JRS VOLUME #15; ISSUE #14
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 15, Issue #14
May 27, 2011
+ IMPORTANT UPDATE: NO TICKET SALES AT GATE IN 2011 - $360 TICKETS TO BE SOLD ONLINE
+ 2011 HONORARIUM ART LISTING ONLINE!
+ BURNING MAN ART: KICKIN' BUTT, TAKIN' NAMES
+ NEW IN THE REGIONAL NETWORK: LITHUANIA!
+ REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE OF NAMES - 2010-2011 BURNERS LOST
+ RENO BIKE PROGRAMS - TIME TO GET ON IT!
+ BART DORSA BRINGS HIS KINETIC DUCK SCULPTURE TO RUSSIA
+ MY EYES ARE BURNING & CATCH OF THE DAY: BURNING MAN BOOKS BY KAREN KUEHN
+ CHILDREN'S BOOK ABOUT BURNING MAN
+ SUBMIT YOUR DESIGNS FOR THE 2011 BURNING MAN STICKERS
+ CENTER CAMP CAFE PERFORMANCE STAGE & AERIAL ARTIST CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
+ BWB: SKILLED VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN PERU TO HEAD UP BIODIESEL REACTOR PROJECT
+ BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS $5,000 GRANT PROGRAM 2011 - APPLY BY 7/1
+ LOS ANGELES BURNERS GO BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS AT LOCAL SCHOOL
+ PARTICIPATE IN AN EXPERIMENT IN COLLECTIVE WRITING
+ HARDLY DAVIDSON CAFE'S INTERACTIVE MUSIC LIGHTSHOW SEEKS SKILLED GEEK
+ REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: THE TABA TURBINE PROJECT IN RENO
SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ BURNING MAN FLESHES OUT ITS "SUPPORT A PROJECT" FUNDRAISING GUIDELINES
+ HELP BRING A BURNING MAN PROJECT TO LIFE
+ COLLABORATE! CONTRIBUTE ART COMPONENTS TO THE TEMPLE OF TRANSITION!
+ SEARCHING FOR STAINED GLASS SCRAPS FOR THE TEMPLE OF TRANSITION
+ THE OTIC OASIS: A WILDERNESS OUTPOST & CIVIC SANCTUARY
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ BBQ-A-NOOBIE VOLUNTEER PICNIC, INFO FAIR & COSTUME SWAP - SF - JUNE 4
+ NOLA CORE PROJECT 2011: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
+ HARMONY FESTIVAL - SANTA ROSA, CA - JUNE 10-12
+ SOAK* 2011 - SNARKLE PONY RODEO - TIDEWATER, OR - JUNE 16-19
PHOTOS & IMAGES:
+ PATRICK RODDIE'S BURNING MAN 2010 GALLERY
CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks
Before we start, we'd like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to our longtime volunteer Evren "Edub" Cakir, who has been working on the Jackrabbit Speaks team for years now, helping with people's subscribe and unsubscribe requests and more. It's a challenging, time-consuming and largely thankless (read: a user's automated unsub request to a computer doesn't work and YOU get called names for it) behind-the-scenes job, and Edub has always done it with unbridled enthusiasm and a big smile on his face. As we've now passed this role onto another staffer (wait for it ...), Edub is finally OFF THE HOOK!
Thank you Edub!! We love you, brother.
So with that, we'd like to formally welcome Patrick Ford (aka Senator) to the JRS family. Patrick's been a member of Burning Man's Communications Team since last summer, and he'll be taking on the JRS administration role, as well as helping to answer the myriad questions that get sent in to the Jackrabbit throughout the year. And trust us, we abuse him plenty, so you don't have to! We're telling you this so you know that there's a team of us here at firstname.lastname@example.org, so remember that when you write us, you're not just reaching one person, but a whole team, ready and eager to assist you.
Welcome Patrick!! Onward into the fray!
We've got some REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF for you in this issue ... read up and enjoy. And as always don't forget to check the Burning Blog this week: http://blog.burningman.com. We're posting our little fingers off lately and hope you'll add us to your list of daily reads.
Oh and the Man burns in 99 days. So there ya go. Double digits! You got that to think (panic?) about.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: NO TICKET SALES AT GATE IN 2011
** $360 TICKETS TO BE SOLD ONLINE**
Due to brisk ticket sales, no tickets will be sold at our gate in 2011. Instead, the limited number of $360 tickets normally allocated to our gate will be sold online. $320 tickets are still available. We recommend that all committed community members secure a ticket soon. http://tickets.burningman.com
2011 HONORARIUM ART LISTING ONLINE!
If you need some inspiration for your participation, peep this enumeration of 2011's granted art creations. Oh! Anticipation!
We don't know about you, but seeing this annual list released always gives us Jack Rabbits goose bumps. Yee haw!
SPEAKING OF BURNING MAN ART: KICKIN' BUTT, TAKIN' NAMES
The art of Burning Man is seriously kicking some tail here in San Francisco.
For starters, the Black Rock Arts Foundation has helped manifest the installation of Marco Cochran's iconic "Bliss Dance" sculpture on Treasure Island, smack dab in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. It's ... STUNNING. If you live in the Bay Area or find yourself swinging through on a visit, do check it out.
Also, a little bird tells us that the Raygun Gothic Rocketship might just be staying in its current spot by San Francisco's Ferry Building through 2012, so that the thousands of folks coming to watch the America's Cup can enjoy it.
Finally, two of Karen Cusolito's flower sculptures (part of the Infinitarium project from 2010) are now installed on Market Street, right across from UN Plaza. More info: http://bit.ly/lgOJGh
So amazing to see all this Burning Man art get the real-world exposure it so richly deserves! Congratulations to all the artists and their teams!
LITHUANIA JOINS THE BURNING MAN REGIONAL NETWORK!
Wow, right? Right. Burning Man's Regional Coordinator Meghan Rutigliano has a great write up of all the great stuff going on in Lithuania (yes, Lithuania!) right now, including their joining the ranks of Burning Man's ever-expanding Regional Network (http://regionals.burningman.com). Check it out on the Burning Blog:
REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE OF NAMES - 2010-2011 BURNERS LOST
Since 1996, an anonymous Burner has created a plaque to commemorate members of our community who have passed away the previous year. This tradition continues to honor those people who have affected our Burning experiences and who participated in creating Burning Man. This is a call out to you, our community, to please let us know of any Burners lost in the last year whose names you feel should be added to this year's Remembrance Plaque.
Please send only their name, exactly as you would like to see it appear, to this address:
(**please DO NOT HIT REPLY to this newsletter to submit a name.)
Submissions must be received by July 20th to be included on this year's plaque. Submissions after the 20th will be added to next year's plaque.
Look for the completed plaque at the base of the Man from Monday (August 29th) through Friday (September 2nd). (The plaque is not displayed in the Temple, where more elaborate and personal memorials are created by participants).
May their spirits move on to the eternal playa!
RENO BIKE PROGRAMS - TIME TO GET ON IT!
There are two popular bike programs in the Reno area that sell or rent reliable and affordable bikes especially for life on the playa that are now taking reservations. To best meet the growing demand every year for this playa essential from these loving bike shops, it is best to let you know about what they have to offer earlier than the Resource issue is available, so you too can get that "Can I still get a bike in Reno?" issue out of the way among other summer preparations for your adventures to Black Rock City. (Note: One of our other longtime local bike rental purveyors for globe-trotters, Rat's Bikes, is already out of bikes for 2011. Be sure to look out for his announcement here in the JRS in early 2012).
--Kiwanis Bike Program--
If you are in need of a bike great for the playa and close to Reno, reserving one from the Kiwanis Bike Program comes highly recommended. Kiwanis has a huge variety of bicycles ranging from $30-$50, and all purchases support the repairs and donation of bikes for at-risk kids in the Reno area. Moreover, if you return your bike to Kiwanis on your way home from the playa, they love it -- they'll refurbish and reuse it! Reserve your bike now as they go fast. The shop is open 9am-9pm (PST) daily, the week before and during Burning Man, to pick up your reserved bike or to pick out a bike from those still available before moving on to Black Rock City. For bike reservations and further information, or if you'd like to know more about their programs in northern Nevada, go to http://www.kiwanisbikes.org and click on their Burning Man link. NOTE: They have moved to a new location.
Kiwanis Bike Project
2500 Valley Road, Suite A
Reno, NV 89512
--Black Rock Bicycles--
Black Rock Bicycles is highly recommended as your transportation headquarters for rentals as well as sales of bikes for the playa. Having a bicycle -- especially a reliable one with comfort and style, with fat tires and a soft seat! -- is a large part of the Burning Man experience and tradition, and is pretty much an essential to your overall enjoyment in Black Rock City. Located in Reno just a few hours from the playa, they offer rentals as well as sell new/used bikes at affordable prices, which have been professionally cared for by experienced bike mechanics. Black Rock Bikes also has everything you need to be able to set your bike apart from the rest -- lighting supplies, baskets, bells, locks, and many other items needed to have fun as well as be safe on the playa. Please check out their website for reservations, pick-up arrangements, and for other details at http://www.blackrockbicycles.com.
Black Rock Bicycles
7550 Hillview Drive
Reno, NV 89506
BART DORSA BRINGS HIS KINETIC DUCK SCULPTURE TO RUSSIA
Konstantin writes in to let us know:
My name is Konstantin Samoylov and I am writing to you with the information about a solo exhibition of Bart Dorsa, an American artist who is bringing a huge kinetic sculpture that debuted at the Burning Man. It is the first time ever anything like this is transported to Russia.
We started a facebook page with pictures and such :
Thank you for your time.
MY EYES ARE BURNING & CATCH OF THE DAY: BURNING MAN BOOKS BY KAREN KUEHN
Karen Kuehn has self-published some beautiful coffee table books about Burning Man that we like and you might too. Karen's 'My Eyes Are Burning' was also featured in the 2011 PDN (Photo District News) Photo Annual as a "Notable Book" - congrats, Karen! She's hoping to find a publisher; both books are print on demand and cost exactly what Karen pays to print. Take a look:
My Eyes Are Burning
Catch of the Day
NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK ABOUT BURNING MAN RELEASED
Lee Lee writes:
"I just finished a children's book of words based on last years Burn: Tales of Thatcher Gray: Metropolis - and posted it on Blurb:
This is the opening text which appears in the little book:
Metropolis is a book of words for children. The words were chosen to reflect the essence of Burning Man. Following Thatcher Gray on his first visit to Black Rock City, the illustrations manifest the event from the perspective of a two year old. He immediately embraced the participatory nature of the community and was delighted to explore the highly interactive art. In the way that children his age are encouraged learn through play, Thatcher Gray seemed to pick up on the fact that the artists and intellectuals who contribute most to the community often present experiments in which they are furthering their own education through play.
More about Thatcher Gray's specific experience can be found at http://www.TalesOfThatcherGray.com."
SUBMIT YOUR DESIGNS FOR THE 2011 BURNING MAN STICKERS
Hello dusty-hearted friends and fellow playa-schwag-ophiles!
Lost in a memory of past playa experience, staring blankly at your water bottle and the fun, funky sticker you received when you rolled through the Greeter's Station last year tacked lovingly to it? Looking forward to remembering this year's Rite of Passage for years to come?
What better way to remember your great experiences on playa than with eye catching, sticky, sticker schwag?! Participate in the artfully affecting playa ephemera through submitting YOUR design to our annual Sticker Contest.
This is the official call for designs for the 2011 Burning Man stickers. Your design could be the one passed out with the materials you receive as you pass through the Greeters Station upon entering Black Rock City. Other designs will become official sticker schwag passed out on and off the playa throughout the year.
Things to know:
1. Your sticker designs can vary in size from 2.25"x5.5" to 3"x3". Round designs must measure 3" in diameter.
2. Please incorporate both the name Burning Man and the year 2011 into your design.
3. Unfortunately, sticker designs are limited to only TWO or THREE colors. Please design accordingly.
4. Round stickers are given priority for winning the coveted "Gate Sticker" spot, going out to ALL Black Rock Citizens.
5. Whichever type of sticker tickles your fancy (or maybe you're very ticklish and want to enter several designs), remember there IS a theme, and we like stickers that attempt to use the theme. Read up on the Rites of Passage theme (http://www.burningman.com/art_of_burningman/bm11_theme.html)!
6. Wondering how to get your sticker designs to us? Please send either a .pdf file OR (preferably) a color separated Adobe Illustrator (.ai) file to Stickers (at) BurningMan (dot) com. Whether sending your design or questions, please put your first and last name in the subject header as well as the phrase “2011 Sticker Submission”.
7. The deadline for design submissions is Tuesday, July 5th, 2011!
Why? Because we all just love getting fabulous playa schwag to help us remember our wonderful home in the desert even when we’re away throughout the year. So, don't hesitate. Participate (by Tuesday, July 5th)!
Thank you and good luck!
-The 2011 Sticker Contest Peeps
CENTER CAMP CAFE PERFORMANCE STAGE & AERIAL ARTIST CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Center Camp Café Performance Stage(s) and Aerial artist Call for Participation:
Come one, come all, you talented, beautiful and experimental performers: strut your stuff in the largest living room in the world: The Center Camp Café. Bustling with strangeness, surprise and community of all stripes and colors, you can share your love of exciting performances, from jazz, rock, and marching bands, to classical, hip-hop and funk on the Performance Stage, and bring your passions, your thoughts, and the words that frame them, to the Spoken Word Stage, with poetry, improv, lectures, comedy, theatre and dance.
Let us love you. Schedule in advance- Schedule now.
Are you a live music performer with original music (no covers/ licensed music please), magician, thespian, comedian, dancer, aerialist or Marching Band in search of a stage? Well, we have one to offer and spots are going fast!
We have fabulous volunteers to help schedule your performances. Email us as soon as you have purchased your ticket, for we cannot schedule you until you do:
a. For your spoken word/comedy/soap-box stylings:
magenta (at) burningman (dot) com
b. For musical performances (Generally 25 minute-55 minute slots):
cafe-music (at) burningman (dot) com
c. For the Marching Band March Off (Friday Night 9pm):
sleepless (at) burningman (dot) com
d. For aerial performances: (scheduled from 5:30pm-6pm daily):
karl (at) burningman (dot) com
e. For MCing:
(scheduled from 5pm-1am daily in 2-4 hour shifts):
sleepless (at) burningman (dot) com
f. For all other types of performances:
cafe-performance (at) burningman (dot) com
BWB: SKILLED VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN PERU TO HEAD UP BIODIESEL REACTOR PROJECT
Are you mechanically minded? Do you have experience or an interest in making Biodiesel? Burners without Borders is in need of a volunteer to head up our very successful Biodiesel Operation in Pisco, Peru. This is one of our flagship projects in Pisco, and the funds raised from the sale of this fuel goes right back in to supporting our programs. If you can commit up to two months and can get yourself to Peru, we will provide room and board.
BWB is looking for the right people to help expand this project into a model of sustainable reconstruction and local empowerment that can be used in future disasters around the world. To learn more and find out how you can get involved, please visit:
BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS $5,000 GRANT PROGRAM 2011 - APPLY BY 7/1
BWB is launching its Third Annual $5,000 grant program, and you are invited to participate. Over the years, we have learned that real change starts at the grassroots level, and sometimes it just needs a little boost to get going. BWB is taking $5,000 of your generous contributions from this past year to help jump start civic projects in your neck of the woods.
We are hoping to stimulate many different projects around the world and are offering awards from $100-$1,000. It's simple. Gather your community, find out what you care about, and let your imaginations run wild. The deadline for submissions is 7/1. You can learn about the details and fill out a simple application at the BWB website here http://tinyurl.com/3wsfl5e
LOS ANGELES BURNERS GO BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS AT LOCAL SCHOOL
We're proud to share this post from LA Regional Athena, who wrote to the Regional List to tell the story of LA burners stepping up their game, Burners Without Borders style:
"Four weeks ago we got involved in a community garden effort at George Washington Carver middle school in South Central LA. Since getting involved we have changed the dialog of the (school's) garden to permaculture and curriculum integration. They went from expensive pavers to free urbanite (broken up concrete). They agreed to change the trash cans in the school from one can to 3 - recycling, compost, and landfill. And will be posting the "What Goes Where" signs around the school to educate the kids. LNT will become a principle of the school as well. The Math, Science, and History classes of each grade will have plots they are in charge of. Their education will be incorporated into the garden. This will be a fully sustainable organic food garden. Which means they will now know where there food comes from. And it will be fun. One plot will be a pizza plot growing all the ingredients you need to make a pizza, another plot will be the salsa plot, and yet another about plants who work well together and thrive when they are in close proximity.
AND - we are setting up an after school art program starting in the fall called "Trash to Treasure." Where the students will collect otherwise 'landfill' destined trash and make it into art. All art will be collaborative amongst large groups of students and sometimes entire classes. These are large 7' to 10' pieces or totems which will be sold at a gala on campus at the end of every school year. The funds will go back into the garden and into the arts program for the school."
Read more about the project and find out how to get involved! http://www.laburningman.com/carver-garden.html
PARTICIPATE IN AN EXPERIMENT IN COLLECTIVE WRITING
Arthur Graham writes:
"Arthur Graham is looking for volunteers to help him kick off an experiment in collective writing to be conducted out at Burning Man this year -- First-Degree Burns: Transmissions From the Playa.
If you are A) attending Burning Man 2011, B) arriving on or before Monday, August 29, and C) would like to call first dibs on one of the "transmitter" notebooks that will be circulating around the Man all week, then please contact Arthur Graham at arthur.graham.pub (at) gmail (dot) com with your name and mailing address, and he will see that you receive one while supplies last!
The books are to be freely inscribed upon and then passed on. Lucky burners who end up with the battered and dusty tomes at the end of the week will be tasked with returning them to the address provided. Those that make it back to Arthur Graham in one piece (and even those in multiple pieces) will have their pages scanned into the 100% FREE eBook he plans to distribute once he's had a chance to cobble everything together.
For more on Arthur Graham (including his current giveaway), please see his blog at http://arthurgraham.blogspot.com/.
Hope to see you all out there!"
HARDLY DAVIDSON CAFE'S INTERACTIVE MUSIC LIGHTSHOW SEEKS SKILLED GEEK
We love every last bit of this post. Fuser writes:
"Your favorite Playa biker bar, The Hardly Davidson Café, is putting together an interactive music lightshow that anybody can play with. The plan is to have a keyboard and drums interfaced to a lighting controller. Musicians and wannabes can play with the instruments and watch the fancy lights. We have funding and techy people to build this, but we really need a person who knows the technology to help or guide us in the unwrong direction. So if you have experience with MIDI, DMX or another technology to make this happen contact fuser (at) hardlydavidsoncafe (dot) com
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: THE TABA TURBINE PROJECT IN RENO
We thought somebody out there in our community would jump at this opportunity, so we thought we'd pitch it out there. Here ya go:
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Repurposing of Materials from The Taba Turbine Project, Reno, Nevada
DEADLINE: JUNE 10, 2011
ELIGIBILITY: The Project is OPEN to all local, regional, and national artists with experience in public art projects.
A public art project which creates new artwork for public display within the City of Reno created from the aluminum and metal tubing originally installed at the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority titled “Taba Turbine”. The artist(s) selected should have demonstrated experience working in public locations subject to vandalism. Artwork selected should be based on a 20 year life expectancy and must not require electricity or water. This project will be placed in one or more locations in Reno. One piece will be required to remain in the City’s Public Art Collection while others will be displayed for a period not to exceed three years. Materials available for repurposing are: seven -12”x12”x35’ hollow square steel beams; +/- 35 -8’x2” hollow round steel posts;
The artist will design, fabricate and install one of-a-kind sculptures for temporary and/or permanent installation in Reno. The City reserves the right to withdraw the RFP if no suitable proposal is received or if unforeseen circumstances arise.
Project Budget is estimated to be $ 20,000.
• Current resume detailing professional artistic accomplishments and references from past public art projects, including awards if applicable
• Digital images of relevant work (min. 3, max. 10) Images must be labeled, numbered according to slide list and placed on a CD. Digital images should be 72 DPI; vertical should not exceed 525 pixels high, horizontal should not exceed 700 pixels wide.
• Image Inventory - image number, title, media, size, date, location, description of work, including awards if applicable
• Project Approach (including maintenance)- limited to one page, type written, artist’s name, phone and return address
• Graphic of Project proposal.
• Project Budget (design and materials).
• Self-addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient postage for the return of slides and graphics.
ESTIMATED TIME LINE
• MAY 5, 2011 - CALL FOR ARTISTS AVAILABLE
• JUNE 10, 2011 - SUBMITTAL DEADLINE
• MAY 5 – JUNE 3, 2011 - Site Visit upon request (775)334-2417
• JUNE 18, 2011 - Selection Committee selects 1-5 semi-finalists
• JULY 11, 2011 - Arts and Culture Commission selects finalist(s)
• JULY 15, 2011 - ARTIST(s) NOTIFIED
• AUGUST 2011 - CITY COUNCIL REVIEW AND APPROVE CONTRACT
• SEPTEMBER 2011–AUGUST 2012 - Construction
• AUGUST 2012 - Installation
• AUGUST 2012 - DEDICATION CEREMONY(s)
PHOTOS OF MATERIALS
Christine Fey, City of Reno, Resource Development and Cultural Affairs Manager
(775) 334-2417, McKinley Arts and Culture
BURNING MAN FLESHES OUT ITS "SUPPORT A PROJECT" FUNDRAISING GUIDELINES
As we've learned more about how the fundraising process is working in our community, Burning Man has ironed out some wrinkles in the process, ensuring that everybody's being properly served ... including our community's guiding principles.
To that end, we've updated our fundraising guidelines. If you plan to request fundraising assistance through our Support a Project process, you'll want to read Will Chase's (yes, yours truly) post about it in the Burning Blog:
HELP BRING A BURNING MAN PROJECT TO LIFE We've been adding more and more projects to our Support a Project page that are seeking assistance with their fundraising, in hopes of bringing their projects to Burning Man this year. Check them all out, help if you can:
And if you want to add your project to the list, learn how here:
COLLABORATE! CONTRIBUTE ART COMPONENTS TO THE TEMPLE OF TRANSITION!
"Love art? Love somebody? Love the Temple?
Two weeks into construction, The Temple of Transition is already becoming a wildly collaborative project pulling together a crew of all kinds of Burners from all over the world, and now we'd like to involve even more of the community in creating this magical, sacred environment for one another. We are all about collaboration, but we realise that not everyone can come out here to Reno to spend the summer building - so we've created a way for you to get involved from wherever you are! We've got a bunch of special Temple components that we would love, utterly love, for the wider community to build & bring or send to Reno or to the playa, where they will be lovingly incorporated into the Temple. If you'd like to get involved in this untested but oh so delicious community project, please follow this link and take a look at the projects on offer:
Your Temple loves you!
SEARCHING FOR STAINED GLASS SCRAPS FOR THE TEMPLE OF TRANSITION
Add your bit to this year's Temple! Doug writes:
"You know you've been hoarding them for years. All those leftover bits and pieces of pretty glass shards from your stained glass projects. Odd shapes, just a little too small, or perhaps not the perfect color to go with the next project. Thinking, "I can't just throw these away!" Now, five years later, 17 plastic bins full of broken glass are collecting dust under your bed, in your garage or in your basement.
We have a MUCH better place for them to collect dust: The big arched windows of Temple of Transition will be hosting "curtains of glass". We'll take ALL of your leftover bits and pieces, large and small, and create something beautiful to behold.
Have a little? Have a LOT? Have a neighbor or local arts shop that's getting ready to trash their glass? Please contact dougtinva (at) gmail (dot) com for details on how you can make a donation (tax deductible!) of your leftovers to this great project."
THE OTIC OASIS: A WILDERNESS OUTPOST & CIVIC SANCTUARY
Periodically, we will highlight a particular project that piques our interest, like this project, which we've chosen to feature here in the JRS because it represents a new experiment in art placement -- a quiet meditative zone for BRC:
"Please join us in helping fund the launch of this necessary, historic and brand new civic initiative for Burning Man 2011. As the Burning Man population has grown, the 24/7 cacophony of sound and music has filled all the remote spaces of Black Rock City. This year, in a zone free of motorized vehicles and loud amplified music, lights, and energy – the walk-in camping area of BRC – we are building the OTIC OASIS, an incredible wilderness outpost comprised of a 35-foot geometric cluster structure that provides shade, shelter, comfort and individualized spaces for quiet and contemplation. If embraced by the community, the civic structure will return each year.
On Kickstarter, there is a detailed outline of this vision, and a rendering of this amazing structure, that hopefully you will find compelling enough to support. There is a sliding scale of donations that can appeal to anyone's pocket book from $1 up to $10,000. In the spirit of “it takes a village” and the micro payment model, just know that any level of donation truly does move the needle and puts the OTIC OASIS one step closer to a reality. The rewards crafted to entice you even further are unique and valuable -- check them out now!
Black Rock City’s early ticket sales predict that 2011 will be the largest population ever so we need this tranquil desert sanctuary this year more than ever! This distinct civic project is a gift for all Burning Man participants so please GIFT the Otic Oasis cause what you are able to in order to make it happen. If you are so inspired, please spread the word by circulating the Kickstarter link to your lists and social network connections. If you would like to contribute at a level greater than $10,000, please call 510-219-9990."
BBQ-A-NOOBIE VOLUNTEER PICNIC, INFO FAIR & COSTUME SWAP - SF - JUNE 4
***Annual Burningman Volunteer Picnic: with Info Fair and Costume Swap***
Golden Gate Park, SF.
-SATURDAY JUNE 4, 2011-
Map Here: http://tinyurl.com/nn6dt4
Bring something for the grill, or a dish to share, or drinks to share. It's self-reliant, Burner do-ocracy, gift economy-style!
**Costume Swap: Sponsored by the Special Events Team! Contribute your Playa best and get something amazing in return!
**Info Fair: All of your favorite Burningman departments will be on site to answer your questions and provide you with answers. Bring your virgins!
BBQ SURVIVAL GUIDE...
"You must bring everything with you to survive the pic-i-nic"
*At least 12 oz beverage per adult, per hour.
*Enough grillable food for you and your group.
*Layered clothing that preferably sparkles.
*A good folding camp chair or picnic blanket.
*'Leave No Trace' garbage bags.
*Common sense, an open mind, and a positive, playful attitude.
*Coleslaw/Frito Pie/Potato Salad/Baked Beans/Ambrosia.
*Goggles and face masks in case of dust storms or bear attack.
*Virgins! Noobies! More Virgins!
Somewhat like BRC, a certain level of stuff will be provided: Such as charcoal, plates, utensils, and condiments. You know, the basics ... yes, condiments!
Take the 5 Fulton to within a block of our event. Parking may be limited; JFK Drive is open to automobile traffic at our site. Carpool, take transit or ride your bike! Plan your trip here: http://www.511.org
NOLA CORE PROJECT 2011: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
* What is the CORE Project and how’s New Orleans representing?
* Meeting dates are set
* June 4th meeting/fundraiser planning underway!
* Call for art donations for the Mama Nola installation
This year at the Burning Man festival in northeastern Nevada, 24 regional groups will build large sculptures to form a "Circle Of Regional Effigies" (CORE) around the central Man figure. This is the largest group art project yet attempted by the Burning Man organization, and the first to involve so many regional groups. The project was announced in February and groups around the country and world are racing to build large-scale art with three months to go.
New Orleans does not have an organized burner community, so an ad hoc group has come together to design, fund and produce an ambitious project to be part of this amazing event. We hope that this effort will bring together New Orleans’ vibrant but fragmented burner groups and lay the foundation for an ongoing regional arts organization. Our effigy, "Mama Nola" is a 20’ tall Voodoo doll rising up over the playa, surrounded by an intimate room housing a shrine, an art gallery and an interpretive museum.
Now is the time for all New Orleans and Louisiana Burners to step up and get involved in this truly amazing project. We have a design, a plan, scheduled meetings and events, and a good chance of making something really amazing while having tons of fun. We need You, your energy and your skills! Email nolacoreproject (at) gmail (dot) com.
NOLA CORE Project meeting schedule has been set:
* Main meeting 7-9 PM every other Thursday at the Art House, 1614 Claiborne
Upcoming Main Meeting Dates: 5/19, 6/2, 6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18
* Fund-raising/ art group meets Thursdays at the Art House, 6 PM when there’s a main meeting, 7 when there’s not.
* Design/ construction group meets every Wednesday 7-9 PM, email nolacoreproject (at) gmail (dot) com for location.
1st ever NOLA Burning Man Regional event!!! Saturday, June 4th at 527 Elysian Fields, New Orleans. Free event, $5 to 20 suggested donation or volunteer.
* 7 PM: Meeting to describe the project, make connections and dialogue with the Vodou community
* 8 PM: art show and cocktail party
* 10 PM: Music and performances TBA, with DJ’s & dancing till 1 AM
We Need Bands and performers! Email natpierce (at) gmail (dot) com
Mama Nola: Call for ART!
We’re looking for donations of art to fill our effigy, Mama Nola. We will sell a few items in gallery shows before the event, and pieces that are not burned with the effigy (your choice) will fund future projects. Art themes are: Voodoo, New Orleans, Spirituality (esp. Animist & Catholic icons), Day of the Dead, and Rebirth.
HARMONY FESTIVAL - SANTA ROSA, CA - JUNE 10-12
This is not a Burning Man related event, but for years we've shared info about this burner-saturated festival in Santa Rosa with whom we share many roots and friends. Check it out!
June 10th - 12th
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA
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See website for complete Festival info, schedule and line-up
Saturday Night June 11th, , 8pm – 4 am
The 12th ANNUAL TECHNO-TRIBAL COMMUNITY DANCE
STRICTLY 18+ (Valid ID Required).
"Night of Bliss" Kirtan
Dynamic Speaker Line-Up
Post Festival Speaker Workshop Series
Yoga "Shakti Camp"
Steam Punk Garage
Health & Harmony Eco Village & Sustainable Living Roadshow
Eco Rally Action Sports Zone!
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SOAK* 2011 - SNARKLE PONY RODEO - TIDEWATER, OR - JUNE 16-19
SOAK 2011 - Snarkle Pony Rodeo
Soak* is a multi-day camping event on a 80 acres of lush meadows, a swimming hole, and wooded trails located near the Oregon coast. This is a place to meet fellow Portland Burners and get a taste of Burningman Northwest style. We'll have Fire Performances, Art, DJ's, live music, Theme Camps, Workshops. We'll have burns *every* night, including early burn, @ppetizer and our Saturday night effigy burn.
June 16 to June 19, 2011
615 E Tidewater
Tidewater, OR 97390
No gate sales. Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
Theme camps, art grants, events, dog, vehicle registration online, for complete event details see http://www.burningmanportland.com
PATRICK RODDIE'S BURNING MAN 2010 GALLERY
Patrick never fails to shoot mind-blowing photos on playa. How he does this, we still can't fathom. Just turn on the slide show, sit back, and enjoy (warning: NSFW). He writes:
"Better late than never, I've posted my Burning Man 2010 gallery - my 13th consecutive year taking pictures on the playa.
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Soundtrack for this JRS: Forest City Lovers, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Boards of Canada