A video overview of the weekend.
Artist Rachel Mandala painted the body's systems onto models as Dr. Sonia Liu explained how it all works internally. We provided boards and drawing materials so the audience could follow along.
One of most popular spectacles, participants travel blindfolded from date to date experiencing consensual sensory triggers.
This outrageous "game show" style activity had contestants running through a bodily crash course to get to the end. It was a great way to open up conversation about one of the world's most taboo topics.
Michael Kearney's fire organ was one of our two night time activities. Two hours of open mic with a keyboard and microphone setup, anyone could walk up and play.
Aside from open mic, we had scheduled performances every night. The organ itself pumps propane through pipes which creates resonant wave forms of the played frequencies. The fire comes out of tiny holes across the top of the pipe.
I produced over 40 hours of programming for a 3 day music festival in Oakdale, Ca. Organized activities included but not limited to the Science of Yoga, Anatomical Life Drawing, Fire Organ, Black Rock Observatory, and Fire Organ. The photo captions more deeply describe each.
Co-produced with Sarah Barker from Guerilla Science
"Guerilla Science create events and installations for festivals, museums, galleries, and other cultural partners. We are committed to connecting people with science in new ways, and producing live experiences that entertain, inspire, challenge and amaze. Based in London and New York, we work with a diverse set of clients, from Glastonbury Festival and the Barbican to Kensington Palace and the Wellcome Collection. All of our projects involve collaborations with practicing scientists, who we work with to develop everything from games and workshops to dining events and theatre."