The Fleeble Flobbler
The 17-20 ft tall steel vessel is a contained wood burning fire caldron. The central vessel is a rotund clown figure. It has eight seats extending from the pivoting basin for participants to ride. This caldron is safe to be around and is very approachable for the participants of the event. The safe zone is 10-15 ft during the peak burn times. We would propose to locate The Fleeble Flobbler within eyeshot of the esplanade from our artist theme camp area YTBD. Hopefully near the 2:30 zone. We will be able to monitor, fuel and maintain the artifact easily from this area.
The Fleeble Flobbler will be fired, fed, maintained and operated by ten to fifteen experienced crew members familiar with the characteristics of the caldrons. There will be a monitored situation so things don't get out of hand during the firing times. This will also aid in the cleanliness (keep the moop up) during the fueling and firings. Participants will be recruited to assist in the loading thus adding another aspect of interactive nature to the sculpture. The fire caldron will not be operated in extreme weather situations.
We will require five days prior to the event to set up and two days after the event to take down. The main set up crew of 4-5 people will need to arrive on playa the Wednesday before the gates open. The rest of the crew will arrive when the gate is open. The Fleeble Flobbler will be loaded and fired a minimum of three nights during the event.
We will depart by the Wednesday after the event closes. The project will be assembled and taken down directly from our transportation vehicle.
Artists Services & Special Needs
-in/out gate pass to make trips on and off playa before and during the event.
-24 hour playa passes for the duration of the event for the support & wood delivery vehicles.
-Wood to be delivered to our esplanade camp.
-Due to the larger scale of this piece we will need to coordinate use of heavy equiptment for setup and take down.