Just read this in the Sandiego Reader – watch this video below. As part of their series of fundraisers to construct a bass-fueled Stonehenge replica at Burning Man 2012, Basshenge is hosting an art auction at the 10th Avenue Theatre and Arts Centre, Downtown.
“2012 is a mystical time for the world, so we wanted to build one of the wonders of the world,” Cosmic Family promoter Christophe Lobe, a project manager behind the Basshenge sound camp, told The Reader in January.
As such, a group of volunteers from across the country is building a life-size (150 feet in diameter) Stonehenge replica for this year’s Burning Man art and music festival in Nevada.
The structure will be powered by 100,000 watts of sound, over 120 LEDs, pyrotechnics, interactive art, and circus performances on the 2000-person capacity dance floor.
“Somebody built a ‘henge in ‘04 and burnt it afterwards, but we’re going to take this on tour around the country,” says Loeb. “Our goal is to supply jobs and to be of service to local and cross continental promoters.”
To fund the project, which will be fabricated in Chula Vista, Lobe and project partner Per-sep-sion have run now-closed Kickstarter and IndieGoGo campaigns in addition to a series of fundraiser parties.
The art auction on Tuesday, April 10, includes live painting, body/face painting, silent auctions, handmade crafts and clothing, fire dancers, music by Jungle Presents, a chillout rooftop lounge.
Sponsored by ‘the stonehenge Tour Company’ www.StonehengeTours.com
Merlin says “I have always wanted to add ‘The Burning Man’ to my list of Festivals – this could be the year to go”
Merlin @ Stonehenge