JRS VOLUME #13; ISSUE #09
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 13, Issue #9
December 13, 2008
Um ... hi! Yeah, it's us again. Heh. Yeah. OK, so you know how we don't like to rapid-fire blast your inbox and stuff? Yeah, well ... ok, we're making an exception here for a VERY important, time- sensitive post, one that directly affects many Burning Man artists and YOU, because you enjoy art on the playa.
So don't get all angry and unsubscribe ... we promise we'll shut up for a while after this. :-)
OK here's the deal. NIMBY is the largest DIY (that's Do It Yourself, yo) industrial art space in the Bay Area, and they've been forced to move to a new location, and have been turning to the community to help with their daunting security deposit. They've raised most of the money already through some serious fundraising efforts, but they need $8,500 before Monday so they can move in.
So why should you care, even if you live in Topeka, Toledo, Toronto or Torino? Because a metric buttload of Burning Man artists call NIMBY their studio, where they create and store incredible large-scale art installations for the playa. It's also used as an event space to throw fundraisers for a great many projects. Without NIMBY, a great number of artists whose work YOU have enjoyed (and will continue to enjoy) will be sca-rood.
Please read on, and help them out if you can.
OK, that wasn't so bad, was it? Well, if it's any consolation, we've included a gorgeous photo gallery from photojournalist Nick Adams. Just roll those pics around your eyeballs for a while, and it'll alllll beeee better.
-PQ (Associate Rabbit)
+ NIMBY NEEDS MONEY FOR DEPOSIT ON NEW LOCATION THIS WEEK!!
PHOTOS & IMAGES:
+ BURNING MAN 2008 GALLERY FROM PHOTOJOURNALIST NICK ADAMS
NIMBY NEEDS MONEY FOR DEPOSIT ON NEW LOCATION THIS WEEK!!
NIMBY — the Bay Areas largest DIY/Industrial Art Space was shut down by a city inspection following a small fire. Community support has poured in and a new location secured. NIMBY will move the week of December 15th — but $8,500 is still needed for the deposit.
What is NIMBY?
For the past five years NIMBY has been a space where artists, craftsmen and tinkerers can create the new, the impossible, and the never seen before. Many of the pieces at Burning Man, Coachella, the Maker Fair and The Crucible's Fire Arts Festival are created and stored at NIMBY.
NIMBY not only offers space to create, but supports its artists with resources, assistance in sourcing re-purposed material, as well as logistical and technical guidance. Snook, the founder of NIMBY, is known in the community as the guy to call when technical or logistical issues seem insurmountable. This supportive culture shared by all members of the NIMBY community is at the root of the amazing art that emerges from its doors.
NIMBY has been the birthplace of Dance Dance Immolation, the Steam Punk Tree House, Colossus, The Kinetic SteamWorks steam ship, Spike's Vampire Bar and so much more. NIMBY has hosted such epic events as Lost Vegas, Eat Drink and Be Mary, Fight Night, Thunderdome, and the NIMBY Circus. At the new NIMBY we are working to create a 30,000 square foot event/ gallery space with permanent installations of Michael Christian's IT, The Steam Punk Tree House, Colossus and the Big Rig Jig.
The City of Oakland has rolled out the red carpet to help. Trucking, architectural drawings, contractors, and materials are all lined-up to move in and build-out the new space. We also have 5 years of heart, gumption and making it work behind us — but we need your support of a donation.
Be a part of keeping NIMBY alive — DONATE.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
NIMBY has served the community as Bay Areas largest DIY/ Industrial Art Space. Most Bay Area artists who create large-scale work depend on NIMBY for support.
Created at NIMBY:
Colossus - http://zacharycoffin.com/colossus/
Steam Punk Tree House - http://www.steamtreehouse.com/
Kinetic Steam Works - http://www.kineticsteamworks.org/
Dance Dance Immolation - http://www.interpretivearson.com/projects/ddi/
Cleavage in Space - http://tinyurl.com/6o2546
And the current home of:
Check out more of our photos:
BURNING MAN 2008 GALLERY FROM PHOTOJOURNALIST NICK ADAMS
Click on "Burning Man 2008"
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