JRS VOLUME #16; ISSUE #35
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #35 ART
Month Day, 2012
PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ VIDEO OF THE MAKING OF THE 2012 BURNING MAN ENTRANCE SIGN
+ PHOTO GALLERY AND VIDEO FROM BRIAN ERZEN
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In fact, there's going to be 93 fire pieces this year (whether that's burbling fires or gigantic conflagrations) ... and that's a LOT, people. There will be 34 CORE projects surrounding the Man, each created by representatives from different Burning Man Regional Groups (more info:http://bit.ly/NFBHQB), that will ALL BURN SIMULTANEOUSLY AT 8PM ON THURSDAY NIGHT. Hoo boy!
And at final count, there are 354 pre-registered art pieces, the largest number ever ... and there will undoubtedly be more to come during the event. There are some amazing pieces coming to the playa this year, and if you want to bring your own artwork, it's not too late ... read on to learn more about how to go about it. EVERYBODY'S art is welcome at Burning Man, including YOURS.
The Man burns in 11 days! (Holy moly!) We can't wait to see you all on playa!
BURNING MAN 2012 ART LISTINGS
Check out the full (and quite long) lists of Burning Man art installations that have registered for placement so far in 2012.
Art in Center Camp Cafe:
Art in the Open Playa:
The CORE Project:
WHAT'S THE ARTERY?
The ARTery is the on-playa headquarters for Burning Man's art department. To learn about all that they do (and don't do), see:
WANT TO BRING YOUR ART TO THE PLAYA THIS YEAR?
If you haven't registered your art yet, and you want to bring it to the playa, you still can! Download and fill out the art registration PDF, and bring it with you to the Artery, found on the Esplanade & 6:15. Here's the PDF:
The ARTery offers a variety of art tours. Pick the one that's right for you:
Guided Art Tours
For those in need (e.g. you can't get around to the artwork yourself on foot or by bike), there are art tours that depart on a bus daily from "Everywhere Pavilion", right next to First Camp on the Esplanade. These limited seats are first come, first served, and first preference given to those in need. Tours are Tuesday - Friday at 11am. Tickets are handed out the day before (Monday for Tuesday's tour, Tuesday for Wednesday's tour, etc.) at noon at Everywhere Pavilion. Check in at the ARTery for additional details and tour availability.
Self-Guided Paper Tours
The ARTery also provides written tours that you can pick up at the ARTery, and create your own tour! Lead a tour with your friends ... take 'em around in a pack of bikes, or do a tour with your Mutant Vehicle.
Tuesday-Friday, twice a day at 10 am and 2pm, weather permitting. Meet in front of the ARTery and ride your bikes as volunteers from the ARTery provide information on curated art pieces, as well as the Temple and The Man.
Audio Art Tours
The ARTery 's Jim Tierney (aka Anarchist Cowboy) has once again produced an awesome audio art tour, featuring great behind-the-scenes information about many of the Honorarium art installations. You can find the MP3s here, which you can download to your computer, smartphone or iPod to bring with you:
VIDEO OF THE MAKING OF THE 2012 BURNING MAN ENTRANCE SIGN
The obscenely talented Mad Dog sent this into us ... super super rad! He writes:
"Here is the 'Making of' video of this year's front entrance sign.
PHOTO GALLERY AND VIDEO FROM BRIAN ERZEN
"I shot a video slide show of pictures from 2010, this was a labor of love project and ended up taking a long time, I'm quite happy with the final results, and it even brought tears to the eyes of one of my camp mates when they saw it.
Black Rock City Adventures 2010: http://bit.ly/NFyYGO
Here is my extended gallery of photos from 2011, it was my 9th year on the playa and the best one yet!
BLACK ROCK CITY SATELLITE PHOTO - BE THE ART!
You know what to do. Jeffrey Johnson writes:
"GeoEye's GE1 Satellite will do a capture over BRC starting at *precisely* 11:45:40 on Friday August 31st."
DON'T LOCK YOUR BIKE TO THE ART
This may sound stupid, but (well) every year people lock their bikes to art installations ... as if they were giant bike racks. Which they're not. Sometimes this results in a) the lock being cut before the piece is burned, or b) the bike being burned with the piece. Neither is cool. Avoid this situation by ... guess what? ... not locking your bike to the artwork. Done and done.
RESPECT FOR THE ART: IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING, BUT....
We hope you'll help us with this one. We have very few out and out RULES, really, in BRC, but there's one very serious thing that really must be called a rule: Unless you made it, don't vandalize artwork.
Yeah, we know "it's Burning Man, man ... don't harsh my mellow ... it's my creative expression, man!" Yeah, no. Messing with somebody else's art just isn't cool ... unless of course they expressly imply that their piece is meant to be messed with, written on, etc.
Having created art, this Rabbit is here to tell ya: it blows when somebody else vandalizes your work. So please, help keep an eye on the artwork and treat it with respect, and if you see someone tagging, vandalizing, manhandling or climbing something fragile or unsound, or heaven forbid, stealing a piece of art, do your part and talk to them, or contact a Ranger if you're not equipped to deal with it yourself. There's plenty of room on the playa for eveyrone's art and expression without us having to do it all over each others' work.
Along these lines, Kyrsten Mate, who co-created the Serpent Twins art car with husband Jon Sarriugarte, writes to ask:
"To the citizens of Black Rock city, please do not jump on the kinetic art projects, the Serpent Twins, while they are slithering throughout the city. In the first place, they are not rideable; in the second place jumping on any moving vehicle is a really bad idea. In the Serpents' specific case, they have sharp fins that, if they stop suddenly, can impale any rider as well as sharp scales poking out the sides. In addition, the White Serpent's barrels are plastic and cannot hold the weight of most people without rupturing and leaving the hundreds of LEDs exposed.
So please, come and talk to the drivers and crew when we stop, we love to show what they can do!"
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