The Listener - Burning Man 2019 Art Project

Help us bring our Art Project "The Listener" to Burning Man 2019!

We're bringing "The Listener,"  an interactive art piece to Burning Man 2019. It has been assigned placement by the Burning Man arts group on the open playa.

The Listener is partially based on the 1980s favorite “Simon" where people work together to repeat sound and light sequences using buttons on pedestals. 

The installation includes original and sampled sounds and custom lighting design sequences.

What we Need

"The Listener" project is funded solely by our team and our community--and we need your help! We've built much of the project and are in final design work for the music and lighting sequences. We still need help paying for the Hardware, Electronics, Carpentry and Transportation of the installation.

- Donate $10 and you we will include you in our thank you chant after the art is set up
We will make up a chant that somehow includes your name after the art is set up on playa.

- Donate $25 and you will receive a personalized postcard from the artists
We will send you a personal thank you post card in the mail. Snaily mail style.

 - Donate $50 and you will receive a printed photograph of the art
We'll take a great photo of the art on-playa, make a nice print with the event information on it and send it to you with a thank you after the event. 

- Donate $200 and you will receive  an embroidered t-shirt AND photograph
We'll send you a an embroidered t-shirt to you after the event along with the photo from the $50 tier. 

- Donate $300 and you may request specific audio samples to be included in the art.* 
We'll work with you to get a specific sound or audio sequence of your choosing into the art and available through a specific sequence of button presses.

Use of Funds
All work is done by volunteers and we used our own tools equipment, and space whenever possible.

Fund expenditures have been made by category:

 - Electronics (50%)
 - Audio Equipment and Power (22%)
 - Hardware, Materials and Carpentry (14%)
 - Transportation (11%)
 - Incidental Expenses (3%)

The Artists
Nick, Rob (spacetime), Anne, Chad (miller), and Julie.

Videos of our Progress

Video 1: Time Lapse - LED Electronics and Mounting

Video 2: 

*Audio is subject to a reasonable interpretation of decommodification principals

Reddit Proof of ownership
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 37 mos
  • Karen Mann 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 37 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Suparna Salil 
    • $1,000 
    • 37 mos
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Rob Banagale 
Portland, OR