At Burning Man 2017 a small crew of artists were locked up inside a black box. Inside, they created their own virtual Burning Man using only the feedback of visitors who entered the box. Find out what visitors said, what they created and what happens next.
David Hill is back with more Burning Man photography talk. This time, we talk with Eleanor Preger from Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Eleanor has a passion for the arts and a photography enthusiast. She is an avid supporter of Burning Man arts and she shares with us how she developed herself as a photographer, how BRC sparked her passion, and what she did in her community to learn her craft. At the time of this publication, her work is being shown at the Nevada Art Museum in Reno.
The Wings of Eos will stand as a shrine surrounding the Man Base at BRC, 2017. Laser-cut wooden handprint “feathers” representing four generations of the artist’s matrilineal line and individually decorated by hundreds of burners comprise the Wings. Named for Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn and new beginnings, this shrine pays homage to the many people whose outstretched hands helped the artist, Roxane “Bounce” Williams, toward a new beginning. Roxane spends time talking with us about the meaning of this piece, how it has helped her to continue her personal transformation, and how she hopes that this hands-on art will inspire others.
Aaron “Chocolate” Woods has volunteered for Burning Man in so many ways, we cannot fit it here. From temple crews, to rangers, to the Burning Man Special Events Team in San Francisco Aaron shares about how he got started and what he gets out of volunteering for Burning Man. He has suggestions and tips for those thinking of being more of a participant. For those who already volunteer, he shares his suggestions to get the most out of the volunteer experience.
Peter Hazel, the artist who brought you the Octavius last year and Fly By Manta Ray in 2015 is back again with more art with tiles. This time, it’s a giant jellyfish comprised of hundreds of smaller recycled glass jellyfish. It’s so big that it there’s a 24 foot platform inside the dome 35 feet above ground. It’s a huge art endeavor and we talk to Peter about 40 days before the man burns in 2017. He talks about the challenge of completing a big art project when it’s crunch time and when plans don’t always fit into place. It’s crunch time and Peter’s pushing through!
Photography at Burning Man is a series co-hosted by David Hill, professional photographer and videographer who loves to take pictures of the people of Burning Man. He’s volunteered for Playa Art Tours and Media Mecca, the go-to place in BRC to support and information distribution to the journalists and photographers who attend Burning Man. In this first of a series of podcasts about burner photographers, we have a chance to get to know David. Later, he will then co-host podcasts with more amazing photographers. Stay tuned and invite your friends.
Music by DuckMan on SoundCloud Partial song by SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5, Op. 4, Philadelphia Orchestra with Leopold Stokowski, conductor Photograph by David C Hill
Ahoy to the pirates of the Playa! Join Vice Admiral Morgan of the USS Nevada mutant vehicle and member of Camp Gallavant talk about the duties of maintaining and operating one of the oldest pirate ships in BRC. Listen to Genesis, daughter of Admiral Steve, share her camp pride. Bar Mistress, Josie, talks shop about how she has successfully set up Camp Gallavant’s bar. This is a long-time camp (since 2001) so they must be doing a few things right. They’re still going strong with well over 125 campers each year. They invite you to visit them and enjoy all the interactivity & hospitality offered at Camp Gallavant. Hop on and take a ride!