Aug 152013

cosmic carouselWe look forward to seeing artist Michael Walsh‘s Cosmic Carousel‘s return visit to the Playa this year.  It is a kinetic, interactive sculpture that seemingly defies gravity and encourages public participation in order to climb aboard and spin the sculpture. It made its first appearance on the Playa in 2012 and is coming back by popular demand and is undergoing restoration to make a return landing in ’13. Cosmic Carousel uses Total Control Lighting pixels and our Pro Controller.

Benny, Karen and the Elves

Jul 312013

totem collageI know we are all getting excited for the amazing art that will be on the Playa this year. You can look forward to seeing these amazing Totems in the daytime and of course at night.  They will be located out on the playa at 9:30 & Esplanade.

Here is what the artist, Jason WA Tucker has to say about his installation this year:

”The cellular entities I refer to as Actual Contact evolved out of an abstract art form I had been painting for more than a decade. A cellular world of linguistic anthropomorphs sprang into the foreground and the whole experience coalesced into a discovery of these entities moving, morphing, and communicating. For me, painting became an act of participation with an Other, unifying alien contact, art, symbol, language, shamanism, the holy ghost, and alchemy. I see the totems, and the images on them, as an empathic expression of a cosmic connection between all things.”

There will be 12 ten foot Totems on the Playa this year, and then they hope to find a permanent home for them.  Jason will be using the 25 LEDs on the Total Control Lighting Pixel strand and Cool Neon’s Awesome Developer Kit for Total Control Lighting.

To read more about the artist and these Totems click HERE:

Benny, Karen and the Elves

May 222013
Artist's Rendering of seaGrass

Artist’s Rendering of seaGrass

We’re super excited to support the next project from the genius mind that created Fur Swarm, one of the coolest group projects that use Total Control Lighting on the Playa.

Coming to the Playa in 2013, seaGrass.  What is seaGrass?  Imagine wandering around the desert on the Playa late at night and coming upon a field of huge, gently swaying, beautifully lit blades of grass. You’ll be drawn to immerse yourself, interact with and wander through the blades. Lay down, look up, pretend you’re a fish…

If you would like to follow this project feel free to “Like” their Facebook Page HERE or to make a contribution to this gorgeous project, Seagrass, coming to the Playa in 2013  HERE.

Benny, Karen and the Elves