JRS VOLUME #17; ISSUE #39
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #39
August 19, 2013
PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ VIDEO OF THE MAKING OF THE 2013 BURNING MAN ENTRANCE SIGN
+ AMAZING BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY FROM TREY RATCLIFF
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That's part of what makes our city so special: everywhere you go, you're neck-deep in of one of the most fantastic (and fantastical) art experiences ever conceived. And the best part? A lot of it involves FIRE. In fact, there's going to be over 100 open fire pieces this year (counting burbling fires, blasting poofers and gigantic conflagrations) ... and that's a LOT, people.
Also, there will be 24 CORE projects surrounding the Man, each created by representatives from different Burning Man Regional Groups (more info: http://www.burningman.com/installations/art_core.html, that will ALL BURN SIMULTANEOUSLY AT 9PM ON THURSDAY NIGHT. Hoo boy!
At final count, there are 372 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 12 days! (Holy moly!) We can't wait to see you all on playa!
LAST CHANCE FOR BURNER EXPRESS TICKETS!
If you're looking for a ride to or from the playa, your last chance to purchase tickets is right now. Burner Express is closing ticket sales at midnight Tuesday, August 20. You can get more information on available buses at:
BURNING MAN 2013 ART LISTINGS
Check out the full (and quite long) lists of Burning Man art installations that have registered for placement so far in 2013.
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 & 6:30. Here's the PDF:
The ARTery offers a variety of art tours. Pick 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 11 a.m. 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 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 a.m. and 2 p.m., 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 together with Evonne Heyning, featuring great behind-the-scenes information about many of the Honorarium art installations. You can find the MP3s, which you can download to your computer, smartphone or iPod to bring with you. Here's Mosbaugh's write-up about the tours on the Burning Blog:
And their home on the Burning Man website, for your downloading pleasure.
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 few out-and-out RULES 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 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.
VIDEO OF THE MAKING OF THE 2013 BURNING MAN ENTRANCE SIGN
The obscenely talented sign-maker and all around bon vivant Mad Dog sent this into us. He writes:
"Here it is. I'm exhausted."
AMAZING BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY FROM TREY RATCLIFF
We put this in the last JRS, but it's absolutely worth repeating. Trey Ratcliff has one of the more jaw-dropping galleries of Burning Man photography we've ever seen. If this doesn't get your heart pumping in anticipation of the playa, you might want to check to see if you have a pulse at all:
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