a part of a Burning Man art project:
you experienced the 11:11 Diamond Portal at Burning Man 2004 -'05 and
want to help make this new project possible,
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The following is one of the many emails I've received about the Diamond Portal that was at Burning Man 2004 & 2005:
Emerald Portal is inspired by Richard Leviton’s 2004 book “The
Emerald Modem: A User’s Guide to Earth’s Interactive Energy
The space and environment provided by this sculpture will facilitate a wide range of participation and interaction. The intent of this sculpture is to catalyze a personal connection to the Emerald within the participant’s heart chakra and to facilitate a connection between participants and to the Earth and Galaxy’s energy bodies. The piece relates directly to this year’s theme, by creating hope for the future, and it relates very well to the overall Burning Man aesthetic of community participation. I see Burning Man as a futuristic temporary experimental community that provides a venue for the creation of work that is focused on exploring humanity’s relations to itself, the Earth and the universe; the very concepts that the Emerald Portal’s purpose embodies.
The Emerald Portal sculpture is based on the same concepts and construction techniques as the very successful Diamond Portal sculpture of 2004-05. The Emerald Portal will be a cube 16 feet on edge, corner up and truncated at its lower three vertices, built out of wood and painted the same heart chakra inspired green as the Diamond Portal. There will be access to the interior, via three square openings, where seating will be incorporated in the corners and around the base of the central maroon colored semi-cubo-octahedron chamber. The upper hexagonal level also has three square openings to the outside, implying the top half of the central cubo-octahedron, and seating provided by a central tetrahedron shaped cushion. Access to this level is by ladders at the three lower entrances. The Quasar Wave Transducer, a sub-sonic non-linear dynamic analog feedback device that vibrates and resonates with the entire piece, the participants and the earth, will be housed within the central chamber, along with the batteries to power it. Six solar panels, mounted three each on the east and west faces, will recharge the batteries. Lighting at night will be both on the exterior faces and interior. It shall be located on the Playa at 12:12 at a point the golden ratio between the Man and the Temple. If the Temple is at 2100', the Portal would be at 800' (see diagram). It will be built in easily transportable and assembled sections. It is not intended to be burned, and can be easily disassembled and re-installed in locations post-Playa. It would most likely return to Burning Man in 2007.