Enter one of the two portals. Inside you will be surrounded by skylights letting in the light. The light shining on the different surfaces forms various patterns that change with the passing of the sun overhead. In addition, there is a lighting system that gradually changes color in sync with the numerous sounds projected.
As you move through the wormhole and interact with other burner citizens a myriad universe is generate influenced by the changing reflections from the movements of all within its walls. A kaleidoscopic environment is formed as light and images bounce around inside.
STILL ALIVE PROJECT
A B O U T
This is a unique art piece, which comes from the diversity and traditions that are part of Chile. The southernmost country in the world, it is progressing in today´s world. It´s trustworthy people believe in making dreams come true to make the world a better place for all. This project will travel more than 6,000 miles to the beautiful event of BURNING MAN 2019.
"Still Alive" is an elongated heptagonal installation, constructed from a modular wooden frame covered with mirrored sheets. It represents the metamorphosis of life from the beginning to the end. It reflects its surroundings, continually changing as the environment around it morphs.
The piece covered with a gold metallic mirrored surface is a chameleon in the desert as its reflections of the environment change throughout the day. Reflections of the desert will extend to the horizon.
STILL ALIVE as something like Kubrick's 2001 Space Odessy monolith, which appears in front of the primitive human beings and that although it is a dead organism, it is a reflection of the life that surrounds it, that attracts and creates more life, and with luck, it can reflect in each person what makes us human.
With more than 20 feet long and composed of six large rings, it is a modular tunnel built, with 65 mirrored sheets, which will be mounted, on an even larger platform anchored to the desert. It is in this platform where the solar panels, circuits and all the electronics necessary for its operation, will be integrated.
One of the greatest challenges was creating a work that could stand up to the extremes of the desert. Sandstorms, winds up to 70 miles per hour and drastic changes of temperature. The result is a piece that is self-supporting that can withstand the extreme weather conditions as well as the crowds that will enjoy the piece.
Whether being contemplated or traveled through, the art piece can generate different atmospheres. Perception is distorted in the senses of sight, hearing and touching that are activated with the various sounds and lights reflected from its own material. Curiosity is generated as burners explore and move in and out the portals of the structure.
Finally, all different elements that combine with it, highlight the essence of the piece seen as a "living sculpture painted by its surroundings". The appearance of being alive is thanks to the materials elected, even though, it is a static piece.