2023 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.

2023 Art Search for "Conversation with a Squad "

Conversation with a Squad

by: Alexia DeFluff and Les Flans Cocos
from: Les Roches l'Evêque, France
year: 2023

Conversation with a squad consists of a small squad of squids eager to engage in conversation with humans, using light as their visual language. In front of them is a communication device; a human to squid translator. Thanks to this intriguing machine, it becomes possible to dialogue with the squids in bioluminescent signals. We will then witness a small shoal of humans who discuss through light signals to a shoal of squid. But do our little humans even realize that they themselves use light to communicate with their peers and try to attract breeding partners, with their costumes covered in LEDs and luminous accessories?