The BURN2 Skin Burn is a decompression event that features an "encore" Man Burn, usually 1-2 weeks after the closing of the annual BURN2 event held in late October. We Burn the Man again, with everyone in their best low-lag form. We are challenged to get wildly creative with it, too!
We will do the Skin Burn twice on Saturday the 7th of November, at 10:00am SLT and at 6:00pm SLT. Check-in will open at 8:30am SLT for the 10am Burn, and again at 4:30pm SLT for the 6pm Burn. The location will be given in notices on the day, so watch the Burningman 2.0 group notices.
This year’s theme is about mirrors and masks, mazes and merger. It will be a kind of magic show that takes the form of an oldfashioned carnival. This Carnival of Mirrors asks three essential questions: within our mediasaturated world, where products and people, consumption and communion morph into an endlessly diverting spectacle, who is the trickster, who is being tricked, and how might we discover who we really are?
Classic carnivals, as theaters of illusion, upheld a very strict dividing line that separated carnies, cast as showmen, from members of a naïve public who were labeled chumps and suckers, marks and rubes. Our carnival, however, will perform an even more subversive trick — its motto is Include the Rube. The wall dividing the observer from observed will disappear, as by an act of magic; through the alchemy of interaction, everyone at once can be the carny and the fool.
With great glee and inspired excitement, we announce the upcoming BURN2: Carnival of Mirrors. The event will take place October 17-25, 2015, culminating in the Burning of the Man on the 24th and the Temple Burn on the 25th. In this season of preparation, the annual plot sale opens, along with the Plot Lottery and Juried Art Camp Applications. This year we will gift MORE free plots in the Plot Lottery! And prices for the plot sale are LOWER!
PLOT LOTTERY, JURIED ART CAMP APPLICATIONS OPEN
All the information you need about the Plot Lottery and Juried Art Camp application forms are found in the links to the desired application forms in the menu at left under “Carnival of Mirrors.” Read all the information on the form including the builder guidelines and Ten Principles before you submit your application.
PLOT SALES ARE OPEN
You can purchase a plot for BURN2 at the kiosks on the playa. In the spirit of the theme, your receipt will be in the form of a wearable mask. Prices are as follows, and we are happy to note the prices are lower than last year:
L$2500 = 512sqm 117 LI
L$5000 = 1024sqm, 234 LI
L$10000 = 2048sqm, 468LI
L$20000 = 4096sqm, 936LI
Builder guidelines are also available - playa aesthetics mirroring the Black Rock Desert are in effect for this event.
Think about the mirrors, masks, mazes and mergers, let the word “Carnival” evoke inspiration in your creative mind, then come, participate, in this fiercely fun and fiery fiesta!
Our boys in BURN2's DMV have been up to all sorts of fun things lately. In preparation for upcoming races on the 22nd and 29th of this month, the playa has been taken over by a figure-eight racing track with room in the stands for observers and a rezzer of all manner of wild artcars.
You are invited to participate - by watching, playing, driving, and just generally adding to the fun! The races will be all day, anytime, both on the 22nd and the 29th. Round up some friends and come to the playa to PLAY!