JRS VOLUME #15; ISSUE #19
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 15, Issue #19
July 1, 2011
+ WALK-IN TICKET OUTLETS NO LONGER SELLING TICKETS -- ALL REMAINING SALES ONLINE!
+ REALLY REALLY COOL: THE CIRCLE OF REGIONAL EFFIGIES (CORE) PROJECT
+ ART INSTALLATION AND MUTANT VEHICLE REGISTRATION CLOSED
+ DESERT ART PREVIEW - THE WEBCAST
+ BURNING MAN 2011 POSTER
+ SHOOTING OFF FIREWORKS AT PYRAMID LAKE
+ BURNER ARTISTS GO BIGGER AND WIDER
PHOTOS & IMAGES:
+ 12 YEARS OF BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERIES FROM STEVEN FRITZ
CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks
Happy impending 4th of July weekend, folks! (Holy moly it's July.) The Man Kcrew is up on the Burning Man Ranch as we write, building the Man that will become the centerpiece of our fair city in the desert. The Man's juuust about done, after which he will be placed in a container to cure until the event. IT'S ALL HAPPENING, PEOPLE!
Things are starting to really shape up here ... the deadlines have passed to pre-register your theme camp, art installation, and to apply for a Mutant Vehicle license ... artists are cranking away in their warehouses, shops, backyards and living rooms, manifesting their creations that they'll bring out to the playa for all to enjoy.
We've got some especially cool information about the CORE project that will be a huge part of the Burning Man experience this year ... definitely check that out.
And some important ticket information!! Tickets at the official Burning Man Walk-In Ticket Outlets are NOW SOLD OUT. All remaining tickets are going to be sold ONLINE ONLY, since we're not selling tickets at the gate this year, remember? Yeah you do. So if you're planning on buying tickets, get 'em now.
Lastly, you really should take a minute to peruse all the great posts going up in the Burning Blog ... from playa tips to Caveat's rantish musings to the latest BRAF projects ... it's all excellent stuff. http://blog.burningman.com
The Man burns in (wait for it .....) 64 days! Yow!
WALK-IN TICKET OUTLETS NO LONGER SELLING TICKETS -- ALL REMAINING SALES ONLINE!
Some of you may have noticed on tickets.burningman.com in the section about our walk-in ticket outlets we mentioned that outlets would be selling our tickets "through Sunday, July 31, or until supplies run out, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST."
Well, we're here to tell you that July 31 is not coming first. As of July 1, the walk-in outlets will no longer be selling tickets to Burning Man 2011. Don't fret, tickets are still available for purchase at http://tickets.burningman.com, but we do encourage you not to dawdle as they are in high demand.
REALLY REALLY COOL: THE CIRCLE OF REGIONAL EFFIGIES (CORE) PROJECT
The Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE) consists of 23 effigies created by Burning Man Regional groups around the world. They will be placed in a ring 600 feet around the base of the Man. These effigies are a celebration of the Burning Man Regionals and their efforts to support the Burning Man ethos as a global cultural movement. Please read about the pieces, so you can understand them better, and enjoy them that much more on playa.
All of the CORE projects will burn simultaneously at 9:00pm on Thursday of the event.
The circle will also include Charlie Smith's "Fire Birds of the Fifth Direction", four steel sculptures marking the four corners of the compass around the great circle of the Man. These fire cauldrons will be alight each night of the event, offering warm spaces for the community to gather. For more information, and to learn how you can contribute to the Fire Birds, visit www.howhowhow.com.
For more information and design sketches for the CORE project, visit:
ART INSTALLATION AND MUTANT VEHICLE REGISTRATION CLOSED
The deadline to apply for a Mutant Vehicle license is now passed (it was June 30 at 12 noon PST).
Same goes for pre-registering your art installation. But don't worry, you can still register your art installation when you arrive on playa ... no sweat.
BURNING MAN 2011 POSTER
This year's official Burning Man poster is AMAZING ... and it's now available in our marketplace. Artists Cory and Catska have once again outdone themselves. Check it out:
DESERT ART PREVIEW - THE WEBCAST
Did you miss the Desert Art Preview in SF? Unless you're one of the couple hundred folks who made it out, then YES YOU DID.
By all accounts, it was really informative and super inspiring. (Even our most jaded attendees said so!) Lucky for you, we've got a recording of it right here for ya. Enjoy:
SHOOTING OFF FIREWORKS AT PYRAMID LAKE
While you CAN'T bring or use fireworks in Black Rock City, you CAN fire them off down at Pyramid Lake, if you're so inclined. Here are the rules:
Pyramid Lake Fireworks Shooting Area Rules
1. Fireworks that are NOT purchased from a Pyramid Lake Tribal Enterprise may not be shot on the Reservation.
2. Fireworks may only be discharged in designated areas on the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation. Fireworks purchased from the Pyramid Lake Tribal Enterprises may not be discharged outside the exterior boundaries of the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation. Fireworks cannot be reosld.
3. In order to purchase and shoot fireworks, you must be over 18 years of age with a valid and acceptable picture ID showing your date of birth, and you must possess this signed waiver before shooter is cleared to shoot.
4. Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe public safety personnel will be in charge of the entire shoot site at all times. Shooters will obey Tribal personnel and regulations at all times. Shooters will obey Tribal personnel and regulations at all times. Please obey posted firework shooting hours.
5. Parking and camping at the shoot site shall only be allowed in the designated areas.
6. Shooters must be aware of any fires. Any unsafe practices will result in immediate termination of the permit. Fireworks permits are not transferrable.
7. All firework duds must be soaked in a bucket of water, do not try to relight them.
8. Shooting and viewing areas must be cleaned, and spent fireworks must be thrown away prior to leaving.
9. Smoking is prohibited at the shoot site as this may cause fires.
10. Please respect that this is a family oriented celebration and enjoy the shoot site and all the fabulous fireworks. Acceptable behavior and actions are appreciated so everyone may enjoy the site.
11. Adult supervision is required for children at all times.
12. Shooters must secure fireworks according to manufacturer’s instructions before attempting to discharge and shooters must understand all manufacturer’s instructions before discharging any fireworks.
13. Fireworks shooting hours are from Dusk til Midnight or otherwise posted.
Designated Fireworks Areas
1. Indian Head Rock Beach
2. Rawhide Beach
3. Blockhouse Beach
For more information, visit: http://www.pyramidlake.us
BURNER ARTISTS GO BIGGER AND WIDER
We thought you'd enjoy this blog post about Burning Man art by Steven T. Jones (aka Scribe) ... "Burner Artists Go Bigger and Wider":
HONORARIUM ART PROJECT "PAST LIFE PHOTO BOOTH" NEEDS YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
"Sure, maybe you were King Tut in a previous incarnation, but the rest of us were probably anonymous door to door encyclopedia salesmen, fish mongers, milk maids and other average folks. The Past Life Photo Booth needs you, yes YOU, to submit ideas for names and/or occupations (and the resulting life lessons) of those who have proceeded us here at Earth School. Submitted ideas will be transformed into past life trading cards and delivered to the appropriate individuals on the Playa via the magical photo booth! Adding your contribution is so easy, just visit www.pastlifephotobooth.com and click the 'Participate' box!
See you on the playa!
SUNSET SUPPER CLUB SEEKS CHEFS!
Ruby Skye writes:
"The Sunset Supper Club is in its 6th year bringing candlelit gourmet meals to the playa! Are you a skilled chef or apprentice interested in being a part of culinary performance art? Have you dreamed of presenting the exotic tastes of six continents, in a nine course meal served by elegantly attired (or disrobed) staff? Whether you're looking for a camp to be a part of, or just want to guest chef, email screwbug (at) gmail (dot) com for more details, or join our Google Group:
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 ... there are nearly 40 at this point. Check them all out, help if you can:
And if you want to add your project to the list, learn how here:
TEMPLE OF TRANSITION NEEDS YOUR HELP
The Temple crew is raising funds necessary to complete the project, and they're 1/3 of the way to their goal, with 8 days left in their fundraising push. Please help them out if you can. Teresa writes:
"It’s time to step up the already frenzied Temple of Transition build by several notches. With nearly 60 percent of the actual structure already piling up at the build site, and with more volunteers arriving every day, the International Arts Megacrew has used up nearly all of the available resources and needs YOUR help to keep our passionate, beautiful volunteers working over the coming weeks. The Temple Crew wants to provide you with a meaningful, on-playa Temple experience. To help make that happen, please donate through the tax deductable Indiegogo campaign which closes July 8 by following the link on http://temple2011.org. Plus you get some great Temple of Transition gifts of gratitude for your donation."
BURNING MAN ART INSTALLATION LIGHTS UP DOWNTOWN RENO - JULY
“Spire of Fire” Continues Events At Riverwalk In July
RENO, NV – Fire and music create a gathering for hundreds of participants each Tuesday and Wednesday night in July as part of Artown. Over 1,000 people gathered at the corner of Sierra Street and Island Ave for the opening of the temporary interactive art installation and performance venue. Hundreds of adults and children have enjoyed the unique experience of controlling a pulsing tower of flame effects while DJ’s spin dance music for the performers and pubic alike.
Exhibited at Burning Man in 2010, Spire of Fire, by artists Steve Atkins and Eric Smith, towers over 48 feet above the Riverwalk. The tower of pulsing flame effects will be the site of continued fire dance performances by Controlled Burn each Tuesday night at 8:30pm, with “Get Hooped” taking over Wednesdays with Velocity Movement and BoHo Hoops. All of the performances are free to the public, and Tuesdays will feature a beer and wine garden provided by Wild River Grille.
“We believe the ongoing exhibition of Spire of Fire during Artown will ignite the community’s passions in many ways,” said Crimson Rose, Member Board of Directors, BRAF and Art Director for Burning Man. “By enhancing civic space through the temporary transformation of an empty lot into an inviting art space and establishing a creative gathering spot for Reno citizens, BRAF continues to bring the culture of Burning Man to downtown Reno for those who have never experienced the event in the desert.”
During Artown, fire dancers and spinners from Controlled Burn will entertain Tuesday evenings 8:30pm – 10:00pm.
Hula Hoopers from Velocity Movement and BoHo Hoops present “GET HOOPED” at Hoop Jams on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm-8:30pm. All levels and ages are welcome.
More info go to www.blackrockarts.org
NEWBIE BBQ / BURNER SKOOL - VANCOUVER CANADA - JULY 14
These fine folks are reaching out to the newbie Burners in their area to give them a leg up on Burning Man ... not a bad idea ... the more we help acculturate new folks close to us, the better off Black Rock City is for everybody. Right? Right. Yvonne writes:
It's that time of year again, time to share our tips and tricks for surviving the playa. Whether you are a newbie or have been to the playa before, there are so many things to learn from each other. PLEASE arrive as early as possible, as it's not possible to backtrack to the basics an hour into the class.
Bring out your dust free, new to the playa peeps and join our Burner Skool and Social.
Date: July 14th, 2011
Location: Trout Lake Park (John Hendry) in the South East corner at the picnic site.
This is a Potluck BBQ/Picnic, please bring food to share.
BBQ, Hotdogs/Tofu-dogs, Buns & condiments will be provided courtesy of the Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm: Burner Skool
7:30pm- 9:30pm: Potluck and Social
Cost: by donation to cover picnic site rental.
And just like out there on the desert BRING YOUR OWN CUP! A plate and some cutlery.
Is there an area that you feel you know lots about that you could teach other people? We are looking for a few key speakers to introduce the basics of BM, and share playa wisdom. Please contact Yvonne at yhigginson (at) gmail (dot) com to sign up for teaching."
12 YEARS OF BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERIES FROM STEVEN FRITZ
Check out the gallery from 2010, or get your history on, and troll through the archives of 12 consecutive years of great Burning Man photography from Steven Fritz.
Thank you Steven!
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