Archipelago Dance Church project for Burning Man 2018

This is the kind of building I'm thinking of - not slick /somewhere between a schoolhouse and a chapel - of course we can't do clapboard siding or a real roof but white stained board and batten will give  the same feel.  

This is the kind of building I'm thinking of - not slick /somewhere between a schoolhouse and a chapel - of course we can't do clapboard siding or a real roof but white stained board and batten will give  the same feel.  

Egyptian Dumbek Drum Video for Dance Mode 

9 ft. X 16ft. altarpiece wall projection in dance mode, test 1

church interior - each side wall 36 ft., altarpiece wall 18ft. wide, plate at 10', showing 9' x 16" projection, dance mode and 36 " wide light boxes 

church interior - each side wall 36 ft., altarpiece wall 18ft. wide, plate at 10', showing 9' x 16" projection, dance mode and 36 " wide light boxes 

Alterpiece wall  (18 ' W,  10' to plate,  18' to peak)  Dance mode  9' X 16' projection  

Alterpiece wall  (18 ' W,  10' to plate,  18' to peak)  Dance mode  9' X 16' projection  

9 ft. X 16 ft. altarpiece wall projection in quiet mode - test 1 

Think of the light boxes like the stained glass windows or stations of the cross onlong side walls of a small country church. The videos will be 9 x 16’ details of the light box Archipelago series images projected onto the short end wall which I’m calling the altarpiece wall. (see images below) 

How I envision the projections so far and this will certainly change as we work…….There are two test videos here  One is labeled “dance mode” One is labeled “quiet mode” .  Preliminary plan is that the “quiet mode” video  will have a 20-30 minute duration and there will be three or 4 - actually as many as I can make - “dance mode” videos of 1 to 1 1/2 minutes each.

The sequencing of the light boxes should  mirror the “dance mode” and “quiet mode” sequences of the altarpiece video

 If no one throws the switch (see image below - tech details to be worked out on this one ..help? )  to interrupt “quiet mode” and switch it to “dance mode” the default will be 20 minutes of “quiet mode”, then 1 or so minutes of “dance mode” drumming, then back to quiet mode and so on.

 If someone throws the switch to “dance mode” then the “dance mode” videos will be played back to back until the switch is thrown back again to “quiet mode” and the default rotation begins again.( Because we’re envisioning the space being used for yoga and meditation as well as dancing there should also probably be a way to program  a longer “quiet mode” if needed for that purpose  ...Jason? )

I also like the idea of keeping drums in the space so  people can come in and drum along if they feel the urge. 

to figure out:

1/ Dust and light..... we might need that extra 4 or 5 feet to make a small entrance hall that would help combat dust and the effect of the light changing every time the door is open.  We could put the tequila niche there?  Or we could lengthen the building instead of shortening the chapel walls......but then we're adding cost. Jack? 

3/ Exterior siding to use with board and batten?  Can we find something better than   3/4" cedar plywood with white  Thompson-type stain/sealer ? (sealant and/or gasket under batten. ) Cedar might be hard to find and when re-assembled in it's permanent home, depending in climate,  might not hold up more than a couple of years before it will need to be shingled. Jack? 

Long wall (10 x 36') with 36" wide light boxes  spaced evenly

Long wall (10 x 36') with 36" wide light boxes  spaced evenly

Long wall  (10 x 36) with  36" wide light boxes leaving 5'-6' space in front of altarpiece  OR 5'-6' at door end for short entrance wall 

Long wall  (10 x 36) with  36" wide light boxes leaving 5'-6' space in front of altarpiece  OR 5'-6' at door end for short entrance wall 

visitors can use a scissor switch mounted on wall to  intentionally shift  both the 14 light boxes  and the altarpiece projection from DANCE mode  to CHURCH mode. The switch would either be located on the wall near the entrance door or if we use the light baffle walls in front of the altarpiece it would go on one of those. It would have a light on it and DANCE and CHURCH  in large red letters To add this feature someone's  got to have the chops to wire it without it causing more trouble than it's worth because if we put it there it's probably going to get a workout. Help???

visitors can use a scissor switch mounted on wall to  intentionally shift  both the 14 light boxes  and the altarpiece projection from DANCE mode  to CHURCH mode. The switch would either be located on the wall near the entrance door or if we use the light baffle walls in front of the altarpiece it would go on one of those. It would have a light on it and DANCE and CHURCH  in large red letters

To add this feature someone's  got to have the chops to wire it without it causing more trouble than it's worth because if we put it there it's probably going to get a workout. Help???

Church converts to housing plans see below  (work in progress) 

Because of dust and light considerations and also thinking of the best placement for Jael's carved basalt holy water/agave basin -(or is the right word "font"?)   I'm proposing we  add a small vestibule. That will add 4' to the building's length to make it 18'x40' instead of 18 x 36' as first proposed.  Plan b (below) adds a closet for the drums and a confessional.....confessional maybe with an optional "record" button?  If we make the vestibule ceiling  8' then the  loft created overhead will be tall enough to stand in (at least near the center) and   could maybe hold the receiver and projector - or is 36' too far for the projector to be from the projection wall and/ or  the AC units? Benches will be on casters and low enough to fit under the light boxes so they can easily be rolled to the wall for dance parties, yoga classes,  drum circles or....? 

>>>>>>> Each pre-made construction panel will be  appx. 48” with battens over each seam...... so we need to be sure that the construction panel arrangement allows each 36” wide light box to be centered between the battens

Plan B with confessional and drum closet on exit wall / loft over  - see below

Plan B with confessional and drum closet on exit wall / loft over  - see below

When I did a video test in Ballroom Marfa’s projection room  (which is a similar size to ADC) I brought them a jump drive with the video slide shows  on it. Matt Grant, Ballroom's incredibly helpful preparator  plugged my jump drive into their mac mini which was connected to a Yamaha surround sound home theatre receiver which had 5 or 6 speakers arranged around the room ceiling height.  That was plugged into the projector. The sound was great. 

looking for salvage doors that will work for entrance - something similar to these. 

looking for salvage doors that will work for entrance - something similar to these. 

Archipelago Dance Church Logo  - make holy medals ? 

Archipelago Dance Church Logo  - make holy medals ?