In the world of Burning Man what should a museum represent? How should it entice the audience into experience the art, and how different will it be from other museums?
One project that will answer some of these questions is the Museum of No Spectators. It started as a virtual project, and will be one of a few pieces from the virtual burn that will be built for Burning Man 2022.
We chat with Absinthia, co-lead of the project to find out how the experience will offer participants a chance to take centre stage at the museum.
In WAFDust podcast #22 we chat with multi-disciplinary artist Luke Jerram, about “New Beginnings”, the latest addition to our exhibition at Ashton Court in Bristol.
New Beginnings is the first in a series of coin sculptures to be made by Luke which are animated and completed by members of the public. Some sculptures will be temporary, whilst others, will be permanent, creating a slowly changing landmark in the landscape, a destination and focus for public discussion.
The giant wooden seed sculpture is proving to be very popular, as members of the public are invited to make a wish, as they hammer coins into the piece.
This Ashton Court exhibition is a partnership with ArtSpace LifeSpace in Bristol.
In WAFDust podcast #17, Katie Eldridge is in conversation with Aaron Taylor Kuffner, creator of Gamelatron, sound producing kinetic sculptures.
Aaron explains how he took inspiration from Indonesia’s Gamelan, a thousand-year-old sonic tradition, to compose unique digital sonic immersive experiences, that have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, and Burning Man amongst other places around the world.
Kate Raudenbush, Michael Christian, Aaron Taylor Kuffner
WAFDust Podcast #15
We Are From Dust was inspired by the amazing big art pieces exhibited by artists at Burning Man over the many years. In this episode we delve into the aims and aspirations of three artists to find out How Big Art Inspires and Changes Humanity, and hosted a panel discussion with Kate Raudenbush, Michael Christian and Aaron Taylor Kuffner.
While it may sound a little ‘tongue in cheek’ we wanted to know whether size really matters?
This podcast is a recording of our Art With Me panel recorded live in Tulum, Mexico.
In this chat, Kate Raudenbush and Michael Christian dive deep and discuss the inspiration for their work, the impact large scale installations have on people, and how they keep their own respective dreams alive.
The panel is moderated by Yomi Ayeni – founder of We Are From Dust.
Crossing Continents is a series of talks with artists and collaborators who have not only travelled to Black Rock City, but have set up regional outposts in their respective countries.
Our first guest is artist and Finnish Regional Contact, Anssi Laurila, part of a team who have injected a cultural slant to everything they’ve exhibited at Burning Man, ranging from folklore, education, and even a traditional sauna.
Anssi talks about the fruitful world of concepting projects in Helsinki, being inspired by the International Space Station, and how the collaborative nature of the Burning scene helped birth his first art project.