Yay, I can confirm this is go now: I’m bringing a big art project this year, dubbed The Rocketship! (we’re all in rocket mode this year it seems )
WHAT: A tall wooden structure in the shape of a rocket, lit up at night with solar-powered lights. It’s a shrine to the cosmos (inner and outer), an empty vessel for your thoughts. If you could write down a message to be sent into deep space, what would it say? Here’s your chance!
WHO: You! Write (or draw) anywhere on the wood: your hopes, fears, sorrows, joys, wisdom… there will be a few pens available, but bring any media you like. Then on the last night of camp, we’ll move the wood panels into a fire ring, and set them ablaze for an epic blastoff (bonfire)!
WHY: This is a “temple” not in a religious sense, but is a concept shamelessly stolen from the Burning Man tradition known as The Temple: a wooden structure is built each year by a different team of artists, then filled up with memories and intentions of thousands of people over many days, and at the end of the week the whole thing is burned in a spectacular fire.
WHERE: It will be set up in the quieter, sparser outskirts of Red Camp, a bit away from everything where you can see the stars. To burn it, we’ll disassemble the panels and bring them over to a fire ring a little closer to the camps, to keep wayward space explorers warm.
WHEN: All weekend, all the time… then burned on Sunday night. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Also, HUGE props to Moparskunk for doing construction! You rock, dude!! Everyone give him hugs and booze.
If anybody has questions, ask me here for find me there.