The Towers of Crete stood upon the playa as a monument, connecting the dirt to the stars, the ancient to the modern, and the abstract world of forms to the our world of the three dimensional. At nightfall the crowns of the towers glowed with flame, each tower taking turns in a dialogue with its visitors.
This project was made possible through an honoraria grant from Burning Man and has been installed at Burning Man (2019) and at Oakland’s Autumn Lights festival (2019).
Lead Assist, Project Manager
Design, Fabrication, Electronics
Design, Fabrication, Operations
Flame Effects, Fabrication
Design, Electronics, Fabrication
Programming, Fabrication, Electronics
We would additionally like to thank the many community members who showed up before, during, and at Burning Man to jump in and help when they could. Thank you Alexa Cohn, Corinne Oplinger, the crew of Windchest, Simon Sutherland, and everyone else who contributed to the success of this project.