“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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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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Photo credit: George Post

“Art as Activism” – WAFDust Podcast with Marco Cochrane & Julia Cortell

“Art as Activism
Marco Cochrane and Julia Cortell

WAFDust Podcast #06

In this podcast Katie Eldridge talks to Marco Cochrane & Julia Cortell about their love, lives, and art. 

Marco is best known for his series of monumental sculptures, all of which debuted at Burning Man – beginning in 2009 with Bliss Dance. Julia is an Attorney & mediator and is the co-creator of Bliss Project.

They have been partners in life and art for more than a decade, and have dedicated these works and more, to asking the question: What would life be like if women were safe?

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“The Mayan Fusion” WAFDust Podcast with Pablo Gonzalez Vargas, Artist and Creator of Mayan Warrior

In WAFDust Podcast #5  – “The Mayan Fusion”, Yomi Ayeni chats with Pablo Gonzalez Vargas about the crossover between Mayan culture, sacred geometry, and gifting.

Pablo gives an insight into the science behind Ilumina, his 2017 Burning Man installation, how group meditation is used to trigger the light show, and connect with the earth’s coherence.

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“Natural Highs” WAFDust Podcast with Benjamin Langholz, Creator of Stone 27

In WAFDust Podcast #4  – “Natural Highs”, Katie Eldridge chats with Benjamin Langholz, an artist with a keen fascination for creating emotional experiences through his large format installations.

Langholz discusses his path from working in the tech industry to world travel, self discovery and the art of Japanese bondage, Kinbaku.

Benjamin is currently creating several new projects at his new studio in Berlin.

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Thanks So Much For The Support!

The crowdfunding is over, and we’d like to thank everyone that donated towards our support for artists whose work is in our Point San Pablo Harbor exhibition.

There are a few items left from the campaign, such as stickers, patches, postcards, and hoodies, with exclusive items from Paige Tashner, Kate Raudenbush, and Peter Hazel. Kindly contact us to find out what’s available via email info@wearefromdust.org.

If you would like to contribute towards our mission, kindly use this link to make a donation.

Once again, thank you.

“To Build A Better World” WAFDust Podcast 03 with Arthur Mamou Mani, Architect

Catharsis

“To Build A Better World
with Arthur Mamou Mani

WAFDust Podcast #03

In our third podcast, Yomi Ayeni talks to Arthur Mamou Mani, architect, artist, and lecturer about building the 2019 Temple of Galaxia at Burning Man, sustainability, and the science of art.

He gives the lowdown on Catharsisthe game changing modular art structure he planned for Burning Man 2020, which may now manifest in the virtual multiverse, and how he came to the conclusion that beauty can be generated, as opposed to created.

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