zipties art installation - burning man 2012

Art installation made entirely with plastic Zip-ties.­ Hundreds of thousands of Zip-ties, interlocked to make comfortable glowing couches under a shade.­

The Third Space (or Der Dritte Raum in German) is a triangular spider web of 250,000 zip ties clutched over a wooden skeleton.­ By Alexander Rehn and Greutmann-Bolzern Design Studio, and swissnex San Francisco.­ More info at swissnexsanfrancisco.­org/­Ourwork/­events/­burningman2012.

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2012 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

glowing lying down night sitting

Burning Man Festival

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Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.­

The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert.­ A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.­

The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man).­ The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.­

If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.­burningman.­org.

Burning Man 2012 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)

For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.