Monday, October 12, 2009

Decompression SF 2009

Thanks to the many beautiful friends who helped us set up and break down the Bootiesattva Zome at Decompression SF yesterday. During the 10 hours or so that the zome was set up it was probably experienced by more people than during the entire week at Burningman. It was an awesome day and wonderful to see so many people react with wonder and joy to the structure.

I think the coolest thing about the zome is that it's not only Art but it's a space for sitting, a space for resting, for observing and connecting with people...

...and for many people during the day it was a space for eating lunch.

It's a real joy to have been able to realize such a form that provokes so many smiles. Here are some of the quotes about the zome overheard during the day..

"...this is game changing.."

"...what the...?"


"'s so simple.."

"'s math, architecture and love.."

Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the zome and took the time to talk with me about it.

Ok it may be all math, architecture and love but the zome is also alive in many respects, not the least of which is the ability to defend itself.

Here we see a future Zomonaut testing the torpedo system.

Future Zomonaut

The data is still being analysed but preliminary results are very positive.

Please look for the Zome again in San Francisco on November 2nd for Dia de los Muertos. We will be building a Community Altar for the Day of the Dead Festival.

The Altar of Zomatitlan is what it's called.

..more to come.