Burn2 2015 - the Man burns, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontBurn2 2015 - the Man burns, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join Designing Worlds at 2pm today, Monday 2nd November at our studio in Garden of Dreams, as we explore the amazing art of Burn2!.

There are many art installations and even festivals in Second Life but perhaps none is as anarchic as Burn2, the invworld realisation of the famous Burning Man Festival held annually in the Nevada desert.

Burn2 2015 - on the playa, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontBurn2 2015 - on the playa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And yet this event is governed by protocols and customs to a fascinating degree, whether it is by the guiding principles of Burn2, or by the rituals such as the creation - and burning - of the Man and of the Temple, the decorated porta-potties, the mutated vehicles, the lamplighter processions.

We take a look at this fascinating event, and talk to some of the artists involved: Mrs. Mia Wallace, who gives us a guided tour, Jennifer Steele, Kerryth Tarantal and Leondra Larsson.

Burn2 2015 - the Temple, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontBurn2 2015 - the Temple, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also meet our old friend Toady Nakamura of Grendels, who this year created the temple, and she explains how it is a tribute to Lumiere Noir, the much loved creator of that superb building resource, the Tower of Prims, and who died unexpectedly earlier this year.

It is going to be a great show, so make sure you join us, at 2pm today!

Burn2 2015 - the Temple burns, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontBurn2 2015 - the Temple burns, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Burn2 2015 - camping out on the playa, photographed by Wildstar BeaumontBurn2 2015 - camping out on the playa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

Visitor Comments

There are no comments available yet for this post....

You need to log in or register to leave a comment.