2pir at Smukfest 2010 a Success!

October 2nd, 2010 Ed Hunsinger Posted in 2πr, 2pir, Appearances 270 Comments »

Sunset on the dock

It’s been almost two months since Smukfest and still no update on the blog. Wondering why? It’s because everyone has been incredibly busy with Syzygryd, Burning Man, and the aftermath of the annual excursion. But for those wondering how 2pir and Smukfest went: It was awesome.

Panorama from the 2pir platform

2pir ran so well raised 10 feet in the air that we’re looking into how to do this for every run. It really changes the dynamic of the piece and not only makes it easier to run but more fun for the participants as well. Just like our normal 2pir runs, we let anyone from the audience up on the stage to dance and play with the fire. What was a little bit different this run was that we had actually scheduled and rehearsed performances. We had a belly dancer as well as several break dancers who impressed the crowd before we opened it up to the general audience. We even managed to incorporate the Top Gun Theme. And of course the crew had way too much fun themselves, whether it was Mustache Night, suiting up in the Faraday suits, letting kids play with fire, freezing tanks, or digging around in Danish scrap yards.

Mike sets up flame effects

Another difference from our normal runs was that we shared the spotlight with two other pieces. We alternated between 2pir, Omega Recoil and Boreus Hyemalis over the course of the night, blowing the Danes’ minds with Zap, Burn, and Crush. All in all it was a great run. And now 2pir is back in storage, waiting for the next run.

For a bunch of pictures and videos check out:
Ed’s Flickr Set
Tom’s Flickr Set

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Making 2pir Fly at Smukfest

July 27th, 2010 Ed Hunsinger Posted in 2πr, 2pir, Appearances, build 696 Comments »

Getting ready to fly 2pir

We just got pictures of the 2pir build-out happening in Denmark for this year’s Smukfest. This run we’ll attempt something 2pir has never done before: make it fly. The fine Danes over in Skanderborg are putting together the platform that will raise all of 2pir (both flame effects and performers) 3 meters off the ground. So far it’s looking pretty awesome. Check out all the pics below:

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2pir Packed and On The Way To Denmark

June 8th, 2010 Ed Hunsinger Posted in 2πr, 2pir, Appearances, Events 4,705 Comments »

Omega Recoil: Denmark container load from oscar champagne on Vimeo.

After almost 6 months of rebuilding 2pir, testing, doing paperwork, and way too much time at NIMBY, 2pir is on it’s way to Denmark for Smukfest 2010! As you can see above, we spent the last Saturday afternoon stuffing everything into a shipping container for the journey across the ocean.

In the container with 2pir is Omega Recoil‘s Tesla Coil, and Therm‘s brand spanking new robot. Last year we put DDI on a boat. This year we’re putting 2pir in the air. The flame effects and the platform are going to be 3 meters in the air with festival goers milling about underneath them. We’re going to take the beach at Denmark and show the Danes more fire and electricity than they’ve seen in a long time.

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