A giant, 100-foot-tall mirror ball is coming to Burning Man this year.
A group of artists and architects led by Danish architects Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange constructed this gigantic Sphere.The ORB is a giant sphere, scaled to 1/500,000th of the earth’s surface, with a diameter of nearly 100 feet.
The ORB finds itself at the axis of Art & Utility, capturing the entire Black Rock City in an airborne temporal monument that mirrors the Burning Man experience to the Burners as single beings in the midst of an intentional community. Visible from most of The Playa, it will help Burners navigate the desert and find way.
At night, the ORB will blend entirely into its surroundings and become part of the desert. The ORB is a tribute to mother earth & human expression - designed to easily inflate and deflate, leaving no trace on the Playa.
Why They are raising funds?The ORB’s honest and clear expression hides a lot of complexity and effort. We have funded the majority of 30 ton of steel and 1000 hours of welding of the structure as well as 1500 sewing hours for the 2000 m2 / 21,500 sq ft sphere ourselves. To complete the funding, we are looking to raise 50 000 USD from friends, family and anyone who would like to bring this art piece to Burning Man 2018 - your donation will bring a temporal planet to the Playa!
If you want to help and read more Head The Orb's indiegogo page or Join at their facebook event page.