1998 ART INSTALLATIONS
le Boeuf Gras d'Or
by Mystic Krewe of Satyrs
New Orleans' Mystic Krewe of Satyrs brings a Mardi-Gras style float to the playa - a large golden bull, an ancient symbol of carnival.
Chapel of the Burning Book
by Finley Fryer
Finley Fryer and crew bring us a 2-story temple of recycled plastic collected by the residents of their town, Dunsmuir, CA. Illuminated from within, the Chapel appears to be made of stained glass and provides a reference point for night-time playa travellers. Its second-floor stage hosts spoken-word and musical performance.
by Michael Light
Walk along plexiglas-covered photo blow-ups of NASA journeys to the moon and imagine you are there.
by Steve Heck
Far out on the playa a mysterious boat is mired in the frozen sands of Lake Lahonton. It is made of fire salvage including pianos and burnt TV sets, and it tows two rowboats, one full of water and one full of Epsom salts, where the weary traveller may relieve playa-worn feet.
This neon-embellished tower marks the spot where a rich vein of oil beneath the playa is thought to exist. When drilling commences, it is feared that a vein of Hell might be opened by mistake, unleashing all sorts of dangerous pyrotechnics.
by Dan Das Mann
"Its bountiful waters rained upon the people like a fountain of youth. Its fire lights gently burned throughout its branches as a beacon calling all lost souls to be born again in the new-found promised land. He shared his can of beans with this lost tribe in the desert and soon knew he would never again return to a place like Dallas. He had finally come home."
by Chris Campbell
This year the Burning Man will be surrounded by four 6-foot diameter wooden spheres mounted on tripods fashioned from tree trunks. They will be ignited at the Burn on Sunday night.
Sacred Grove and Wheel of Faith
by $teven Ra$pa
An interactive installation by Steven Raspa exploring the overlap among various popular vehicles for faith. Part of a continuing project designed to create an opportunity for participants to examine where they place their faith and to provide an opportunity for them to hope, pray, wish and dream.
A scale model of the solar system 1 kilometer across. Visit the planets by bicycle or foot!
Strip Mall #1
by Kal Spelletich and Seemen, Christian Ristow and Morgan
This strip mall of interactive machine art includes: The Big Snapping BBQ, the Whiring Dervish, the jet engine, the Goddess w/flaming uterus, Skeletor, Sisyphus, and the Jesus fountain and waterfall.
Surpu Masa - the ScapeGoat
A large wooden goat travels the playa and receives the sins of participants for which they seek forgiveness. Bear witness as the goat carries your sins to the fiery perdition where they belong.
Temple of Rudra
by Pepe Ozan
Pepe Ozan's annual opera takes place on this sculpture/stage set with its four towers surrounded by large insect-headed dancing figures, the Rudras.
by Marque Kornblatt
A transparent water-filled bag in the shape of a human is suspended from a metal frame. Artist Marque Kornblatt enters the bag and becomes Waterboy, communicating with visitors via a breathing tube.
by Ray Cirino
This year Water Woman stands guard at a circus tent which contains a large swimming pool. Participants must shed their clothes and pass between her legs to gain entrance to the tent.