Remember last year when we posted a photo of a re-configured 747 that was bound for the popular Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert?
Well, the plane never made it. But organizers are still trying.
This week they launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for what’s called “The Imagination Project” which aims to transport the old 747 in pieces from an aircraft boneyard in the Mojave Desert about 500 miles to “the playa” near Black Rock City, Nevada.
The goal is to create something like this at the festival:
But getting this “experiential art piece” to the Burning man is expensive– organizers expect the total cost to be close to $240,000. But in just four days, they have drummed up nearly $40,000 of that via the Indiegogo campaign.
Since they were unable to get the big bird to last summer’s event, the group instead constructed an air conditioned geodesic dome designed to mimic an airport experience, including a T.S.A. Zone (for “Total Self Acceptance”) and an “Emotional Baggage Check” area where revelers deposited their emotions on baggage tags.
Why are they doing this? According to this video, it’s “to show that no dream is out of reach.”
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