August 29th, 2013  |  Filed under Culture (Art & Music), The CORE Project

Meet the Builders of CORE: Interacting with the art

August 29th, 2013  |  Filed under Culture (Art & Music), The CORE Project

Since Monday, Burning Man participants have been enjoying and interacting with the products of artistic labor from around the world. They’ve been animating fish, receiving gifts or just meeting the builders in the shade of their temporary art. You can even get brisket and margaritas at the Houston CORE structure while dancing to the music they are spinning.

At night the pieces glow with colored or animated light, showing participants a new face.

Day and night, morning and evening, the area where the CORE projects stand are buzzing with activity. Below are many images of the activity around the CORE projects, as well as photos of the completed artwork by these dedicated builders.

Jasmyne uses a handle to animate a fish sculpture on the New Orleans CORE piece

Jasmyne uses a handle to animate a fish sculpture on the New Orleans CORE piece

Zed and Yando hold a re-commitment ceremony at the Reno CORE piece

Zed and Yando hold a re-commitment ceremony at the Reno CORE piece

The multi-colored scale fish of the San Diego CORE piece climbs a gantry holding participants

The multi-colored scale fish of the San Diego CORE piece climbs a gantry holding participants

The Fibernachi-inspired spiral of the East Bay CORE piece is both a tower with a view and a shelter from the sun

The Fibernachi-inspired spiral of the East Bay CORE piece is both a tower with a view and a shelter from the sun

The Dutch CORE windmill turns by The Coyote. The painted panels brought overseas by the team are striking against the colors of the playa.

The Dutch CORE windmill turns by The Coyote. The painted panels brought overseas by the team are striking against the colors of the playa.

Petroglyphs on the Utah CORE piece sparkle in the morning sun

Petroglyphs on the Utah CORE piece sparkle in the morning sun

CORE day and night-8

“Havoc” watches from the upper deck of the Indiana CORE piece

CORE day and night-7

“The Year the Playa Stood Still” is a UFO crashed into the area of the Minnesota CORE project

CORE day and night-6

The designs of the Idaho CORE project spin and shape the daylight and heat

"The Canines", as these participants choose to be called, have a intimate moment with their camera in the shade of the Victoria CORE project

“The Canines”, as these participants choose to be called, have a intimate moment with their camera in the shade of the Victoria CORE project

A greeter at the East Bay CORE project offers lovely enamel pendants to all

A greeter at the East Bay CORE project offers lovely enamel pendants to all

This photo does not do the chasing light effects of the Midburn CORE piece justice. It is a cascade of pulsing light and vibrance in the night.

This photo does not do the chasing light effects of the Midburn CORE piece justice. It is a cascade of pulsing light and vibrance in the night.

The Austin CORE piece shifts and dances via light play

The Austin CORE piece shifts and dances via light play

The detail on the Maui CORE piece is highlighted by their lighting

The detail on the Maui CORE piece is highlighted by their lighting

A climber ascends the Washington D.C. CORE piece

A climber ascends the Washington D.C. CORE piece

The New York CORE project is indeed the "Star of The City" when night falls

The New York CORE project is indeed the “Star of The City” when night falls

The Lithuanian CORE piece glows with ever-changing light

The Lithuanian CORE piece glows with ever-changing light

These are the last images most will see before all of these structures are ignited in unison at a massive Thursday night burn. The night play ends at dawn and the CORE teams prep their wood for the final display in flames.


One Response to “Meet the Builders of CORE: Interacting with the art”

  1. JV Says:

    Wow, the CORE pieces have really stepped up, some of the coolest art I’ve seen out there. What a great aspect of the burn it’s become. These pics are a nice breath of dusty air while I sit at my desk working. Thanks!

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