“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.

This is WAFDust Podcast 05

Projects referenced in this podcast

“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.

This is WAFDust Podcast 04

Projects referenced in this podcast

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.

This is WAFDust Podcast 03

Projects referenced in this podcast

“Journey to Point San Pablo Harbor” WAFDust Podcast 02 with Rob Fyfe, co-owner of PSPH

“Journey to
Point
San Pablo Harbor”
with Rob Fyfe

WAFDust Podcast #02

In our second podcast, Katie Eldridge talks to Rob Fyfe about transforming Point San Pablo Harbor from a rundown junkyard into a beautiful destination that now attracts hundreds of visitors every week.

Rob talks about his first encounter with big art at Burning Man, how he came to appreciate the creativity and passion at the core of the Burner community, and how a chance encounter at the Artumnal Gathering led to hosting We Are From Dust’s inaugural exhibition.

This is WAFDust Podcast 02

Projects referenced in this podcast

“Art Matters” – WAFDust Podcast 01 with Paige Tashner, creator of Purr Pods

“Art Matters”
with Paige Tashner

WAFDust Podcast #01

Welcome to WAFDust the official We Are From Dust podcast. A few years ago, a team of us decided that interactive and participatory art was a pillar in our community, so we formed our non-profit to showcase the transformative power of participatory art in public places and spaces.

In this our first podcast Paige Tashner, creator of Purr Pods, talks about her life as an artist, how creating a mobile cupcake for Burning Man led to winning  two Honoraria Awards,  her love of cats, the skill exchange associated with creating art in the burner community, and her work with We Are From Dust.

This is WAFDust Podcast 01

Projects referenced in this podcast

Crowdfunding for Art in the Age of Coronavirus?!

Crowdfunding for Art in the Age of Coronavirus?!

With the world being slapped sideways by the coronavirus pandemic, We Are From Dust is focusing on helping the people in our community who need it most. In our case, that’s working artists who, like so many of the self-employed, don’t necessarily enjoy the privilege of having a robust safety net beneath them when the bottom drops out. 

We started a crowdfund campaign right before this virus started its temporary reign of terror, originally with the intent of mounting more art exhibitions beyond our inaugural Point San Pablo Harbor sculpture park. And while we considered canceling the nascent campaign out of respect for the world’s greater concern in this moment, we decided instead to continue, and give everything we raise to these artists, compensating them for the amazing work they’ve already created, and which we all get to enjoy (and will again).

So in this critical time, we’ll do what we can to take care of those in immediate need, and when the world is once again ready to connect in person, we’ll be ready too. We’ll keep our next five exhibitions in our back pocket, and we’ll be prepared to install them as soon as is reasonable, because gathering around participatory art will be a powerful psychic salve when that time comes. So yes, even in the face of a global pandemic, we believe our mission is more important than ever. Any assistance you can offer is greatly appreciated. 

Please consider a donation to our crowdfund campaign to support these artists. If you’re otherwise inclined, please consider a donation to support the most vulnerable in our community through other sustaining fundraising efforts. If you have some of those to suggest, please link them in the comments. 

Be smart, be safe, and may you and yours be well. Thank you!

(Photo by Elizabeth Scarborough)