is a 20 foot tall faceted teardrop-shaped tower made from bent steel tubing. Clad in iridescent laser-cut paneling, the installation will be a shimmering tear when illuminated at night. Gazing upwards within the hexagonal interior, participants observe a colorful glass gem suspended above a conical mirrored structure. Participants are invited to create a shared experience with each other by powering & observing the spinning gem box. Utilizing two different handles, participants will create & fluctuate the complex rotation & spin of the gem box. Without communal effort the kaleidoscope's image will remain static. Reflections of the colors & complexity of motion will create a fantastic kinetic kaleidoscopic image. At dusk, the laser cut paneling will reveal backlit patterns of light that make the kaleidoscope a waypoint in darkness. A frosted cap atop of the structure will create a glowing beacon that will be seen across the playa.
We strive to create a sense of childlike wonder that adults lack access to. Utilizing spinning elements, sparkling lights, & places for hands to tinker we are creating art that gleefully yells: “come play!” We desire to induce a somatic response by asking participants to witness the spectacle above & create the same awe and wonder a child feels when it looks into a kaleidoscope. Kaleidoscope Kandeo aims to recreate this environment primed for moments of connection & play - but on a much larger scale. We invite participants to investigate & interact with the mechanics of the installation, allowing them to create enchanting images to gaze upon. Like Burning Man, all experiences & images viewed within Kaleidoscope Kandeo will be different for each & every participant. We seek to remind others of the joy & creativity found in play, how the very act pulls us into the moment & calls us to experience.
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Each kaleidoscope has been hand fire painted and features beautiful light casting patterns on the exterior.
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2 Layered Pyropainting on Glass
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