Gallery: Loopcamp: Giant Musical Recycled Paper Cylinders Rise From The...

The desert extravaganza Burning Man started in 1986 as a small gathering of free-thinking artists, but it has since evolved into a storied pilgrimage for creatives that attracts about 50,000 people each year. In 2012, Stéphane Malka of Malka Architecture took to the flat and dusty scene of Black Rock City in Nevada with Loopcamp - an installation comprised of giant recycled paper cylinders of different widths and heights that serve two important functions. Hit the jump for the "deets."

Black Rock City is carefully organized in a giant semi-circle with grid rows that all face the open desert, and the scene of the final burning event. Malka Architecture installed their recycled cylinders, which look like giant paper towel cartons, in an open space amid the geodesic domes and art cars and half-naked participants.

Loopcamp’s was specifically oriented in a semi circle that faces directly into oncoming winds in order to take advantage of wind pressure to create a giant wind chime. Additionally, the stalwart cylinders act as a barrier to both wind and sand, giving festival goers a brief but welcome respite from the relentless forces of nature in a way that definitely stirs the soul.

+ Malka Architecture

Via Frame Web


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