David Normal Brings Cathenge to Black Rock City, 2019

Burning Man Artist, David Normal talks about Cathenge

and other things

David Normal started out going to Burning Man in 1994.  Back then, he was attracted to Burning Man because of the participatory and alternative culture.  He’s still around! This year, he is bringing Cathenge. Think of it like a Cat Temple with tall elegant, mystical cat statues he calls “Catoliths” that make up a temple of love energy.  David talks about how you can participate. He also talks about the development of his art in his earlier years including involvement in the punk rock and performance-art scenes in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Links associated to this podcast

http://cathenge.com

http://davidnormal.net

Cathenge on Facebook

Photography and art renderings by David Normal

Intro music by Black Velveteen of Airpusher Collective on Alkaline Podcast, episode 061.

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Aaron Taylor Kuffner Talks About his Gamelatrons

Gamelatrons are sound producing kinetic sculptures by artist and composer Aaron Taylor Kuffner.  You may have seen and heard them. Aaron brought out several gamelatron projects to Black Rock City. Gamelatrons have  been inside the Man base, the temple, and Aaron has used his gamelatrons to make beautiful, peaceful sanctuary spaces at his camp. Made of hand forged bronze gongs that are played by mechanical mallets, gamelatrons create calming and harmonious sounds.   If you have ever heard a gamelatron, now you can meet the artist on this podcast.

Photographs compliments of Gamelatron website photographers

Links Associated to this Podcast:

The Man Base Gamelatron

http://gamelatron.com/ website

The sounds of Gamelatrons on Soundcloud

Gamelatron on Facebook

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Tex Allen is STILL Hugging America now with Church of Hugs

 

Tex Allen is STILL Hugging America now with Church of Hugs

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Super Suz spoke with Tex Allen back in 2017 when he was preparing to embark on a campaign to Hug America.  We are checking in with him on how he has mission has stayed the course and yet has transformed over time. You are invited to answer the altar call of the First Church of Hugs.  Hugallujah! Also included – a great story about the most awesome sweater in the world.

Links associated to the podcast:

Hug America Page on Facebook

Hugging America fb Group

Awesome Sweater Page on fb

@awesomesweater

Photographs and Graphics courtesy of Tex Allen

Intro music from Alkaline Podcast – A059 – Jacques the Ripper [The Groove Lounge]

 

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Rootpile Brings Bluegrass to Black Rock City

Meet Fixxer and Radar from Rootpile. They are two of the camp’s leads and talk about Rootpile as a camp,  a mutant vehicle and the home of Black Rock Bluegrass music from the south. At Rootpile, find acoustic music jams, a bluegrass museum, a mullet barbershop and musician workshops.  Wow, this camp is one to to check out next time you are at BRC. For now, check it out right here on this podcast.

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Radar and Fixxer, Photographer:  Elinor Fukuda

Links associated to this podcast:

Rootpile on Facebook

Rootpile Website

Intro music by Dolbytall on Alkaline Podcast, episode number A058.  Find it at Burner Podcast and Burner Podcast Soundcloud channel.

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Photography by Arno Gordal

Into The Fire page on Facebook where you can get more podcasts from Super Suz

The Mind and Machines of Henry Chang

Meet Henry Chang who makes amazing mutant vehicles made of curved stainless steel. His Valyrian Steel car is 27 feet long, weighs 3 tons and is topped by a kinetic collection of spinning wheels.  Henry talks about his merging art with engineering and his home on the playa, Mirage Garage Camp. Catch his philosophy of art throughout the discussion that takes you on a little ride through Henry’s  mind.

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Links associated to this podcast:

Henry Chang website

Soul in the Machine Facebook

Video of Soul in the Machine

Mirage Garage Camp

Mutant Vehicle Owners Facebook Group

Intro music by Paul Knox on Alkaline Podcast, episode number A057  Find it at Burner Podcast and our Soundcloud channel.

Photography:

Art Car photos by Peter Rupecht

Photo of Henry Chang by Laura Hansen

Bureau of Erotic Discourse

Get in B.E.D. with

Bureau of Erotic Discourse

From Black Rock City and Beyond

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Photo by Donna Rae

Meet Ascher, volunteer at  B.E.D. Bureau of Erotic Discourse. It’s a group of volunteers that provide information about consent and other sexual health information so that you can get your sexy on and do it with mutual consent at Burning Man and beyond.  B.E.D. passes on the message that consent is sexy and FUN-da-mental. What does that mean? Find out on this podcast.Links associated to this podcast

B.E.D Facebook

Website: http://www.bureauoferoticdiscourse.org

You can access many publications in PDF form for your printing pleasure at http://www.dr-placebo.net/BED/

The Magic Lantern Society of BRC

Meet Monica and Rob of The Magic Lantern Society.  You just might find what you are looking for at the Magic Lantern, a beautiful, large tent of magic and enchantment.  It’s an intimate place on the playa where you can wear the bartender’s hat at the storytelling bar and listen to burners try to impress.  You never know what you are going to hear. Impressed?  Give a trinket. Not so much, give a stale peanut from the Jar of Disappointment.  We also talk about EBB and Glow Village and it has evolved over the years.

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Links associated to this podcast:

Magic Lantern Society on Facebook

Intro music from Alkaline Podcast featuring FITTA, episode number A053  Find the whole set at Burner Podcast Soundcloud channel.

Day photo by Monica, Night photo by Luc Asbury.

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Photo by Leori Gill (Halcyon not affiliated with this podcast.  He’s just stopping by The Magic Lantern Society at Unscruz, 2018)