Burning Man Selects 'The Temple of Direction' By Geordie Van Der Bosch As 2019 Temple
Burning Man Arts unveil they have chosen the 2019 Temple: ‘The Temple of Direction’ by Geordie Van Der Bosch. They accept every year a range of design entries from local artists and manufacturers, and they approach their definitive choice with the objective of making a unique physical space on playa for Black Rock City's natives. The Temple of Direction was selected for its exquisite simplicity. The Design of ‘The Temple of Direction’ is a straight space, catching the style and gravity of the torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine in Japan, where the artist has lived.
The straight lines frame a section that ventures into a substantial corridor, inspiring both a physical ordeal and a figurative voyage. It's a space that reacts to the receptiveness of the playa by making a structure that urges you to make a trip from end to end. This direct frame mirrors the entry of existence with its starting, center, and end. All through the structure there are territories that mirror this voyage: limited and wide spaces, brilliant and dim spaces, and passages that make personal physical settings. Lamps will enliven the outside and inside of the 180-foot-long, 37-foot-wide, 36-foot-high Temple, and there will be four passages confronting the four cardinal headings of Black Rock City.
Geordie Van Der Bosch considers himself a West Coaster, having lived in each part that outskirts the Pacific Ocean. He is additionally an explorer who has called Japan and England home. Geordie's numerous adventures incorporate time as a skateboarder, surfer, focused cyclist, and military craftsman. He is a San Francisco-based artist with a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from the California College of the Arts, and he's been rehearsing engineering in SF for a long time. This will be Geordie's eighth year on playa, where he's been a camp lead of the popular Black Rock Roller Disco and overcame the difficulties of expanding on playa, managing erratic climate, and working with individuals from various foundations and capacities.
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