Art A - E
Airbrush Transformation Station
Our art means a lot to our camp, putting people in a festive mood, making them feel even more beautiful, gifting to the community and the smiles we get upon competion of using a human body as a canvas.
Back For the First Time. Reimagination of the Original Monarch Pyramid
This is a special piece to those who have contributed, giving their hard work, energy and love to where Monarch was, and what it has become. This is very much a tribute to everyone’s collaborative efforts from those who built it, danced and enjoyed its beauty. The original pyramid was our main stage, and brought everyone together from the DJ’s that played on the top platform, soaring above- to the dancing people below.
Black Rock Observatory
Our goal is to share views of the universe. This is damned amazing and we’re not really adding much to Saturn, it's just fucking amazing. Jupiter, too, fucking rules. *P.S. Also the Moon *PPS also all the galaxies and nebulae that we get so see when we're set up at YOUtopia and not other bullshit places with light pollution.
The Monarch Metamorphosis Camp is all about transformation and creation. These wings will serve as an entry piece or at least a shining beacon in the darkness to attract attendees like moths. A fusion of organic and inorganic motifs highlighting the fractal nature of reality.
“And so it happened that the Trained Unprofessionals found a flat plain in YOUtopia and settled there. And they said “Let us build a weird city and a tower, whose top may raise unto atheist heaven; and let us make it shiny, lest we can’t find our camp at night and are scattered upon the face of the festival.” And so they did, because they feared neither divine retribution nor rolling up their sleeves a little.
This piece is pointed commentary on the corporate world, satirizing the sterile cubicle wastelands of America and revealing the rat race as the never-ending, convoluted maze that it is. However, the piece goes well beyond parody. It will be brimming with small art pieces and Easter eggs, fostering the experience of discovery and exploration of the unknown. Through revealing corporate America as a ridiculous, comical grind, participants will leave with a sense of what it is to be lost and then found, hopefully taking away senses of hope and redemption. We will also be dedicating portions of the piece to a dystopian aesthetic, and other portions to a utopian aesthetic. On top of all this, we will be hosting a “Rat Race,” where participants dress up in haggard rat costumes and “race” (safely) through the maze. All of these elements will combine to create a silly, yet cerebral experience.
Delorean Time Machine
The Delorean Time Machine is a replica of the car from the ‘Back to the Future’ movie. She will have fog, interactive lights, and a real working flux capacitor inside this mock car. It is sure to be the main focal point of our camp and also a chillout spot. She will hold the best seats in the house and bedazzle up our dance floor. She will be all inclusive for everyone, no matter what age you are, to chill-out and see new horizons through space or time. A landmark for friends to come and create new memories and a staple when remembering 2017’s YOUtopian experience.
Elemental Flow Space
We hope to be gifting 24/7 activity throughout the event, as we have a killer sound system and a lineup of many talented local musicians. Each day we will have amplified sound and intend on having one day party and two big night parties featuring DJ sets, live music performances, fire dancing, etc. This year we are placing more emphasis on workshops giving teachers an opportunity to teach their classes on the PA system, so as to better be able to instruct more effectively. We plan to gift beverages/food at our open bar and the Triptych Kitchen. Our camp will feature art installations built to be enjoyed in various ways, be it looking at, lounging in, or climbing on. Additionally, our camp will provide the space—both open (i.e. fire-friendly) and shaded—for our campmates and other community members to perform and/or host workshops and events.