2017 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.

2017 Art Search for "marga"

Margareta Appalachia

by: Mike Eros
from: Houston, TX
year: 2017

Phase I: colossal woman (18′ tall) striding across the playa in an interpretation of classical Korean Hanbok robes. Her body, hair and clothing are made out of natural, burnable materials, including coal. Participants can engage with her more by entering a small ‘mine shaft’ door in her dress. This takes folks to a coal-seam inspired room presenting a panorama of a Carboniferous rainforest. Letters about hope for the future of Appalachia (written during the February 2017 Frostburn Regional) are featured. At night, LEDs illuminate the entire piece.

At dusk and dawn, a 20 minute film edit of the film “Margaret” (1990) by John McCormick will be projected, featuring stories from the life of a Korean-American kid thriving in Appalachia. (Preview here: https://youtu.be/mOxy18EJOE8 ).

Phase II: the installation is set on fire by a man wearing large orange angel wings at dawn on Saturday. A steel frame remains, suspending a life-sized, angelic woman.