Friday, September 05, 2008

Burning Man 2008 Art: Mutopia by the Flaming Lotus Girls, San Francisco, CA

Mutopia - Burning Man 2008

Mutopia has germinated and is evolving, creating an intentional place of growth, mystery and possibility. Starting as one strange Seedpod, Mutopia sent out a runner root touching down with its node, and a new Seedpod was formed. Each successive plant repeats this process, evolving as it matures and remaining connected to the whole by a long umbilical-like root structure. Its evolution is not just mere mutation and adaptation; it is willfully incorporating features and forms of the plants, animals, and machines it interacts with in its surroundings. Through this absorption Mutopia elaborates its form, incorporating these elements into its future stages of growth. In a very direct way, participant interaction is influencing the growth of this life form and helping something new emerge. Thirteen generative Seedpods illustrate this new evolutionary concept of intentional and interactive evolution. Metals are reshaped into a sinuous evolving form growing in a giant spiraling formation. Mutopia entices one to enter its space, interact and contribute to its informed patterns of growth.

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Mutopia - Burning Man 2008

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Mutopia - Burning Man 2008

Fireworks Show Friday Night was INCREDIBLE. Unfortunately, I didn't get any good pictures of the colored flames or fireworks, but Stefan Did. This is my attempt:

Mutopia Fireworks Show Friday Night


Unknown said...

that is a wonderful page of images

thank you.

mills said...

Thank you so much for your lovely photos of our art.

We keep an archive of images and would love to have them to put in there as documentation of our art. Please email me if that is OK :)