The Man burns in 16 days and Psychophilia burns in 13 days. We are ready. Whether we like it or not. There’s a feeling of panic, excitement, anticipation, completion, incompletion, and a myriad of other emotions running through the team right now. Many of us are virgins, trying to pack everything our friends have been telling us to bring. Many of us are veterans, ensuring we have our favourite comfort items packed. All of us have been working day and night to ensure that Psychophilia is ready to be transported to the playa on Friday morning.
We threw one last fundraiser to ensure we have enough money to get the project and us down to Burning Man. Thanks to the amazing support from the community we raised $530. With this and an art grant from Kindle Arts Society we’ll have almost met our goal. We are still short money for transportation costs. If you have a few dollars jingling in your pocket, consider donating them to Psychophilia. Of course, we’ll be waiting for the ashes and dust to settle before we have a final budget. However, at this point, Psychophilia is on its final journey.
There have been a few changes to the original design. One never knows how a final project will turn out after months of work. The biggest changes to our original design is that we’ll have only one entrance point, the mouth. Yes, you need to enter a point that is normally reserved for thoughts and emotions coming out. Another wonderful addition is Psychophilia will channel the sounds only heard in our corner of the world. Those of you who have visited may recognize them: seagulls, waves, forest, and my personal favourite, BC Ferries. You can see the (mostly) final result in the pic below. For the final result, you’ll just have to show up to the event to see.
Come see and hear Psychophilia on the playa. We’re located at 6:10, 1100 ft in front of the Man. And, if the weather promises to be as interesting as we keep hearing it will be, this project will make a fantastic place to take cover in a duststorm.
Burn strong and we’ll see you in the dust!!