WAFDust Podcast 13 – “We Are From Dreams” – Art With Me panel #1. Kate Raudenbush and Michael Christian

“We Are From Dreams”

WAFDust Podcast #13

This podcast is a recording of our Art With Me  panel recorded live in Tulum, Mexico.

In this chat, Kate Raudenbush and Michael Christian dive deep and discuss the inspiration for their work, the impact  large scale installations have on people, and how they keep their own respective dreams alive.

The panel is moderated by Yomi Ayeni – founder of We Are From Dust.

“From Dream To Reality” – Art With Me Feature WAFDust Podcast #12

From Dream To Reality

Kate Raudenbush, David Graziano,
Matt Cains, Peter Rupretch
Art With Me Festival


WAFDust Podcast #12

In WAFDust Podcast #12  From Dream To Reality  we visit the Art With Me Festival in Tulum, Mexico as it prepares to open on 11:11:2020.

We chat to the organisers about producing the event during the global lockdown, and keeping to its core values of creativity in large art installations,  entertainment, culinary arts and wellness.

With a few days to launch, we catch up with Kate Raudenbush, Art With Me 2020 featured artist, as she puts the finishing touch to her latest installation – Dream Portal.

Crossing Continents #1 – WAFDust Podcast with Anssi Laurila – Artist and Finnish Regional Contact

Crossing Continents #1

 Anssi Laurila
Artist, Finnish Regional Contact

WAFDust Podcast #11

Crossing Continents is a series of  talks with artists and collaborators who have not only travelled to Black Rock City, but have set up regional outposts in their respective countries.

Our first guest is artist and Finnish Regional Contact,  Anssi Laurila, part of a team who have injected a cultural slant to everything they’ve exhibited at Burning Man, ranging from folklore, education, and even a traditional sauna.

Anssi talks about the fruitful world of concepting projects in Helsinki, being inspired by the International Space Station, and how the collaborative nature of the Burning scene helped birth his first art project.

“Holding Creative Spaces” WAFDust Podcast with Kathryn Chiswell Jones

Ashton Court Mansion

“Holding Creative Spaces”

 Kathryn Chiswell Jones
Manager, ArtSpace LifeSpace

WAFDust Podcast #10

In WAFDust Podcast #10, we head to Bristol in England for a chat with Kathryn Chiswell Jones, Manager of ArtSpace LifeSpace, a charity set up to provide access, space, logistics and support to the creative community.

With so many art spaces under threat, ArtSpace LifeSpace manages several iconic buildings in the South West, including Ashton Court Mansion, a historic estate dating back to Domesday itself, and soon to be home of a new art park by We Are From Dust.

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Projects referenced in this podcast

“From Suicide Club To BRC” WAFDust Podcast with Michael Mikel aka Danger Ranger

“From Suicide Club To BRC”
Michael Mikel aka Danger Ranger

WAFDust Podcast #09

In WAFDust Podcast #9, Michael Mikel aka Danger Ranger, drops in on Yomi Ayeni’s BMIR radio show.

Danger Ranger is a founding member of Burning Man, and a much respected cacophonist. He’s a historian with a keen interest in technology and social communities. In this chat, he talks about origins of the Suicide Club, and how the search for a safe place to burn a huge wooden effigy led a bunch of merry pranksters to Black Rock Desert.

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Projects referenced in this podcast

“Art on Fire” WAFDust Podcast with filmmakers Sophia Swire and Jonathan Clark

“Art on Fire
Sophia Swire and Jonathan Clark

WAFDust Podcast #08

In WAFDust Podcast #8, Yomi Ayeni is joined by Sophia Swire, and Jonathan Clark to talk about their new documentary “Burning Man – Art on Fire“.

While both are veteran Burners, neither had experienced being part of a desert art project, especially not one as big as the 2018 Temple of Galaxia.

The duo talk the demands of making a film on a bootstrapped budget, tracking down elusive contributors, protecting camera equipment, and winning the trust of fellow Burners, and how these difficulties helped shape one of the best Burning Man documentaries to date.

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Places to watch Burning Man – Art on Fire:

WAFD – Coordinating Art in BRC VR

WAFD – Coordinating Art in BRC VR

“WAFD has been having a blast helping artists get their creations into these Multiverse worlds. Our mission is to mount exhibitions of participatory art in public spaces, and now we’re doing it in virtual public spaces, because well, here we are (thanks COVID)!” – Will Chase President, WAFD

As the date typically set for Gate opening approaches, we’ve taken a collective inhale and set out to help coordinate the art for the first Black Rock City VR.

We’ve been working with artists from this year and years past to bring, erect, and sometimes, resurrect their art in the virtual space.

Please read this excellent article by Rusty Blazenhoff for Boing Boing about the virtual playa. We can’t wait to see you there. And, think about donating to us, to help support the artists.

WAFDust – Managing Art In The Multiverse 2020

We’re excited to announce that We Are From Dust is collaborating with Burning Man Project to manage and place virtual art installations in several of the Universes that will constitute Black Rock City 2020, at this year’s virtual Burn, aka The Multiverse.

In a recent post on the Burning Man Journal, Burning Man Project revealed:

“[T]here are to be eight virtual Universes and the standalone Temple experience in the 2020 Burning Man Multiverse — each independently produced by members of the Burning Man community who have demonstrated their commitment to the 10 Principles.”

While each of these worlds offers a unique and different slice of the Burning Man experience, WAFD will be supporting all of them in their quest to include art from Burning Mans past.

For further information visit the Burning Man Kindling to explore the different Universes in more depth, and to learn how you can participate and co-create.


“This Is Burning Man” – WAFDust Podcast with Brian Doherty

Brian Doherty

“This Is Burning Man
Brian Doherty

WAFDust Podcast #07

In WAFDust Podcast #7, Yomi Ayeni is in conversation with journalist Brian Doherty, author of “This Is Burning Man’.

Brian talks about the early years in the desert, his experiences at the pivotal 1996 burn, and some of the fundamental reasons why the event had no choice but to evolve.

We look at the juxtaposition and impact of hosting Burning Man art outside the desert, and the role and mission of We Are From Dust.

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Projects referenced in this podcast

Photo credit: George Post