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BURN BABY, BURN!

Posted by on May 28, 2017

(words by The Bohemian Doctor – photos by Hervé PHOTOGRAFF)   Trying to describe my first time at AfrikaBurn using words would be like trying to taste music, or to hear colour, or to see speech. It would be like …More »

AfrikaBurn Living the Dream

Posted by on May 22, 2017

(words by Kwassi – photos by Rizza Bomfim) What is AfrikaBurn? It’s a great many things but the solution to humanities problems it is not. Every year around this time I find myself defending AfrikaBurn. People criticise this festival at …More »

Department of Public Works Update #2 2017

Posted by on April 15, 2017

Here it is – another soundbite and photo montage from the team presently on site and building our city. Reporting from the windswept desert – where things are going well, and there’s been a lot of extreme weather – here’s …More »

How to not use money (A decommodification perspective)

Posted by on April 13, 2017

Photo by Giordano Sordoni Not using money doesn’t only start when you hit the Tankwa. It’s a deep and meaningful practice that will leave you feeling exhuberated and empowered as you master it’s illusive art. Draw up a list of …More »

Department of Public Works Update #1 2017

Posted by on April 8, 2017

Our DPW crew has been hard at work on site, building that city we’re all clamoring to get back to. They’ve already started grafting on the streetlamps and toilets, but why not hear it directly from the crew lead H: …More »

Ten tips for a Greener Burn

Posted by on April 7, 2017

Green Hacks And Eco Tricks From Burners Like You “As one of 13 000-plus burners,” I said to the very busy and handy AfrikaBurn online community forum, “how can I create a cleaner, more eco-friendly AfrikaBurn?” Here are ten eco tips, …More »

The Magic Necklace

Posted by on March 10, 2017

(photos courtesy of the author: David Gwynne-Evans) Do you believe that people find crystals, or that crystals find people? Here follows my own fairytale story – a botanist who in following his heart found his love and a magical crystal …More »

Anthea Delmotte at AfrikaBurn (Part 2 of 5)

Posted by on March 1, 2017

[What follows are extracts of a paper that was presented at the 10th National Conference of the South African Journal of Art history on the theme of “TEMPORALITY”. The conference was hosted at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, …More »

2012: The Storm Outside (and within)

Posted by on February 8, 2017

 Words: Mutant Reaper / Photos: as per credit on shot   My first burn was 2012, after many years of vigorously resisting my friend’s invitation. My perception was that is it a big trance party with people running around naked, …More »

Anthea Delmotte at AfrikaBurn (Part 1 of 5)

Posted by on October 26, 2016

AntheA Delmotte: performing temporality [instability … flow] and [returning to] chaos at AfrikaBurn 2016, Tankwa Karoo, South Africa [What follows are extracts of a paper that was presented at the 10th National Conference of the South African Journal of Art …More »

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