Camp Art and Interactivity Our contributions to the event
The Karma Karriage is a custom-built vehicle capable of taking ten riders on the playa. It lives next door at our sister maker camp, Dustopia. It had an engine problem last year, so we hauled it several hundred miles away for repairs and upgrades. I returns with some restructuring, major lighting effects and a sound system.
A tall wood obelisk with symbols cut into it, from which colored lighting effects ebb and flow. A large uplight appears to send a homing beacon outside the Milky Way. What are the symbols? What do they mean? Are they the script of aliens, or some lost ancient language? Brought to you by Setia and Trixie, camp members.
Visual meditation on timeless cycle. Ancestral symbols combine with contemporary musings, layering art and science onto a 6’ x 20’ mural. During daylight hours, sunlight brilliantly shows the mural’s pure-color inks (cyan, magenta, yellow) on a bright-white background. Nighttime is flooded with alternating red, green, and blue flood lights, layered images morph and coalesce into one another. The imagery comes alive with motion atop brightly-lit background colors. Light and color theory drive the process. The three pure-color inks (cyan, magenta, yellow) visibly change depending on which color of light is being used. In white light, all three inks are visible as color. But in red light, for example, cyan appears black, while magenta and yellow nearly disappear. Designed and produced by camp member Dina.
The easiest way to find camp at night is to follow the 17 ft tall lighting effect on this amazing streetscape cuddlespace. From a central pole, strings of LEDs radiate outward in a 30-ft radius, running a custom program that creates colorful patterns. Visitors flop on the pillows at the base and enjoy gazing at the heavens through the outdoor light show overlay and chill space. Built and brought for your enjoyment by camp members Setia and Trixie.