“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 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.
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.