you have an adequate crew to build, install and clean up your project?
Please describe your support team as it relates to the creation of the
art, playa support and dismantling/cleanup. Describe the roles and skills
needed even if you do not have a complete crew at this time.
Creatress of "The Return of Free Water", Lead Artist, Project
been to Burning Man for three years running, and credits it as playing
a major role in her creative awakening. This is her first art grant
proposal and is an exciting chance to give back to the community some
of the inspiration she has been gifted with. Ilsa was one of the primary
organizers of the (unregistered) Village of Ashe theme camp, an oasis
for Asheville, NC burners, many of whom are virgins (it takes a lot
of work to get the BRC from Asheville!)
active in the regional Burn event Transformus and is the Team Lead for
the Mysteria Department of Mobile Art and the new Division of Mutant
Transit. This year is a hallmark year for her team as they transition
the entire city into a car-free zone (only public art cars and small
vehicles). She has created several art cars, including last year's Psychedelic
Hayride (the first Mysteria city bus) and a large collapsible gypsy
multi-media artist, some of Ilsa's hometown accomplishments include:
performances with local performace troupes including hula hoop, aerial,
and dance with Surreal Sirkus and Unifire Theatre
Producing, and starring (as Buffy) in sold-out performances of Buffy
the Vampire Slayer: The Musical "Once More With Feeling"
major housing renovations, including a conversion of a detached garage
into a studio apartment
a Visionary Arts Collective: Intuitive Arts Multimedia www.ICreateIAm.com
First Place for street-wear in the Costume Shoppe's "Transform
the Revolution" Costume Contest
also working on writing a novel and comic book, turning her van into
an art car, and has lately been turning her sights towards interior
design and recycled art. Her fondest hope is help awaken human consciousness
through her art. See some of her digital design work in her online
Door (Jim Genaro):
News Reporter; Composer
will be responsible for collaborating with the team to form the exact
shape that the "factual" and "fictional" news stories
will take. In other words, he will be the writer of the story of "The
Return of Free Water." PanDoor is a Reporter for local independent
newspaper The Asheville Daily Planet; his news articles can be found
in a variety of locations online under his legal name Jim Genaro.
musician, PanDoor has produced three albums of electronic music under
the musical name LOGOS. He will also
be responsible for the task of organizing an ambient soundtrack for
the installation, made up of original music donated by other Burners
and friends that have been invited to contribute.
senior in Piano Performance at UNCA, PanDoor is also working on his
fourth album "Symbignosis". He is responsible for all manner
of local performance art in the Asheville area for the last 10 years;
he is co-founder of the Surreal Sirkus, a member of Asheville's first
blacklight and fire performance troupe, and co-founder of a Visionary
Arts Collective: Intuitive Arts Multimedia www.ICreateIAm.com.
and Pan Door were married at Burning Man on a giant labrynth they built
in 2005. Their abundant and loving partnership continues to this day.
Technical Consultant and Mechanic/Electrician
in electrical components and weather protection. He will be responsible
for converting all battery operated lighting to a single source and
with ensuring that optimal power needs are communicated, arranged for,
and actualized on the Playa. Jacob has much experience with providing
power in adverse wilderness conditions, including providing power for
three theme camps at last year's Transformus.
Lighting Effects Coordinator; Rigging Consultant; Flower Artist; Altars
has been to Burning Man for two years and took to it like a fish to
water. A multi-faceted artist, Marston specializes in ceramic sculpture
and is one of the only clay artists in the world making ceramic singing
bowls using a technique she has perfected over the years. Marston
also was a rigger and lighting crew member of the Big Apple Circus
and has also worked for Cirque Du Soleil doing lighting. She owns
a set of theatrical lights and is delighted to donate them to the
will aid in the creation of the Cola Flowers, including consulting
on the rigging safety of the structures. As a priestess of an earth-based
spiritual practice, she will also participate in the creation of the
Video Projections Coordinator
for aiding in the creation and collection of video and still footage
for projecting onto the Soda Flowers.
collaborations with video artists around the country/globe, schedule
in the selection and procurement of video projectors, slide projectors,
etc. and design their placement
Soda Flower construction crew:
for soda bottle and can procurement and sanitation as well as constructing
the soda flowers
actively recruiting from the extensive local artist and Burner scene.
helping to assemble and disassemble the installation
with LNT during and after the event
with cleaning and refilling water dispenser, restarting computer systems
if needed, cleaning playa dust off of the art, etc.
keep an eye on things and repair in the event that things break