Desert Eyes is a transdisciplinary student project with teams of various faculties (FB1/FB2/FB5), disciplines and institutions (Campus Agentur Detmold) of the University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen Lippe developing a large scale architectural installation for the burning man festival 2017 with this year’s motto ‚Radical Ritual‘.
The project has been developed by a student team consisting of overall 15 students of the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Media Production and the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture. The project has been initiated within the course C1 Digital Tools and Methods (Prof. Hans Sachs) and the accepted student proposal (LOI-Letter of Intent) to the Burning Man Art Honoraria Grant in the winter term 16/17. It has been mainly supported and further developed by the ‚Detmolder Campusagentur‘ lead by Ricarda Jacobi in strong cooperation with the student team. The project has been initiated and led by the ‚Computational Design‘ (MID- Master of Integrated Design) master students Yonnie Kweon and Pooya Kamranjam, as their proposal been selected as one of the 2017 Burning Man Art Honoraria projects and the only supported project in Germany in this year.
Desert Eyes Project (a Burning Man Art Honoraria proposal)
In the middle of Black Rock Desert in Nevada, USA, an art project rises to four meters high. The walk-in dome reflects the environment with its metallic surface, a symbolic construct of a dialogue between nature and technology. Generated from digital tools and methods, a framework made of wood, mirror foil and embedded tubes emerges. During the day, sunlight breaks through the pipes and sculpts bizarre patterns in the dome’s dark interior space. The inner 360° experience continues through the night with an interactive lightning concept. Together with the element of sound design, the user sinks into a new experiential dimension. Emotion fuses with technology. They find a mutual connection in the Desert Eyes Project