Futuristic wedding at Burning Man FestivalBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/futuristic-wedding-at-burning-man-festival
In August, the Burning Man Contemporary Art Festival was held in the Black Rock Desert. This year its theme sounded like "I, robot" — a direct reference to the works of Isaac Asimov. And one couple decided to arrange a futuristic wedding right there at the festival. Moreover, the bride is a designer, and the groom is a visual artist and photographer.
Gilles Bonulli is a French visual artist, his fiancee Yoshi Churnak is a fashion designer originally from Jamaica, who grew up in New York. They met in 2015 at a Burner party in New York and first found common topics for cooperation (it's easy to do if one arranges fashion shows and the other takes pictures), and then the creative union grew into something more. The guys have carried out many art projects together, and now they have decided to arrange their own wedding.
The futuristic theme fit perfectly. Suits made of suede and cream-colored satin were invented and designed. Gilles came up with the idea to decorate them with complex vector drawings — this required laser cutting of fabric. Then Yoshi superimposed the details of the costumes on the fiber-optic fabric, and the multimedia artist Kirill Shevyakov made the finished costumes glow and create an unforgettable impression.
The wedding ceremony was held against the background of the RadiaLumia sculpture shimmering with different colors. The background was chosen as well as possible, and it was even possible to synchronize the way the illumination of the sculpture and wedding dresses changed. It turned out to be a real intergalactic wedding, attended by gods and goddesses who accidentally flew into the Black Rock desert from some distant worlds.
The preparation for the wedding fascinated the participants so much that they decided next year to release a whole collection of wedding dresses in which classic elegance would be combined with modern technology.
The main idea — to cut complex patterns on the fabric and make the illumination go through them — appeared when looking at the intricate patterns cast on the wall by a lamp from HYBYCOZO.
The design, based on the Islamic art of "merkaba" (this word means an energy field created by sacred geometric patterns that heals the mind, body and soul), combines angel wings, ethnic motifs, a dove — a symbol of freedom, the initials of the newlyweds.
Patterns for laser cutting
Ready-made patterns on fabric
Wedding Ring Design
The design of the rings is also Gilles' idea. The pattern of the rings is a combination of the initials of the newlyweds, the image of the serotonin molecule as a symbol of eternal happiness, the Fibonacci spiral and the sacred geometric figure "Flower of Life": the first circle symbolizes the first being, the second represents two entities, and the third circle is a joint creation of the first two circles.
The outfits were finished right on the way to the festival
Bridesmaids and bridegroom's friends also helped with might and main
And this is a wedding cake being prepared for 50 people
One of the bridesmaids
Jewelry made of chains, also specially made for the solemn event
Absolutely unearthly bridesmaids
And here she is, sewing something to her dress in a hurry
Removing negative energy with the help of the wood of the sacred palo Santo tree
Sparkling lights wedding chariot in the form of a Chameleon Charles
The groom's friends portrayed alien druids
Stunning bride and Groom masks by Dan Schaub Designs
Futuristic masks perfectly complemented the wedding outfits
Wedding theme — Intergalactic gods and goddesses
In a galaxy far, far away
The bride in the crown by Object and Dawn
The ceremony was held next to the RadiaLumia light installation
Gilles pours champagne
A cape with a hood that changes color
Bride's dress with backlight
It's time to cut the cake!