Led by Alexander Mironov, Sema Payain, and Denis Harley, the Cradle of MIR crew is a 27 person team of Russian artists, engineers, producers and enthusiasts with extensive experience organizing and participating in different Russian festivals, most broadly involved in “Pustye Holmi” (translated literally as Empty Hills), the festival of art, music and endless creativity. The Cradle of Mir was a four-sided, 36’ tall pyramid that included four entrances for visitors from each side. In the afternoon the pyramid was filled with a pattern of shade that dropped through carved holes in the walls. At the center of the pyramid was a wooden replica of the Mir space station at ⅓ of its original size. At night, light from the pyramid shined through the carved holes creating a surreal display of light on the playa.