the installation is small it will like my previous ones require only the assistance
of a few (2-4) dedicated helpers.
in the past I hope to make some use of curious and willing passers-by, who in
previous years have happily made significant contributions during (especially)
most labor-intensive portion of this project will be installation and removal/cleanup.
The daily workload will be limited to an hour-long dusk visit to checking for
and remedying any problems, and replacing rechargeable batteries and lighting
designed the installation will require as has been my habit a small team visit
at dusk each night to verify the work's integrity and to swap batteries out and
light the installation.
ritual of a visit to the installation at dusk for 'lamplighting' has been a favorite
experience of Burns since I began making installations.
removable components within each computer will either be permanently fixed in
place with glue, or removed, to ensure that moop is not a problem.
themselves will be fixed in place with 2-3' rebar if there is any risk that they
are light enough to move in the wind or tip over when examined; I'll bring enough
rebar to anchor all computers just in case and idea zero will be to anchor
each desktop. The hope is that this will not be necessary (if there is not risk
of moop) as a free-standing structure would better echo the austerity of the original
computers touch they will be bolted together to form stable structures.
previous installations which used very modest open flame (candle lanterns) the
current intention is that this one use no flame at all.
As such a fire safety and clean up plan should not be necessary.
holes or playa surface disruption other than modest depth rebar are anticipated.
While the original Henge currently has some stones partially buried in the earth,
the installation will make to with simply resting machines on their sides, so
as to minimize playa surface disruption.
for installation and removal
.this installation is modest in scale, my small team should not need to arrive
unusually early; at earliest I would anticipate arriving the Saturday night before
Burn week and most likely on Sunday night prior.
intention is that the piece be finished as early as possible and be illuminated
for seven nights (if feasible).
tear-down and restoration of the installation site to pristine condition should
permit a departure on Monday evening or early Tuesday at the latest, possbly earlier.