Temple of Gravity - Burning Man 2017
- Architecture & Design
- Visual Arts
Gravity: perhaps the only force we can truly have faith in…
In 2003, Zachary Coffin built the Temple of Gravity for Burning Man as an expression of the year's theme - Beyond Belief. This year, we're bringing the massive 180,000-pound sculpture back for Radical Ritual. And we need your help!
The Temple of Gravity’s 60-foot diameter steel dome is made up of 5 arms, and suspended from each of these arms is a 15,000-pound granite stone slab, which yes, you can climb on. If you've seen this impressive piece before, then you know the treat you’re in for! If you haven’t seen it yet, then get excited - you’re going to love it!
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How Your Contribution will Help:
Burning Man has graciously given us an honorarium grant... However, this grant will only be able to cover a portion of our costs, which is why we need your help in order to bring this incredible piece back to the playa!
Since 2003, the Temple of Gravity has been vacationing at a spa in Palm Springs, which has been a dream, but now she can’t wait to get back out to the playa! In order to get her ready to go back out there, we need to: dismantle the piece, ship the entire structure from Palm Springs to Oakland (which requires four tractor trailers!), sandblast each component down to bare metal, galvanize the raw steel, acid etch it, and then ship the piece from Oakland to the Black Rock Desert. Which, unfortunately, all costs a lot of moolah!
Help us bring the Temple of Gravity back to Burning Man by making a tax-deductible contribution today! Plus we have some great perks available for you to treasure and enjoy!
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A huge THANK YOU to everyone that made this video possible!
Director & Editor: Emily Bedard
Producer: Courtney King
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