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2013 Effigy: Illuminati Eye Pyramid
The 2013 effigy will be based on the Eye of the Pyramid, the Great Seal of the United States on the back of the dollar bill. The pyramid will be 20 feet tall and primarily made of recycled wooden pallets. The top of the pyramid will be left open and contain a smaller inverted pyramid. There will be a laser pointed at the inverted pyramid which will reflect the light in and around the effigy. The structure will be interactive because participants can enter the pyramid and listen to music by DC artists. The pyramid will also be climbable and potentially contain a chill space with a hammock made of cargo net.
Why a Pyramid?
DC CORE presents a DC culture dichotomy: Money (federal and corporate powerhouse) & Music (local DC musical heritage) representing two sides of the DC Cultural spectrum.
On the outside the design is based on the Illuminati Eye of the Pyramid (Great Seal) and generally reflects the occult geometric concepts used to design the District of Columbia. The pyramid structure is ancient and remains a mystery; it exists on the singular most significant power symbol of our time (money), which is virtually non-existent at Burning Man and antithetical to the Cargo Cult mythos.
On the inside, the theme showcases "local DC” in a musical hammock chill zone featuring music by artists associated with DC: John Phillip Sousa, Duke Ellington, Roberta Flack, Chuck Brown, Dave Grohl, Thievery Corporation, and many others.
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What is Burning Man?
For one week a year, individuals from across the globe gather in the desert to create a community dedicated to radical self reliance, radical self-expression and art. This celebration of self expression and sustainable community is known as Burning Man. Interactive effigies from all over the world are placed are included in the Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE). CORE projects are effigies created by burning man regional groups of artists from around the world. The effigies are placed around the central figure of the Man. The Burning Man theme this year is Cargo Cult : The form of worship of modernity by tribal pre-industrial societies.
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