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The Man's Army - BURNING MAN 2019
$275 raised
3% of $10k goal
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The Man’s Army is in it's the final push to the Playa.

We still need your support!

We are seeking collaborators and patrons to not only help fund this project but to become a part of it. We've got some excellent rewards/products on the right in order to help us reach our final crowdfunding push. Also - if you're interested in helping volunteer in some way - please reach out! The Man's Army wants you!

The Installation

The art project is a visual metaphor with three phases, telling a story about The Burning Man Experience. 

The installation opens with 100 life-sized human figures arranged in a 10x10 grid.

The project draws the seed of its inspiration from the Terracotta Army of ancient China. Each artisan put his face on a statue generating individualism in sea conformity. 

 Phase One:  At a distance, they all look the same but once among them you can see that they are individual. This is achieved with the use of state-of-the-art point-cloud scanning and 3D printing technology through which each figure’s face will be made with a scan of a real person’s face or a combination of the scans of a group of people. The mesh created will then be 3D printed and molded onto each figure.

Phase Two: Each body becomes a canvas, constructed of a hardened and sealed wax that will create a blank slate for artists and burners alike to transform with personal creativity and expression throughout the week. This is meant to reflect the week leading up to the burn when you are vandalized, altered, and stretched by the thoughts and intentions of others. 

Phase Three: Is the burn. For a moment everyone is transformed by a rare expression of impermanence. All these individuals are all the same again, drawn to this place by an open heart. This is revealed post-burn; transformed from figures with their own likeness and days of vandalism to a body of steel all the same, a heart is revealed to represent our shared humanity. As we leave changed, the figures leave transformed.

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The Man's Army Socks
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The Man's Army Socks
Fresh socks are the best. Who doesn’t want a pair of fresh socks at Burning Man? Support The Man’s Army and get a pair of our custom socks. Look fresh, feel fresh!
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$40 USD + shipping
The Man's Army Flashlight
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Don’t be caught in the dark without a TMA signature Stashlight. This LED flashlight that doubles as a secret stash compartment is a great Playa secret. Fit a copy of your ID, matches, or small keepsakes. Did we mention it’s also a bottle opener?

LED Flashlight, batteries included
1" diameter stash compartment
Bottle opener on cap
Outside tube can be used to light matches.

Custom branded with The Man’s Army logo.
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$50 USD + shipping
The Man's Army T-Shirt
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These t-shirts are ridiculously soft. Rep for The Man’s Army!
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$60 USD + shipping
The Man's Army Camp/Playa Cup
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This 12oz Camp/Playa Cup is vacuum insulated so you won't burn your hands (or melt your face) wherever you are. Biking (or any other activity) while keeping your cup full is no longer an obstacle of spill-to-ride ratios on account of the press fit lid and convenient handle. Keep your beverages hot or cold, but definitely keep them in your cup!
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$75 USD + shipping
The Man's Army Multi-Tool
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Be a true soldier with every tool you’d ever need out in deep playa or on any adventure really all packed into one pocket-sized piece. This Multi-Tool includes six different Allen wrenches, a bottle opener, Phillips and flathead screwdriver, and even a corkscrew. Represent The Man’s Army when you come to the rescue with this pocket savior!

Made from Red Oakwood with brass tools.
Includes 12 tools total.
Fits in the palm of your hand.
TSA-Friendly.
Custom branded with The Man’s Army logo.
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$100 USD + shipping
The Man's Army Hoodie
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These hoodies are ridiculously soft, stylish, and useful - not to mentions they show what rad taste you have in art projects! Rep for The Man’s Army!
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$250 USD + shipping
Custom Heart from one of the Figures
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One of the custom carved hearts that serve as the soul of each one of the figures is yours to keep after the burn.
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$1,000 USD
Your Face On a Figure On The Playa
Become part of the army with your face on one of the figures of the installation. We will arrange an in-person point-cloud scanning of your face (or a person of your choosing), which will then get 3D printed to become one of the faces on a figure standing out on the playa for you and everyone else to go an interact with when at burning man.
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$1,500 USD
Group Face On A Figure On The Playa
Become part of the army with a face on one of the figures of the installation that is the result of an amalgamation of a group of people. We will arrange an in-person point-cloud scanning of a group of people of your choosing which will then get composited into one face and then 3D printed to become one of the faces on a figure standing out on the playa for your group and everyone else to go an interact with when at Burning Man.
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$2,500 USD
Face Scan + Heart + Statue (post-burn)
Become part of the army with a face on one of the figures of the installation as well as getting to own the 2D plasma-cut steel frame with custom heart sculpture which was "your" body from the playa. We will arrange an in-person point-cloud scanning of your and one other person's face (or a coupling of your choosing), which will then get 3D printed to become a face of one of the figures standing out on the playa for you and everyone else to go an interact with when at burning man. After the burn, we will then arrange transportation of your very own figure off the playa to keep and display anywhere you'd like!
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