Friday, August 2, 2013

Austin gets a Head!

Austin has a giant bun in the oven. The proud parents are a glowing team of over 20 artists, architects, and designers, who have come together to birth The Kinetic Child. Mastermind David Altair Karave suggests you leave the iPhone behind and take a moment to see the world through the eyes of a child. The interactive installation, once complete, will feature a 20 foot tall baby’s head whose movements can be manipulated by curious adults and children. Once inside, the viewer will be able to examine five constructed shrines, dedicated to all the “stuff” we say we can’t live without. What would our lives be like if we could go back to that time of innocence when objects didn’t define us? Karave wants you to ponder these questions and perhaps discover what you own and what owns you. 

The Kinetic Child will be on display in Austin at Indra’s Awarehouse (7904 FM 969, Austin, TX, 78724) starting August 9th with an opening party complete with food and drink, and your chance to win a ticket to the sold-out Burning Man Festival. Tickets will be a suggested donation of $10 and kids will receive free entry. After August 10th, the happy family will embark on a road trip to Burning Man, where it will in fact, burn, baby, burn. The shrines will be put on display in Denver, Colorado before the crew heads back to Austin. 

Be sure to follow their progress with daily updates and videos on the Facebook page and back 

The Kinetic Child on Kickstarter to keep Austin weird and receive rewards!

A creative rendering of the project. Image Credit: http://www.kineticchild.com/creation.html

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