What this might mean astrologically, or how this might effect live recording and post-production on Earth in the days after the end of the 5th Age of Man, is what we hope to glimpse in the post-apocalyptic community of Disturbia-
The result of X-mas 2012 A.D. will be an Omni-Platform, audio CD/CDROM - the next project in collaborative, Industrial Insertions Series.
With the artist and technological base collected during the last project (Multiple Insertions) and the enthusiasm behind Disturbia and Burning Man, X-mas 2012 A.D. is predicted to hammer in the strength and concept of the independent, collaborative artist and the Industrial community.
|Direct the collection and setup of:
-Generators & Power Management
|Record with us for a week:
-Bring your equipment
-Build the studio, Play, Engineer
-Build Structures & Signage
- FRIDAY, 8/4 23:59-2:00 - AMF Blood Wedding
- FRIDAY, 8/4 23:59-2:00 - AMF Blood Wedding
-Mixdown, choose suitable tracks in CDROM or DVD format
|-Share in Duplication
-Distribute/ immortalize the experience
The Multiple Insertions project began in 1993 as a follow-up to the 1992, Below San Onofre, bicultural art and music compilation. MI was an Omni-Platform CDROM -- meaning that you could "insert" this CDROM into any modern computer equipped with a CDROM drive and you could also "insert" it into a regular audio CD player.
The Audio was Sweat-Engine and the DATA on the CDROM was an anthology/compilation of original still art, writing, animation, products, and anything anyone could creatively scrape out of their heads. Over 100 people contributed to MI.
A few months into the project, Mosaic was released and the web hype began. To aid in the development of the CDROM, the project was built in HTML live on the web and later formatted into something compatible for all CDROM drives.
Contributors were able to purchase the CDROM at cost and resell as they saw fit. While we did not actually make money on the project, we considered it a major success - from Dec 1995 - 1996 we distributed over 4000 copies.
We had high hopes of jumping right into the Multiple-Insertions
performances and the Multiple-Re-Insertions project, but MI's complexity
burnt us out and many of us went on chasing the web hype.
May 18, 1998 - We need something to force us all back into the studio (at the same time). We're also faced with finding somthing-to-do at Burning Man Aug. 31 - Sept. 7, (given that it's next to impossible to actually webcast the event live). So, we are going to produce a CDROM in a studio that we build in the desert - simulating harsh, apocalyptic conditions.
June 3, 1998 - Those currently involved in the project have decided to base the camp's theme around the Mayan apocalyptic prophecy. We're starting early to gather enough equipment and manpower to build a decent recording studio. Of course, heat and power will be a problem, so we are working on solar solutions and reasonable generator, UPS and cooling solutions. We are also working on computer/recording technologies, including MP3 compression.
We'll record as much as we can to as many tracks as we can, then bring the stuff back to San Diego to quickly mixdown in time to have product for Halloween.
So, what of the data? last year we brought back lots and
lots of pictures, which we dumped on a website. We wished that we could
have taken more video. So, this year, we'll bring back as much as we can
and make it available on the CDROM- a collaborative (non-comercial)
The inspiration behind this project is Burning Man. It is the perfect excuse to run away and do art. X-mas 2012 A.D. will be produced completely at Burning Man. So, you have to show up to contribute.
In the spirit of Burning Man, we won't try to sell anything while we're there. After we leave, anyone who contributed can have as many copies as they wish by sharing in the production and shipping cost.
Note: there is an $80 Burning Man camping/entrance
fee (for each person). And a $25 recommended donation for those camping
in the Disturbia village. (i.e. those sharing in the
|Committed People to direct/head activities:
Equipment List (what we have)
Tools (Drills, Saws)
To get involved:
email@example.com Geni - main contact
firstname.lastname@example.org Trevor - audio
Arnieds@aol.com Arnie - Power Mgmt
email@example.com Peter - Camp Layout
firstname.lastname@example.org Barbara - Transportation Coordinator
email@example.com Bryan - dj
Cheryl Zamora - Onsite Eqmt Mgr.
Other Disturbia Theme Camps:
|We're Preparing, Are you?