2000 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.

Alien Jellyfish

by: Scott Kidall
year: 2000

Alien Jellyfish is an illuminated steel sculpture with 25 tentacles and an alien head.

All We Are Is Dust In The Wind

by: Randy Moe
year: 2000

An interactive wind based sculpture, this installation consists of three human sized weathervanes. Placed on the open Playa they can be found by looking for three floating discs. Burning Man participants are invited to ride the wind. The experience is meditative in low winds and a test of endurance in high winds.

Anno Domini

by: Aaron Muszalski
year: 2000

It is The Dawn of Man. A strange black obelisk appears between two groups of violently clashing apes, thus forever altering the course of human history…
…by giving us dominoes! Honor this legacy at Anno Domino 2000: The largest game of dominoes yet seen by man or ape.


by: John Worno
year: 2000

A 25′ tall black tower is covered with over a hundred white plaster casts of female torsos.

Burning Bush

by: Justin Rodda
year: 2000

Suspended beneath a 30′ square open pyramid is a wooden sculpture of an uprooted tree about 10′ from tap root to uppermost tip and spanning about 7′ feet around the branches and roots.

Burning Mantis

by: Mike Maung
year: 2000

She’s a twenty-foot tall green mantis made of layers of plywood, resembling a child’s puzzle.


by: Larry Breed
year: 2000

Through the night, a ball of fire hovers, spirals, and swoops over the darkened playa. It’s The Chaotick: an 18-foot-tall automated flaming tetherball inspired by a funky, erratic 19th-century novelty clock.

Colours of Pasifika

by: Amanda Wright
year: 2000

Colorful flags which represent the various nations of the Pacific are arranged in a spiral, an important symbol in the old culture of New Zealand.


by: Spencer Tunick
year: 2000

Spencer Tunick’s annual group nude photo shoot is comprised entirely of participants.
URL: www.spencertunick.com

Cosmic Embodiment, The Worm Hole

by: Michael Sigmann
year: 2000

Cosmic Embodiment is an experience of expanding the limits of the personal soul into that of the world soul. The installation is a series of wind-socks of varying sizes including one large enough for a person to walk through. From a distance the installation will look like a school of florescent air serpents snaking through the desert, and it will be black-lit by night.

Desert Bells

by: Tom Wiltzius
year: 2000

Desert Bells is a large interactive musical instrument consisting of a formidable wooden structure with very large steel bells suspended from it. The largest bell is 4.5 feet long and the smallest is 1 foot long. They can be played by participants and they also function as wind chimes.


by: Michael Pedroni
year: 2000

A metal truss structure features three arms radiating from a central hub, each supporting a curtain of hundreds of freeturning CDs. When viewed from a distance with wind animating the CDs a shimmering multicolored wall of light is seen.

Drago de Foc

by: the Mystic Krewe of Satyrs
year: 2000

Once again the Mystic Krewe of Satyrs bring to the playa a marvellous Mardi Gras-style float – a gigantic golden fire-breathing dragon.


by: Mardi Storm
year: 2000

Pegasus, the winged horse, flies up out of the playa surface.

Ephemeral Nexus, The Labyrinth Project

by: Shona Abontu
year: 2000

The Labyrinth is a medieval spiritual tool which is being rediscovered in our time. It is a universal path, one path in and out. Walking the Labyrinth is an ancient spiritual act of pilgrimage symbolizing one’s walk with God or journey through life.


by: Dave Loomis
year: 2000

This project is about growth, beauty and knowing where we’re from. It is three sculptures between 10 and 14 feet tall shaped like giant twisted blades of grass.

The Firefall

by: Kiki Pettit
year: 2000

The Firefall is a water fountain on fire. A small amount of fuel spreads on the surface of the water and is lit on fire. The water protects your hands so you can hold the flames.


by: Terry Shreck
year: 2000

This is an installation consisting of 35 metal and cloth “lamps” between 4 and 10 feet high, inhabiting an area 150 X 50 feet.

Lamp Mobile

by: Carl Heiney
year: 2000

A dozen hand-decorated table lamps are suspended in perfect balance from this spinning mobile.

Leather Corndog

by: Brian Tortora
year: 2000

Drum to your soul’s content on Corndog’s re-purposed junk-metal sculpture, “Sonic Rocketship 000”. Earplugs and leather gloves recommended for extended crushing.

The Museum of 10,000 Wonderful Things

by: Noah Lang
year: 2000

A Museum of Wonder requires but a brief introduction. Everything that is marvellous carries with it much that is instructive, and, in this sense, “The Museum of Ten Thousand Wonderful Things” may be made useful for the highest educational purposes.

Playa Bells

by: Byron Chell
year: 2000

A welded metal participatory sculpture and musical instrument:
“Ring them bells, ye heathen from the city that dreams
Ring them bells for the blind and the deaf
Ring them bells for all of us who are left.”
— Bob Dylan, 1989.


by: $teven Ra$pa
year: 2000

Which is it? Look for these rotating signs outside the Central Cafe.


by: David Schlussel
year: 2000

A field of vertical copper pipes with bottles on the ends is laid out in the shape of a figure in a yogic pose. There will be spaces within the arrangement in which people can walk or rest.

Seat of Analysis

by: Mark Van Proyen and SFAI students
year: 2000

The Palookaville Institute of Contemporary Art presents a 24 foot-long couch and a 10 foot tall chair to be used for “counselling.”

Simply Letting Go

by: Michael Tscheu
year: 2000

A single poem (Tilicho Lake by David Whyte) is mounted on a board in front of which is a wooden box with paper and pen for participants to write down anything that they want to leave behind, let go of or be forgiven for. The cards will be burned with the Man, and circling the box will be Tibetan prayer flags.

Space Cowboy Television

by: James Green
year: 2000

Far out on the playa stands a wall of 25-30 television screens complete with light and sound that will play various video segments and visuals of computer generated imagery and video shot from the previous Burning Man Space Cowboys.

Temple of the Bee, Shrine to the Forgotten Pollinators

by: Melissa Whitman
year: 2000

A large honeybee will be burned as an end sacrifice of thanks to the pollinators which help give us food.

Temple of the Mind

by: David Best and Jack Haye
year: 2000

The temple of the mind is a place where pilgrims can confront the demons of their own mind and become one with the greater mind. It is made from the recyled wooden pieces of dinosaur kits.

Tiny Camp

by: Karen Solomon
year: 2000

Beneath the surface of Burning Man is a tiny microcosm of a whole other burn, and if you’re careful while you’re wandering around the playa, you just might find it. Or step on it.


by: Ben Niebauer
year: 2000

TOGETHER is the yearning we feel to find or reach a soulmate, lover, or friend. Struggling through Time, Matter, and Mind, two bodies try to reach each other to connect, but cannot. They’ve limited their perception to the physical, for it is only as their true selves, their spirit, that they really connect.

Twinkie Henge

by: Dennis Hinkamp
year: 2000

Twinkie Henge is just like Stonehenge but it will last longer. In the cafe you will find a tiny Stonehenge made of Twinkies.

Venutian Roses

by: Kevin Gauna
year: 2000

Lovely roses glow softly at night, powered by solar cells within their leaves.


by: Marque Cornblatt
year: 2000

Performance artist Marque Cornblatt brings WaterBoy back to the playa, and he’s now mobile!


by: James G. Caddell
year: 2000

A gigantic worm appears to crawl in and out of the playa.