BurningSNOW Center for the Experimental
2578 North Weil Street, Milwaukee WI 53212 USA. ph. (414)
The BurningSNOW Center is located in an 1500 square-foot live/work
facility in Riverwest, Milwaukee. We facilitate the creation and display
of works of experimental art, broadly defined as the intersection of
technology, arts, and culture.
We serve as a nexus for the growing experimental arts community, with
weekly meetings, Build Parties, and open house events. People of all
backgrounds and skill levels work side-by-side on imaginative projects
that require all their talents.
We foster an atmosphere of de-commodification, where ideas are freely
shared, removed from any pressures of vending, advertising, or commercial
sponsorship. We maintain close ties to the Burning Man Project and follow
their Ten Principles
as a model for successful promotion of innovation through the Experimental
some projects created through the CENTER:
"Stone of Rome," an interactive talking disk
commissioned for Burning man 2010
"Talking Voting Booth," a voice-interface voting
booth commissioned for Burning Man 2008
"Corn Woman," a talking computerized corn-human hybrid
commissioned for Burning Man 2007
"Voices in my Head," multiple talking computerized
faces commissioned for Burning Man 2005
Golden Electric Surfboard
Self-Erasing Graffiti Wall
Levitating Illuminating Sphere
Alternative Energy Systems
Advanced Temporary Structures
Portable Laser-beam Fireplace
Laser Beam Eyewear
membership at THE CENTER
Membership fees at the center are $10 per quarter. Membership is also
included in the entry fee to our quarterly events. .
some activities at THE CENTER
Public Orientations held the first Sunday of each month at 7pm. .
Member Open House held on the second, third, and fourth Sundays of the
month at 7pm. These include build parties, classes, dinners, and
Special classes available in soundscaping, basic programming,
interactivity in artworks, fire art, and others.
Quarterly Participatory Events allow members to display
their most innovative pieces.
Traveling artists and show, have included the Tiny
Invisibility Circus from New Orleans, artist Nick Kane, and others.
includes a 600 square foot main display room, offices, meeting areas,
storerooms and workshops. The space can be easily reconfigured for
different events and uses.
Main display room showing interactive sculptures and meeting tables.
Main display room showing information wall and more projects.
Close-up of "Past...Present...Future" talking sculpture
and giant magnetic poetry board.