UK CORE project 2012
There were three proposals, plus one combining two of them into a single project. The projects are listed below, and there was a survey available so the community could have a say on our choice for a project to take forward.
What is CORE?
The Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE) will be comprised of wooden sculptures created by regional communities around the world and will be placed in a ring around the Man during Burning Man 2012. CORE will culminate in a coordinated Burn on Thursday evening. The placement of these effigies in a circle around the Man suggest the progress of Burning Man culture: what started as a fire in the centre has emanated out into many communities and “fires” around the world.
CORE is meant to be a collaborative community project. Each regional group is invited to work together on the concept and design of their effigy and on the fundraising, building, installation, and burn of their art piece. We ask that the effigy not be the work of just one or two local artists, but be a radically inclusive collaboration, open to all local Burners in your area who may wish to participate.
The UK proposals
We Are Very Amused
The Nowhere Bell Tower
The Queen's Head
And finally, the fourth proposal is to incorporate the foundry and the bells from The Nowhere Bell Tower into one of the towers of We Are Very Amused
Community members were invited to rank the projects. The results are available here∞
, or here's a pretty picture:
As a result, our proposed CORE project will be based on the Nowhere Bell Tower. As a collaborative community project, it's up to you to get involved too!