the raygun gothic rocket

The Raygun Gothic Rocket, by by Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, David Shulman, John Manyjohns.­

Photos taken at the Burning Man 2009 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

The Raygun Gothic Rocket is an immersive large-scale installation consisting of a 40' tall metal rocketship connected via walkway to a taller gantry launch tower with a well-defined lighted perimeter.­ Participants can interactively explore the rocket's three interior chambers accessible through the bottom of the rocket and the top of the rocket via the gantry.­ Aesthetically, the Rocketship explores the rococo retro-futurist future-rustic vernacular.­ Existing between yesterday's tomorrow and the future that never was.­.­.­ it is a critical kitsch somewhere between The Moons of Mongo and Manga Nouveau.­

For more information about the Raygun Gothic Rocket, go to www.­raygungothicrocket.­com/­

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