Jan 2017 South Bay Art Projects


Dues Ex Machina

Coming in 2017: Deus Ex Machina

CONCEPT for Radical Ritual:
Any deity, we suppose, observes our rituals.  Perhaps.  The creator and sustainer of worlds does not actually DO anything on our behalf.  We are the drivers, the doers, and the masters of our own fate.  Though we may plead and demand intercession, ultimately WE are the actors.  Even if God responded, he’d say “I do not make deals!” No offering or bargaining ultimately changes the turn of the Wheel.

This will be an interactive, burnable installation which invokes a dilapidated factory. Upon entering, you will near an altar on which to select or place your offering. Turn a crank; an automaton parts the clouds; a Monty Python-esque index finger descends and—rejects it! There is no appeal.


Contact RealGirl@burningman.org to get more information on how you can get involved (volunteer for build, volunteer for the playa, fundraising, and so on)




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