Photo by Marc Hertlein
Photo by Marc Hertlein
oohwee! did we work fast! last night, we put some of the finishing touches on ‘Spire of Wishes’ and its companion benches for the 4th Annual Artumnal Gathering on Saturday night. We are in LOVE with these pieces. Thanks to the fabulous Marc Hertlein, we now have some very glamorous shots of the set! Don’t miss out on experiencing this piece in person at the BRAF event this Saturday! We can’t wait to show off what Flux has created.
Photo by Jess Hobbs
over the course of just a few days, the newest creation of the Flux Foundation is taking shape! we’ll be building all week out at the Shipyard inBerkeley to finish this work of art for the 4th Annual Artumnal Gathering, a fundraiser gala for the Black Rock Arts Foundation on Saturday, November 20th, at the Bentley Reserve in San Francisco.
Flux is honored to be part of this tradition, and we are thrilled to be back in the shop building together again! If
Photo by Jess Hobbs
you’re around the Shipyard, stop by and see what we’re up to. And get your ticket to this spectacular event! It sells out every year, so don’t delay!
See you there!
from American Steel to the Black Rock Desert, the Flux Foundation brings you an incredible time lapse video of the Temple of Flux from Burning Man 2010. what an amazing vision. Photographed by: Jessica Hobbs and John Behrens Editing By: John Behrens and Brad Cooper.
Temple of Flux time lapse and burn from John Behrens on Vimeo.
We wanted to share this great article about one of our amazing partners, WePay, that was published this morning at CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/2010/10/12/technology/wepay/index.htm
WePay contacted us during our battle with PayPal right as we left for the desert to build the Temple of Flux. They were fantastic in helping us set up an account and so we could immediately accept donations for the Flux Foundation. We are so happy to be working with them. And last week, I discovered that the two founders, Rich Aberman and Bill Clerico, are Boston College graduates, just like me. Not a surprise to see other BC grads taking the world on and making a difference.
We are very happy that they’re around doing what they’re doing. Not only did they make our lives easier, they’ve given us a reliable, fair and easy way for people to continue to support the work of the Flux Foundation. We look forward to working more with WePay as we forge ahead on our road of building community through art.
it’s unbelievable that we’ve been back from the desert for an entire month! how time flies. we’ve closed up shop at American Steel, and we’re looking towards the future for the Flux Foundation. this weekend, we’ll be setting up a space at the 11th Annual SF Decompression. we’ve got lots of great things in store for you!
- Come tell your story of the Temple: 2 pm – 5 pm
We’ve heard lots of stories about the Temple of Flux, and we want to know yours! We’ll be filming people sharing their story of the Temple from 2 pm – 4:30 pm. Sign up early! It’s first come, first serve.
- FLUX up your favorite tee! Silkscreening: 12 pm – 5:30 pm
Bring your favorite tee or jumpsuit or jacket or whatever and have the FLUX logo screened onto it by our very lovely mistresses of silkscreening.
- Get to know the Flux Foundation: 12 pm – 7:30 pm
Sit around our comfy lounge and learn all about what the Flux Foundation is, what we’re getting up to next, how you can be part of it and how you can support us as we continue to build community through art.
We’re really excited to see everyone again! Look for us on Indiana Street somewhere between Mariposa and the park!
We’re back from the desert and cleaning house at our shop at American Steel in West Oakland. This weekend, we’re having a garage sale to get rid of tools, hardware, supplies and miscellaneous Burning Man gear to clear out of our space. Here are the details along with a list of items for sale:
Saturday, September 25th (and Sunday, September 26th if necessary)
Noon – 6 pm
American Steel Bay 4
1960 Mandela Parkway (between 18th and 20th streets on Mandela Parkway in West Oakland)
By John DeVenezia
well, by now, most of us have managed to dust ourselves off, pick ourselves up and start all over again. we’re still riding the wave of this amazing experience. if you made it out to the playa, we hope you enjoyed the Temple of Flux as much as we did. If you didn’t, we hope you’ve had a chance to see the amazing photos and videos of what was created out there in the desert.
as we return to our life back here in the Bay, we are already diving in to many conversations about what comes next. So…what *does* come next for the Flux Foundation? Well, many, many, many things, we hope! We’re already starting to look at new opportunities to build large-scale community-based art around the world – in Geneva, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, and Portugal among other places. We’ve got big dreams…we apparently don’t really do small.
By Joe Dacanay
In order to make our way to the next thing, the Flux Foundation still needs your support. As so many of you have done, consider supporting the Temple as we try to close our budget gap!
We’re still in need of about $5,000 to cover on-playa expenses such as transportation and lighting (did you *see* those amazing lights?!). You can donate via Kickstarter or WePay. Every donation counts and helps us get closer to the next amazing project.
As we plot and plan our next steps, we will be making some very local appearances (at Decompression in San Francisco on October 10th), and we’ll be reaching out to all of you for continued support in many different ways to keep pushing this vision forward. It’s our mission to engage people in designing and building large-scale, community-based public art.
We hope you enjoy the afterglow of the Temple of Flux in the meantime. Stay tuned for updates and ways to get involved!
And, once again, beyond a doubt, we could *never* have accomplished what we did without the support of every single one of you. Every email. Every dollar. Every compliment and bit of encouragement. Thank you, from the bottom of our very humble hearts.
The author of this article is Steven T. Jones, a member of the Temple of Flux crew and the City Editor at San Francisco Bay Guardian.
Enjoy! and please donate if you are able. We are nearly there.
Colinne – Temple of Flux 2010 Fun Bucks-ter
Jill Wildfire here with another (probably the last) update! I returned from the wonderful playa late Sunday night still in awe of everything that has been accomplished out there, the spectacular teamwork and continued dedication to the Temple of Flux. I can’t wait to go back! Now for the update:
On Friday the frames for Antelope were erected, cladding was almost finished on Dumont and cladding had begun on Cayuaga. Most cladding teams consist of 2 or 3 people. Two people up on the framing and one picking pieces and handing them up and helping locate and orient them into the desired positions.
By noon on Saturday the burn team had almost finished placing what they needed to in Dumont, El Dorado and Cayuaga and had started on Antelope.
At 1:15pm Saturday afternoon the frames for Bryce were erected completing the erection of all the dune’s frames! We had a little champagne celebration as the last nail was shot in!
After lunch Saturday the first major dust storm came in and stuck around for quite a while. However, work was still being accomplished. The bracing for the frames were finished and Jess wasn’t backing down on the cladding as El Dorado began to get skin.
Cladding is going up everywhere with a keen eye for the artistic vision.
Caves are being created; some as memorials, some as spots to meditate and all as special places with special meaning to the cave creator. The burn team continues to place burn things here and there all in sequence for an amazing burn Sunday!
Keep up the good work everyone! I’ll see you in the dust!
You’re no doubt up to your eyeballs in packing last year’s dusty stuff. Would be nice to make time to connect, figure out where everyone is camping, make some new fabulous stuff, and support the Temple at the same time, right?! I know time is short, so we are multi-tasking big time.
This year’s Temple at Burning Man, is called “The Temple of Flux”, and it’s being created by many of the Flaming Lotus Grrls (yay Fire artists making the temple *whooshBANG!sparkle*)… you may have heard that PayPal was being a big jerk and put a hold on some of their money, so they have had to scramble to find alternatives for fundraising. If, like me, the Temple is special to you, and you’d like to support it in some small way, please bring even $5 to Supperclub on Tuesday, August 24th for a Burning Man Wine Summit, Craft nite, and cuddle op. We’ll have the big lounge area in the Chambre Noir all to ourselves, the glue gun will be HOT, and I will teach you how to do the Tim Tam trick.
Bring your crafts, any cash you’d like to donate to this year’s Temple, your personal calling cards, and your sweet self to Supperclub’s Chambre Noir Tuesday night at 7pm.
We’ll have drinks, craft, connect, the Tim Tam thing will totally blow you away (seriously this is the ultimate in orgasmic chocolatey ooey-gooey tea biscuit experiences)… and your sexy new Temple of Flux t-shirt is totally waiting for you.
Even if you are not going to Burning Man this year, I’d love to see you, YOU WILL JUST *LOVE* this TIM TAM THING… it’s an experience, words do not do it chocolatey justice. And hooray for connecting in person (rather than just the internet)!
Crafts: headpieces, fringing things, arm-warmers, and the many uses of duct tape & glue guns discussed. Yes, you can use my glue gun. Pretty please bring your projects.
RSVP (sil vous plait), so I know how many packets of Tim Tams to bring.
Thanks to Supperclub for providing tea, wine glasses, & the space!