Aqua Burn (2003)
31min · Documentary, Short · 27 September 2003
Aqua Burn, is an award-winning documentary film by director Bill Breithaupt showcasing "The Floating World" theme of the 2002 Burning Man Festival. Aqua Burn features many of the incredible Burning Man art installations, the imagination and originality that went into their creation, and the artists who conceived them. Unlike conventional documentaries on the Burning Man Festival, AquaBurn captures the true feeling and excitement of the event itself, transporting the viewer to a hot, dusty wonderland without ever leaving home. Director Bill Breithaupt introduces you to artists like Peter Hudson, who created Sisyphish, a life-size 3D zoetrope of a swimmer, Nate Smith, who conjures a 20 ft. fire tornado, David Best & his crew's 78 ft. Temple of Joy - a tribute to 9/11, Deirdre DeFranceaux's beautiful sculpture of singing sirens, Shane Rogers and the Sky People show off their sky diving skills over Black Rock City, Terry Shreck's glowing metal sculpture Beacon, and Kiki Petit's incredi ble fire waterfall Egeria.
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