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25 MAY 2015

Burning Man

Art/Music/Event


“A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers.”

The Burning Man started in 1986, when Larry Harvey and his friend Jerry James improvised a 2.5 meters tall wooden form resembling a man, which subsequently burnt it in the San Francisco Baker Beach during the summer solstice.  

This first spontaneous performance - attended by only 35 people – marked the beginning of the world’s most important art and music festival, involving up to 70,000 participants and staged with an emblematic 32 meters tall Burning Man structure. 

The final destination is Black Rock City, a deserted area in Nevada, an 8 hours drive from the infamous San Francisco.  The Black Rock City transforms to a temporary metropolis, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance: an all-welcoming crucible of creativity. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2ThTb6iffA&feature=youtu.be

“A unique and distinctive culture emerges from the Burning Man experience. Rooted in the values expressed by the Ten Principles, this culture is manifested around the globe through art, communal effort, and innumerable individual acts of self-expression. To many, it is a way of life.”

The Burning Man “voice” lies in Ten Principles, written in 2004 by Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey, which sum up the identity and unparalleled personality of this “self-painting” music and art experience. They are crafted to reflect the community’s ethos and culture as it had been naturally developed since the event’s birth. 

Here we go: Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification, Radical Self-reliance, Radical Self-expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leaving No Trace, Participation and Immediacy.

Each year this unique and vibrant festival is lived through a different art theme. 

This year the Man will burn in 104 days starting off on August 30-September 7, 2015.

The to-be-art-theme? Carnival of Mirrors it is! A theme revolving around three essential questions: who is the trickster, who is being tricked, and how might we discover who we really are?

A play of lined-up masks and mirrors, destined to interact in this maze where people are requested to confront a “shuffled deck of selves”. What a revelatory task: The me they want to be (but aren’t), the me they repudiate (but are), the me they can’t imagine (but might be).

The transparency and interrogation of the essence, with hope, vision, illusion, dream and magic, all burning in both the foreground and the background.  


http://burningman.org/



Content    Annie Markitanis




Picture 01    ®The Burning Man-The Torso

Picture 02    ®Burning-Man-Last-Day-Night

Picture 03    ®Burning Man-The Rainbowdome

Picture 04    ®Burning Man-The Lady Dancers

Picture 05    ®Burning Man-The Great Heads

Picture 06    ®Burning Man-The Dock in the Desert

Picture 07    ®Burning Man-The crowd from a boom lift on burn night 

Picture 08    ®Burning Man-The Charcade

Picture 09    ®Burning Man-Temple of transition

Picture 10    ®Burning Man-Siberfi

Picture 11    ®Burning Man-Roaming glamour

Picture 12    ®Burning Man-Pulpo Burno

Picture 13    ®Burning Man-Man Before Firefire

Picture 14    ®Burning Man-Love At The Sunset

Picture 15    ®Burning Man-HOME Sunrise

Picture 16    ®Burning Man-Empire of Dirt and The Front Porch

Picture 17    ®Burning Man-Church on Firesong

Picture 18    ®Burning Man-Big Rig Jig with the lights on 

Picture 19    ®Burning Man-Anubis Erupts

Picture 20    ®Burning Man 4

Picture 21    ®Burning-Man-Day 7 

Picture 22    ®Burning Man 2

Picture 23    ®Burning Man

Picture 24    ®Burning Man-Key Man and Bicycle Man

Picture 25    ©Setareh Vatan-Burning Man

Picture 26    ©Compound eye by Kirsten Berg



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