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by fbcota
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lack of Art this Year
Replies: 43
Views: 3420

Re: Lack of Art this Year

[quote="trilobyte"]It's not so much an either-or as it is a direct response to your bitching and complaint, that people didn't bring you enough art to see and experience. Yes, the city is so much more than just art installations on the playa, but that's what you took issue with. Burning Ma...
by fbcota
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lack of Art this Year
Replies: 43
Views: 3420

Re: Lack of Art this Year

I agree. Burning Man is in an interesting position. They ask a lot in their grant and I feel it causes established artists to ask for more money. I feel that Burning Man should ask for a bit less in the grant (less media rights, not ask the artist to waive the "back of ticket" liability th...
by fbcota
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lack of Art this Year
Replies: 43
Views: 3420

Re: Lack of Art this Year

I felt that there was a clear lack of art this year. There were amazing pieces to be clear, but there will always be amazing pieces, however I personally found myself looking for more. I think I could have easily been jaded by my own experience working on my project but it just felt like there was a...
by fbcota
Sun May 18, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: challenging "the Temple"
Replies: 315
Views: 31964

Re: challenging "the Temple"

I am looking forward to seeing the Temple this year. I may have thrown my tantrum, and David and I may not get along so well. But the man makes great art and it was his art that finally got me to go to Burning Man. :)
by fbcota
Sun May 18, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: challenging "the Temple"
Replies: 315
Views: 31964

Re: challenging "the Temple"

And shit, everyone should build a god damned temple :). And everyone should interact with it the way they see fit. The cool thing about the temple at Burning Man is that you can run inside, take your pants off, put them on your head and yell and scream and giggle and move on without a worry in the w...
by fbcota
Sun May 18, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: challenging "the Temple"
Replies: 315
Views: 31964

Re: challenging "the Temple"

Hi All, it's a pretty interesting topic so far. And their is a large amount of information that is floating around. I was sitting in the background watching and it has been weird seeing my name getting thrown around. I personally took it quite poorly when Embrace didn't get Temple. I know personally...
by fbcota
Sun May 05, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: 2013 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Couch Train!!! ! !! ! !!!!! !
Replies: 28
Views: 3761

Re: Couch Train!!! ! !! ! !!!!! !

I think we are going to stick with just a couple cars that we make the first year. And then let it grow from there. That means 1 time in and out with the dmv. We will work on trying to find a way to make the articulating portions safe enough so people don't get stuck in the joining locations between...
by fbcota
Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: 2013 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Couch Train!!! ! !! ! !!!!! !
Replies: 28
Views: 3761

Re: Couch Train!!! ! !! ! !!!!! !

That was kinda our idea. We could get the train going and track down the cars and make it slowly grow. Also, there can be multiple engines as long as each one can go into a fully neutral mode. Basically we could make as many engines and cars as we like and then when 1 train finds another it could jo...
by fbcota
Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: possible temple design?
Replies: 33
Views: 3857

Re: possible temple design?

Ship is not sold. It is currently living in pieces in one of the crews backyards. We are working on finding a civic location to install it in. Currently, the City of Reno is looking into installing it crashed into the island in Virginia Lake which would be EPIC!
by fbcota
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: 2013 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Couch Train!!! ! !! ! !!!!! !
Replies: 28
Views: 3761

Re: Couch Train!!! ! !! ! !!!!! !

Would it be possible to move this to the mutant vehicles thread?
by fbcota
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: possible temple design?
Replies: 33
Views: 3857

Re: possible temple design?

Ohh and just to clear it up. WE HAVE NOT BEEN SELECTED TO DO TEMPLE 2014!

We would really like to be the official temple :)
by fbcota
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: possible temple design?
Replies: 33
Views: 3857

Re: possible temple design?

Gwahahahahaha, this is in fact our temple design for 2014. We are not hiding anything. We are going to build this in 2014 and I don't mind the picture circulating all around the world :). The plan is to start work in April, doing all the engineering and design before Burning Man 2013. Then in Octobe...
by fbcota
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: 2013 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Couch Train!!! ! !! ! !!!!! !
Replies: 28
Views: 3761

Couch Train!!! ! !! ! !!!!! !

Whats the Pier Group doing this year? Well we are mostly taking the year off to work on a couple smaller projects before we build our Temple like temple thing in 2014 (we are building a Temple yes. We are unsure if it will be "The Temple" but we are going to make it happen no matter what :...
by fbcota
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier 2
Replies: 197
Views: 25945

Re: The Pier 2

Hi Everyone, In the past week one of our crew members on The Pier, Kelly Proud was admitted to the ICU for a lung infection. It looks like she will be in the hospital for quite sometime and she, like most of us Burners has no insurance and no money to fall back on. Her family and friends are doing t...
by fbcota
Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: 4:30 Neighborhood camps for 2012
Replies: 153
Views: 63302

Re: 4:30 Neighborhood camps for 2012

I heard a rumor that a certain giant art project may be at the end of the street.
by fbcota
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Pier is looking for a few good burners.
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Pier is looking for a few good burners.

Are you an awesome builder who loves to make giant art for Burning Man? Would you like to work your ass off for the rest of the summer and go out to the black rock dessert for a month to a make a ship? Do you like mom jokes, snark, and being surrounded by good people? Well then I have the offer for ...
by fbcota
Thu May 24, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Advice for Leading a Project
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Advice for Leading a Project

I second all of that. MOOP is going to kill you, or me, or something like that. Just be ready to sit in the dirt picking up hundreds if not thousands or oragami stars,... ohhh wait, that is what did last year.
by fbcota
Fri May 18, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Advice for Leading a Project
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Advice for Leading a Project

I second Veleda. I have regularly sacrificed my comfort on builds and it was NEVER worth it. It just made me grumpy and I passed that on to the crew. On playa is really a special animal, and just as you will be telling your crew to pace themselves and take care of themselves, you need to be doing th...
by fbcota
Wed May 16, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Advice for Leading a Project
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Advice for Leading a Project

Hi Onion, I am trying to be as concise as I can with what I have learned over the last 3.5 playa builds (the half is the ship we are currently building). 1. Delegate. Do your best to delegate as much as you can. Get people to take responsibility for implementing their ideas, and give them the opport...
by fbcota
Wed May 16, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: The Temple of Juno: 2012
Replies: 54
Views: 5128

Re: The Temple of Juno: 2012

The temple seems like a hard place to experiment with. I loved the Temple of Flux, it was truly different and unique but I think people have a fairly clearly defined framework of what the temple "should" be. I think each years temple is put under similar scrutiny as the man base, maybe mor...
by fbcota
Wed May 16, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier 2
Replies: 197
Views: 25945

Re: The Pier 2

So I posted this on our Kickstarter: Second, if you would like to share a memory from last years project, an interesting story that maybe included The Pier or maybe an idea in regards to how you would like to experience Pier 2, please post a comment on our Kickstarter and/or another public forum. On...
by fbcota
Wed May 09, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier 2
Replies: 197
Views: 25945

Re: The Pier 2

No word on how the Pier will end its 2 year life yet. We have been chatting about a number of ideas and concepts. We may have a donor willing to help us with both the install and supply of a whole bunch of fire producing fun :). As in, there may be some fire on the ship :). And our course, I will be...
by fbcota
Tue May 01, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier 2
Replies: 197
Views: 25945

Re: The Pier 2

:). Thank you for the very very kind words. The Pier was something that became more than its parts and we all know it will be near impossible to follow. This year its a bit of something old and a bit of something new. We hope, people will see Pier 2 in its own light, as something different and uniqu...
by fbcota
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: The Starlight Project
Replies: 84
Views: 12107

Re: The Starlight Project

This is a really cool project. I really love the concept. And I have really enjoyed your past projects. Best of luck :).
by fbcota
Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier 2
Replies: 197
Views: 25945

Re: The Pier 2

Thank you thank you thank you :).

Now we just have to get some more people donating :).
by fbcota
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier 2
Replies: 197
Views: 25945

Re: The Pier 2

ITS UP!!!!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1705373243/pier-2-burning-man-2012

Please go check out our kickstarter, share it and donate if you like. We need a ton of help to make this dream happen.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,
Matt
by fbcota
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Cirque Du Mar, Pier 2 Reno Fundraiser 5/5
Replies: 0
Views: 441

Cirque Du Mar, Pier 2 Reno Fundraiser 5/5

Ok, The Pier is coming back and it has grown a Spanish Galleon over the winter. And well, we need your help. We are having a number of Fundraisers in Vancouver, SF and Reno and our big one is coming on May 5th in Reno called Cirque Du Mar (bad grammar on purpose). It will be a giant nautical circusy...
by fbcota
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier 2
Replies: 197
Views: 25945

Re: The Pier 2

Hi All, Ok, our Kickstarter should be up by Friday :). Also, if you are in Reno on may 5th please come out to our Fundraiser, Cirque Du Mar at the Underground. We have Mutaytor, Black Rock City All Stars, 7 DJ's, Mermaid Auction, Silent Auction. It will be strange awesome seaside burner fun. https:/...
by fbcota
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier 2
Replies: 197
Views: 25945

Re: The Pier 2

The whole Pier Group is sooooooooo excited. Please, if anyone wants to help, join in, play with us please send me an email mrschultz (at) gmail (dot) com. I am trying to be better about getting back to everyone, but as was the case last year I am sure I will trip on my own feet again. We are delegat...
by fbcota
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier 2
Replies: 197
Views: 25945

Re: The Pier 2

PIER 2 IS A GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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So so so excited!

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