The Serpent Twins
The Jormungand (Midgard) and Julunggul (Rainbow) serpents sit between 2 worlds; the old world that needed and revered them and the present which has shunned such monsters as fears metamorphosed into mythical form. The two 50-foot kinetic mobile sculptures are rendered in metal and cast off materials using modern science; restoring ancient mythos to the modern world.
2013 Update: The Serpent Twins are going Solar! We’re selling shade kits to raise money the 2k solar charging system being installed on the top of our trailer.
We received another Honorarium Installation Grant from Burning Man for 2012! We were very excited to be coming back with all new costuming, lighting and fire effects.
Update: Our new additions were a huge hit and worked flawlessly! Here are a few pictures of our desert adventures.
Instead of doing the typical fundraising (events, kickstarter etc.) we’re selling shade kits:
Thanks for your support! We are sold out of shade! Contact us in late spring of 2013
Dark and with the power of fire, the serpent Jormungand winds it way through the landscape. Bright and with the light of the earth, the Julunggul serpent slithers to meet with her dark twin. They both have a function within mythology. The earth was shaped by Julunggul, who later swallowed it and all it contains in a fit of anger; then regurgitated it to restore the earth as it was. She helps the denizens of the world by swallowing boys and spitting them out as men, completing their rite of passage. The world was encircled by the serpent biting his own tail, Jormungand, until he decided to destroy it. Man’s champion, Thor, was the only one who could stop the serpent from ending everything with his fearsome anger seething in the depths of the ocean.
The Jormungand (Midgard) and Julunggul (Rainbow) serpents sit between 2 worlds; the old world that needed and revered them and the present which has shunned such monsters as fears metamorphosed into mythical form. Our present world has left behind these harbingers of destruction and physical embodiments of “the ultimate task” (usually the task of slaying such beast) as so much fantasy. Much as a child puts away his imaginary playthings when he becomes an adult, the dreadful serpent that exists in so many of the world’s cultures’ myths has been put aside. All these now modern civilizations went through this same rite of passage; that of dismissing myth and legend to depend merely on science and fact. Our two serpents will render in metal and cast off materials these mythical beasts by using modern science; restoring ancient mythos to the Burning Man community.
We’re also seeking paid venues interested in seeing these wonderful creatures perform. Get in touch: email@example.com