Despite how outrageously creepy it is, Falcor from “The Neverending Story” is a character that a lot of people have fond memories of. A lot of those people are now old enough to be doing things like attending Burning Man.
So of course, this animatronic puppet will end up making an appearance at a place that is supposed to be as far from reality as possible while still being on this planet. Just look at that thing. The teeth are kind of creepy. If you didn’t watch this movie as a kid, you’ll probably have no reason to get anywhere near this thing.
Nothing Like a Good Spin
A lot of the stuff in the Playa is relatively static – metal sculptures, couches set in circles, pavilions where you can relax, and the like. This one, however, is a little bit more dynamic. If you want, you can climb inside it and grab the controls, turning them like a madman and sending the whole sculpture spinning.
It's been described as way trippy. And that's coming from people who presumably know a thing or two about trips. It's best to be a little careful, since who knows what might go shooting out of those holes if it's moving at top speed.
As if It's Alive
There are a lot of metal art pieces at Burning Man, and for good reason – the intense heat, dry sand, and harsh winds would wreak havoc on a lot of other materials. This piece, however, is made entirely out of ¾ inch plywood sheets, cut and layered in such a way that it looks just like the real thing.
Or as much like the real thing as a huge woman coming out of a half-built egg could look. This piece would be noteworthy anywhere, but it is especially interesting in Black Rock City, where the harsh elements are often, let's say, unforgiving.
No Missed Connections
It's no surprise to us that somebody would set up a marquee board at Burning Man to display daily messages about love, forgiveness, and getting really scorched in the heat. This message seems to be about people that have been looking for each other for too long.
Wouldn't you know it, they both ended up going to Burning Man. What are the odds of that? Well, since this sign was at Burning Man, probably pretty high. Make sure not to mess up those letters – it takes a lot of work putting each message together, according to the people in charge.
So Much Art You Might Get Sick
Things are always pretty psychedelic at Burning Man. The lights, the people, and the art. Here a bunch of wires hanging from scaffolding present about fifty percent of a face. The eyes are, noticeably, missing. Is this some bigger message that the piece of art is trying to get across?
Is it trying to get people to be the eyes themselves? Or did the artists just forget to pack them? We figure nobody goes half-measures when it comes to BM, so this is almost certainly intentional. Brave the heat waves and the sandstorms and find out what it's like to visit the Playa.