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To The Moon 2019 : Art Honorarium

Updated: Apr 19, 2019


Congratulations to all of our Art Grant recipients for 2019! Here is a list of funded projects you will be seeing at To The Moon this year.


๐ŸŒ™ GERLACH THE FRIENDLY TRIFFIN ๐ŸŒ™ $500 || A set of interactive moving tentacles that create an eerily organic and very alien display. The experience will be something that: - Stirs something in the viewer on a primal, emotional level - Reacts to people - Moves organically - Incorporates LEDs

Imagine this but giant and coming out of the ground!

- Adam Keeton

๐ŸŒ™ WORMHOLE ๐ŸŒ™ $1000 || Wormhole is an interactive led light tunnel. Itโ€™s intended placement is in between effigy and temple as clear bright pathway between the two. The Wormhole is 60ft long on an elevated platform with a continuous 1โ€ programmable led poly tube that is 400 ft long swirling around you as you make it from one end to the other. It provides a clear guided and spectacular pathway between temple and effigy and could be an ultimate portal to what ever space and time lies on the other side for you. Step on up and see where the Wormhole might take you!

Inspiration for Wormhole - not my art.

- Matthew Horner (Tiki Daddy)

๐ŸŒ™ THE VISITORS ๐ŸŒ™ $600 || The Visitors is a flying saucer hovering in the sky over To the Moon, abducting participants wherever it goes. This is a companion piece to the TTM effigy, since it is increasingly clear that aliens ("the visitors") are the true architects of the Pyramid (effigy). The Visitors will be used as such for a party at the effigy as well as dance and other events throughout the burn. The spaceship will be 16ft in diameter with intelligent lighting, programmed LEDs, a disco ball, and a fog machine all focused down towards the ground.

- Brad Tomlinson (Bradass)

๐ŸŒ™ KINESIOS ๐ŸŒ™ $2500 || The Kinesios concept is one of contrast. The swing, as a dynamic object, brings people together by requiring a group of people to activate and enjoy it. Conceptually and experientially it represents the life, community, interaction, and the communal need to make things happen. So the dynamics of life happen between these two walls. One wall is the strict and limiting order of technology based binary code, the other wall represents the disorder, maybe even chaotic existence of mankind. These two aspects are in constant tension and we live our lives constantly trying to bridge and resolve the gap between them. Technology and social media while striving to bring us together is actually serving to separate and drive us apart. We are becoming socially isolated and polarized, with one symptom being the huge increase in mass shooting across the country. The Binary code actually recognizes the worst mass shootings in the past 30 years by spelling out the location of each incident.. Kinesios strives to bring us back together and work together in a common goal, where we can find our value in this swing of life.

- from the Playa ! :: Bradley Norris

๐ŸŒ™ THE BAR(ge) ๐ŸŒ™ $500 || The BAR(ge) is an extension of the nylon rope that was strung across the river at TtMโ€™18. Though this installation would prove to be safer, more durable, and have the capacity to be used for many years to come by upgrading the line to a 3/8 inch galvanized steel cable. Doing so would also relieve strain on the surrounding environment by using proper webbing (to protect the trees we are securing the lines onto) while simultaneously increasing the working strength to 3,000 lbs - Thatโ€™s a breaking load of over 2 tons! The safety upgrades alongside the fun-factor it provides would dramatically enhance your experience on the river by adding a refreshment station, tie down spots for accompanying tubes and provide a dry area for any Bluetooth speakers ALL IN THE RIVER! There will be a water hydration station alongside our well-equipped BAR(ge)-tenders serving teas, and adult beverages for your pleasure. Access will be limited to daytime hours only.

- Denis Murtic

๐ŸŒ™ ANCIENT MYSTERIES MURAL ๐ŸŒ™ $750 || An 80' wide by 10' tall ancient mysteries mural by Dima Yastronaut. It will illustrate ancient architectural sites such as mythological gods and creatures through out all of history, architectural sites, pyramids and sacred temples from around the world. Compiled together with thousands of layers of ancient history, sacred geometry and symbolism.

- Dima Yastronaut

๐ŸŒ™ LUNAR FIRE ๐ŸŒ™ $1000 || It is a fire plate ("Incindia-type-fire" for lack of a better description). The four crescent moons (2 large, 2 small) emit flame all along there outline. The 2 circles are both; an open hole in the plate where the sky is visible, and propane outlets similar to the crescents, but larger, and these will be the push button flame/flood effects.

but on the ceiling with fire

- Ezra Bowers

๐ŸŒ™ PUSSY PAGODA ๐ŸŒ™ $1000 || A feline inspired multi-tiered tower built in the traditions and in rendition of historic Asian culture. An immersive 6 sided base scaffolding structure wrapped in playa-tech design to form a bar like setting which will be host to a hookah and CBD lounge at this years moon. Kittens can climb their way to the second tier perch built from metal pallet racking shelves and more scaffolding which will host a multi-faceted sensory filled exploration and kitten cuddle puddle.

- Sara Wright (Beastmode), Dr. Black, Eisa Nuri

๐ŸŒ™ The Web Lounge ๐ŸŒ™ $300 || Giant crocheted rope web hammock. Comfortably holds a dozen people. Nice chill space with lots of fans in day and lit up at night. Super comfy place to relax, recuperate, sleep, play. At night the lights come on. Fully lit up is pretty wild. All the geometries of the web are very visually fun. The shadow play on the ground is unreal. All the burners climbing around, cuddling, lounging. It's quite the site. This year is going to be extra special. Since, I have learned the art of making rope. I have all the colors to play with now. A mandala with purple, blue, teal, green, yellow , red!!

- Josh Hill

๐ŸŒ™ Creation Cave ๐ŸŒ™ $300 || Based off of a Dogon creation myth, the cave will have a museum-esque walk through vibe, with readable inserts on the history of the myth itself and the legends passed on through generations. On the walls of the cave will be recreations of the original cave drawings that have been protected by this tribe for thousands of years, as well as supplies to add to the mythological drawings. In the center of the cave, earthlings can step into the Blacklight Bubble Beamer where one might actually get beamed up to access this ancient knowledge. During the day, it will be an interactive learning experience, and at night it will serve as a rainbow lit cave with cuddle puddle - a good place to hang out - but throughout day/night we will have an offering space and altar for the one, the creator according to the myth, Amma.

- Carrie Elliot (Minx), Gabi Stewart (Nectarine)

๐ŸŒ™ Lucid Lounge ๐ŸŒ™ $300 || Lucid Lounge consists of a large covered octagonal PVC framed structure / decorated space with bed and gongs inside intended for sound healing and is not a chill space, but intentional guidance and gong / singing bowl sessions with prior signup. We are using our own 29" gong as well as Wes' 41" gong on loan. Lucid Lounge will also host several yoga sessions on the platform when no sessions are taking place, overlooking the fields and river.

except life size (not for tiny camp)

- Andrea Kerns (Gem), Gary

๐ŸŒ™ Comet in Stasis ๐ŸŒ™ $300 || A suspended sphere of glowing, pulsating lights encased in ice, the Comet in Stasis brings the a cool, refreshing presence to the Moon. This project consists of a robust stand and a ball of ice that is replaced every night. The ball of ice (Comet) itself is 1 foot in diameter with LEDs embedded in the center. It hangs suspended at chest level from a chain. The LEDs in the center of the Comet pulse with otherworldly patterns, attracting lunar-tics from all across the Moon's surface. Once enthralled by the Comet's otherworldly glow, burners can touch and play with the ball of ice, offering a reprieve from the heat of the lunar surface.

- Stephanie Dykes

๐ŸŒ™ Zoltar Booth ๐ŸŒ™ $200 || Come by the Zoltar Wishing Post and have your fortune told, make your wish, play Truth or Dare, consult the Magic 8 Ball or just get some good (or bad) advice. Just be careful what you wish forโ€ฆ donโ€™t ask for anything too โ€œBig.โ€

Be on the lookout for such infamous wish/luck bringers as the mystical Zoltar, Aladdinโ€™s Genie of the Lamp, a large white Rabbit (this isnโ€™t โ€œHarveyโ€), or one of those pesky Leprechauns as they man the booth and wander the event. Catch them for all kinds of surprises ((no tackling please โ€“ wish bringers are fragile and startle easily)).

{Would you like to participate? Can you tell fortunes, belly dance, or perform cool tricks? Do you have a snazzy outfit and would you like to be Zoltar for an hour or two. Message me or sign up at the Booth.}

- Oliver Vest (OuijaCat)

๐ŸŒ™ Tetra Borealis ๐ŸŒ™ $300 || Originally built as the entrance tunnel for Love Burn 2019 in Miami, Tetra Borealis is a shimmering kinetic sculpture and tunnel that reacts with the wind. It is made from a net covered in nearly 5000 shimmering strips of dichroic film that sit upon a metal frame. As the wind blows, the 4ft long strips undulate in the wind, changing colors as they move. Its size and shape make it inherently immersive since burners will be able to be completely be engulfed in the piece. Its movement amplifies even the smallest gust of wind, creating a striking shimmering visual paired with a beautiful rustling noise.

- Ben Stewart

๐ŸŒ™ Lunar Yearbook ๐ŸŒ™ $100 || Picture day cringes??? Not this time! You're in charge of your outfits now so go do you and come see us! We are compiling beautiful burner snaps in the spirit of Black Rock Yearbook... just with our own gravitational pull. Superlatives will be given and props will be used to make sure no burner is left floating out in space without all our other Lunartics! Individual Portraits snapped in our onsite studio. We do groups! Yeah, you heard us..... Theme Camp snaps also! Wrangle your cats and get on the list for us to come by and snap a shot of your camp for yearbook submission! Dedicated displays of the burns and art projects. We will accept photos sent in after the burn for potential inclusion also. Lunar Yearbook in the making during the burn with access to an online domain post burn to view the finished collection of high quality captures of the burners, camps, art, and moments that make us all so glad to be on the moon year after year.

- Twaffle

๐ŸŒ™ Faerie Circus ๐ŸŒ™ $250 || Coming from Hollywood Florida The Fairy circus is is a 24ft aerial rig decorated with different colored fabrics. At the top of the aerial rig we will have different kinds of ivy and flowers hanging to make it magical. I have been involved with bringing an aerial rig to many burning man events and now I have my own aerial rig! The Fairy circus was built for the first time this year Miami's Love Burn, unfortunately it rained a lot and many of our decorations were destroyed. We are associated with The Tree of Wants and Whims-A Fairy Theme Camp who will be submitting to this event as well. I will be doing aerial silks performances every night and teaching aerial silks during the day and I have insurance for both. Kassi Abreu will be performing on her Lyra every night as well as any other aerialist who want to play. We really love what we do and being able to share it with so much love!

- Carolyn Schultz

๐ŸŒ™ Filia ๐ŸŒ™ $100 || Filia is a crystal grid spread out in a manner to encompass the whole burn. With a total of seven points there will be podium style stands placed strategically throughout the burn which will hold beautiful large examples of each crystal and a placard explaining the grid which point you are at and where others points of the grid are located. They will be lit up at night. The friendship crystal grid is made up of three different types of crystals citrine, amazonite, and carnelian. Smoky Citrine (the focus stone)will help to attract good earth energies. Amazonite (the way stone) will bring us understanding and open mindedness. Carnelian (the desire stone) will bring loyalty faithfulness and support. This grid is known as the Borromean rings which is the design of stabilization and unity. This design will work well with our placement as all points will be placed along the roadside of the already existing roads at TTM. It just so happens the shape of this grid is diviningly a perfect shape!

- Luci Weaver (Lil Tamale)

๐ŸŒ™ Bermuda Pyramid ๐ŸŒ™ $100 || The Bermuda pyramid will be a 12 to 13 foot high pyramid made from 2 x 4โ€™s , add lights from the corners up to the point on all four outer sides of the pyramid . The top part will be covered with spandex and create a shaded Area to find some relief from the sun. The side pieces will be made into smaller triangles like shown in the picture and will be covered in the coordinating areas with stretchy spandex pieces that I have already made and those are ready to go .

- Andi Glytch

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Nice! So excited to see such amazing art on The Moon!!

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