Epic Scale Inner Ear Fire Art Sculpture

Jun 22, 11

Inspired by the vestibular system of the inner ear, “Tympani Lambada” is the next interactive sculpture from San Francisco artist collective Flaming Lotus Girls. The structures by which we hear and balance will be translated on a grand scale with steel and fire, flame effects, LEDs and sound, creating an experience rich with visceral sensuality. Including a spiral flame fountain modeled on the cochlear, this piece of art will debut at Burning Man 2011 as an impressive 64 foot long scuplture – if the group gains the help they need to make it come alive. Flaming Lotus Girls are raising funds for the project on Kickstarter.

From a distance, bursts of fire outline sensual curves in the sky. Fiery arches intrigue and invite approach. Soaring at impossible angles and creating a slight sense of vertigo, the sculpture’s undulations echo with subtle rumbles and hums. Bulbous shapes on the ground glow red and roar with intense colorful fire flickering in their depths. Tendon-like structures stretch over the interior space of the sculpture, forming an intimate gathering place. Controls scattered throughout allow interaction with fire and light elements, accompanied by sound effects.

Your Kickstarter pledge buys materials, transports the piece, and supports the crew during the on-site building process.
Via: Laughing Squid