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|Inspired by the wonder of childhood carnival rides, Dreamland is an immersive and interactive environment. A whimsical experience of vivid colors, dazzling light and flame transport participants to the world of spectacle and the carnivalesque. As participants interact with the sculpture, they discover that they control the movement of the piece by turning a circular, central railing, which moves the arms above head, imitating the mechanics of a swing carousel. During the day, spinning the sculpture creates shifting patterns of shade and light as the sun filters through a fabric canopy. A soundscape that echoes the boardwalk and bygone carnivals fades in and out. At night, the atmosphere becomes electrified. As the spinning arms reach different velocities, the piece comes alive with fire and light.
To listen to the atmospheric soundscape created by many different sound artists, visit our Soundcloud page.
Location: Burning Man Festival 2015 – Black Rock Desert, NV
DREAMLAND IS A COLLABORATION
Dreamland is the result of a collaboration among over 40 different people contributing to engineering, design, wood, metal, fabric, flame effects, lighting, technology, logistics, project management, fundraising, marketing, crew care and a number of surprise elements yet to be revealed. FLUX’s process is radically-collaborative, allowing for each person’s artistic input to become an integral and valued part of the whole while maintaining the artistic integrity of the artwork.
Visual design partner
Sound design partners
Carousel evolved to Dreamland as a project for the 2015 Burning Man event. Burning Man has provided a generous grant for this project to support the enhanced interactivity and placemaking experience that Dreamland has become.
We are continuing to raise funds to support the ongoing work of FLUX as a nonprofit. Please consider making a donation.