WATERWAY AND SHOWER FOR THE BLACKROCK DESERT (AT BURNING MAN), 1992
I was invited by Larry Harvey to create these pieces at the Burning Man Festival in 1992. It was a great experience to go to the desert, camp and work. In a matter of days a small city emerged and I was somewhat of the water manager. The shower was designed with 2 stalls. Each stall was open to a beautiful view of the desert (away from the public view). There was a sheet metal container that one could pump aprrox. 3 gallons of water into. On the bottom was a valve that had to be pushed to allow water to fall.
In the center of the city was the waterway. This was intended to be a gathering place. The water recirculated with a pump. I made the troughs from cedar to encourage people to touch the water.
Did I mention we saw a plane crash! No one was injured.