1994 Art Installations

All artworks in these listings will be presented by these artists on the open playa in Black Rock City. Honoraria Art H has been awarded a grant by Burning Man Project. Registered Art includes all other projects that have registered for placement on the open playa in BRC. You can learn more about the BRC Art program here.

Church of the Pyramid Camera Obscura

by: Chris de Monterey
year: 1994

This temple takes the form of that mysteriously powerful pyramid which stares back at us from dollar bills. Within its darkened sanctum is a camera obscura. A rotating lens mounted on the pyramid focuses a revolving panorama of the world outside upon a concave screen. Rituals include a ceremonial Camera Burning.

Fire Lingam

by: Pepe Ozan
year: 1994

This 30′ chimney is made of playa mud over a rebar and metal mesh structure.

Four Directions

by: Ric Louchard; altars by Lynn Marsh
year: 1994

Four powerful speakers around the Man project four different sound environments created for the playa. The 19-minute quadrophonic composition is timed to end at sunrise each day.


by: David Lundquist
year: 1994

A 16-foot long bronze dragon breathes fire.

Spontaneous Combustion Theater

by: the LA Cacophony Society
year: 1994

Fire breathing poets and incendiary clowns trace the origin of spontaneous human combustion through this anarcho-burlesque, audience participatory theater intoxication ritual. It’s aesthetic anarchy with a smile!