The Art of Such n Such is always a collaborative art experiment. This years vision is to create an art space that acts as a home, NEST EGG, and as an art support camp for the Honorarium project "Uncle Charlie's Red Hot Cock". We enjoy creating a spectacle out on the open playa. Our style is a participatory way breaking the boundaries between the art, the artists and the participants whom enter the spaces we create. We love working together sharing our ideas and innovations while having fun and instigating education and interaction. We push the art to another level reaching for more of whats out there so come by to see and be part of our collaborative play ground.
The Art of Such n Such is an old school camp that has been on & off the Esplanade for years (since 2002). We usually consist of a population of no less than 35 - and up to no more than 80 artists from all over the USA & world. This past 2017 year we were located in the 4:30 Sector. For 2018 will be a work art support camp that will be servicing the art project. We have a reputation as an edgy, highly interactive theme camp. This year we will focus energy and Artists to finely tune and tweak the interactivity of Uncle Charlie's Red Hot Cock. Art of Such n Such is a mobile art organism that adapts to any situation presenting a cutting edge art experience. Please contact us if you have questions about the nature of what we can do!
this is a shot from dawn 2016 as the sun came up and we were still interactively at it with our art frontage! 4:20 esp
we will be an art support camp servicing and acting as a nest for the Uncle Charlie's red hot cock honorarium project this year.
Past years "ASS camp" has been an interactive expression that has bad advise, peep shows, and a self serve paternity testing. shot from 2015 ass camp 4:30 esp
Above is "Lucky" the black cat art cart - crafted- 2016.
lucky the black cat is a lil lurking trickster mutant vehicle! soft n fuzzy on the out side scrappy on the inside. 12ft tall 6 ft wide 10 ft long this lil four seater golf cart conversion is ready to pounce by day and night! This will be the second year on playa year for Luck n the crew!
vehicle base = motor electric 48v body 2000 club car - modified by charlie blackcat smith and friends - seats four - good times the art cart will run for about 12 hrs a day between charges. we are out and about in the art car roughly 6 - 8 hours per day or night showing our art to the community n giving rides here n there to those in need.
The construction and modification of the art cart is passive and is in fact an fuzzy furry iron maiden so to speak. the 200 club cart has been added on to by the fabrication of light weight steel and wire form armature construction that ties in to the existing hard ware body part mounting areas of the cart. The structure of the vehicle is strong and the appearance if soft and sweet.
the lighting - the under carriage is lit with blue and red lighting . body form and the lines of the cat are illuminated with cool purple halloween lights . we are currently redoing the night lighting with full spectrum 12v LED lighting and will be ready for inspection on playa for our third year of day and night license! topped with a cool disco ball dangling form the tip of the tail that has two high powered pin spots that reflect off the mirror ball creating the shapes of thousands of cat eyes on the ground all around the art car. the vehicle is modestly lit yet highly impactful and easily seen at night. the power source for the lighting is two big deep cell batteries and a back up 2000i Honda generator if needed.
Lucky gets to hang out with a very cool 2018 art support camp = The Art of Such n Such -aka- ASS camp - we are usually placed in the 4:30 sector and commonly on a b c or esplanade.
Enjoy these inspirational original concept drawings and cool images for our Black Cat Mutant Vehicle hope to see ya there ...
This creation is built from mild and stainless materials and objects installed on a 2000 GMC Sierra Dually that is skirted = un-detectable
The main art piece pulls a partially enclosed red wagon that is a safe housing for generator & propane for the flame effects
The characters facial features hands arms feet horns supporting elements trident battle axe disco ball will shift according to each metamorphic episode below
Sunday Monday Sweet disturbed Infant
Tuesday Wednesday The love mongering fool
Thursday Friday Ganeko The Absolver
Saturday Sunday Dastardo the Degenerate
Daily and nightly voyages city & deep playa present weird yet playful audio interactions with radical visuals sure to evoke what the ? slack jaw! smiles, laughs n wonderment wait wait wasn't that? This is art that says!
The Physical foot print
is dependent on the episode and character of the day 10 ft wide by 18 ft long standing 25-30 ft in height the art piece pulls a 9'W x 16'L x 3'-8' T partially enclosed red wagon
people will have a chance to feel heat hear sounds and take on an experience and with this psychotic creation both at is home and on open playa.
people will be able to interact with each character role that will be played out with specific audio/visual theme per psychotic episode.
some will be asked to join the tour and go on an art outing
some will find the piece in deep playa receiving gifts from the crew given to them.
some will ask questions and give answers to the creature of the day.
This piece is another extension of the body of works that have been created for the burning man community both U.S. and abroad since the building of hearth with Syd Klinge in 2000.
The obsession to Build big metal contraptions, fire cauldrons into interactive situations that create a wrinkle in the space & time of all open minds that witness the objects. This one is a satirical yet realistIc interpretation of the growth of the human art mind. This exploration is a dynamic interactive space that bonds community by creating a wave of new friendships ideas and interactions that will drive this artifact. The basis of this project was community built and the new characters as their appendages will be stylized, built, refurbished updated and brought to life through community workshop series as per usual of my style of art builds. It is my goal to continue making art with people and presenting in to the burning man culture as well as out side main stream festivals art galleries public events.