Burning Man is always seeking to up the ante on it’s art installations. Recently, Black Rock City transported a comprehensive collection of visual and interactive art to Washington DC’s for a year-long exhibition at The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery . Every year, artists from around the globe travel to Nevada to contribute to the transformational gathering’s growing collection of mind-bending art. There is no money involved; artists simply arrive with the humble intention of sharing their art with Burning Man’s 70,000 some odd attendees.
The latest installation proposal is a 10,000 square meter NASA space blanket designed by Russia-based architect Sasha Shtanuk. The large reflective blanket is made of 3,350 ultralight polyester using NASA technology, which will constantly shape shift to resemble gigantic waves in the air. Given how the metallic silver side of the blanket reflects up to 97 percent of radiated heat, the most intriguing aspect of the installation is that it will provide a chilled gathering space in the scorching hot desert locale.
To bring the project to life, Shtanuk has started an Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds for the materials and transportation of the giant NASA space blanket installation, which has a flexible goal of $17,500 USD.
Photo credits: Alex Shtanuk