Priceless 2017 Art
We are excited to introduce the Priceless art installations of 2017! This year’s art includes many brand new pieces as well as old favorites. There will be art to light your way, to shade you, to delight you, to revitalize you, to inspire awe, to relax on, to create music with, to sail on, to climb on, to sink into, to interact with in so many ways. Artists also embraced this year’s theme of compassion and empathy, creating art that invites interaction through cooperation and reflection. Please welcome this year’s portfolio of Priceless art and artists!
by Rebecca Anders
The Tire Tikis are a series of idols made of recycled tires and steel, whose strong and mysterious presence evoke positive community messages with grace and potency. They are powerful presences whose features and stance communicate Adventure, Well-Being, Guardianship, and Message.
The Sound Cave 5 Elements Tea House
by Tyson Ayers
The Sound Cave 5 Element Tea House invites you to subtly discover melodies or bang away ecstatically on over a thousand piano strings, while immersing you in the natural phenomena of sympathetic resonance so fully you palpably feel and hear the echoes of every vibration that passes through this space.
by Rob Bell
The Zomes of Rob Bell have delighted travelers far and wide who have been drawn to their alluring forms. The energy within harnesses a nostalgia for the primordial with a deeply meditated vision of the future. These beautiful inter-celestial escape capsules free the imagination from constraining thoughts and previous perceptions regarding structure.
Franny & Zooey
by Vibrata Chromodoris
Franny & Zooey is an interactive zoetrope that requires at least two participants. One participant activates the zoetrope from the outside, while another can view it from within the structure in the shady comfort of a pillow-filled hammock. This creates a straight-forward dynamic of altruism and gratitude.
Kiss Kiss Revolution
by Rich DDT + JStar
Did you think dancing on beat or making guitar hero music sound sweet was fun? Just wait till you try Kiss Kiss Revolution! This collaborative make-out experience gives any two partners the chance to rhythmically time their kisses to the beats, with rewards of music, lights, spine-tingling vibrations and intimately untold treats!
by Fumiko Docker
Glow will illuminate the path of revelers and sleepy heads alike as they meander in their journeys. This artfully composed series of paper lanterns clustered in the trees and ground cover will gently light the way.
Under the Ball Pit
by Jamie Emerick and Issac Roth
Imagine you dove deep – so deep you went under to where musicians play and people revel and lost eyeglasses have their own visions. What would it look like to peer back up?
Fried Egg and Bacon
by Marisa Fernandez and Andy Baker
Become the fried egg. A commonplace scene becomes reconsidered as the viewer, an active participant, becomes the food to be eaten, thereby reversing the relationship of consumer-consumable. Music accompaniment, “Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast” by Pink Floyd.
by Cheryl Fralick
The Dragon Wagon is a collaborative piece that is still evolving. It has delighted all ages with its fiery presence.
Dream Ship Constellation Viewer
by Alex Glow and Andybot
Dream ship constellation viewer is a station set up for long exposure light painting. Help the dream ship find its way home by painting your constellations with light. The dream ship will receive the painted constellations and project them on its sails and you will get an email of your constellation.
by David Guttman and Hector Alvarez
Playing the best gifs from the internet beat-matched to your favorite music.
by Ellen Juhlin
The Memoraudia is full of memories from different times and places. Explore each box to listen to the different sound memories, or layer multiple memories together to create a memory of a new time and place.
Mailboxes of Whimsy
by Ellen Juhlin and Marissa Emmer
Mysterious mailboxes hold a whimsical surprise! Try and find all six of them.
by Nora Boxer with help from Anastasia Lattanand
You probably brought your ancestors to Priceless before. Maybe you didn’t notice because they packed light (except for that one time they packed super heavy). Come pour one out for them & for the ancestors of this land. Bring their photos, tell their stories & tell them yours in this small, magical space.
Bus to Prosperity
by Michelle Lessans
Where are you going? How are you getting there? Maybe the Bus to Prosperity can help you figure it out…
by Chris Linder
This piece visualizes two people’s heartbeats like waves on a calm pond. As their hearts go in an out of sync, they will be treated to an ever shifting display of interference patterns created by the expanding circles of beats interacting with each other.
by Chris Linder
Touch is an integral part of human interaction, yet we aren’t presented with many opportunities to touch other than in greeting. I hope to provide an opportunity for people to share touch with each other in a way that is non-goal oriented and captures a sense of wonder and delight.
Live Painting Soiree
by Inga Loyeva
Last year’s live performances at the Outpost stage inspired a series of oil paintings honoring the spirit of feminine beauty and empowerment. This year, I’d love to finish this sequence at the same event where it was originally sparked.
The Magic Garden++
by Ashley Newton and Sean Stevens
The Magic Garden awaits those who wander in, providing a space to explore, relax, or connect. Come and sit among the flowers or gaze upon a tree of light. A colorful fusion of the organic and electronic, the Magic Garden will brighten your day–but especially your night–and leave you smiling.
by Gretchen Perkins and Bonnie Barrilleaux
On a little soft and furry hill, one patch of grass at the top grows taller than all the rest. It flops over this way and that, lit from below by grass-green light. When the wind blows, the lights dance, making the patch of tall grass seem to dance in the wind.
Roaming Stilt Animals and The Rag & Bone Show
by Bridget Rountree and Iain Gunn
Animal Cracker Conspiracy is a contemporary hybrid puppet company. Their animal stilt characters bring magic and myth together to frolic in the light of day. Live puppet shows bring together imagined and immaterial world of objects to animate the possibility of what is considered valuable in a precarious world.
The Ball Pit
by Yash Sekhon and Beau Gaerlan
Being here now means a perception of interconnection with one’s environment and the people in it. But with our ball pit, that interconnection is made tangible. Your every move ripples against the senses of friends and strangers alike, physically actualizing the feeling of shared presence. Engulf yourself in plastic, spherical communion.
by Igor Serebryany
Revitalize your body and mind at the all-new Belden Spa. Whether relaxing in our luxurious steam room, bathing on our untamed beaches, or just having a cup of tea with a friend, you’re sure to leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the party.
by Gene Shuman
Epimorphism is a digital simulation of video feedback, a psychedelic blend of math and art. Slowly modulating streams of fractaline imagery endlessly wander through a space of near infinite possibility.
The Self-Serve Midway
by Awkwardly Mobile Unit Arts Collective
The Self-Serve Midway is a series of interactive games set in fantasy carnival booths and other place settings. The 4 games encourage conversation, interactions, and permission. Our booths are colorful and multilayered, lit by by warm white carnival lighting, creating contrast with typical festival multicolor LED lighting.
House of the Quivering Heart
by Kirra Swenerton and Jumana Nabti
Bring to us your simmering, quivering heart. Lay down, stand up, fight or flight, nibble, dribble, hold on tight. If ye seek a remedy, memory or number three, you have found the place to be. So close your eyes and open wide, we’ve got what you need inside!
Puppet Kissing Booth
by Michael Whelpley
Looking for a good smooch, but tired of all the gross fluids that people are filled with? Come on over to the Puppet Kissing Booth, and get all the hot makeouts, with none of the mess!
by Deborah Yoon and Jason Asbahr
Walking through the woods, you hear faint tones and chants. You follow the sounds curiously. As you turn a corner, colored lights emerge from a hidden grove. What’s in there? As you peek in, images dance in synchronicity with beautiful music. You’ve entered the realm of Shadow Play.
Amelia Mouse Piano
by Ramon Yvarra
One day Amelia mouse came upon something she’d never seen before, and soon fell in love with this “piano”. She made her home inside, and now brings music to those who love to listen. Come play with Amelia, hear some familiar songs, and see how dynamic this instrument can be.
Belden Barge V3
by Bashir Ziady and Morgan Martinez
The Belden Barge returns to defend freedoms of those who wish to pursue happiness and joy on the shores of Belden Town. We ask you to join the Belden Navy to fight the otter menace with ballistic compassion and fortified empathy.
Have a Good Day
by Jason Asbahr
Have a Good Day is a reinterpretation of stillness into very slow motion, transformation, and exploration. The artwork presents a 3D rendered scene inspired by a real photograph of a fawn. The fawn moves very slowly — breathing, blinking, eating grass, wandering in the forest. Occasionally a fox comes to visit.
by Ashley Meyer, Igor Serebryany, Jered Wierzbicki
Scale, swing, hop, dangle, and dance, and contemplate the geometries of a human inside a man-made, primate-inspired irregular lattice.
by Alex Scouras and the Dr. Brainlove Team
Mimsy is a novel light sculpture with a complex tangled geometry and deep mathematical secrets. Custom patterns take advantage of the supersymmetry of a dodecahedral outer shell with 10 tetrahedra inscribed within. Mimsy delights the viewer and inspires curiosity, while secretly teaching them mathematical principles that underlie our everyday world.
Serendipitous Culinary Delights
We are very excited to have several offerings to titillate your taste buds this year! Seek out these artists for nourishment, and to be amazed by culinary based creativity.
by Joshua Slocum
Fro-zone! We’ve brought a huge tank of LN2: come mix up some ice cream batter and serve a bowl of frozen delight to your fellow campers, or bring your own delectables to freeze!
by Derek Yuan, Katie Vo, Mei Chen, Hans K.A., and Chris Kornblatt
Catmandu: Culinary Institute will be setting up its first food pop up at Priceless! Stop by and enjoy dumplings (yes, dumplings!) while you stare into our projection mapped Cat head.
by Ben Pollack, Heather Isobe, and Victoria Sigler
A beautifully ornate, tiny french victorian style pastry cart that serves as a mysterious and elusive setting for late night comedy.
Ramen Noodle Cart
by Christian Schneider (ideagarden)
Artist Christian Schneider (ideagarden) lived in Tokyo in the 80s and fell in love with Japanese street food. Combining several of his passions – cooking, clown, costumes, bicycles, DIY, interactive art – the curry ramen noodle cart can be found here and there, serving up spicy yumyums for hungry tumtums.
by John Dang
The Bamboo Lantern is happy to be back again at Priceless to once again bring you spontaneous food surprises and late night delights. Food brings people together and we’re happy to be the spark that ignites that unity.