Temple of Floating Compression
The Temple of Floating Compression went to Burning Man 2023!
Previously it was at Arizona's regional burn Saguaro Man, and served as the temple for San Diego's Regional Burn, YOUtopia. It is now looking for a permanent home - reach out soon if you are interested.
The Temple of Floating Compression is a large tensegrity sculpture inspired by MJ's father, who enjoys making small models and suggested it would be fun for us to make a large one.
The photo on the right (below on mobile) shows the final shape. The central piece is suspended by the shallow pyramid, and can rotate and swing freely.
The photo below is a gallery! Click or swipe through.
More than a hundred people helped with this art in various ways - thank you! Without you all fabricating, assembling, driving, lifting, sweating, playing, donating, bleeding, crying, designing, and dreaming this would not have happened.
Our letter to our Burning Man Art Support Services liaison has some good stories about the help we needed on playa.
If you are so moved, you can still donate here. Our final budget is there, and we still have significant expenses.
Putting this thing together is totally mind bending. Each time we do it a bit differently, and get totally confused along the way. If you want to follow along, here are some helpful diagrams made by Ander on our crew.