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Change Your Perception: You’ll Never Guess What’s Inside This Infinity Box

Thursday 04.10.2014 , Posted by
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Although all of these pictures are pretty rad, they can’t even come close to what experiencing one of Matt Elson’s Infintiy Boxes is like. An amazing, interactive, human experience, sticking your head into one of the boxes reveals a playful world that is guaranteed to make you smile as you attempt to comprehend how on Earth you are seeing what is before you. By skillfully placing mirrors inside of the boxes, Elson composes unique illusions that play tricks on your perceptions. I was first introduced to the infinity boxes at Burning Man by the incredible, bouncy, beaming Vito Neo Reargo, who enthusiastically shared his experience with me. [Read more...]

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Kinetic Sculptor Hypnotizes Us with Wind Powered Art (and a Smart Interview Too)

Saturday 10.19.2013 , Posted by

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Anthony Howe’s kinetic wind sculptures have been going strong for a while now on the internet. “It shocked me that my art became somewhat viral online. I never thought the internet could do that,” he says. “The video revolution that is occurring is like a godsend to my work. It moves.” And that’s why we’re bringing it to you today – he’s got an exceptional new video interview out from The Creators Project detailing some of the influences behind his hypnotically moving kinetic sculptures. [Read more...]

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Cradle of Mir: Interview with Burning Man Art Crew from Russia

Monday 10.14.2013 , Posted by

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This year at Burning Man, there were over 350 registered art installations. One of the largest examples on the Playa was called the Cradle of Mir. It was constructed by a large crew consisting of artists, engineers, producers and enthusiasts with extensive experience organizing and participating in different Russian festivals, most broadly involved in “Pustye Holmi” (translated literally as Empty Hills), the festival of art, music and endless creativity. [Read more...]

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Burning Man Pinhole Camera Project Develops a Web Presence

Tuesday 09.17.2013 , Posted by

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As art lovers, naturally we love covering one of the most amazing visual experiences in the world: Burning Man. It’s an experience like no other and although it photographs well, capturing its true essence behind the lens is an amazing feat. Two of our favorite photographer we have loved covering are Eric Schwabel and Scott London. The project presented here is even more of a challenge than protecting your equipment from the playa dust with a digital camera, these captivating images were all captured with a lens-free pinhole camera! [Read more...]

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We Love Friday!- Burning Man on Instagram: Highlights From the Playa

Friday 09.06.2013 , Posted by

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This year an estimated 61,000 humans gathered to build a utopian community in the middle of a desert for a week, leaving no trace of their transformative experience behind. Black Rock City, Nevada is a land of radical self-expression and radical self-reliance that thrives on a gift economy, where logos and monetary exchange are prohibited (ice and coffee are the only items sold). For the first time in 5 years, sadly I was not a part of the festivities, but I was there in spirit. Burning Man is an experience that stays with you wherever you are, but nothing beats a re-charging week on the Playa. With the extra-terrestrial theme Cargo Cult, Burning Man 2013′s creative community brought beautiful art structures and installations into the world, many of which were ceremoniously burned as the week went on. Although it is hard to capture the surreal experience of this magical wonderland, we searched Instagram to bring you some of the photos that best demonstrate the essence of life on the Playa. [Read more...]

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(In)Visible Art Installation for Burning Man Brings Iridescent Reflections to All

Wednesday 08.14.2013 , Posted by

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In the past year, we covered artist Kirsten Berg’s mesmerizing art installations that she brought to Burning Man from 2010-2012. This year she has another that is sure to attract and stimulate the many eyes on the playa. It is called (In)Visible, and it is currently going through a kickstarter campaign aimed at bringing it to Burning Man. The project is underway and there are just a few days left to make it a reality. [Read more...]

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11 Art Installations that still need funding for Burning Man (Updated Aug 1)

Saturday 07.27.2013 , Posted by

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Every year thousands of enlightened human beings travel from all over the planet to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to participate in the Burning Man gathering. There is anything and everything there including many large scale art installations that take years to build sometimes. At this year’s gathering, there will be over 400 such art installations set up all over the desert area. While the Burning Man organization is very supportive of the arts on the “playa,” it is only partially funding about 1/7th of all the installations this year. [Read more...]

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Water Gypsies Take New York and Venice

Wednesday 07.24.2013 , Posted by

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It’s part Huckleberry Finn, part Burning Man and a whole lot of watery fun. The brainchild of a street artist going by the name of Swoon, this project sees a band of adventurous folks building strikingly creative and questionably seaworthy boats to take them on summer cruises for no well defined purpose other than having a great time and meeting people along the way. [Read more...]

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The Dream Swing at Burning Man is Looking for Support

Tuesday 05.28.2013 , Posted by

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Last year well known artistic welder Joe Beal had a dream. In his dream he imagined a heart with 4 arches shooting below to stand it up, while in the center a love swing hung from the bottom lit up in hot pink. Upon waking up, Joe knew what he had to do: build it and share it with the world. He got to work in his welding studio and with support from friends he created what became to be known as the “Dream Swing.” Happily, it was installed at a place where many people could interact and see it: The Burning Man gathering in the Nevada desert. [Read more...]

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One Word Art Installations by Laura Kimpton

Wednesday 04.10.2013 , Posted by

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Laura Kimpton is an artist based out of Northern California who is most well recognized for her large one word art installations. She has had many experiences that have shaped who she is as an artist including her identity as a dyslexic and a right brained individual. Before creating her one word installations, she was an art teacher for 15 years, obtained a masters in Counseling Pyschology and created a lot of fire based art. In her interview with Ignite.Me she tells about the inspiration behind her artistic focus now. [Read more...]

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