Burn sculpture at Magneet Festival 2014

Project done working with Sober Industries

After we met with the organization 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 festival is all about connecting people and their powers to contribute to the collaborative system on which the event is build. As we got involved more and more we found a lot of similarity in sacred geometry. Everything is connected in one way or another. We designed the piece based on this philosophy. Using triangles to create a perfect circle which encloses a set of cubes. These geometric figures are the center of the construction. for the other part we wanted to recreate an sacred area. A temple like platform which people can climb upon and chill on.

The piece was made using recycled wood, collected from all over the region.

My role in this project:

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