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Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – when we visit the fabulous Burn2, the Second Life representation of the famous Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert – is now on the web!

The theme this year was Radical Ritual, and the Burners celebrated that theme amazingly!

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia was unwell for the filming of this episode, so Elrik is joined by our old friend Caledonia Skytower. to explore the art and the iconic events that form essential parts of the Festival. We talk to artists and organisers, and we also have footage of the amazing Burns themselves – the Man Burn and the Temple Burn, with extracts from the dances of the Lamplighters.

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 6th November, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we visit the fabulous Burn2, the Second Life representation of the famous Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.

The theme this year was Radical Ritual, and the Burners celebrated that theme amazingly!

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia was unwell for the filming of this episode, so Elrik is joined by our old friend Caledonia Skytower. to explore the art and the iconic events that form essential parts of the Festival. We talk to artists and organisers, and we also have footage of the amazing Burns themselves – the Man Burn and the Temple Burn, with extracts from the dances of the Lamplighters.

It all makes for a stunning show, so do come and join us at 2pm!

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, 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 catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Find out more
Burn2 on the web: www.burn2.org/
Burn2 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BURN2BURNERS
The Burning Man Festival in Nevada: https://burningman.org/

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit Burn2 and celebrate the life and work of Ladyslipper Constantine – is now on the web!

Burn 2 is the inworld realisation of the famous Burning Man Festival held annually in the Nevada desert. We look at some of the amazing art of display, taking a balloon trip around the site, seeing the famous Burning of the Man and the Burning of the Temple, and talk to Duna Gant and iSkye Silverweb, who were both centrally involved in Burn2 this year.

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also remember Ladyslipper Constantine, a dedicated Burner and a keen Lamplighter at Burn2 events, who died recently. Saffia filmed a special Celebration of her life and work as a volunteer for numerous organisations and events in Second Life; an extract from this is shown in the episode, but you can also watch the full Celebration here:

It all makes for a very special show!

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Burn2 2015 - the Man burns, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2 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 Beaumont

Burn2 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 Beaumont

Burn2 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 Beaumont

Burn2 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 Beaumont

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

 

 

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