This is pretty big. Not just big news, but physically big: I am presenting my first ever large-scale art installation at Burning Man 2018.
This is my first art installation, ever. I couldn't be more excited (also it's kind of scary!). It's huge: 14 feet wide by 10 feet tall! Also, yay for solar power!
YOU MIGHT DIE TOMORROW
Art Installation at Burning Man 2018
The art installation is a 14' wide x 10' tall message in lights: YOU MIGHT DIE TOMORROW. The objective of this piece, tied to the 2018 theme, "I Robot," is to remind the citizens of Black Rock City (and the world) that despite the rush and frightening evolution of technology, we humans are still absolutely, positively, completely mortal -- and for all the unknowns in the world, we might as well enjoy our lives while we're still here.
So many Burners come to BRC each year in search of a new way of living and a radical shift in perspective. Remembering that we are going to die is a profound and universally-accessible key to appreciating the here and now.
Studies show that when people are exposed to concepts of their mortality, we perform tasks better, are more creative, and value collectivism more, and value the present more.
Our mortality is, unexpectedly, a source of joy, of motivation to live, and an inspiration to play. We have only now.
You might die tomorrow. So live today.