Burning Man, the annual festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, features a slew of wild and elaborate art installations. The festival began more than 30 years ago as a bonfire among friends on a beach in San Francisco; as it has evolved, its art installations have become increasingly more elaborate, with some costing hundreds of thousands of dollars to build.
The best 2018 Burning Man art is already coming together at warehouses, art studios, and maker collectives all over the world. We’ve got a sneak peak of the most dazzling, hypnotic, and robotic 2018 Burning Man art projects with pictures, videos, and stories from the artists who are still tirelessly building these I, Robot-themed installations.
The show’s name too, ‘No Spectators’, is as much an invitation as it is a maxim for visitors. Atkinson wants you to get involved, neatly circling back to one of the festival’s Ten Principles: participation. In one room, Shrumen Lumen (2016), an interactive Wonderland-esque installation of five towering origami mushrooms by art and design collective FoldHaus responds to visitors’ movements.