Oregon Eclipse Festival
17-23 August 2017, Oregon, USA
In August 2017, the Guerilla Science collective headed for Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest to join the Symbiosis Gathering community in a celebration of arts and the 2017 solar eclipse.
This year the people behind Symbiosis Festival brought their one-of-a-kind festival to Oregon to celebrate the total solar eclipse in the scenic Ochohoco National Forest. Guerilla Science joined them, and brought a host of experiences and installations – both old favorites and brand new works. In addition, Guerilla Science presented the final pieces from our SciArt residency. The teams of artists and scientists showcased wild works to entertain and intrigue festival goers.
Festival-goers blended chemistry, biology, and sexuality with Lube Lab! They got warm, fuzzy, and sensual with new festival friends at our trademark Sensory Speed Dating. Sustainable snacks were offered at our insect cafe, and plastic waste recycled into art. Kites were crafted and flown for NASA, and audiences chilled out to the beat of their hearts in the Love Dome. From trippy psychedelic goggles to microbe-paintings that glow, festival-goers played, created, and questioned the world at Oregon Eclipse.