Into The Fire. An biweekly show featuring burner profiles and how burners participate in the burner culture of Burning Man.
Personal Space At BRC
7-year burner, Matthew Shapard, aka Shap, is a San Diego based burner who has created several wearable performance art pieces to bring out to Black Rock City as well as his local Regional. His camp “Yes, And” hosts performance space and serves cheesy treats at San Diego’s regional YOUtopia. His recent project, Personal Space, is something that is very relevant for us today with our six feet or more perimeter space that each of us is trying to live with every day. We talk about what it was like for Shap to keep a personal space at Burning Man, which was Shap not giving consent for anyone to enter his circle of personal space throughout the whole time he wears the ring. What was that like? Shap also reminds us that we don’t have to “go big” to participate by bringing art to Burning Man and the regionals. Lastly, Shap advocates how we can help out San Diego Collaborative Arts which is their local Project 501(c)3.
Photography by Scott Ketcham
Intro music is by Mikey High Jinks [Movement of Jah People] on Alkaline Podcast, episode A006
Links Associated to this Podcast:
San Diego Collaborative Arts: www.Sdcap.org
Burning Man Calendar: https://marketplace.burningman.org/
The Keymaster, Eric Steven Rankin
Eric Steven Rankin first became interested in the possibility of other worlds and dimensions in the 1970’s. This led him to his work on Sonic Geometry. We learn about that and how it found its way into Burning Man's annual poster for 2020. Eric is also a burner. We’ll hear several of his burner stories, including his close encounters on the Playa kind.
Justin Katz, Community Events, Kindling, Edwardians and Beyond
Justin Katz aka Paradox has golden fingers that have touched many Bay Area burners and we don’t even know it. He gets things done and makes things happen. Sometimes he’s center stage and sometimes he’s behind the scenes. He’s the founder of The Edwardian Ball and works for Burning Man Project as an Executive Producer and co-lead of the San Francisco Community Events Team. Right now he's working on Kindling. What is it, how do we use it and what is it going to do for us in 2020 and beyond?
Professor Pickle Talks About Camp Envy
Super Suz and Professor Pickle explore Camp Envy, the "largest theme camp NOT on playa”. As the burner community shifts to a socially-distanced online experience this year, we are all now in Camp Envy. Since 2009, CE has been a welcome online home to burners who aren't able to attend the annual gathering in Black Rock City. CE is populated by veteran burners and burner curious all looking for a way to connect and radically express themselves during the Burning Man webcast.
DJ Celeste Taps into Virtual Reality
DJ Celeste Lear, music producer and visual artist, first went to Burning Man in 1999. She has a deep love for art, music, community and rave culture. She brought her family to the playa, and brought large-scale, metal art for 9 years. She has performed there as a music producer & DJ. This last year, she has been exploring various disciplines in the high tech world of VR to continue to bring self expression as an artist and DJ to the digital playa and beyond. Links on the website
Now What Do We Do?
It’s April, 2020 and we just found out that Burning Man Black Rock City, 2020 is cancelled. Now what do we do? Molly Freedenberg chats with Super Suz. What does it mean for us burners- not only the burners who would have gone to BRC this year, but for burners all over the world? What can we do for our close-by community? Let’s see what we can make together! Intro music by Masio of Mexico on Alkaline Podcast, Episode 068