JRS VOLUME #14; ISSUE #03
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks Volume 14, Issue #3 October 9, 2009
+ ADD YOUR STORY TO THE BURNING BLOG
+ BURNING MAN WALL CALENDAR NOW ON SALE!
+ BURNING MAN REFERENCED IN MILAN FASHION WEEK
+ GET A SIGNED COPY OF "BURNING MAN LIVE," THE PISS CLEAR BOOK, PLUS AN ORIGINAL ISSUE ON NEWSPRINT!
+ SEEKING PHOTOS OR VIDEO OF "CROW MOTHER"
+ SEEKING PHOTOS OR VIDEO OF "PORTAL OF EVOLUTION" SCULPTURE
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ 10TH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO DECOMPRESSION - SF, CA - OCT 11
+ BURNOUT 2009 - THE PORTLAND DECOMPRESSION - PORTLAND, OR - OCT 17
+ SANTA CRUZ DECOMPRESSION - SANTA CRUZ, CA - OCT 17
+ SPIDER BALL - SF, CA - OCT 31
+ COLORADO DECOMPRESSION - DENVER, CO - OCT 24
+ BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION ARTUMNAL GATHERING - SF, CA - NOV 20
+ DUST & ILLUSIONS, 30 YEARS OF BURNING MAN - A DOCUMENTARY
PHOTOS & IMAGES:
+ TIME MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS BARBARA TRAUB - AND HER 2009 PHOTO GALLERY
CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks
Howdy all! Welcome to Fall, or as we call it here in the Bay Area: Summer. Yeah, while you were roasting all through the summer months, we were freezing our patooties off over here ... and now it's our turn to bask in the sun. And the fog. But we digress.
So, the hard-working Playa Restoration crew has just completed their incredible efforts to return the Black Rock Desert to its pristine pre- event condition, removing all the last traces of the city. And? They report that this was the cleanest Black Rock City ever, so thank you for doing your best to Leave No Trace. And hats off to this amazing, unsung crew, without whom? We'd be screwed.
Meanwhile, back in the real world ... Burners everywhere are in full blown Decompression event mode, and now that the LA Decom's in the bag (we hear it was a hoot), it's time to turn our attention to SF, NYC, Santa Cruz, Denver, Portland ... and more. As always, a full listing of goings on in your neighborhood can be found here:
Hope this finds you well ... see you next time!
ADD YOUR STORY TO THE BURNING BLOG
We continue our series of Playa Reflections, encouraging folks to share their Burning Man stories on the Burning Blog. Here are some topics around which you might have some yarn to spin:
What was your favorite moment on playa? http://blog.burningman.com/?p=5613
How has Burning Man changed you? http://blog.burningman.com/?p=5729
We've got more coming down the pike, and they'll be posted on the top of the burningman.com homepage. And remember, if you subscribe to the RSS feed, you'll get these things right into your RSS reader.
BURNING MAN WALL CALENDAR -- MARK YOUR TIME 'TIL WE MEET AGAIN
Happy New Burn Year!
Last year's Burning Man Calendar ended when the Man burned, but there is no need to panic! The 2009-2010 edition is available in our marketplace at:
In addition to the usual feast of colorful playa photos, the latest calendar also features images from the far reaches and various expressions of our worldwide community. Throughout the year, you can experience regional and community events in places like Spain and South Africa (for starters) and see how the Black Rock Arts Foundation, Black Rock Solar and Burners Without Borders are carrying the Burning Man spirit beyond Black Rock City. We are everywhere!
BURNING MAN REFERENCED IN MILAN FASHION WEEK
File this under mildly weird, but Danger Ranger tipped us off to Burning Man having influenced a fashion designer who was showing her work at Milan Fashion Week (that's fancy, folks) recently.
GET A SIGNED COPY OF "BURNING MAN LIVE," THE PISS CLEAR BOOK, PLUS AN ORIGINAL ISSUE ON NEWSPRINT!
Adrian Roberts, the inimitable editor of Piss Clear, writes to tell us of a new offering for his book. Check it:
"'Burning Man Live,' the recently-published anthology of 'Piss Clear,' Black Rock City's favorite alternative newspaper, is now available directly from its editor, Adrian Roberts.
Get the book direct from the Piss Clear web site at:
and Adrian will not only personally sign it for you, but will also include an original issue of 'Piss Clear' on newsprint. It's a piece of Burning Man history!
'Burning Man Live' is a 320-page anthology compiling all 34 issues of 'Piss Clear,' the funny, snarky, and colorful newspaper published in Black Rock City from 1995-2007. As the 'Vice magazine of the playa,' it's chock full of interesting articles, acerbic rants, witty commentaries, and funny lists. Along the way, it ended up documenting - as it was happening - the growing evolution of the Burning Man event."
SEEKING PHOTOS OR VIDEO OF "CROW MOTHER"
Dan Glass writes:
"My name is Dan Glass and I am looking for any photos/video of the burning of 'Crow Mother,' an installation that was located at 11:45 and the trash fence (not listed in guide). It was a 16-ft high Hopi Indian kachina, a totemic structure that burned Sunday night after the Temple. It was a memorial, and I'd love to show the images to a family member. Imagery of any stage of construction would be excellent, although I am especially interested in video of the burn - I was told that someone had taken a lot of it but I have no leads. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I can be reached at danglass66@gmail, and at 646.320.0946. Much thanks."
SEEKING PHOTOS OR VIDEO OF "PORTAL OF EVOLUTION" SCULPTURE
Bryan writes in, looking for shots of his (amaaaazing) "Portal of Evolution" piece ... you know, this one:
"Bryan Tedrick, creator of 'Portal of Evolution,' is seeking high definition video and/or still (high resolution) photos of his work from the Playa this year. We (Bryan and his wife) are using the video/ photos to help promote his work via video (youtube and other artist- friendly sites), portfolio, and photo books. Attribution for the work will, of course, be provided. If you would like to share your work, please contact us at the following email address: tedrickart (at) sbcglobal (dot) net ."
THE CULTURE LABS INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE AT SF'S DECOMPRESSION
This year at Burning Man, the various outreach groups of Burning Man (Burners Without Borders, The Black Rock Arts Foundation, Black Rock Solar and The Regional Network) teamed up to create a unified presence on the playa-The Culture Labs.
This year at San Francisco's Decompression, The Culture Labs will once again host an interactive gathering space where together, we'll create and propagate our culture to be carried into the default world the other 51 weeks of the year.
How are you nurturing the seeds in your own community that we all collectively plant in Black Rock City every year? You are invited to stop by, sit a spell and share your story of personal evolution with other folks looking for inspiration and ideas about how we can all bring the Burner ethos to our communities year-round.
10TH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO DECOMPRESSION - SF, CA - OCT 11
The 10th Annual SF Decompression
HEAT THE STREET FaIRE!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Noon SHARP till Midnight
(Mariposa Stage ends 11pm. All other outdoor stages/sound end 10pm.)
Public Entrance: 19th St. & Minnesota St., SF
$10 donation in Black Rock Couture/Costume; $20 in streetwear
All ages outdoors; kids under 12 always absolutely free!
Age 21+ inside Cocomo (club closes 1:30am)
FOOD AVAILABLE: Tasty meat and veggie food options for purchase (just added: Bacon!) by Raz. Playa beignets and coffee generously provided by Hal. Sales benefit the Black Rock Arts Foundation grant program. So, EAT FOR ART! Also food theme camps while supplies last. Come early!
PLEASE TAKE MASS TRANSIT, BIKE and CARPOOL: (Muni bus #22, #48 and BART connects with the 3rd St T-line), ride your bike and avoid driving on Minnesota Street completely! Cheap parking available at UCSF lot (3rd Street at 16th Street) at discounted rate (should be approx $5 all day instead of $20). Or park on Terry Francois Blvd just a couple blocks away.
Come at noon SHARP for a full twelve hours of art, performance, fire, dance, theme camps, circus arts, live music, DJs, Burning Man 2009 imagery, and more, more, MORE!!! All six blocks, the park, and the stages will be overflowing with a stunning variety of creative expression! Bring your imagination to share and BE the art you wish to see in the world!!! It's looking positively AMAZING and this is going to be quite a 10th Anniversary Decompression! Full schedule and partial list of pARTicipants follow:
EVERYONE should read the Survival Guide DECOMandments on the web page below before you come! Full event info, including STREET MAP, participant list and stage schedules here:
To volunteer: Email firekitty (at) burningman (dot) com NOW while we still have openings.
BURNOUT 2009 - THE PORTLAND DECOMPRESSION - PORTLAND, OR - OCT 17
Saturday October 17th, 2009
Circadia Art Center
4705 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland OR, 97218
3:00PM to Sunrise, $14 presale tickets.
We've lined up a TON of camps & performers including:
Camp Arctica, Orange L'ounge, BRC Post Office, The Walking Beast, Kamp Suckie Fuckaye, Tree Ring Circus, Star Factory, Rode City Vaudeville Buszilla II, Deadletter, Kidsvilla, Tsunami, Shai Halud, Mobile Groove Bomb, Black Rose City, RoboBeeBumble Bus, Wanderlust Circus, Lost Machine, and more!!
We'll have Main Stage performances, singer songwriter lounge, Fire Jam, Video Projection, Wild Rumpus Room, Vaudeville & Burlesque shows, creepy stilt walkers, and much more!!
Help shape the event or lend a hand? email portland (at) burningman (dot) com
Pre-sale tickets are currently available online burningmanportland.com
SANTA CRUZ DECOMPRESSION - SANTA CRUZ, CA - OCT 17
It's a Burning Man Decompression street party, Santa Cruz style! Please invite everyone you know to join us downtown, on Locust Street between Cedar and Center! Info here:
Bring your dusty selves at noon for ten hours full of fire, dance, music, art, performance, theme camps, DJs, and MORE!!!
Enjoy the creative expression that only Santa Cruz can provide for a cost of only $10.00 in Playa couture/costume; $15.00 in streetwear.
Our first annual Santa Cruz Decompression will be a a showcase for our community so please help us bring our enchanted Black Rock City magical home to the streets of Santa Cruz!
We're looking for Art! Performers! Theme Camps! Volunteers! If you are a ranger, would like to be a team lead/manger, greeter, spin fire, perform, PARTICIPATE, please let us know!
If you're interested in becoming a part of UnScruz! Please send an email to santacruz (at) burningman (dot) com for more information.
And please remember ... this is a LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT :)
See YOU there!!!!
SPIDER BALL - SF, CA - OCT 31
If you're in the Bay Area, and you're looking for something to do this Halloween (besides dressing up in Satanic outfits and scaring the pee out of your neighborhood children, like we do), AND you want to support the Black Rock Arts Foundation, who in turn support TONS of artists around the world ...
Well then, the Spider Ball is for you. They've got quite a line-up (Vibe Squad, Beats Antique, Random Rab ... uhhh yeah), and the proceeds from the event go to BRAF. That's right. Costumes. Spooky stuff. Amazing music. Support artists. Yep, this is gonna be good. Check it:
COLORADO DECOMPRESSION - DENVER, CO - OCT 24
Colorado's Decompression event takes place Saturday, October 24th. Want more info? Email denver (at) burningman (dot) com. Or visit:
BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION ARTUMNAL GATHERING - SF, CA - NOV 20
The Black Rock Arts Foundation presents our third annual fundraising event, The Artumnal Gathering.
Friday, November 20, 2009
The Bently Reserve
400 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
The Black Rock Arts Foundation invites you to the grandest annual celebration of our community's vital spirit and extraordinary artists. Once again, we gather in the majestic Bently Reserve to revel in support of BRAF's mission to inspire art, community and civic participation worldwide.
Enter into an enchanted world of abundant art, captivating entertainment, and tempting libations. Participate in interactive art experiences created by community visionaries. Be the art!
Join us for our pre-event dinner for delightful fare, cocktails and auction.
Last year's event sold out. Don't miss out this year!
Performances by ...
Andrew Jones (visuals and performance)
Brainchild (interactive video)
DJ Gravity with Krystal Jones (Pink Mammoth)
Fou Fou HA!
Icon (Opulent Temple)
Loyd Family Players
Mace (Brass Tax)
Mancub (Space Cowboys)
Miss Velvet Cream (fashions)
Ticket Information ...
$35 Online presale
9:00 pm - Late
Includes an evening of featured and roaming performances, DJs, dancing, raffle, photography sale and surprises.
$35 presale online, $45 at the door.
Feast of Imagination
6:00 pm - Late
Includes an individual seat for a sumptuous dinner, auction, performances, absinthe tasting, wine, dessert, presentations from BRAF artists and entry to the Artumnal Celebration.
Table of Abundance: A Table for 8 at Feast of Imagination
6:00 pm - Late
Includes a reserved table for eight for the Feast of Imagination.
DUST & ILLUSIONS, 30 YEARS OF BURNING MAN - A DOCUMENTARY
October 8th: Seattle
October 10th Vancouver
October 17th: San Francisco Documentary Film Fest
October 22nd: San Francisco Documentary Film Fest
November 2-7nd: Hamburg Film Festival, Germany.
November 8th: NYC
November 10th: Philadelphia
November 11th: Baltimore
November 12th: Boston
More information about the film, screenings, and trailers:
TIME MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS BARBARA TRAUB - AND HER 2009 PHOTO GALLERY
Our good friend and amazing photographer Barbara Traub was interviewed by Time Magazing, and she's shared the video with us. Check it out:
And here's her Flickr set of shots from Burning Man 2009.
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