In my ninth grade literature class, my teacher, Mr. Nolan, loved to provoke us to interpret symbolism. “Why did the author decide to make that glove red? He could’ve chosen purple or black instead.” In my mind’s voice, I’d answer, “How the hell can we know what the author intended? He’s been dead for 247 […]
Do you want to go to a festival that actually leaves you feeling motivated and healthy instead of making you crave a week of uninterrupted sleep with an I.V. water drip…
Danny Brown captured the artistry and spirit of Burning Man 2013 and encapsulated it into a four-minute time lapse film that is almost as electrifying as being there.
As a group of art installations, Burning Man’s C.O.R.E. projects reveal a beautiful variety of regional identities. This year, China/Taiwan represented their region by building a solemn, meditating person.
We have exciting news for our readers around the world who’ve been wondering where to watch the film, Spark: A Burning Man Story.
This year’s Burning Man theme “Cargo Cult” encouraged artists to build “Space Age shrines” to “Visitors from Elsewhere.” The playa was decorated with a variety of riffs on this theme. Some created pieces that asked for salvation from the gods while others expounded upon the idea that we’re a consumerist culture dependent on producers and […]
Have you bought your tickets to Art Outside, yet? Held at beautiful Apache Pass outside of Austin, this festival’s coming up in a few short weeks, October 18-21. If you’ve never heard of it, Art Outside is a cultural experience that inspires creativity by giving all kinds of artists a place to publicly experiment with […]
Imagine that you’re walking through a desert, the heat of the sun’s rays penetrates each pore, the light bouncing off the white earth floor zings your eyes, the dust-armored wind punches you at random… Just when you decide to take cover at camp, you spot the biggest beer you’ve ever seen. You hightail it towards […]
A few months ago, my friend “Tom” (changed name) who’s worked on every angle and curve of the global festival construct in roles that have included festival founder, parking organizer, circus performer, video production manager, stage builder, press relations and more, told me he had a problem with the use of the phrase “transformational festival” […]
Have you ever been to a festival or a concert where attendees completely trashed the venue? Most of us have seen it too many times.
The big burn in Black Rock Desert: 61,000+ people. Your Regional Burning Man event: 600+ (give or take a few hundred). Burning Man: fabulous people from all over the world who briefly congregate and then disperse. Regionals: local people you live next to all year. There’s nothing on Earth like the magical, mind-twisting Black Rock […]
In the documentary, Spark: A Burning Man Story, Play)A(Skool theme camp founder Jon La Grace says he came out after going to Burning Man. I wonder how many others share this story? For the LGBTQ community, particularly those who live in more conservative places, Burning Man’s open, welcoming environment offers a sense of real freedom that […]