JRS VOLUME #16; ISSUE #03
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #3
October 24, 2011
+ DID YOU LOSE YOUR CAMERA ON PLAYA? FIND IT HERE
+ BURNING MAN 2011-2012 WALL CALENDAR
+ BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES A NEW GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS
+ GET YOUR COPY OF THE PEOPLE OF BURNING MAN BOOK
BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ AROUND THE HORN: COLLECTED COVERAGE FROM AROUND THE 'NET
SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ AFTER BURN: SUPPORT THE TEMPLE OF TRANSITION
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ SPIDERBALL - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCT 29
+ LAS VEGAS HALLOWEEN PARADE - VEGAS, BABY! - OCT 31
+ "SOULED OUT": BOSTON DECOMPRESSION - BOSTON, MA - NOV 5
+ THE 5TH ANNUAL ARTUMNAL GATHERING - SAN FRANCISCO - NOV 19
CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks
So we're knee-deep in Decompression season now, and they're going off all over the world. London, Montreal, Italy, Vancouver, SF, LA, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Arizona, Wisconsin, Maryland, San Diego, Chicago ... they all happened, and reports are they were fantastic. If you want to get yours on, Boston, Australia and Ireland are comin' up! Just sayin'. For a full list, and to find the one near you, visit:
And now that the Burn is in our rearview, a lot of folks are jumping on the social network to connect with other Burners and share their stories, pictures and videos. Check out the ePlaya (http://eplaya.burningman.com), our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/burningman), and Twitter our feeds (www.twitter.com/burningman and www.twitter.com/blackrockcity) if you want to join the conversation.
The Man burns in 313 days!
DID YOU LOSE YOUR CAMERA ON PLAYA? FIND IT HERE
Check out these photos from cameras that were turned into Playa Info, and see if you recognize your (or your friends') shots:
If you discover your images in the lost and found set:
To get your camera back, please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and put the camera/Flickr Set number in the subject line.
Please provide us with a description of your camera: make, model, color, or if it was in a case or a bag.
Also, describe any unique photos that aren't published on Flickr, and if possible, send us a photo of yourself or someone who would appear in your photos.
Lastly, include your mailing address. If we have your camera we will send it to you; we just ask that after you receive your package you reimburse us the cost of postage.
Act now! All Lost and Found efforts to reunite you with your lost items must end when ticket sales begin in mid-January for the 2012 Burn! After that the cameras and phones will be donated and all image files deleted.
... and remember to put your name on your camera next year!
Thanks, and good luck!
Lost and Found
[Editor's Note: if you'd like to meet the folks who handle Lost and Found for Burning Man, check out this post on the Burning Blog: http://bit.ly/qUOoZZ]
BURNING MAN 2011-2012 WALL CALENDAR
In case you missed it during all your pre-playa prep in August, the 2011-2012 Burning Man Calendar is available in our Marketplace: http://bit.ly/qjrylw
This edition features 102 images from the 25 years of Burning Man history as captured by 44 different photographers. The design lets you hang the calendar on the wall or use it as a week planner. You choose! Either way, we are sure it is a gift you will keep and share with others for many years to come.
BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES A NEW GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS
Attention artists! In an effort to streamline our grant application process, the Black Rock Arts Foundation has initiated a new step to our application instructions. To apply for a grant from BRAF, you will now need to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) before submitting a full proposal. If the grant committee feels your project is a potential fit for our grants, you will be invited to submit a full proposal.
This cuts down on the work involved for both you, the grant applicant, and for our grant review committee. You'll have the chance to give a succinct, one-page overview of your project, and to tell us why you think it's a good fit for BRAF's grants program.
Usually, at this time of year, we begin accepting online grant applications. Instead, we'll accept online LOI's at this time. Online LOI's are due December 1, 2012.
To see if your project qualifies for a BRAF grant, and to read our full grant timeline and application instructions, visit:
Please contact Josie at BRAF with questions, at josie (at) blackrockarts (dot) org.
We can't wait to hear about your project!
GET YOUR COPY OF THE PEOPLE OF BURNING MAN BOOK
Surreal images of participants by Julian Cash who did his “light painting” at Decompression in San Francisco this year http://ThePeopleOfBurningMan.com/decompression.html
We know Julian Cash from Supersnail Camp, where he spent roughly a decade shooting white background portraits of Burners. Recently his wonderful book “The People of Burning Man” was crowdfunded by (who else?) the actual people of Burning Man. To see the fantastic video, go to: http://ThePeopleOfBurningMan.com
Julian says: I had a blast at Decompression, giving away art and making new friends. People were complaining because we weren't selling the book there, so, your new coupon code for 20% off is: JRS20. We want to spread Burner culture to the world, so we offer free books to libraries, museums, and other culture-spreading institutions. After all, if we only show our kindness and creativity to our own community, then what effect do we have in the larger world we live in? Here's how you can help:
* Get a Book into Every Country (Yes, even the repressive ones)
* Loan your Copy to Your Friends (Did you fill up your Borrower's Card?)
* Put the Book in Libraries (We’re happy to donate)
* Get a Media copy (Work for a media outlet? Let us know)
* Trade Schwag for a Book (You get a book. We distribute theme camp schwag)
* Review the book on Amazon (Higher ranking = more people see it)
For more info on each of these, look at:
AROUND THE HORN: COLLECTED COVERAGE FROM AROUND THE 'NET
Here's a solid fistful of links we've been collecting over the last couple weeks, as we've been finding a whole host of writings, audio and video about Burning Man. You can also see our collected media hits (throughout the years, even) on the Media Hits page of the Burning Man website: http://bit.ly/q5SFhE
BURNING MAN: A LIFE ENHANCING POST-CHRISTENDOM "MIDDLE WAY", by John W. Morehead
A book by the Director of the Western Institute for Intercultural Studies, which look at Burning Man "as an alternative cultural event that functions as a secondary institution and new spiritual outlet in rejection of mainstream institutions and religion".
Burning Man 2011: Primal Culture and Core Civilization as a Moveable Feast, by Richard Power Richard writes and speaks on security, risk, human rights and sustainability, and he's written this piece about the ethos and pathos of Burning Man.
THE CREATIVE QUEST
My Virgin Year at Burning Man, by Jessie Turner
We came across this wonderful and thoughtful chronicle of one woman's first year at Burning Man.
BURNING MAN 2011 PHOTO GALLERY FROM NK GUY
We consider ourselves lucky to have the talents of such folks as NK Guy on our Documentation Team. Here's his stunning gallery from Burning Man 2011, with great captions and stories to boot:
AMAZING BURNING MAN 2011 TIME LAPSE VIDEO
A number of people have sent us this amazing time lapse video of the entirety of Burning Man 2011 (and by "entirety" we mean from pre-fence to the last day of playa restoration, and everything in between). It's simply incredible to see the event unfold this way ... not to mention the burns look like big explosions.
Congratulations and thanks to these intrepid filmmakers!
"IN THE DUST" - A VIDEO HOMAGE TO BURNING MAN
Those lucky enough to attend San Francisco's Decompression got a chance to attend the premiere of Jason Mongue's short homage to Burning Man 2011. Titled "In the Dust", this fabulous film pays tribute to the myriad of playa experience through short, eye popping vignettes. Settle down with hot popcorn and enjoy!
DONATE YOUR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT TO PLAYA INFO
Brillig and the folks at Playa Info could use your used electronic equipment ... check it out:
"Playa Info serves thousands of participants every year with our computer system in Center Camp. It's where you can input or find events listings, art, camp locations, rideshares, plus sending and receiving messages.
As remarkable as it seems, not all of our computer gear lasts a week of 100° heat, dust storms, spilled coffee, and keyboard pounding. If you have a recent, working, Windows or Mac computer--including laptops and imacs--with a minimum of 512 MB RAM, or an LCD monitor, or a USB keyboard that you no longer need, we're here for you. Please contact email@example.com."
SEEKING PHOTOS, VIDEOS AND STORIES OF THE TROJAN HORSE
"We are documenting the Trojan Horse Project, and would love for you to share your photos and videos with us, especially the pulling and burning of the horse. Ideally, we are looking for dramatic day and night stills we can use for a photo book and high resolution, high-quality footage (although we accept video content of any type) that our film director, Todd Darling, can include in the documentary he has begun work on.
You can share your art with us in several ways:
Photo: Upload your photos in their highest resolution onto Flickr and add them to our Trojan Horse 2011 Group Pool. Or send us links to your online photo albums located on Flickr, Picasa, etc.
Video: Upload your videos in their highest resolution to Vimeo, and choose the option “Allow other people to download the source video” in the privacy settings. (You can also password protect the video and give only us access.)
Photo/Video: Make a zip-file of your photos/videos and send it to info (at) trojanhorse2011 (dot) com with one of these file-sharing services:
http://www.megaupload.com - no need to register, maximum file size of 1024MB
https://www.dropbox.com - put the file into your public folder and send us the link
http://www.yousendit.com - maximum file size of 50MB with free account
Larger Files: If you have larger file sizes to share, please send an email to info (at) trojanhorse2011 (dot) com and we’ll get back to you with login-data for a yousendit pro-account that will enable you to upload files up-to 2GB.
Tape: If you shot tape, we'll clone your tape or will happily accept a dub. Please send a message to info (at) trojanhorse2011 (dot) com and mailing instructions will be sent to you. We'll also reimburse any mailing costs.
+ Credits: Please let us know how you’d like to be named in the photo/video credits.
You can find this call and all sharing-details on our website.
We’d also like to read your impressions and stories about the horse! Please submit them to info (at) trojanhorse2011 (dot) com and let us share them with a wider audience."
SEEKING PHOTO AND/OR VIDEO OF "NELUMBO NUCIFERA" ART INSTALLATION
Michael Emery writes:
"I was an honorarium recipient this year. I installed my sculpture, Nelumbo Nucifera, at 6:05 and 1100 ft. If you walked the promanade from center camp to the man, this installation was a little over halfway on the left, just past the Iron Monkeys project and just before the Desperados 'Another Door' project. Unfortunately, I was not able to get much documentation of this piece.
I'm sending out a request to any burners who would be willing to share any photos and/or especially video footage. The piece was a 70' lotus flower opening up out of the playa mud. The center was a turning mirrored structure surrounded by 6 wooden lotus petal shaped seats, which were surrounded by 6 larger petals made from steel tubing and rigged with fabric for nightime projection. These 'screen petals' were surrounded by 6 more steel petals, then by 6 projection boxes.
Please send photos (hi res if possible) to miko111 (at) comcast (dot) net
If you have video footage please contact me at miko111 (at) comcast (dot) net and we can discuss ways to get your footage sent to me.
AFTER BURN: SUPPORT THE TEMPLE OF TRANSITION
They've raised $4,000 of $20,000 goal after experiencing a significant budgetary shortfall.
Relatedly, Evan Travels was part of the Temple crew and took some great photographs of the making of the Temple. Have a look:
SPIDERBALL - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCT 29
Spiderball, a electronic music and performance costume ball benefiting the non-profit Burning Man Project (which you can learn more about here: www.burningmanproject.org).
Headliners: Vibesquad, Freq Nasty
October 29th, 2011,10pm - 4am
The Bently Reserve, Downtown San Francisco 400 Sansome St San Francisco, CA
21+ $45 / $55 / $65
Get your tickets at: http://www.SpiderBall.com/
LAS VEGAS HALLOWEEN PARADE - VEGAS, BABY! - OCT 31
Produced by Burners in true Burner fashion, check out this great event! LadyMerv writes:
"Don’t miss Las Vegas’ only Halloween Parade. The 2nd Annual Las Vegas Halloween Parade (LVHP), will be held on Halloween night, Monday, October 31, 2011.
FREE Parties- The Dancetronauts - The Re-IN-Karma Art Car
WHEN: Monday, October 31, 2011
WHERE: Downtown Fourth Street parade route from Hoover North to Ogden.The best viewing location is along 4th Street, from Hoover Street North to the Fremont Street Experience.
TIME: Parade line up at 6:00pm- Parade starts at 7 p.m.
COST: FREE for parade participants, advertisers must pay a fee, see website.
Volunteers are needed & additional info is available on our website or call (775) 400-1011"
"SOULED OUT": BOSTON DECOMPRESSION - BOSTON, MA - NOV 5
Boston Decompression presents
Saturday, November 5, 2011
6pm - 1am
1290 North Shore Road, Revere, MA
21+ (Bring your ID)
Ticket Prices: $20 advance (No service fees!), $25 at the door
Tickets on Sale: Monday, October 17th at 3:00pm
Purchase tickets and get more information @ www.Bostonde.com
THE 5TH ANNUAL ARTUMNAL GATHERING - SAN FRANCISCO - NOV 19
After its first year, the Artumnal Gathering quickly became a stand-out event in the San Francisco Burner community, combining a beautiful venue, great art, wonderful people and an opportunity to support the Black Rock Arts Foundation (www.blackrockarts.org). It really is a fantastic time, akin to a Burner formal, if you had to describe it. Demand for tickets is always high, so get yours FAST before they sell out (and they do!). Here's the deets:
BRAF presents our FIFTH annual: Artumnal Gathering
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The Bently Reserve
400 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA
Feast of Imagination Dinner 6:30 pm
Artumnal Celebration 9:30 pm
Immerse yourself in a realm rich in imagination, expression and inspiration! Be the art!
Join us at the magnificent Bently Reserve and enjoy fine fare, tempting libations, special treats, surprises, the best of company in their finest expressive attire, original artwork by our favorite artists, auctions featuring one of a kind experiences and items, and abundant creativity!
Celebrate the creative spirit of our community! Enjoy captivating live performances and dance the night away in three elegant rooms of music and DJ's.
Join our community's artists, supporters, entertainers and other visionaries in celebration of a banner year for the Black Rock Arts Foundation. We'd love to see you!
Artumnal Ticket Packages:
Sponsor an Artist
$55 Main Event Sponsorship
$250 Dinner Sponsorship
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.
Click 'Sponsor an Artist' at www.blackrockarts.org/events/artumnal
The Artumnal Celebration
9:30 pm - Late
$35 Online presale First tier, SOLD OUT.
$45 Limited number Second tier. Buy now!
$55 Third tier and at the door.
Includes an evening of featured and roaming performances, DJs, dancing, raffle, silent auction, photography sale and surprises.
Feast of Imagination Dinner
6:00 pm - Late
$250 advance purchase only
Includes an individual seat (unreserved seating) for a sumptuous dinner, auction, performances, signature drinks, wine, dessert and entry to the Artumnal Celebration.
FULL TABLE purchases also available ... for more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://blackrockarts.inticketing.com/events/
Thank you for supporting BRAF's mission to inspire art, community and civic participation worldwide!
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