The Head Maze debut at Burning Man 2019
$25,559 raised
51% of $50k goal
165 contributors
20 Days left Ends Jun 14, 2019
The Pier Group (responsible for The Space Whale in 2016, Embrace at Burning Man in 2014, and The Ship and Pier in 2011 and 2012) introduce our newest sculpture for Burning Man 2019: Head Maze.

Head Maze is a 40 foot mediating mind, resting on one hand and ripping its face off to reveal a crystalline stained glass being. Inside of the mind is an immaculate interactive labyrinth of our subconscious and dreams. It's a massive collaboration dedicated to the complexities of cognition, our common struggle between body and mind, nature and nurture and our persistently fluctuating perception of self. A series of hidden doors in the mouth, wrists and head open into a 4 story, 18 room maze.

 

Each 10 x 8 foot modular room creates a unique space dedicated to the nature of our minds, our struggles with being and the weird and fanciful process of dreaming. An interactive participatory playground hidden inside a beautiful monumental mind.

Head Maze is our attempt to help everyone who struggles with their mind know that they are not alone, that we struggle too, and it’s ok to feel a little mad in this society. The Head Maze is being built by an incredible army of dedicated artists of all skill levels. And we can only do this with your help!

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Head Maze will premiere at Burning Man in 2019 then find a permanent home around California/Nevada.

At the moment we have been lucky to raise a healthy $60,000 of our $190,000 goal. While we've been building this project in earnest, the most difficult challenge we will face is funding this sculpture. And this is where we need YOU! We did not receive a grant from Burning Man, big art is hard enough without the additional burden of raising funds. Your donation, regardless of size helps us to keep building and to keep sharing our art. Here is a high-level breakdown of the associated costs need to build this piece. 

Head Maze Budget

Will you help us make the Head Maze real? Please take a look at the rewards and choose one that works for you. Your donation will bring us one step closer to finishing this dream project and sharing it with the world. We have a giant team and your donation will give all of us a big smile :).

Who lives in the mind? What is it trying to share with us? We want to share Head maze with you. Lets cherish and care, let's discover and dare, let's do it together. Thank you for your time and your donation to our grand idea, the Head Maze.

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$10 USD + shipping
Sticker Pack!
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Every dollar counts! Enjoy 3 from your Head Maze crew!
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$20 USD + shipping
Enamel Pin
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Thank you for your donation! We will send you an enamel pin along with a few stickers from your Head Maze crew.
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$30 USD + shipping
4" Patch
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Receive a custom 4" patch from The Head Maze Crew along with a few stickers!
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$30 USD + shipping
Bandana
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Receive a custom Head Maze tube bandana! These are like super bandanas.
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$50 USD + shipping
T-shirt
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Show off your support to everyone on and off playa with a Head Maze T-shirt! Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL.
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$65 USD + shipping
Enamel Pendant
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I know you want a beautiful enamel pendant? Receive a custom enamel pendant that you can wear or share!
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$75 USD + shipping
Small 3D print
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This 2" reproduction of the Head Maze, 3d printed and signed by artist Matt Schultz is a perfect addition to a desktop art collection.
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$150 USD + shipping
Bronze pendant
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We are designing a special bronze pendant for our donors and our crew. Donate here to receive one.
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$150 USD + shipping
Cotton Zip Hoodie
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Hoodies are the perfect night time playa attire, be warm and show off your support for the Arts! Receive one 100% cotton Head Maze hoodie! Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL
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$175 USD + shipping
Medium Head Maze 3D Print
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4" 3d print of the Head Maze signed by lead artist Matt Schultz. The perfect scale for a gift or to add to your own collection.
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$300 USD + shipping
Large Head Maze 3D print
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This special limited edition Head Maze print will only be given to our crew and our donors. Display your love for the project with this limited signed original reproduction of the Head Maze by Matt Schultz.
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$400 USD + shipping
Head, Hoodie, Pendant, Shirt
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You know you want a combination of schwag! This perk includes a 4" 3d print, a Zip Hoodie, a Shirt, an enamel pendant, pin, patch, stickers and a bandana!
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$750 USD + shipping
Ultimate Bundle
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This bundle includes all of the best schwag. One Large 3d Print, Zip Hoodie, Bronze Pendant, 2 shirts, bandana, patch, pin, and stickers!!!
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$1,250 USD + free shipping
Gold Key Pendant w/ Lifetime Access off playa
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We are designing a limited run of gold key necklace pendants based on the head maze bronze pendants. Each key will work inside of the Head Maze and impart lifetime access to the art piece off playa. Please note, that this does not offer any special access on playa. Although it will show everyone that you are a 'key' supporter of art.
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$3,000 USD + free shipping
Small Head Maze Bronze
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One exquisite limited edition 6" bronze of the head maze by lead artist Matt Schultz. Extremely limited, and hand crafted. (Donors will receive a bronze head, gold key pendant, lifetime access, and each of the clothing options)
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$5,000 USD
Adopt a room
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Inside the head there are 18 rooms, but 3 of those rooms are remarkable. The Library is a 2 story richly detailed French Library and retreat into your mind. The Zen Garden is a 2 story forest inside of the mind, with a treehouse balcony and the entrance to our Paper Tea house. And the Cityscape is a 3 story neo-gothic quarter at the center of the mind populated by stone buildings, fire escapes and the madness of our connected at the center of our mind! Choose one! (Donors will receive a bronze head, gold key pendant, lifetime access, and each of the clothing options)
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$10,000 USD + free shipping
Human scale Bronze Bust
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It took 2 years to finalize the design of the Head Maze and Dozens of sculpts to perfect it. This is your chance to have a human scale life sized bronze of the project created and designed by Matt Schultz. We will make exactly one of these. Please note that pursuing perfection takes time (Delivery expected July 2020. In addition to the bronze donors will receive a gold key pendant, lifetime access, and each of the clothing options)
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$10,000 USD + free shipping
Make them sing
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Can we tell you a secret,...the Head Maze is a musical instrument! A big musical instrument, and when everyone works together the head will sing, and make ridiculous beats, and, and,... Your donation will fund the audio, the voice synthesis, and the bio feedback that all links back to the 8 modular synthesizers in the nuclear control room to create a rich cognitive cacophony of sound that will project out from the head like a brilliant grant operatic crescendo, pretty cool right? (Donors will receive a bronze head, gold key pendant, lifetime access, and each of the clothing options)
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