Burn sculpture at Magneet Festival 2015

Project done working with Sober Industries

For the second year in a row Sober Industries was asked to build and host the burn sculpture at Magneet Festival. The burn sculpture is an important part of the festivals setup and is considered the center piece. It is the first and the last artwork people encounter when visiting the festival. During the festival it is used as a music and performances stage. And on the last day, sunday, the final show and end-ritual is performed at this artwork. After the ritual the festival is concluded by setting the burn sculpture on fire, like the burning man.

The dragon figure we designed to be the burn sculpture resembled the dragons and demons everybody carries.  By using it to enjoy, feel alive, party and feel connected to other people we wanted to show that dragons and demons can be overcome. And to finish it of we lit the thing on fire which is the perfect defeat.

The piece was made using recycled wood, collected from all over the region. Its body was filled with organic trash that was collected during the build of the festival.

My role in this project:

  • Part of the creative concept development team
  • One of two Art directors on the physical appearance
  • Overall production