Welcome to Part Two of the Burning Man Series on beruby.
Nothing is more unique to the Burning Man Festival than the people who attend and the art creations that are employed. It is a festival that fuses together a combination of art, and radical self- expression, technology, desert, noise, fire and anarchy. Burning Man art is seen all across the desert at Black Rock Nevada in art installations, in the camps, at ceremonies, in the vehicles and the people themselves.
Burning Man art takes on various forms, ranging from ingenious and inventive sculpture and gigantic installations, to performance art and spontaneous theater, homemade banners announcing various themed camps, art cars, personal creative statements and costumes all which can be found within the playa. The playa is so enormous however, that it is impossible to see everything. There are never any signs directing you to the different areas, no maps, etc. The art is only there for you to stumble upon.
Burning Man art is spectacular for a number of reasons, primarily because it is situated in the most natural of places, the open desert. The art is created anonymously; it is environmentally designed and placed using the vastness and emptiness of the desert to their advantage. The official Burning Man mantra was “No Spectators,” allowing the audience to become artists and vice versa. Many of the creations are intense and have taken months of preparation, some created by well known artists… whose is who’s, is anyone’s guess!
Within a world of wind and dust these works of art come alive.