“Tympani Lambada” is the next big flaming thing from San Francisco fire arts group Flaming Lotus Girls. The 64 foot long sculpture, which will debut at Burning Man 2011, is inspired by the vestibular structure of the inner ear and will incorporate flame, sound, and LED light effects. Flaming Lotus Girls are raising funds for the project on Kickstarter.
From a distance, bursts of fire outline sensual curves in the sky. Fiery arches intrigue and invite approach. Soaring at impossible angles and creating a slight sense of vertigo, the sculpture’s undulations echo with subtle rumbles and hums. Bulbous shapes on the ground glow red and roar with intense colorful fire flickering in their depths. Tendon-like structures stretch over the interior space of the sculpture, forming an intimate gathering place. Controls scattered throughout allow interaction with fire and light elements, accompanied by sound effects.