FUNDRAISER: Identity Reorganiztion Portal - Playa Art Installation

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FUNDRAISER: Identity Reorganiztion Portal - Playa Art Installation

Post by Michi » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:14 pm

Michael Emery and his crew out of Santa Cruz, CA are building a new art installation for Burning Man 2016 called the Identity Reorganization Portal, it’s a beautiful mirror-mosaicked sound portal with push button oracle. We need to raise additional funds to bring this project to its full potential and to help get it to the playa. Please consider donating to their Indiegogo campaign, in return you will get some great schwag all designed by Michael himself AND you will be able to enjoy this thought-provoking interactive piece as you roam the playa.



ImageIdentity Reorganization Portal by Michi Catanese, on Flickr

Michael says: “I designed this installation to draw attention to the many ways we limit our self-identities and therefor our life potential. Identity Reorganization Portal is designed to be a gauntlet thrown down before the apparent solidity of the assumed "I". Our mirrored transport system will visually suggest new identity options for viewers/participants/Black Rock Citizens as they find their reflections multiplied, fractalized and rearranged to include others in the near vicinity. Simultaneously our portal will supply a continuous looping sound collage suggesting new and different self-perceptions.

Acolytes will take a moment to view their reflections while listening to and considering the identity suggestions shared in our sound collage. Then when they press the lighted button within the portal the sound collage will fade and an audio oracle emerges with exactly the piece of information needed to step into the new moment.”


ImageIdentity Reorganization Portal by Michi Catanese, on Flickr


Watch the video and read more about the project on on the Indiegogo page.


ImageIdentity Reorganization Portal by Michi Catanese, on Flickr

Michael has built 10 previous art installations for Burning Man over the years, many of them with a similar mirror-mosaic style. If you’ve seen them before, you know that this will be another great piece. If they are new to you, you’re in for a treat.

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