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Kaleidoscope Kandeo
$627 raised
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Ended Jul 10, 2019

Kaleidoscope Kandeo….

We strive to create a sense of childlike wonder that adults lack access to. Utilizing spinning elements, sparkling lights, & places for hands to tinker we are creating art that gleefully yells: “come play!” We desire to induce a somatic response by asking participants to witness the spectacle above & create the same awe and wonder a child feels when it looks into a kaleidoscope. Kaleidoscope Kandeo aims to recreate this environment primed for moments of connection & play - but on a much larger scale. We invite participants to investigate & interact with the mechanics of the installation, allowing them to create enchanting images to gaze upon. Like Burning Man, all experiences & images viewed within Kaleidoscope Kandeo will be different for each & every participant. We seek to remind others of the joy & creativity found in play, how the very act pulls us into the moment & calls us to experience. This experience will not be limited to those visiting this playa this year, we will be on display in the Santa  Barbara and Los Angeles greater area fall of 2019. 


The kaleidoscope is a 20 foot tall faceted teardrop-shaped tower  Clad in fabric the installation will be a shimmering tear when illuminated at night. Gazing upwards within the hexagonal interior, participants observe a colorful glass gem suspended above a conical mirrored structure. Participants are invited to create a shared experience with each other by powering & observing the spinning gem box. Participants will create & fluctuate the complex rotation & spin of the gem box. Without communal effort the kaleidoscope's image will remain static. Reflections of the colors & complexity of motion will create a fantastic kinetic kaleidoscopic image.  At dusk, the laser cut paneling will reveal backlit patterns of light that make the kaleidoscope a waypoint in darkness. A frosted cap atop of the structure will create a glowing beacon that will be seen across the playa.


We are presently moving in to phase two of the project: building the exterior teardrop and lighting of the structure.  

We will need to raise a total of $4000.00 to complete the structure and lighting, run the lights during the event and transportation. 

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