Lightning in a Bottle (LiB) is taking a page from the Burning Man handbook for their 2020 edition in Buena Vista, California. The long-running festival is introducing a new program initiative called Co LaB Camps, an obvious word play off of LA-based production company, Do LaB, who produces the transformational gathering each year. Co LaB Camps calls on attendees to participate in building their very own inspired festival installations, exhibits, and structures.
The program recently went live on LiB’s website, with organizers stating,
“Co LaB Camps will be collectively placed inside the main festival grounds offering fun, interactive, community-minded experiences, and art for attendees to enjoy. Whether it’s a communal lounge, performance art, interactive space or art installation, now is your chance to share what you can dream up. All ideas large or small are encouraged to apply!”
Co LaB Camps’ main purpose is to inspire the LiB festival family to create as “co-producers” of the event. At the same time, it’s about fostering togetherness, community-building, and inclusivity in the festival campgrounds. Not to mention, approved groups will have the chance to leave their mark on the festival’s footprint for the entire community to interact with.
The deadline to apply is March 31, 2020 by filling out this form with as much detail as possible. All applicants will receive a response by April 15. For more information, visit the official announcement on LiB’s website. For inspiration, take a look at some of the past years’ projects designed and executed by LiB attendees (pictured below). Every concept is welcome — from art cars and pop-up lounges, to totems and interactive structures, and whatever else — your own creativity is the limit!