Collaborating with visual artists is a very good idea. I have in the past when I needed video shot/edited , found students who needed projects.I found it necessary to be very clear about what I wanted. Anyway I'm sure there must be loads of people doing computer animations that would love an audience and who have no experience with staging events .Of course there's the projector problem again .Performances at schools could possibly use school gear. In high population zones I'm sure digital projectors can be rented. We used to do light shows with slide ,overhead,opaque and film projectors,collaged. I like to run films backwards. Project on weather ballons. But just 2 carouel projectors with auto advance and lap dissolve projected onto the stage ,with interesting images can be very effective,they don't have to change alot or rapidly.One of the things I liked about Laurie Anderson's show,before she got big,when she just had one tech was how minimalist ,but effective it was. Fr example, there was an image projected,about 7' across that looked like an old "primitive" tribal stone carving of a face,something seemed really familiar about it though -oh it's a 3 prong electric socket,only the image is degraded from being projected so big and it looks like rough stone.Powerful. Another thing she did was wave her violin bow around in a rapid circle over her head while a slide was being projected on it,getting a flicker fusion effect that made the image look like it was spinning. The Burning Man crowd is a very good audience to target.