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The fire, the ceremonial firemaster, the fireman and the burner at AfrikaBurn

Posted by on June 4, 2019

  (Featured image of fireman Rob Erasmus far left and Skeleton Leaf of Change art work burn by John Steele, other images as per credit, text by Eleen Polson unless otherwise quoted.)   The big thing about AfrikaBurn, that makes …More »

Temple & Timing

Posted by on April 18, 2019

To explain the thinking behind the timing of our Temple burn this year, project lead on the Temple of Stars, Walter Bohmer, has provided some insight into his reasons for requesting a Sunday silent burn of the structure.   Words: …More »

Camping: Greywater, Evaporation Ponds & Evapotrons

Posted by on April 16, 2019

At a Leave No Trace event like ours, the focus is usually on very visible issues like camps leaving a pile of trash behind on their location, or people dropping cigarette butts in spaces where much dancing has taken place …More »

DESTINATION: PtIII of The Spirit Train Story

Posted by on April 12, 2019

Words: Mike Kennedy / Photos: Christiaan Barnard D E S T I N A T I O N …is the end of a cycle and the start of another. When it comes the time to put pen & paper down, …More »

PERSPIRATION (THE SPIRIT TRAIN STORY – PTII of III)

Posted by on April 1, 2019

P E R S P I R A T I O N … is your body crying happy tears! In creating such a large artwork/mutant vehicle we set ourselves up for three main challenges – storage, transportation & maintenance for …More »

Inspiration (The Spirit Train Story – Pt I of III)

Posted by on March 13, 2019

Words: Michael Kennedy / Photos: Christian Barnard & Lizaan Nel I N S P I R A T I ON … is like a breeze.   It passes over you effortlessly and when it whispers to your soul it will …More »

The Making Of A Clan

Posted by on March 5, 2019

                                                                              Words: Lindsay Cessford (images: as per credit)   Chapter 1: The Accidental Artist It’s hard to explain how I am feeling right now, however I am a woman of words so I am sure I will find my way. …More »

To You the burner, participant, woman and man

Posted by on January 16, 2019

(words: Skeleton Leaf of Change Crew / photos: as per credit)     We the ladies of The Skeleton Leaf of Change would like to share a bit of our experience from AfrikaBurn: Working title (2018) with you. The burn …More »

Of cogs, fire and quanta: Steampunk at Afrikaburn 2018?

Posted by on January 11, 2019

Article by Dr John Steele, published in the South African Journal for Art History (SAJAH, ISSN 0258-3542, volume 33, number 3, 2018: 62-73) Quantum mechanics reveals that just about the only certainties we have are that margins are permeable and …More »

Falling in Love at AfrikaBurn

Posted by on December 4, 2018

  I keep on falling in love at AfrikaBurn.  Now sitting behind my computer, midyear through tax returns and a full diary, back in the default world I am reflecting on those moments of Love and Magic.  It helps me …More »

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