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VooDoo Lily: Enabling Creative Chaos

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Max runs off with the chariot.

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VooDoo Lily Progress

“In the  mid-1800s, the story of a man-eating tree captured widespread attention. In a report he wrote for the South Australian Register, Carl Liche, a German explorer, claimed that while exploring Madagascar, he’d witnessed a woman climb the trunk of a large plant and drink its nectar. When the plant sensed her presence, it captured […]

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Voodoo Lily

The VooDoo Lily is well under way thanks to our fabulous crew. We have many parts cut out and the shop is starting to crawl with snake like flaming buds and biting venus fly traps. Jacquie, Townsend, and Nina were the first to jump in and make things happen. The photos don’t live up to […]

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Quote for the day

“You are not going to win with brakes”

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Jet Blender

Electric Picnic Festival Stradbally Estate, Ireland Participants mount a pulse-jet-powered carnival ride which turns a blender to make delicious smoothies.

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Fireless Fireworks

Washington Square Park, NYC A watery event featuring the thunder, pulses, screeches and colors of a fireworks display without the use of a single pyrotechnic.  Photos by Julia Solis

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Washington Square Park, NYC July 23, 2006 Just as history is written by the victors, conflicting versions of the wide and varied history of Washington Square Park are resolved in a maelstrom of violence and hilarity. pictures and video from Laura Garcia-Barrio

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Zombie Freak Out

Philadelphia, PA A wave of mutilation on the streets of Philadelphia. With live bands, dead DJs, and the zombie death squad. Groovy.

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Death Rattler (Jet Fish)

Robodock Festival, Amsterdam A jet-powered carnival ride, built onsite at the Robodock festival in Amsterdam. Two booming propane pulse jets spun a 200-pound steel fish and a rider fast enough to turn the horizon vertical. Insanely loud. Radically unsafe. Videos and more: Death Rattler early jetfish run first run of the pulse jet for jetfish […]

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The Curtain Falls On What Did Not Happen

Scope Art Festival, NY Three fleeting projects in one night, produced under one title. In Top Secret Project: Skorpion, Madagascar performed as a costumed marching band that played custom-built, portable flamethrowers and air horns. The site-specific sculpture A Short Room Full of Tall People gently lowered a 2,000 square foot red ceiling before dropping it […]

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