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LED flexible strip screen for Burningman 2016

LED flexible strip screen for Burningman 2016

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An award-winning architectural RIBA practice who are specialists in Parametric Design with a fabrication lab to create awe-inspiring designs in London.

They believe in innovation and work with clients all over the world to create unique spaces, pieces, and experiences that inspire the mind and uplift the soul.

Context / environment

Arthur Mamou Mani contacted Street Co to help design the lighting display solution for the art piece they have designed called ‘Tangential dreams’ for the world-famous festival Burning Man in 2016. A simple curve, the brush of the artist, the beginning of many dreams, our tangential dreams. This piece seeks to express the myriad of interpretations that we make of art and celebrates the dreams they engender. Tangential Dreams is a climbable sinuous tower made from off-the-shelf timber and digitally designed via algorithmic rules, maximizing inexpensive materials. Around 1,000 “tangent” thin wooden pieces are held in position via horizontal pieces rotating along a central axis, gently moving in the wind like leaves of a giant tree.

Each tangent was embellished with an inspiring sentence from people around the world, collected through our crowdfunding campaign, and handwritten by burners throughout the festival


We have proposed several options including LED strips, LED display COB technology.

We used LED strips that were IP67, weather and dustproof;

Controllers that each equipped 6 LED lights line Content was set on an SD card.

Materials & laboUr

We spent an entire week building it in the Nevada Desert, putting together the Tangential Dreams sculpture, in order to offer a very specific

experience to the burners. Tangential Dreams is a climbable sinuous tower made from off-the-shelf timber and digitally designed using algorithmic rules.

  • Product category dream color digital led flexible strip,
  • ws2811 30leds/meter
  • Model RBWS2811-12Vwidth10mm
  • Pixel Pitch 16
  • LED Configuration rgb 5050 led chip
  • Brightness (CD/) 300lumen/m
  • Transparency no
  • IC every 3 leds with one IC . there are 10 IC per meter
  • Refresh rate no
  • Indoor / Outdoor? outdoor
  • Viewing distance 50meter
  • IP IP67
  • LAMP Epistar
  • average consommation 3888w
  • required consommation 5kw
  • quantity of controllers 3
  • power 7.2W/M


Installation was a challenge as it was in the desert without all the basic needs…

Electricity came through a generator

The heavy storm dust made the installation even more challenging.


Great feedback from burners and passersby


  • Engineering CAD / 3D / Grasshopper /
  • Installation
  • Video/interactive content creation
  • Interior Design
  • Technology System Design
  • Prototyping


DATE 2016




TEAM Mamou-mani Ltd

ENGINEERS Format Engineering Ltd (Stephen Melville, James Solly, Will Pearson)

LED LIGHTING Street Communication SAS


Arthur Mamou-Mani, Maialen Calleja, Philip Olivier, Eira Mooney, Aaron Porterfield, Antony Dobrzensky, Laura Nica, Karina Pitis, Hamish Macpherson, Jon Goodbun, Yannick Yamanga, Matthew Springer, Joshua NG, Lola Chaine, Dror BenHay, Junbing Jiang, Knaan Kirshenbaum, Charlotte Chambers, Michael DiCarlo, Sandy Kwan, Solomon Ebere, Regan Parrish

SPECIAL THANKS Jeremy Crandell, Katie Hazard, Kimba Jorgensen, Shane “Dream

Crusher” Sischo, Dave X, Typhaine Ni Nyoman

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