JRS VOLUME #14; ISSUE #14
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaksa
Volume 14, Issue #14
April 27, 2010
+ 2010 HONORARIUM ART INSTALLATIONS ANNOUNCED
+ THEME CAMP REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APPROACHING!!! APRIL 29!
+ BRINGING KIDS TO THE PLAYA? REGISTER TO CAMP WITH KIDSVILLE
+ STEAMPUNK TREE HOUSE TO BE INSTALLED PERMANENTLY ON THE EAST COAST
+ PDX BRIDGE FESTIVAL CALL FOR ART
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+ BURNING MAN 2009 PHOTO GALLERY FROM NK GUY
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If you've recently started hearing the distant sound of hammering, grinding, welding, cutting and laughter, that's prooooobably any one of many Burning Man artists starting work on their projects for 2010. Yep, we've announced our Honorarium Art Installations for this year (check it out, below), and the artists are now gathering their teams, acquiring their materials, assembling their tools, and getting to work!
We're especially psyched that this year's Temple will be constructed by our good friends and long-time Burning Man artists Rebecca Anders, Jess Hobbs, and Peter "PK" Kimelman. Rebecca and Jess have a storied history with the Flaming Lotus Girls (perhaps you've heard of them?), and they've decided to take on the challenge of Black Rock City's spiritual centerpiece, calling their offering the "Temple of Flux." Theirs is an innovative, avant garde and striking design, and we're very excited to see it on playa. Read Jess's description of how they came to the decision to do the Temple in the Burning Blog:
Of course, there are hundreds more artists that are going to be toiling over artworks for Black Rock City that aren't part of the Honorarium program, and these folks are going to be self-funding or creatively-funding their pieces ... and there's a darn good chance they could use some help. Whether it's cold hard cash, elbow grease or sweat equity, check around and see who's building something near you and see if they could use a hand. It's a great way to experience (read: participate in!) the event and meet new people.
You'll find all the Honorarium Artists' contact information on the web page (see below), and you can also toss out your willingness to help on:
Once the art starts happening, it sure feels like full steam ahead to Black Rock City!
2010 HONORARIUM ART INSTALLATIONS ANNOUNCED
Burning Man's Art Grant Committee has been hard at work, poring over submmission after submission, determining how best to allocate their grant budget (nearly $440,000, which is paid for out of your ticket price) to help facilitate the best possible offering of art on playa this year. And we're proud to announce the Honorarium Art Installations for 2010:
Of course, these just represent the centrally-funded artworks ... there are hundreds more that people self-finance or creatively-finance themselves to bring to the playa for our community to enjoy.
Thanks to ALL the artists who create work for the playa!
THEME CAMP REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APPROACHING!!! APRIL 29!
We have heard the complaint that has been growing louder every year: announcing Placement on August 1st is a huge obstacle to travel planning for the east coast and international members of our community.
We have moved the plans submission deadline up to April 29th this year, so we can announce Placement one month earlier in early July.
Theme Camp Placement Questionnaire: http://forms.burningman.com/ Theme Camp Resource Guide: http://www.burningman.com/themecamps/resource_guide.html
- Placement team
BRINGING KIDS TO THE PLAYA? REGISTER TO CAMP WITH KIDSVILLE
"KidsVille is THE place for children of all ages at Burning Man. We are a group of diverse families creating a unique space for play and other activities. Families with children 0-17 years of age are welcome to camp with us if they are pre-registered.
Please note: KidsVille is NOT a babysitting service. Families who wish to camp within Kidsville need to register no later than August 1, 2010. If you are planning on bringing your children to Burning Man, please join our Yahoo group, where you'll find lots of people available to answer all of your questions.
STEAMPUNK TREE HOUSE TO BE INSTALLED PERMANENTLY ON THE EAST COAST
Five Ton Crane, the kids behind the amazing Steam Punk Tree House project that was created for and exhibited at Burning Man 2007, have let us know that they've inked a deal to install the piece in a to-be- announced location on the East Coast this summer. And this? Is very exciting. They're hard at work retrofitting the Tree House for permanent installation as we type. Congratulations to the Five Ton Crane crew! More info on their website:
PDX BRIDGE FESTIVAL CALL FOR ART
The Portland Bridge Festival is a really amazing Burning Man-inspired interactive art event taking place in Portland this summer (July 23 - August 8), and it's being produced by Tucker Teutsch, co-creator of the Basura Sagrada Temple in 2008. He's opened up a call for artists and asked us to send it around. They're also having a fundraiser on May 13, and they're seeking donations for it ... you can learn more about that on their website:
WE WANT YOUR ART!*
This summer, we will dominate Portland with your art. Who are we? PDX Bridge Festival. We are artists. Dreamers. Doers. Makers of things.
We are three weekends of awesome on and around the bridges of Portland. And we want you to join us!
This summer, we celebrate the bridges with a festival of artistic excellence, producing an awe-inspiring event and providing a major showcase for Portland artists, musicians and performers. So where do we start? By engaging creators of all kinds in a citywide conversation about “bridges.” Thematically. Metaphorically. Satirically. And literally, if you swing that way.
Crocheting a sculpture of the Hawthorne Bridge? Obviously! Composing a symphonic ode to dental bridges? Yes, please. A Jeff Bridges movie? Yep. We’re into that, too.
But first, you must SUBMIT.
DO IT! By June 16th, 2010
*This call for art brought to you by PDX Bridge Festival and Portland City Art. Art will be exhibited at the 2010 PDX Bridge Festival in a variety of traditional and non-traditional venues.
SUBMIT AT: http://www.pdxbridgefestival.org/submit
If Burners want to come up for the festival, we have hotel specials happening and would love to hook em up with lodgings (both low-brow and high-end, depending on what they want). The word "flicker' gets them special deals at the Jupiter Hotel (a very cool spot here in PDX) during the festival.
SKILLED LABORERS AND BIODIESEL GURUS NEEDED IN PERU
Burners Without Borders's Carmen Mauk writes:
"When Burners Without Borders's major volunteer deployment ended after a year of working in Peru, we wanted to find a sustainable way in which we could continue to support the reconstruction efforts in Pisco for years to come. Well, for the past two years this has been an amazing success with the formation of Pisco Sin Fronteras.
The large numbers of PSF volunteers are extremely dedicated to the reconstruction of Pisco, yet are lacking the extensive skills our community possesses to lead and design projects. BWB is putting the call out for skilled Volunteers to support PSF in reaching its fullest potential.
To see the specific skills that are needed in account management, carpentry, wetlands restoration and biodiesel -- just to name a few -- please click here and get in touch:
Check out this incredibly inspiring 10 minute video about BWB's work in Peru. Thanks to Kelly and Jefe for volunteering their time to produce this beautiful piece.
THE BLACK ROCK CENSUS WANTS YOU!
Are you aching for a taste of the playa, but can't wait till August? Look no further, volunteer to be a part of Census Keypunching 2010.
If you answer yes to the following questions, and want to help share Census info with all of Black Rock City, then this is the gig for you!
1. Do you want to volunteer for 20 hours or more over the next month?
2. Do you have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection?
3. Do you want to bring a touch of the playa to your daily life?
4. Do you live in the Continental United States?
5. Have you ever punched keys before? (In the default world its often this is often referred to as Data Entry)
6. Do you want to be a part of a network of like-minded, driven Burners with a purpose?
When you come to Center Camp this Burn, you can tell your friends you helped make the citywide Census possible!
If you think you can handle all of this Fantasmagorically Megamanimously Awesome Awesomeness and can volunteer your time--- Please send your mailing address and phone number to our Keypunching Guru, Spork at burnerresearch (at) gmail (dot) com
SEEKING PIMP YOUR BIKE SUPPLIES
Contact Kent directly if you can help him out.
Kent Leech here of Camp Bioluminati. We've been doing 'Pimp Yr Bike' since 2006; usually on the Center Camp Outer Ring Road.
We need piping supplies. Non-moopy [Editor's note: MOOP is "matter out of place", aka trash, aka Things That Fall Apart And Make A Mess] stuff from paints to fabric to shiny plastic trinkets so folks can decorate their bikes.
HEEBEEGEEBEE HEALING OASIS NEEDS MASSAGE TABLES
The Heebeegeebees write in:
"Do you or someone you know have a folding massage table sitting around somewhere? Bring it to the playa and donate it to the Heebeegeebee Healers of Nectar Village! We provide free healing services to thousands of individuals every year during the Burning Man Festival, and hope that the energy we cultivate spreads into the greater world, creating love, health and a higher state of being for everyone. Your table will be used to benefit the community of Black Rock City for years to come. (No really, it would suck not to be able to get a session not because we don't have awesome healers available but because we have no massage table for you to relax upon.)"
FUNDRAISER FOR THE TEMPLE OF FLUX - SF - MAY 1
The Space Cowboys are putting on a heckuva fundraising event to support the construction of the Temple of Flux (http://www.temple2010.org ) at Burning Man 2010. It's going down on May 1 at Kelly's Mission Rock, and it's guaranteed to be quite a hoot, so if you're in San Francisco, come on down! Info and tickets:
BORDERTOWN: A BENEFIT FOR BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS - SF - MAY 15
Bordertown: An Old West Bonanza and Benefit for Burners Without Borders
May 15, 2010
2050 Bryant Street, SF, CA
$12 before 10:30PM, $20 after 10:30PM
Welcome to the rough and tumble frontier—an area where anything can happen, dreams are realized, and no one can be trusted! Hit the dusty trail with us and head to BORDERTOWN! Come as your favorite old west character. Be the gunslinger, the showgirl, the gold seeker, the outlaw, the cathouse Madame, the barkeep, or any of the denizens of Bordertown! Revel in three environments of performance, music, art, dancing, decor, and merriment. Join us for our art auction and walk home with fantastic deals on amazing one-of-a-kind art pieces.
100% of the net proceeds from Bordertown will go to benefit Burners Without Borders projects worldwide. Help Burners Without Borders continue to support worldwide efforts of civic and social activism. From continuing relief work in areas devastated by Katrina, to relief efforts in Haiti, to empowering African street kids through teaching the art of fire poi, Burners Without Borders mission to bring the principle of gifting—common at Burning Man—to the greater world has been astoundingly successful. Help Burners Without Borders projects continue to grow and achieve great things! For more information about Burners Without Borders projects worldwide, check out:
To see BWB at work in Peru, check out this moving video: http://www.vimeo.com/10809028
ALCHEMY TICKETS ON SALE - ATLANTA, GA, SEPT 30 - OCT 4
Tier 1 invitations are now on sale for Alchemy 2010 for just $35.00.
Tier 1 invitations will be available until either 500 are sold or June 15th, whichever comes first. After that, tier 2 invitations will be available until the event at $45.00. We encourage you to purchase your invitations early to help fund operations.
To get your invitation, please visit http://www.alchemyfestival.com/essentials/invitations.html
You may use your permanent registered login on the site (from last year's purchase and this years' elections), or you may register at the page.
)'( Team Atlanta
BURNING MAN 2009 PHOTO GALLERY FROM NK GUY
As usual, NK Guy took some absolutely incredible shots at this year's Burn. Man, that guy can handle a camera. Enjoy:
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