Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Press Release: Burn2 2015 - Carnival of Mirrors

This year's theme is about mirrors and masks, mazes, and merger. It will be a kind of magic show that takes the form of an old-fashioned carnival. This Carnival of Mirrors asks three essential questions: within our media-saturated world, where products and people, consumption and communion morph into an endlessly diverting spectacle, who is the trickster, who is being tricked, and how might we discover who we really are?

Classic carnivals, as theaters of illusion, upheld a very strict dividing line that separated carnies, cast as showmen, from members of a naive public who were labels chumps and suckers, marks and rubes. Our carnival, however, will perform an even more subversive trick - its motto is Include the Rube. The wall dividing the observer from the observed will disappear, as by an act of magic; through the alchemy of interaction, everyone at once can be the carny and the fool.

With great glee and inspired excitement, we announce the upcoming BRN2: Carnival of Mirrors. The event will take place October 17-25, 2015, culminating in the Burning of the Man of the 24th, and the temple Burn on the 25th. Going into this season of preparation, the annual plot sale opens, along with the Plot Lottery! And prices for the plot sale are LOWER!

Get all the information you need about the Plot Lottery and Jurried Art Camp applications by going to http://www.burn2.org and finding the link to the desired application form in the menu at left under "Carnival of Mirrors." Read all the information on the form, including the guidelines and Ten Principles before you submit your application. Builder guidelines are available at http://www.burn2.org/Builderguidelines - playa aesthetics mirroring the Black Rock Desert are in effect for this event.

You can purchase a plot for Burn2 at the kiosks on the Playa. In the spirit of the theme, your receipt will be in the form of a wearable mask. Prices are as follows, and we are happy to note the prices are lower than last year:

L$2500 = 512sqm, 117 LI
L$5000 = 1024sqm, 234 LI
L$10000 = 2048sqm, 468 LI
L$20000 - 4096sqm, 936 LI

Think about the mirrors, masks, mazes, and mergers, let the word "Carnival evoke inspiration in your creative mind, then come, participate in this fiercely fun and fiery fiesta!

Burn2 is the virtual extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It spreads Burning Culture and the Burning Man Ten Principles all year round. Burn2 is one Burning Man regional, out of more than 100 first world regional groups.

Want more information? Check out these resources:

Website: http://www.burn2.org
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups.burn2

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