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JRS VOLUME #15; ISSUE #04

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 15, Issue #04
November 16, 2010

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ THE BURNING MAN 2011 TICKET PRE-SALE IS ON!
+ BRAF ONLINE GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR 2011 NOW AVAILABLE
+ MICHAEL CHRISTIAN'S "FLOCK" ON EXHIBIT IN TEXAS
+ A NICE PLAYA STORY FROM THE MYSTICAL MISFITS
+ HUGE BURNING MAN CONTINGENT IN THE NEW YORK CITY HALLOWEEN PARADE (VIDEO)
+ HUMANUMENT PROJECT SHARES THEIR COLLECTED PHOTOGRAPHS FROM BM2011
+ APROPOS TO THE METROPOL THEME: RADIOLAB SHOW ON CITIES
+ THE CRUCIBLE SEEKS AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ THE BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION ARTUMNAL GATHERING - SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 20
+ LONDON DECOMPRESSION - LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 3

PHOTOS & IMAGES:
+ 2010 PHOTO GALLERY FROM PHILIPPE GLADE

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks

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Hello everybody! The core Burning Man office staff has returned from an extraordinarily productive offsite retreat, where we spent good time plowing through all the possibilities for future endeavors and initiatives, contemplating the future of Burning Man and the Burning culture. We all walked out of there energized and optimistic, each of us clasping a rather large to-do list. Thanks again for all the feedback you provided (via feedback (at) burningman (dot) com) that got folded into the mix of our thinking and discussions!

OK, so onward ... by popular demand, we're once again kicking up our Burning Man Ticket Pre-Sale program, so you good folks can pick up a Burning Man ticket or two to gift your loved ones for the holidays. We've got 1,000 of them to sell at $280 each, starting tomorrow (Wednesday). All the details follow, and you can learn more on our ticket page:

http://tickets.burningman.com

Finally, if you're in the Bay Area, we'd love to see you at the Black Rock Arts Foundation Artumnal Gathering this Saturday. It's going to be an incredible event, as it has for the past three years. In a gorgeous venue (The Bently Reserve), we're packing in a wealth of performers, exhibiting artists, a live auction, silent auction, a wonderful catered dinner, and an ebullient after-party with all your good friends. This is one of BRAF's biggest fundraising efforts, and your support is very much appreciated! Get your tickets now before they sell out (and they will). Details below.

We hope you're meeting the upcoming holiday season head on, and that it finds you and yours happy and healthy.

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THE BURNING MAN 2011 TICKET PRE-SALE IS ON!

By popular demand, we are pleased -- once again -- to announce the resurrection of the Burning Man Ticket Pre-sale ho-down, in advance of the holidays, for Burning Man 2011!

For years we've heard feedback from enthusiastic early-planner types who'd like to be able to gift Burning Man tickets to friends and loved ones at the holidays instead of waiting until January. As always, this year's ticket will illustrate our art theme – Rites of Passage – and we deem it particularly beautiful; a perfect gift. Other participants aren't so concerned about holding out for the lower-priced tickets available on launch day, and would rather get a ticket now, and avoid the rush.

In answer, we give you the Holiday Ticket Pre-sale. Here's how it will work: we'll offer 1,000 tickets at $280 each (this will be the third tier ticket price for 2011; more details on the full ticket launch will be posted on our web site on December 12). These tickets will be a special allotment and the quantity will NOT come out of any of the pricing tiers for our regular ticket launch on January 19. (And no, it won't affect your chances to try for any of the first or second tier tickets when they're available.)

This pre-sale will run from Wednesday, November 17 at 10am (PST) through December 30 at 11:59pm (PST) or when the allotment of 1,000 tickets is gone, whichever comes first.

For all the nitty gritty details, please visit http://tickets.burningman.com

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BRAF ONLINE GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR 2011 NOW AVAILABLE

Attention Artists and Community Visionaries! Online applications for the Black Rock Arts Foundation’s 2011 grant cycle are now live online. Grant Applications are due January 15, 2011, 5:00 pm, PST.

Read the grant criteria and apply here:

www.blackrockarts.org/grants/grant-criteria

Apply for funding and create art for your community. BRAF is looking forward to reading your proposals!

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MICHAEL CHRISTIAN'S "FLOCK" ON EXHIBIT IN TEXAS

Michael Christian created his "Flock" sculpture for Burning Man 2001. In 2005, the Black Rock Arts Foundation installed it on San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza as one of its first Civic Arts programs.

Texas residents can now see "Flock" on display over the next year at the site of the popular Arts Outside festival in Texas. We’re pleased that Michael’s work is reaching more communities!

Flock, on display through fall of 2011
Apache Pass
9112 N. FM 908
Rockdale, TX 76567

Directions to the site can be found here:
http://www.artoutside.org/directions/index.php

Read more about Michael Christian and his work here:
http://www.michaelchristian.com/

Or read more about Flock at Apache Pass here:
http://www.artoutside.org/visual-artists/michael-christian.html

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A NICE PLAYA STORY FROM THE MYSTICAL MISFITS

An Observer of GREAT Burning Man happenings writes to tell us this nice story:

"Mystical Misfits camp located at 4:30 and B always tries to build a bigger and better camp than the year before.

This year they built a three or four story structure with an elevator, just to see if they could pull it off.

Much to their surprise and delight they discovered that the word got out to all those who couldn't (and have never been able to) walk up ramps or climb stairs to see the great expanse of the Playa and all the beautiful views the Playa has to offer.

Mystical Misfits, who did not expect this, were extremely touched by the gratitude of the people in wheelchairs and walkers who were so thankful for the opportunity for the views they never could have have seen if it weren't for the elevator.

This is one GREAT STORY to be shared with everyone ... THANKS TO MYSTICAL MISFITS for giving the gift of views to everyone Signed,

Observer of GREAT Burning Man happenings."

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HUGE BURNING MAN CONTINGENT IN THE NEW YORK CITY HALLOWEEN PARADE (VIDEO)

A friend writes:

"Hello Mr. Rabbit

Whilst it may have gotten around that we in New York City will have no "official" decom this year, Black Rock City had a HUGE contingent in this year's NYC Halloween Parade. The 5-mph onslaught took up nearly two city blocks as the parade moved up 6th Avenue. Playa-direct art cars "Fish Tank" and "Shagillac" rode just ahead of the Kostume Kult float and all onlookers were left naked and amazed.

This video (created from 1500 sequential stills) best lays out the scene:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ruprechtstudios#p/u/6/Q1YjIVD4CP0 "

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HUMANUMENT PROJECT SHARES THEIR COLLECTED PHOTOGRAPHS FROM BM2011

Briana writes:

"Hello Jackrabbit!

This year we had a piece on the playa called the Humanument which invited participants to become monuments for the city. People could write out their epitaph on a magnetic "bronze" plaque, climb aboard our "marble" plinth and depress a button to have their photograph taken. The collected photographs are now up online, there are over 1000 of them!

http://www.Humanument.com

Briana Schweizer and The Monuments to the Momentous Project"

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APROPOS TO THE METROPOL THEME: RADIOLAB SHOW ON CITIES

Betsy writes to share some excellent audio intellectualization about Cities, from the NPR show RadioLab.

"Considering our last-year's theme, Metropolis, I thought it was appropriate to turn everyone's attention to the excellent NPR show 'Radiolab', which recently spent an hour contemplating Cities.

Check that episode out at: http://www.radiolab.org/2010/oct/08/

I believe you have to download the podcast to listen to the episode, but it is 100% worth it....I would actually recommend downloading all previous episodes as well and listening to them non-stop as you bike to and from work every day."

Thanks for the tip, Betsy!

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THE CRUCIBLE SEEKS AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Our good friends at the Crucible, in Oakland, California are currently seeking a new Executive Director to head up their operations. The Crucible is a non-profit educational facility that teaches the industrial and fine arts to people of the Bay Area while fostering a collaboration of Arts, Industry and Community. Many many Burning Man artists have learned and/or honed their skills here that have enabled them to make many of the creations you've enjoyed on playa.

Apply if you're qualified:

http://www.thecrucible.org/about-us/job-opportunities/404

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THE BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION ARTUMNAL GATHERING - SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 20

The Blackrock Arts Foundation Presents…
The 2010 ARTUMNAL GATHERING
Saturday, November 20, 2010
$45 for Main Event from 9:30pm – Late
$250 and up: Feast of Imagination Dinner Banquet from 6-9pm + all night!
At The Bently Reserve
Enter at 400 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Ages 21 and over

Get your tickets today at http://www.blackrockarts.org/artumnal Last year’s event sold out and this year takes it all to a new level of abundance! Don’t wait.

You are invited to the magnificent Bently Reserve for BRAF’s fourth annual Artumnal Gathering, an exquisite evening of tempting libations, bountiful fare, engaging art, and lavish attire. You’ll enjoy three elegant rooms, each overflowing with art and offering a stunning array of featured live performances including soaring aerial artistry, live performances, and music and DJ’s to dance the night away.

Come revel in the abundance of our community’s creative spirit, celebrate Black Rock Arts Foundation’s artists and projects, and support the proliferation of even more community art projects around the world in 2011!

See the full list of performers, exhibiting artists, and participating collaborator at http://blackrockarts.org/events/artumnal

Join us for our pre-event dinner featuring delightful fare, cocktails, and both live and silent auctions. Last year's event sold out! Get your tickets today at http://www.blackrockarts.org/.

Artumnal Ticket Packages:

The Artumnal Celebration
$35 online presale 1st tier (SOLD OUT); $45 thereafter and at the door
9:30 pm - Late
Includes an evening of featured and roaming performances, DJs, dancing, raffle, silent auction, photography sale and surprises.

Feast of Imagination
$250 advance purchase only
6:00 pm - Late
Includes an individual seat for a sumptuous dinner, auction, performances, signature drinks, wine, dessert and entry to the Artumnal Celebration.

Table of Plenty: A Table for 8 at Feast of Imagination
$3000 advance purchase only
6:00 pm - Late
Includes a reserved table for eight guests for the Feast of Imagination dinner.

Table of Abundance: A Table for 8 at Feast of Imagination, with premium placement
$5000 advance purchase only
6:00 pm - Late
Includes a reserved table for eight guests for the Feast of Imagination, with premium seating placement in the banquet hall, premium wine selection with personal sommelier, champagne toast and other treats.

Get your tickets today at http://www.blackrockarts.org/artumnal

Sponsor an Artist to attend the Artumnal Gathering! Can't attend this year's event? Make this a truly inclusive event, and honor an artist by sponsoring their attendance. Purchase a 'Sponsor an Artist Ticket' and we will donate it to an artist in need of a ticket!

BRAF thanks their generous supporters and sponsors:
Bently Reserve
inTicketing
JK Sound
San Francisco Bay Guardian

Get your tickets today at http://www.blackrockarts.org/artumnal

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LONDON DECOMPRESSION - LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 3

After a long and difficult search for a venue, we've finally found somewhere at the last minute! So London Decompression can actually go ahead and the months of work have been worth it once more!

Tickets for Decom 2010 cost £18.50; for more information or to make the most exciting purchase of the month, grab your pet mouse and click here: http://www.londondecom.com/pages/tickets

Remember that ticket numbers are limited, and in every year so far, we've sold out well before the event. So don't delay, get your tickets now!

Rumours abound of theme camps galore, and the art team have been busy working with artists in the community to bring the playa magic to London again.

There’s an art installation being created at this very moment for Decom 2010 that you can start interacting with right now! It delivers an LED matrix that does more than blink in a robotic, pre-determined fashion. You can create animations for it on the artist’s website, in the run up to the event, and then see your designs on the night.

To learn more about this fascinating project and to create your animations, visit http://cwd.co.uk/illuminatrix/

For all the details on London Decompression head over to http://www.londondecompression.com

See you there!

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2010 PHOTO GALLERY FROM PHILIPPE GLADE

Philippe Glade is part of Burning Man's documentation team, and he's once again worked magic with his lens. Here's his incredible gallery for 2010:

http://thisisblackrockcity.blogspot.com/

Philippe says: "Enjoy the visual overload!"

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The Burning Man Regional Network - connect with Burners in your hometown:
http://regionals.burningman.com

Visit our own Lyceum and engage with published authors, bloggers and thinkers in and around the Burning Man community as they observe and comment on our culture and like-minded cultures around the world:
http://blog.burningman.com

The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/burningman

Official Burning Man Twitter Account - All Things Burning Man:
http://www.twitter.com/burningman

Black Rock City Twitter Account - All Things BRC:
http://www.twitter.com/blackrockcity

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