Most of us are home and cleaning the playa dust from this year’s [BM]. My kitchen continues to smell like vinegar since my husband and I arrived home two weeks apart. But most of my friends are talking about missing the community and spectacle they experience at the Burning Man event. For some of them, like us, it has become a part of their lives. I know there are a lot of videos out there but I thought you might like to see “Burn Baby Burn”. It does have some enhancements so if you are a purist about the Burn this might not be the video for you, but I loved it:
Music: BRAPT, an underground Belgian artist
Animation: John Ferran (Dustfish)
Video: Mister WA or MisterWAvideo here: MisterWAvideo (at) gmail.com
In the spirit of the revolutionary interactive art of [BM] and [BRAF], we invite YOU to come out to celebrate and pARTicipate in the Mobule experience! Get involved with this great Black Rock Arts Foundation grantee project and help make it happen! It will be in New York, Black Rock City, San Francisco and Los Angeles, SOON. You know you want to, so make it happen!
Mobule is a kinetic, multi-media, mobile, interactive street art performance that connects people from different cities. Check out theses videos about Mobule on the project’s website: http://www.mobule.org/
The artist, Ludale, needs 3 partners for each performance. It’s really easy to help! All you do is:
- Invite people to participate in an interactive game (invite them to try on the ‘space helmet’ and control the Mobule. Who doesn’t want to wear a space helmet?!?)
- Interview people
- Help video the interviews
- Help pack up the Mobule after the show
Don’t one of those roles sound just like something you could do?
Here are the dates the Mobule needs help. All performances are 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm:
Monday, August 15th
Tuesday August 16th
Brooklyn Bridge park – New York.
Friday, August 19th
Pier 14, Near the Raygun Gothic Rocketship, by the Ferry building – San Francisco.
Saturday 20th, August 20th
Mission Delores Park – San Francisco.
August, 29th – September 4th Center Camp – Black Rock City.
Friday, September 9th and Saturday 10th
Santa Monica Pier – Los Angeles.
Artist Ludale and the Mobule also need places to stay during their travels, and need a ride to and from Burning Man any day between 8/23 and 8/28!
Can you help? Email ludo here: ludo (at) ludale.fr if you can!
On Wednesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) issued a criticism of Burning Man’s ongoing efforts to protect the rights of our participants, and our efforts to forestall the creep of commercialism into the foundations of our culture.
Image by brillig, 2008
Burning Man deeply respects the efforts of the EFF, and frankly, would ourselves like to embrace their opinion – but we don’t think the issue is as simple as Corynne McSherry would have you believe. Just like the EFF, we honestly seek to think outside old paradigms and boxes of “creative property” in the digital age, but we view Black Rock City through a more complicated lens, and our view of issues facing creative ownership is not rendered in extremes of black and white. To us, the rights of the individual participant to privacy while in Black Rock City in this unique environment for free expression — and our philosophical desire to maintain it out of reach of those who would exploit that expression just to sell cars or soft drinks — happens to come first.
In fact, there are but two essential reasons we maintain these increased controls on behalf of our community: to protect our participants so that images that violate their privacy are not displayed, and to prevent companies from using Burning Man to sell products. Read more »