Cocoonap art-installation

We all, in fact, live in a cocoon - each in his own. This is a cozy and safe place, but sometimes it also closes us too much from the Universe. Surrounding people see only the shape of us and can only remotely represent who we are. Revealing this cocoon, we expose our genuine inner beauty. This is similar to the moment of birth - a manifestation of true magic. Opening ourselves, developing, we find unity with the world through love and harmony, and this gives us metaphoric wings and takes us to a new level, to a different form. Our cocoon dissolves like a summer nap. We are reborn.

The Burning Man festival- one of the most powerful places in the world, which gives everyone the opportunity to discover and change themselves - announced “Metamorphoses” as the theme for 2019. Everyone is inviting to show his own way what the idea of transformation could mean. The creative group Artmisto decided to do this through the creation of transforming installation and invite you to support the project.


Cocoonap is a combination of two words: Cocoon and Nap. Installation-transformer, which smoothly changes its appearance and telling a small parable. This is a visualization of a metaphorical dream about the changing and cyclical nature of life, about what is its basis. Birth, flourishing, development, dissolution in eternity.

The 3x4 meter installation will be made of wood, vividly decorated with LED-stripes for a spectacular show during the night, and the surface of the cocoon itself will be covered with stencils that will project metaphorical illustrations onto the surface of the desert.

Held during the day, a nearly three-meter-high cocoon will attract people with its mystery and encourage them to think through stories whose fragments are carved on its surface. And during the night, smoothly revealing and shimmering with multi-colored lights, Cocoonap will tell its own story with the warm and ambient music on the background, like a light summer nap, engaging the audience in the process of inner transformation and making them participants of the performance.


But that's not all. Everyone will be able to change the melody during the presentation with a special controller, introducing new details both in the sound and in the perception of the story itself.

In order to open the installation with the first sun rays on August 21, the day the festival starts, we are working on creating it all year. Our team is located on both sides of the ocean - in Ukraine and the United States. These are artists, engineers, musicians, and extraordinary creative people. In mid-August, we will move on the desert to the Burning Man site, where we will build Cocoonap and then share its history with everyone.


Cocoonap is a large and complex structure which is requiring a large number of materials, tools and services.  And you can really support us!

We are partly covering the cost of creating a project with our own funds, but your financial help is also necessary for the project. Each $ 1 brings a step closer to the realization of our idea. With your support we will buy the necessary materials and equipment and solve the logistics questions. Please note: the members  of project do not receive any remuneration.

The installation of Cocoonap is a dream of a small group of people to say what is really important for all of us, to reveal the beauty inside a person and harmony with the world through art and give this feeling to everyone. If this idea is close to you, you can become part of this project and help turn it into reality in the most amazing place on Earth!

Please, read the full presentation and learn more about Cocoonap project at our official website



Friends! Thank you so much for your support! We made the sample piece of Cocoon and finished our first mechanical test. Please check the short teaser video below.

Next step - optimization of construction, continue to develop the light, music and decorative parts, build the full beta-version of Cocoonap.

Thank you for your support!


  • Viacheslav Rudnytskyi 
    • $40 
    • 12 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $219 
    • 12 mos
  • Valentyna Kliuiko 
    • $40 
    • 12 mos
  • Anton AShevelov 
    • $30 
    • 12 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 13 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Volodymyr Nedogoda 
Seattle, WA
Alona Ishchenko 
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