Stone 27 | Burning Man Honorarium 2019
Stone 27 by Benjamin Langholz was created as an honorarium project for Burning Man 2019. The artwork invites you on a walk along floating stone above the ground to experience a moment of complete presence.
The installation is made up of 27 floating stones each weighing up to 600 pounds or 270 kilograms. The stones form a circular pathway increasing in height up to 20 feet or 6 meters above the ground below. The artist employed industrial materials, and the brains of two structural engineers, so that the installation could stand supported by four minimal steel columns.
Confront nature and yourself as you journey along a path of 27 stones floating above the playa. Find your balance as you step from stone to stone into an alternate reality where potentially destructive energy has been harmonized with our most basic law of nature to create a moment of physical and mental elevation as you make your way along the path higher and higher above the playa.
Stone 27 finds great inspiration in simplicity, minimalism, and math to create clearness and consciousness in a material world, inviting you to a moment of complete presence.
More From the Stone Series
Stone 27 is part of a series of projects which started with Stone 1, completed over summer with the help of Mae Ling. A one thousand pound granite stone permanently floating between the trees outside Spokane Washington. Before even starting Stone 1 I had already visualized and sketched and become very excited about Stone 27 as a possible Burning Man…
Stone 7, AfrikaBurn 2019
Another work in this series is Stone 7, was built for AfrikaBurn 2019. The concept is similar to Stone 27 but with a linear design and a total of 9 stones. It’s promising to be simple and elegant. It now has a home in Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain at a movement therapy center called Rocklands.
We have a lot of work ahead of us...
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