About the Book
Portals: Evolutionary Interfaces is a photo book of all seven of the Portal installations built for Burning Man since 2004 and brought to festivals around the world. There are brief explanations of each Portal design, participants testimonials and exhibition list at the end.
The Portals act as "Evolutionary Interfaces" by aligning the multi-dimensional vibrational body of the participants to the Earth’s and the Galaxy’s utilizing colors that influence participant’s energy bodies, geometrical forms that relate to the Earth’s evolving energy body and the sound sculpture the “Quasar Wave Transducer” that emits low frequencies in the range of the Earth’s Schumann resonance and human brain waves.
Owing to Burning Man’s temporary nature, they are easily transported, installed and removed. They have been exhibited at festivals around the world.
Harlan Emil Gruber, inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller and Paolo Soleri, attended Parsons School of Design and received a degree in Environmental Design in 1985. His sculptural furniture designs have been exhibited in NYC at Art et Industrie, Knoll Furniture Showroom and the Clodagh Center for American Design. He was a partner in a store on the Lower East Side of NYC from 1989 to 1994 called “Pluto Dog on the Earth”. Moving part time to Taos, NM in 1996, he has continued to exhibit in NM galleries including All Points, Shipley and Fenix in Taos, Shack Obscura in Santa Fe and Donkey Gallery in Albuquerque. He started attending the Burning Man festival in 1999 and has created large scale art installations there since 2003. These installations are now being brought to a variety of other venues and festivals besides Burning Man to provide the experience to more people.