WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY MORE SUBMISSION FOR THE EVENT

Artist Submissions

Like Black Rock City, Multiverse will have a compelling exhibition of art installations. Unlike Black Rock City, these can take virtually any form, shape, or size, and come from any previous Burning Man event (or any interactive art event), from anywhere around the world. This is an amazing opportunity for artists to create what will undeniably be the greatest collection of Burning Man-inspired art ever assembled. Radical Inclusion, meet Radical Self-Expression.

 

Like Black Rock City, Multiverse will have an “Artery” or Art Headquarters, where participants can come to learn about the art and the artists, while getting tapped into art tours, artist talks, artist meet and greets, art maps, and more. It will be staffed with helpful volunteers ready to point the way to great art experiences in and around Multiverse.

 

Like Black Rock City, Multiverse will have a wide variety of art, from 2D hanging art to massive sculptures, installations and explorable buildings. We will have a number (our hope is 100+) of select artworks rendered as 3D models. Artists who have 3D models of their pieces are strongly encouraged to submit them for consideration in that selection process. Artists with less technical experience or skills will be able to display their art in less technically-challenging ways, opening the door to the inclusion of all interested artists.

 

Like Black Rock City, Multiverse will host honorarium art, so far many of the Burning Man 2020 honorarium artists have submitted their art to us and their art is in the virtual playa. 

 

Unlike Black Rock City, Multiverse will design and provide a variety of “display platforms” — Kiosks in the virtual world on which we can display (or “hang”) 2D art and images. These can be adorned with images of the artist’s choice, and will have clickable hotspot links that play an embedded video, or take participants to any webpage the artist wishes to display, whether that’s a Youtube video, a website, or an interactive experience (think Zoom, Twitch, etc.). Artists will have full control over the content of off-world experiences and sites they link to.

 

Like Black Rock City, Multiverse will facilitate art tours, artist talks, workshops and other interactive programming around the art installations for select artists during the event.

 

Below are the options:

 

Options (3D vs 2D)

3D art

 

These are photorealistic 3D representations of the art in its real size including their real textures. Our proprietary technology (Interactive Immersive Reality – IIR) allows us to simulate the most intricate details of the art and simulate them both during day and night. 

 

2D art

 

2D art is basically pictures of the art. In some instances artists may not have the ability and resources to convert their art into a 3D form. In this situation, you can submit one or more pictures of your art and we can display those pictures in  “art discovery” kiosks that we have built throughout the virtual playa. These kiosks have screens that will display images and videos. 

 

We allow you to receive donations on our platform

 

We allow the artists to link their website to their art. Also, if you add a donation button from PayPal (for example) on your website, that allows your audience to send you gifts. When viewers come close to your art in the virtual playa, an “info” button appears on their screen. That info button will be linked to your website. In your website, we recommend that you include information about yourself, your work, the art that is displayed in the virtual playa and anything else. You can also include links to pre-scheduled zoom meetings so viewers who are interested can join you in those meetings and meet you and learn about your work. For all of this to work, you need to have a website that is “mobile friendly”, meaning that it can be displayed on mobile phones. 

 

Advantages of showcasing your art in Multiverse

  • Our proprietary technology will simulate your art in a photo-realistic form including all the details. 
  • Our platform is accessible worldwide on mobile phones and VR headsets. Most people do not have VR headsets to view immersive environments. We allow everyone to enjoy this experience with just their mobile phones. 
  • We allow you to include a link to your website and receive gifts and donations and gather more audience for your work.
  • Your art will be simulated both during day and night. 
  • Multiverse is a full scale simulation of the Black Rock City with all the camps and playa. 
  • Viewers appear as 3D avatars and can communicate via live voice. Just like the real Burning Man, they can gather around your art and experience it in an interactive way and talk to others who are viewing your art. 

 

How to submit your art to us:

 

Submitting 3D art:

 

Here is the process for 3D art

 

There are two steps: first, your art needs to be “modeled” in 3D. A 3D modeler can replicate your art into a 3D model using 3D modeling software. Second, the 3D model is imported inside the Unity software to add material texture and lighting. You need a 3D modeler with the knowledge of the Unity game engine to be able to do this for you.

 

A – Find a 3D modeler?

 

Burning Man is making an announcement to the community to gather volunteer resources. You can go to spark.burningman.org to submit your project. You can also look for freelance 3D modelers with knowledge of Unity game engine. 

 

B – Make sure your 3D modeler reads our technical guidelines:

 

This is our technical specification. Your 3D modeler needs to follow the guideline in this document so the deliverable is compatible with our platform.

 

C – You need to request for an identifier from us:

 

If you want to place your art on this platform, you need to fill the form below. We will then email you an identification number. You need to provide that number to your 3D modeler.  Please fill this form only after you have found a 3D modeler that can work with you.  

Submitting 2D art:

 

To submit your 2D art, place the picture of your art on dropbox or google drive and include a link in the form below. We will review your submission and will send a confirmation as to whether your art will be placed in the virtual playa or not.