The Kiosk is an art installation that debuted at Youtopia, the San Diego regional Burning Man event, in October 2023.
The main structure is a totally standard looking informational kiosk that you might see at the trailhead for a hike. It is accompanied by a national park sign in the classic style that, surprisingly, says “Youtopia National Forest”. That prompts you to take a closer look at the kiosk, and gradually you realize the information there is distorted, incomplete, and unbelievable. Some of the posters satirize burner culture or build on typical trailhead information, but other parts are almost threatening, hinting at a darker story…
Thanks to Youtopia for funding, and to everyone who helped with the project.
She is not lost. I am just here at Youtopia and I miss her. Enjoy this photo!
REPORT ALL UNCLOTHED ANIMALS
De Anza Springs Resort, the land owners for Youtopia, have recently transitioned from nudist to clothing-required. This poster was our mild protest.
This is an exact reproduction of a poster I saw at a festival ten years ago. Sometimes life is its own parody.