbath; 5: Honour they mother and father - dna double helix; 6 Do not kill; 7 Do not commit adultery; 8 Do not steal - people invited to add things to trade, but not to steal; 9: Do not lie - people invited to lie or not; 10 Do not covet - people invited to want, long, crave... totally blank for the people. Let's express it, whoever can and will!

URL: www.theannieshow.com
Contact: airdesigns (at) gmail (dot) com

The Lament of the Dreamer
by Miles Eastman
Bronze detailed sculpture with two viewing slots in the sculpture's base, one slot listing fears: "I fear: My darkness will consume me, I am not good enough, People will never take the time to look, I have wasted my life, I have lost my mind, Love will always be too painful"; the other slot visible by getting on your hands and knees to see: "Thank you for making the effort. It is because of you that I am here and because of you I have hope that I am good enough, my work is speaking and moving you in ways I can only dream. You give me hope and courage to explore my darkness. You give me hope that we are the light. You give me hope. Thank you."

URL: www.mileseastman.com
Contact: me (at) mileseastman (dot) com

The Mindless Fool of Mind
by Alejandra Rassvetaieff aka Fairy Ale, with assistant Pablo Miguel Benavides
Contributing artist painting set to be a backdrop for a soapbox stage along the Cafe's fence gallery.

URL: www.alearts.com
Contact: ale_rass (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tsukubai Zen Center
by John Barry, Dragon Debris and Japanorama
Center Camp Cafe's center space draped with this Tsukubai Zen Center, in the heart of it all.

URL: www.dragondebris.com
Contact: john_barry (at) paramount (dot) com

WDYDWYD
by Tony Deifell (with the help of Hope and Heather)
Why do you do what you do? A collection of photographs depicting approx. 325 people, from the past two years, with their answers to what may seem a simple question. For those who wish to contribute in writing a book is positioned with the installation to write their own answers to WDYDWYD. Ongoing project.

URL: www.wdydwyd.com
Contact: tony (at) deifell (dot) com

Where am I?
by Elizabeth Saul
Acrylic painting on canvas of people looking for direction, lost souls looking for home, searching for an answer.

Contact: esaul (at) ix (dot) netcom (dot) com