From Ovid to Kafka, passing by Jean de la Fontaine, the metamorphosis has fascinated the greatest writers. Divine punishment or a way to explore human nature, it inspires today artists of a different kind. At the festival of the Burning Man, in the dust of the Black Rock desert, their art installations fascinate tens of thousands of people from around the world to discover them.

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Free at its launch in 1986 by Larry Harvey in front of the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco, the event now held in the Nevada costs 425 dollars entry. Each year, an ephemeral city is being put in place, with the goal of not leaving anything in its path at the end of the holiday, the first Monday of September.

Come to the party in this field of experimentation where self-expression is encouraged, participants are also there to admire the artistic creations the most amazing. Le Figaro has selected six of the best facilities of the edition 2019.

The sanctuary of the sympathetic resonance

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This building of 10 metres high and 15 wide, designed by Tyson Ayers is done solely with the boards of pianos. 20.000 piano strings vibrate with the wind, and resound with the sounds produced by the visitors inside.

● lovers broken

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I don’t know the name of this art piece, but it is polished stainless steel. Both people appear to be broken or have parts missing. Purpose they are together. Burningman 2019

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This pair of polished stainless steel reflects the light of the sun. The two people hold hands while they appear to be broken, certain parts of their body are missing.

● Stones 27

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festival-goers can climb on the twenty-seven rocks suspsendus with this installation playfully designed by a group of artists led by Benjamin Langholz. “Our project invites you to a walk floating to experience a moment of presence complete,” explains the artist on the platform Vimeo.

● The Folly

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This village was imagined by Dave Keane uses of wood recovered from old slums of San Fransisco. “The Folly will provide a sheltered entertaining and aesthetics to the residents of the town of Black Rock”, is it written on the site of the project.

I. L. Y

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The forearm of 10 meters high can be set in motion using cables, winches and springs. Its author, Dan Mountain, invites the audience to investigate to be able to direct the installation themselves. As a bonus, the structure of metal spits out of the fire.

● The Man

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I made it to Burning Man! #BlackRockCity

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Symbol of the event, The Man is the heir of the man in the woods built by Larry Harvey and Jerry James in the first edition of the event on the beach at Baker Beach in San Francisco. Each year a new “Man” is built in a different style. Like all facilities, it will be burned up at the end of the event.

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