Drama in the Desert

Drama in the Desert

The Sights and Sounds of Burning Man

Book - 2002
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This book and DVD set uses rich, colorful images, sounds, music, video,poetry and prose providing an immersive experience about the Burning Manart festival that is the next best thing to being there. Perfect forBurning Man participants, their friends and those who are curious aboutthe event or have an interest in non-mainstream, interactive art.This book and DVD set uses images and sounds, video, poetry and prosecollected over six years to bring some of the art and experience ofBurning Man from the harsh desert conditions of Black Rock City, Nevada tothe comfort of your living room. Perfect for the citizens of BRC who gethomesick, their friends, and those who are just curious about the event.Burning Man the place is whatever you make it: a city of freedom andfriendship. Freedom to express and live out dreams or fantasies; whenpeople live that richly, they're open to friendship and community in itspurest sense. From snapshots and snippets of sound, this book attempts todocument experience and archive moments from this tremendous festival ofhumanity.tarted in 1986 by Larry Harvey and Jerry James on a beach in SanFrancisco, Burning Man has grown to a world-renowned art event with asmany as 29,000 participants in 2002. Founded on the principles ofparticipation and no observation, gift-giving and no commerce and "LeaveNo Trace" respect for the environment, a temporary city emerges likeBrigadoon for one week every year in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach,Nevada.The book features 260 of Holly Kreuter's full-color photographs from1997-2001, with prose and poetry from 40 contributors, including forewordby Dave Eggers and introduction by Larry Harvey.The DVD interactive experience includes a 74-minute feature presentationwith original score and audio and video collected from Burning Man. Alsoon the DVD are interviews with Burning Man artists and organizers, as wellas slide shows with another 560 Kreuter photographs (1996-2001).
Publisher: San Francisco : Raised Barn Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780972178907
Call Number: 700.7973 D79
Characteristics: 142 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Kreuter, Holly


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