Catacomb of Veils- Burning Man 2016, Part 3 of 4: The Team

Catacomb of Veils will be the largest art piece at Burning Man 2016 and one of the largest burned sculptures in the history of the event. Everyone participating in the creation of Catacomb is all-volunteer with a commitment to the transformative power of temporary art. – [SOURCE]

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Recall: 

Part 1: The Project

Part 2: The Inspiration

Part 3 of 4: THE TEAM

 My daughter is a volunteer on the team creating this incredible Burning Man 2016 installation and I love seeing how empowered she is as she participates in the ultimate creative, physical and collaborative experience.

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Anna Thorsen at Pier 70, San Francisco (Photo by Afonso Salcedo)

Being a part of the first build week for the @catacombofveils was UNREAL – I could not be more grateful.  I can now add “table saw”, “nail gun” and “wood stretching” to the resume. @dansullivan__ & Team are legends. – Anna Thorsen

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Photo: Catacomb of Veils

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Scott Prusso, Anna Thorsen, Joseph Killian, Dan Sullivan, Jeffrey Lang. Photo by Afonso Salcedo)

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Photo: Catacomb of Veils

Collaborators aren’t born, they’re made.  Or, to be more precise, built, a day at a time, through practice, through attention, through discipline, through passion and commitment. – Twyla Tharp

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Anna Thorsen, Joseph Killian Pier 70, San Francisco PHOTO BY AFONSO SALCEDO

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Joseph Kilian at Pier 70, San Francisco. Photo: Catacomb of Veils

The first requirement of collaboration is commitment… It helps to have a champion. – Twyla Tharp

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Project visionary and designer, architect Dan Sullivan, at Pier 70, San Francisco. PHOTO BY BETH GOULD

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PHOTO BY AFONSO SALCEDO

This project is a GORGEOUS example of collaborative practice, and at its heart: community.  The team of volunteers cannot avoid being transformed through the process.

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Image: Esteem Hearts (from team training workshop, Toronto June 2016)

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O’Ryan taught us how to build a horse!- Anna Thorsen
In the end all collaborations are love stories. ― Twyla Tharp, The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together

What does a day at the Catacomb of Veils build site feel like?  From our crack-of-dawn arrival at Pier70 and morning wood delivery, to pouring ourselves into creating art for our community…. the dedication, the love, the generosity.  We give our time and design expertise, but your donations make this happen. Every tax-deductible donation goes 100% to the materials, construction, transportation, insurance, and build-site rental for Catacomb.  This is our COMMUNAL EFFORT together — and *you* are central to making this happen. Catacomb of Veils

YOU CAN SUPPORT THIS PROJECT VIA:

INDIEGOGO:

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JULY 14, 2016 FUNDRAISER:

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FACEBOOK:

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Next up:

Part 4 of 4: THE SCOPE

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