BMIR Chicago

Chicago has become a center for Burning Man Informational Radio (BMIR) news and spoken word production. Drawing on the talents of friends in and out of the Burner community, the efforts have benefited from the enormous generosity of many people.

As a result, people around the country are benefiting from the work. It not only tells good stories about off-Playa projects, but shines a light on people and companies who contribute to the projects involved.

We are pleased to present three, and to thank those people who have been part of this:

 

Burners Without Borders

Katrina Relief

Katrina Relief

Tom LaPorte and Justin Reed co-produced this 53 minute documentary on the burners who went from the 2005 event to the Mississippi coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The work in Biloxi and Pearlington is the stuff of legend, and a true burner experience.

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SEATTLE MEMORIAL TEMPLE

Settle Memorial Temple

Working with friends and participants in Seattle, this piece tells the story of tragedy and its aftermath. The Capitol Hill shootings involved a rave after-party and a disturbed young man with a shotgun. The Seattle burner community’s response was to create art. They built a temple that stood in a public space in Seattle last summer, and then they took it to the Playa. They burned it about an hour before the big temple burned on Sunday night. Their work shows the emerging role of temples, and the importance of burning art.

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Transformus - Southeast Regional Burn

Transformus big fire

The regional burn in Ashville, North Carolina, has become the first to create and award art grants in the manner of the Black Rock Arts Foundation. Hear all about it, and hear them burn the “Bamboozler”.The regional burn in Ashville, North Carolina, has become the first to create and award art grants in the manner of the Black Rock Arts Foundation. Hear all about it, and hear them burn the “Bamboozler”.

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