Black Rock Lighthouse Service
A crystal inspired cluster of Lighthouses ranging from 6 to 65 foot tall and some leaning as much as 25 degrees, Black Rock Lighthouse Service reinterpreted the possibility of temporary placemaking and impact of social sculpture. The juxtaposition of creating a destination of fun and shelter by something that is symbolically meant to warn you of danger was a launching point for inspiring a design experience that played with both features simultaneously. Despite being temporary and designed to feel "janky", this installation was quite possibly the safest thing on the playa being designed and engineered to withstand continuous occupancy (100 lbs/sf), as well as, 80+ mph winds (just in case). It became a destination where participants went to seek shelter, play, meet-up with friends and navigate the inland sea that is the Playa. At night the Lighthouses truly came alive with fire, light, and a few other surprises.
|Black Rock City, NV
|Burning Man Project
|Max Poynton + Jonny Poynton
|Dave Keane + Michael Clancy
|Lighthouse Interiors Artists
|Rebecca Anders, Raven + Luscious, Gabriella Levandowski, Gretchen Stamp, Toshiaki Uchikoshi
|Tech and Lighting
|Tom Lee, Brook Stah, Courtney King
|Don Cain + Aaron Scott
|Volunteers (without whom this would not be possible)
|Too many names to list. See project description and contact me to add your name.