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Artistic Vandalism Well-Received By Affected Artists

Creative Vandalism : Burning Man Art in the City

This might be old news to some, but it’s new news to me: Have a look at what an enterprising vandal (with big balls!) did to the large scale sculpture made by married artists Dan das Mann and Karen Cusolito.

Dan and Karen had constructed the large sculpture to be displayed at the Burning Man Festival in 2005, where it was very well received, as their excellent works of art always are.

Passage by Dan das Mann and Karen Cusolito

Through the efforts of the non-profit arm of Black Rock City, LLC (the corporation that produces Burning Man), The Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF), this work of art, known as “Passage”, has found a home within the city, which is one of the functions of BRAF:

The mission of the Black Rock Arts Foundation is to support and promote community-based interactive art. For our purposes, interactive art means art that generates social participation. The process whereby this art is created, the means by which it is displayed and the character of the work itself should inspire immediate actions that connect people to one another in a larger communal context.

BRAF Mission Statement

So, last year while the many thousands of Burning Man participants were out at Black Rock City enjoying themselves in whatever manner they saw fit, some folks stayed behind and welded some additions to Passage in the city. Here’s an image to give you a little idea of what went down:

Passage of the bong???

Please go to the San Francisco Metroblog, which is where I found this story, for more images and some very enlightening and hilarious commentary by the person who posted it, Violet Blue.

In particular, the comments are insightful as they are hilarious:

“Knowing Dan and Karen, who have a pretty good sense of humor, they would probably not be too upset about this, since it appears that there was no major damage done to the sculpture and the alterations can be easily removed.”

Scott Beale from Laughing Squid

“the bong has been stolen.
THE BONG HAS BEEN STOLEN!”

Violet Blue

“What’s a bong?”

James Barff

Artist Dan das Mann left a comment in very good spirits, as can be expected. The prank was a good one, in this prankster’s opinion…

“Thanks for the interesting addition to the sculpture. Karen and I found it humorous. We appreciate the careful fabrication work required to create and install mom’s pipe and are touched that someone felt so compelled to be a part of the sculpture making process in our absence. We could definitely use your fabrication skills on future projects. Give us a call and keep up the good work!”

Dan das Mann

Art Needed for Burning Man Regional Event Singularity / Dark Skies

Southwestern Burning Man Regional Event

Dark Skies / The Singularity Event

Dark Skies / Singularity Calling for Art

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!!

Art Curator Dale Youngman says:

Yes, it’s time for the art wrangling to begin!

Dark Skies / The Singularity Event is taking place near Primm, Nevada on Roach Lake May 17-20. This is the second annual South West Regional Burning Man event jointly organized by two regional teams in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. This year is shaping up to be spectacular, but we need your participation for it to be all that it can be!

This year, in addition to mutant vehicles, art sculptures and large scale installations, we are also featuring a real gallery-style fine art and photography show inside an amazing structure called “Innermind”, by Gary Stadler. Some of you may remember the beautiful 85′ x 40′ conical structure from Burning Man a couple of years ago – it has a beacon of light that shoots out of the top, and is a very impressive art piece all on its own. This year it will function as the center camp, and will house white flats upon which we will hang artwork from both regions, as well as smaller sculptures and installations.

As our hanging space inside is somewhat limited, the space will be curated, and regrettably not every submission can be hung (but there is room for plenty!). We are asking for jpegs and sizes of all art submissions to be sent to

art@la-burningman.com

where they will be reviewed and coordinated by myself and other team members. (Since I also have a gallery I run downtown, I am always looking for new art anyway -so please send me your info!) Decisions regarding content will not be made until the first of May, when we know the actual sq. footage of interior space and see the quantity of art work submitted.

This year, in order to facilitate the many sculptural artists living here, we will have transportation for larger pieces leaving from L.A. We are hopeful that this will allow many more of you wonderful LA artists to be represented out on the near-playa . If requesting transport of large installations (or any artwork for that matter ), please include size, weight, and any special info necessary for us to assist you in your art’s appearance at the event. Let’s show Vegas what we can do!

Any questions, please write me:

I am daleydale, and I am here to serve !

Link to project online: http://www.heartmagic.com/inner_mind.html

Singularity Tickets

Dale Youngman

daleydale100@yahoo.com

Katrina Pix and Burners Without Borders Donations

New Orleans Photos by Paynie

Have a look at Paynie’s excellent photographs from his visits to New Orleans, documenting the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Any purchase will result in a donation being made to the Burners Without Borders organization.

Sez Paynie:

As you fly into New Orleans, it looks normal.

As you drive away from the airport, it looks strange.

When you stop and get out of your car, it???s devastating.

50% of any funds will be donated to Burners Without Borders.

Please help by passing this link around.

Paynie

Burning Man Regional Event in Hawaii: Rebirth

Ka Pilina Interactive Arts

The Hawaii Burning Man Regional Presents

Rebirth 2007
The Hawaii Interactive Arts Festival

April 26th-29th

At the Shire, near Pahoa, Hawaii

The Phoenix will burn in a little over 3 weeks get your tickets today!

Rebirth 2007, is a 4 day Burning Man Regional event and interactive arts festival near Pahoa, Hawaii, including a 20′ phoenix, fire spinners, a luau, performance, music (DJs, bands, acoustic), art installations, themecamps, and more. This event is based on the Burning Man 10 Principles and is a nonprofit gathering of artists, no one is making money, advertising and vending is banned inside, and you interact through gifting. Come prepared to camp, express your creativity, and make connections, tickets are $35 (still a few left) and $45, see www.kapilina.org for more information.

April 15th – Deadline Day. This is the last day before Rebirth 2007 to:

  • submit an Art Grant
  • Low Income ticket application
  • register a themecamp
  • submit an event to the what/where/when section of the Event Guide
  • or have your tickets you bought online mailed to you
    • (pick up at Will Call after 4/15).
  • For all the information you need about any of these things please check Ka Pilina Web site.

Rebirth: Hawaii Burning Man Regional event

Ticket Information:

There are still a few of the $35 tickets left online and in ticket outlets on the Big Island, get yours today before they are sold out and there are only $45 tickets left.

Help us fund this project, we need funds early, buy your ticket today. Buy a ticket online right now or go to one of the following ticket outlets:

  • CD Wizard (Pohaku Street, Hilo) on the Big Island
  • DevOcean (59-059 Pupukea Road, Haleiwa) on Oahu
  • BC Burrito (3607 Wailae Avenue, Honolulu) on Oahu
  • Papaya’s Hanalei on Kauai
  • Papaya’s Kapa’a on Kauai
  • The Natural Food Store (in Kaeuhou) in Kona
  • CD Exchange (old industrial area) in Kona

The Ka Pilina Interactive Arts Society, Inc. (501c3)
hawaii@burningman.com
http://kapilina.tribe.net/

L.A. / Las Vegas Burning Man Regionals Calling for Artists!

Singularity
2nd Annual Desert Arts Festival
Las Vegas / Los Angeles Burning Man Regional Event

Roach Dry Lake : Primm, Nevada : May 17 – 20

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!!

Yes, it’s time for the art wrangling to begin!

Dark Skies ??? The Singularity Event is taking place near Prim Nevada on Roach Lake May 17-20. This is the second annual South West Regional Burning Man event jointly organized by two regional teams in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. This year is shaping up to be spectacular, but we need your participation for it to be all that it can be!

This year, in addition to mutant vehicles, art sculptures and large scale installations, we are also featuring a real gallery-style fine art and photography show inside an amazing structure called “Innermind”, by Gary Stadler. Some of you may remember the beautiful 85′ x 40′ conical structure from Burning Man a couple of years ago – it has a beacon of light that shoots out of the top, and is a very impressive art piece all on its own.

Inner Mind: Art installation at Burning Man

This year it will function as the center camp, and will house white flats upon which we will hang artwork from both regions, as well as smaller sculptures and installations.

As our hanging space inside is somewhat limited, the space will be curated, and regrettably not every submission can be hung (but there is room for plenty !)

We are asking for jpegs and sizes of all art submissions to be sent to:

…where they will be reviewed and coordinated by myself and other team members. (Since I also have a gallery I run downtown, I am always looking for new art anyway – so please send me your info!) Decisions regarding content will not be made until the first of May, when we know the actual sq. footage of interior space and see the quantity of art work submitted.

This year, in order to facilitate the many sculptural artists living here, we will have transportation for larger pieces leaving from LA . We are hopeful that this will allow many more of you wonderful LA artists to be represented out on the near-playa .

If requesting transport of large installations, please include:

  • size,
  • weight
  • any special info necessary for us to assist you in your art’s appearance at the event.

Let’s show LV what we can do (again..!)
Any questions, please write me – I am daleydale, and I am here to serve !

Fire Breathing World Record Set at Burning Man 2006

Fire, Art, Ambition, and Success!

Last year, a group of 82 fire artists gathered at Black Rock City during the Burning Man festival with the intention of setting a world record. After what must have felt like a very long wait, they have finally received word from the Guinness Book of World Records that they had achieved their goal!

Organized by local Los Angeles fire artist and super freak Tedward (pictured below on one knee in center of photo) the group gathered and breathed a collective breath of big fire into the crisp night sky of the lovely northern Nevada desert… It was a beautiful sight. A unique function of community. More please!

 

Ocean of Fire

Excerpt from “Ocean of Fire” organizer Tedward:

31 August 2006, just outside Thunderdome, shortly after dusk:

82 firebreathers gathered together with the intent of breaking the existing record of 70 firebreathers all engaged in a single act of fire breathing.

They spent 6 months gathering evidence: video footage, photographs, news articles, etc. On 29 January 2007, the package was sent to Guinness and the long wait began. Now, they wait no more. It’s official, the Ocean of Fire project is the current world record holder for most number of fire breathers in one location.

The certificate has been sent from Guinness and will be auspiciously posted on the website upon arrival.

Tedward

30 August 2007, at the Shiva Vista Project, shortly after dusk we will be gathering once more. A group in Denmark is gathering evidence to make a claim of 115 breathers, and we may have to defend our title, so, grab a partner and a fire breather and join us Thrusday night.

Please support NAFAA

 

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