Flamethrower Shooting Gallery

The amazing Flamethrower Shooting Gallery, created by Matisse and Roxie for this year’s Burning Man 2008, recently debuted at The Crucible’s Fire Arts Festival in Oakland. It was fabricated by The Art Police, with support from the Mind Shaft Society.

Modeled after “County Fair” style shooting galleries the Flamethrower Shooting Gallery provides a new twist on a long-standing American tradition and pokes gentle fun at the American fascination with firearms and personal power, along with the Burning Man fascination with fire and “radical self expression” by allowing and encouraging participants to literaly play with fire and shoot things.

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Here are some photos by Scott Ashkenaz and videos by Dr. Really? from the Fire Arts Festival, along with Dr. Really?’s gallery of photos documenting its fabrication.

photo by Scott Ashkenaz

Thanks to Are We Really? for the tip!

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Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.