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Friday, June 17, 2011

Flux Foundation sculpture to be unveiled at the Electric Daisy Carnival...

Lets face it the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is the biggest event to hit Vegas in years. Heck not even a national rodeo can come close to what a massive electronic music festival can do to a city and put it on the international map. Yes Las Vegas nightclubs have brought out the biggest and hottest Dj's from around the world but nothing compares to tens of thousands of people raving to the pounding beats of the 21st century and beyond. And the best thing about all this excitement... NO DRESS CODE! But I digress.
With Insomniac, the parent company of EDC, descending upon Las Vegas in the next two weeks they have already established themselves as the party to reckon with. By giving away a percentage of tickets sales to local charities and even getting a proclamation from our beloved Mayor Oscar B. Goodman they are determined to make a positive mark in a city that has yearned to have a massive party.

But with all this said EDC is not just a party but it is also an immersive experience of sights and sounds; a music festival, an arts festival, a fashion show, a shamanic journey into hyperspace and so much more. As such the Insomniac crew has commissioned the folks at the Flux Foundation, one of the biggest producers of public art at "Burning Man", to create a sculpture for the event. The BrollyFlock is a "30-foot flock of interactive renegade umbrellas that have flown out of our hands and out of our control. They've discovered their own potential, turning the tables on us: soaking us with water, changing their colors and bursting into flame." 

This Saturday the Flux Foundation will be having a salon to discuss the installation of the BrollyFlock umbrellas, and a brief presentation of the organizations collaborative works. I for one will not be missing this special event and I highly recommend that all of you come out and support these creative artists and give them a huge Vegas welcome.

About the Flux Foundation and their project -

We hope you join us for this evening of building new relationships, sharing ideas and lighting up the night with brollies.The Flux Foundation was formed to build the Temple at Burning Man 2010. In just three months, more than 250 volunteers designed, built, and burned five mountains that provided physical and spiritual shelter for event participants. The Flux Foundation has continued to deliver innovative, collaborative work across the country. Flux has brought hundreds of artists together to collaborate on installations experienced by more than 200,000 people.

This month, we are bringing our newest creation, BrollyFlock, to Las Vegas to be shown at the Electric Daisy Carnival. We are excited about sharing our work with the Las Vegas community. At this salon, we’ll give you a preview of some of BrollyFlocks interactive effects, including our adorable brollies on fire, and we’ll engage in a lively discussion about how how to build art through community and build community through art.

The Flux Foundations mission is to engage people in designing and building large-scale public art as a catalyst for education, collaboration and empowerment. 

How do you build mountains? A Salon with the Flux Foundation
Saturday, June 18th
7 – 11pm
Cactus Joe’s
12740 Blue Diamond Road
At the Southern entrance of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

For more information about the Flux Foundation

For more information about the Electric Daisy Carnival

For more information about Burning Man -

The BrollyFlock by the Flux Foundation
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