The Otic Oasis

Dates and Times:
Sunday, August 28th – All Day
Monday, August 29th – All Day
Tuesday, August 30th – All Day
Wednesday, August 31st – All Day
Thursday, September 1st – All Day
Friday, September 2nd – All Day
Saturday, September 3rd – All Day
Sunday, September 4th – All Day
Located at Art:
The Otic Oasis
The Otic Oasis
Walk-in Camping Area
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Escape from the hustle, bustle and cacophony of our growing city. Appreciate the indigenous stillness and aesthetics of the Black Rock desert in a cordoned-off zone free of motorized vehicles and loud amplified music. The Otic Oasis is a wilderness outpost providing an audio antidote and alternative of peace and quiet. The Otic Oasis will be the first structure in this wilderness area in Black Rock City, where no motorized vehicles are permitted and large scale sound systems don’t penetrate – deep in walk-in camping. At last, a retreat where the aural options are in keeping with the indigenous stillness and aesthetics of the Black Rock Desert. It will provide shade and shelter to weary travelers who might require a bit of tranquility and quiet in order to recharge and allow them to commune with their internal and external environments. The Otic Oasis is a 35-foot geometric crystalline cluster structure of interwoven modules that provides individualized and group spaces for meditation and contemplation of the sunrise, sunset and our natural surroundings. The biomimicry of the design complements the desert backdrop and offers a manmade structure that takes inspiration from the rocks, mountains, caves, and plateaus found in nature. It is made completely of interlocking wood, with no nails or metal fasteners and, in keeping with the parameters of this zone, was hand-carted to its location and erected without the use of any motorized vehicle or heavy equipment.