The Intersection - Burning Man 2018

The Intersection

This Burning Man 2018 art installation is a real-size intersection with traffic lights, lanterns, road signs, and a bus stop with ads (you can put on yours!), postbox (send us a letter!) and DJ lineup/BM events plans (have a look while you wait for your artcar to arrive).

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By placing such a familiar for the urban eye installation into the foreign landscape of the Playa, we aim to conjure a feeling of a mirage in the desert, as two realities overlap each other and travelling between them is made possible. The most usual thing – the intersection – is may be the last object you expect to see at Burning man. It contradicts with other art objects, enhancing the feeling of you being in another reality.

This intersection is much more than a mundane street a person knows from their everyday life. Upon closer inspection, the intersection seems to have appeared from a parallel universe. The universe where Burning Man expanded beyond the trash fence, found a way into the urban realm, and modified it.

In this world, unicorns can be found side by side with robots and the city interacts with its inhabitants in a casual way. In this world, the green man on pedestrian crossing lights does not just indicate when one can safely cross the road, but suggests that activities such as meditation or hugging a stranger next to you as well as unicorns are rightful participants of the traffic.

We want to make The Intersection a place of attraction for burners’ activities, the bus stop – a meeting point, and the lineups schedule will help to plan the day. On The Intersection, burners will be able to send mail or leave an ad about interesting activities in their camps. We will also invite music, food and art projects to be guests on our intersection. Oh, and there is a Big Red Button you can push if you want a mutant vehicle to pick you up and take you on a ride! (we can’t promise it will though).

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For most of us, the world of Burning Man and
 the everyday world are parallel universes, and The Intersection represents our dream of a place where these realities meet and exist simultaneously.

Donations ()

  • A Z 
    • $195 
    • 21 mos
  • Anya Stepanova 
    • $20 
    • 21 mos
  • maria Dukhon 
    • $10 
    • 21 mos
  • Elena Kadyrova 
    • $20 
    • 21 mos
  • Ekaterina Safronova 
    • $10 
    • 21 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kirill Ivanov 
Organizer
San Francisco, CA
Danil Kozyatnikov 
Beneficiary
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