Art and Crafts (the kind that float) are an essential part of the Ephemerisle experience.

The community may be interested in funding art projects for Not-Ephemerisle 2011. If you can’t pay for it yourself, put together a Kickstarter and email the mailing list about making it happen.

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Past projects:

The Relentless Artstead Boat Project

Facebook group: Kickstarter:

From their site: ‘‘Our mission is to create a mobile community resource on which to explore the possibilities of art, performance, and seasteading while bringing boating into the world of art and art into he world of boating. Crew members from the project “Swimming Cities of Serenissima” by the artist Swoon have teamed up with an all star crew of Bay Area artists to salvage a 1945 hand crafted houseboat. We plan to convert the boat into a mobile artstead in the ad-hoc style of San Francisco’s unique D.I.Y. arts community.

The Seasteading Institute has provided funding for the purchase of the boat and the rest is up to us! The boat has been lifted out of the water, repaired, and inspected. Once underway have been utilizing recycled materials, including a converted Mercedes diesel car engine, to make the vision come to life. The next step is to move The Relentless from her current location in Bethel Island to the San Francisco Bay where she will continue to evolve through community input and ingenuity.

Join us on the Boat! We want to hear your ideas for journeys and events as we usher in a new menu of collaborative arts and entertainment in, on, and around your new community boat! There will be numerous opportunities to gather for impromptu art shows and happenings on the docks, bridges, and public water fronts of the San Francisco Bay. We will also be organizing work days for those who would like to contribute time and vision to the project.

Collaborators include: Ben Burke, Anja Ulfeldt, Anton Bertaux, Chicken John Rinaldi, James (Skippy) Cross, and many many more to come.’’

Dandelion (aka, the world’s largest koosh ball

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Made from close to 300 pool noodles, the Dandelion was the Epic Pool Toy of Not-Ephemerisle 2010. Artist: Matt Bell

Floating Swing

The floating swing by Dav Yaginuma, was one of the interactive toys from Ephemerisle 2009

Ripple Theater

The Ripple Theater used the ripples in the water as an analog ray-tracer to create trippy visual effects from a projector’s image. People dancing on platforms nearby created ripples in time with the music, which then created synced visuals on the screen. Created by Matt Bell at Ephemerisle 2009

Turtle Boat

From 2009, creators unknown.

Achievement Lounge

People who reached the end of the path to the Achievement Lounge got free beer. Then they had to try to get back. By Matt Bell, Ephemerisle 2009.


Apocaisle was an impressively large two-story pirate boat from Ephemerisle 2009. Creators included Paul Bohm and many others.