So this year I'm planning a somewhat large and costly art installation ($25k+). I only say costly only to communicate that I'm serious about this endeavor and it's not going to be a "from the seat of my pants" art effort. It's also my attempt to keep the eplaya snark tank somewhat at bay with the responses (love you guys!).
My installation is currently planned to be an interactive, electronic and unfortunately large square cube adorning the open playa. I don't want to divulge too much before I learn more and get some ducks in a row for a crowd funding campaign. "Yes, I've read the great posts on resources for crowd funding. - priceless inputs." This project is currently a 10'x10'x10' cube, with interactive electronic elements adorning nearly the entire surface of each side of the cube.
My immediate concerns are this:
- ° How to keep the structure sound from winds without adding unsightly ratchet straps
° How to keep the electronics protected from the harsh conditions (ex. Do low voltage DC circuits hold up pretty well for the week for the most part, or do they suffer poorly from the dust and possible moisture)?
° Will my interactions with the Placers assist with this?
NOTE: I'm no stranger to structural challenges on the playa. In 2015 I was camped "alone" on the corner of 3:30 and H and I had a 150+ sqft projector screen and three 10x10x10 screen rooms for my theater area that I set up entirely alone. I worked out amazingly well, but I had a vast number of ratchet straps securing everything. I have always been amazed by the engineering behind the art projects and how they are able to withstand the elements without having it detract from the artists intent. I'm requesting the groups experience in how to make this a reality so that I can bring my art for the enjoyment of everyone.