The Burning Man team has selected the ‘Empyrean’ temple for their 2020 iteration. The design was put forth by Colorado-based artist, Laurence “Renzo” Verbeck and Syl Adrienne Lisse who both perviously worked on the Temple of Direction in 2019.
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The geometric eight-pointed star design taps back into Medieval Times. It represents the highest celestial point and the birthplace of fire. Participants will be able to write notes on flags that will then be lifted up on flag poles to sway in the wind as written offerings. There will be a central flame simulation as the place at which one can reach their highest connection to the cosmos. It offers reflection, resolution, release and renewal.
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The interactive art piece is expected to be 200 feet in diameter and 70 feet tall with multiple paths of entry. The eight points will create canopies that will display a variation of artistic patterns.
You will be able to experience this structure at Burning Man 2020 from August 30 to September 7.
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