BioTronEsis was a 2014 Burning Man HONORARIUM Art Installation.
The BioTron itself was a large translucent cocoon inhabited by a super organism of hyper exotic alien light creatures on it’s outer shell. Inside, the cocoon grew thick layers of white fur for humans to sink comfortably into before being entranced. Then, all who enter her drift off with the entrainment frequencies of the blinking lights as they are lulled into a deep trance like hypnotic state.
The BioTron was lost in the 2017 October Sonoma wildfires.
The BioTron Team
Erick Dunn – creator
Mitch Altman – entrainment code
Craig Stewart – programming
Howard Tsu – fabrication, programming
Phil (Peef) Sadow – electrical engineering, mystery problem solver
Ben Shadis – lead fabricator/sculptor
Dominique Hatt – casting, fabrication
Kevin Byall – metal fabrication
Nico Liebing – sound design
Creature Assembly / Fundraising/ etc –
Vivien Low Cody Reynolds Patricia Walker
Joe Phillips Tara Packard Eva Konig
Ethan Brook Heather Kirksey Eric Rabinowitz
David Aslanian Emily Miller Bruna Burns
Debi Fong Jocelyn Van Landingham Shane Van Landingham
LadyBee Bob Gonsalves Tony Jones
And for her continuous support both on and off playa, my true love Claudia Meglin. I would not have been able to get this done without her! ~ Erick Dunn
View the BioTron Ecosystem creatures