Field of Vibrations

Field of Vibrations

Field of Vibrations is a temporary structure and a sacred locus for the Burning Man festival that aims to provoke self discovery and self expression, principals that are integral to the foundations of being a burner.

The proposed structure consists of a radial array of timber frameworks, which form an onion dome-like structure, symbolising a burning candle and creating a space that is both welcoming and cohesive.

A bell is placed in the centre that acts as a focal point, adding a deep level of interactivity – combining sound, visual and human activity. The ringing of the bell would animate the waves that surround the participants, with its sound spreading across the playa reaching each and individual burners, as it had reached the pilgrims along the Silk Road.

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Internal view of the proposal

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The pulleys are activated through the act of bell ringing, where the rotational force is transferred, through a series of mechanical fittings, to the pulleys.

The weight of the bell causes the wheel to continuously rotate in an alternating pattern due to gravity, while the strings are driven to display the same alternating behaviour.

When standing within the space, one is surrounded by temporal walls of oscillating strings, promoting the concept of dematerialisation. Light is filtered through the illusory waveforms into the sacred space.

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Field of Vibrations at night

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Technical Drawings of the proposal
Technical Drawings of the proposal

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The animated sequence of the Field
The animated sequence of the Field

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Construction Sequence of the scheme
Construction Sequence of the scheme

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