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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 »

Intercultural Story Exchange

Posted by on August 26, 2016

We did not know what to expect and came with no expectations. We immediately felt at home once we arrived at the gates. The Elders thought it was a strange and beautiful place filled with absurdity and wonder, a dreamlike environment manifested.More »

Our Bosberaad 2016

Posted by on August 24, 2016

Words by The Tim – Propaganda and Pictures from H – Prose by Anon A lot of you may not know exactly what the AfrikaBurn Bosberaad is. Neither did I. It’s hard to explain what it is, perhaps easier to …More »

MOOP Map 2016

Posted by on July 22, 2016

(words: Cara Morris)   It’s that time folks! It’s time to settle in for the dirtiest news of the year – it’s time for the AfrikaBurn X MOOP Map. This year was bigger! It had more people! More love! More …More »

The Tale of Red Dust

Posted by on June 23, 2016

Photo courtesy of: Christiaan Barnard Photography 4am. Late April. It is dark. It is cold. A chill wind from the north conjures dusty ghosts that groan and whisper across the Playa. A crescent moon hangs like a cheap neon sign …More »

Basil’s AfrikaBurn

Posted by on May 24, 2016

It’s a festival of joy and happiness and everyone is invited. No-one judges you and you’ll feel right at home the moment you get there. We saw so many families, young and old enjoying the art and the people. If you want to express yourself then AfrikaBurn is the place to be.More »

The Dust

Posted by on May 13, 2016

The Dust: it was everything I ever wanted; everything I never needed and a moment in time that shaped me into a more colourful human than I was before.More »

Camp MOOP How To

Posted by on April 14, 2016

Leave No Trace really means just that: once you’ve packed up your camp, the only thing visible should be scuff marks and footprints in the dust. No matchsticks, no cigarette butts, no string – hell, not so much as a false eyelash. Heed Princess Caralot’s MOOP tips, and sort your (camp) kak out. More »

Hey, You – Burner!

Posted by on March 30, 2016

It’s 3am, and I am standing in a metal cage somewhere on a dry lake bed in Black Rock City, Nevada. Dusty, spent, broken, and ready for more. Did I mention the cage was getting struck by lightening? Yip, from a Tesla coil, to a soundtrack of seriously macabre circus music. More »