Fragments is a monumental temple leading to the sun by French artist Marc Ippon de Ronda. Fragments has been selected by the Black Rock City Honoraria Program as this year's French laureate amongst hundreds of applications!
About the project
Fragments is a monumental mirror installation designed by Marc Ippon de Ronda for Burning Man 2019. Fragments needs an important budget. To make it come true, you can support the artist and his team. Learn more about how you can help here.
Fragments' concept Fragments represents a magical tale inspired by the Black Rock desert: "It is said that before the Age of Human Kind, a powerful giant was given a magic mirror by a goddess that allowed him to see into the future. Frightened by what he could foresee he broke the mirror into a thousand fragments which fell from the sky and landed in the desert floor. The sand and winds blew and the pieces began to emerge as mankind too slowly emerged out of obscurity. When thereafter discovered, the mythical site was employed as a magical place for meditation and wisdom. And it is said that the first light of sunrise seen from the top of the highest fragment will bring infinite power and knowledge to those who visit the temple".
How Fragments will be built "We have worked hard on the technical aspects of the project to craft a beautiful and safe experience for all the citizens. Marc Ippon de Ronda, Rbhu and ATO Designs have taken into consideration the structural calculations to support the gravitational, wind and live loads across the triangular shards and the central staircase. Most elements will be built on site. During Burning Man, "Dusters" will remove dust from Fragments in a daily ritual and circulate it back on the Playa".