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2007 GREEN MAN PAVILION

In 2007 our art theme expressed the immanence of nature in our lives in a variety of ways. The Burning Man stood atop a structure that resembled green mountain peaks. Nestled at its base was the Green Man Pavilion, 30,000 square feet of shaded exhibition space for the display of interactive artistic, scientific and educational models, a "World’s Fair" of emerging technologies. This pavilion was surrounded by the Mangrove, made from simulated trees fashioned from recycled industrial materials. These artificial trees were not burned: they survive to subdivide the blue of other skies.

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

Mangrove - Art Installations - Exhibits

Art Installations

Handbath
by David Bengali
When a passerby places his or her hands into the hand-shaped impressions stamped into its surface, Handbath then cares for the viewer and contacts them through hearing and touch. During the day it turns on a cooling system below the hands to offer relief from the heat of the sun, while at night it generates heat, providing comfort for the weary and bone-chilled traveller.

Contact: dbengali (at) gmail (dot) com

Light Transformed
by Samwell Freeman
An interactive, self-contained electrical system is powered solely and directly by the user and the sun. The audience initially engages with this piece literally as the engine, generating electricity on a stationary bicycle. The visual result of this work is a motion-sensitive video installation comprised of an LED embroidered screen and an LCD projection. The LED's will be controlled by motion sensors illuminating an array of designs in coordination with the user's movement. The video projection will be produced so that it is aware of and enhances the LED designs, while also incorporating imagery which expands upon the themes of the entire piece.

Contact: umpteee (at) yahoo (dot) com


Myopoly
by D'Andre Teeter
Environmental catastrophe is upon us; we cannot "green" things up around the edges. Radical change requires digging up the root of the problem and changing the way the world is organized – economically and socially. Fossil-fuel based and petroleum-related industries have been ruinous to human lives and the entire biosphere. Ideas and innovations that threaten or in any way challenge this structure have been ignored or suppressed. Human wisdom and ingenuity are boundless, but effective solutions can never be achieved within the workings of the capitalist structure of profit and private ownership of the earth.

Contact: d_andre (at) myway (dot) com

Running the Numbers
by Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan's series looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. Images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society via large, intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs.

Contact: cj (at) chrisjordan (dot) com

Spirow
by Dan Anderson
Spinning wildly, flashing and violent, the Spirow echoes humanity's path. Every point comes around again, and every time it has taken more energy to get back. The controllers of the spectacle can't see what they're doing, though they control the power; is the opinion of other humans all that drives them? Spirow tries to address consumption, waste, curiousity, play, and community via salvaged bikes, efficient LEDs, and the sweat of playa passersby

Contact: dan (dot) j (dot) anderson (at) gmail (dot) com


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Zen Garden Soundtrack
by Trademark
Beneath the Man lies a serene Zen garden, encircling his feet. The Zen garden is accompanied by a contemplative soundtrack made from the sounds of water, weather, nature, and army missiles. From dawn to dusk, day in and day out, the soundtrack is constant, but constantly changing.

Contact: ecc (at) pobox (dot) com