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SKOP IV – INTO THE TANKWA

Posted by on March 30, 2018

It’s been an eventful week to say the least. As I sit here in Tankwa at our base I am struggling to find where to start. So here goes… Firstly, I’d like to introduce James Mader who recently joined our …More »

The Caterburner – A Lot Like You & Me

Posted by on March 28, 2018

Words: Daniel Stächelin / Photos: as per credit on shot   The Hungry Caterburner was born out of a simple yet difficult-to-answer question: What are the consequences of mass consumption and the endless yearning to want more, of never being …More »

Leave No Trace – It Starts With YOU!

Posted by on March 20, 2018

Words: Princess Caralot  / Photos: as credited on shot   There is nothing quite like being in a position to watch Tankwa Town disappear bit by bit until nothing remains. The landscape in which we hold our event each year …More »

SKOP IV: Week 2

Posted by on March 20, 2018

Words and photos: Lindsay Cessford   We are a week into the build and I can’t believe how much progress we have made. This is mainly due to the amazing team that we have working for us. From day one …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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Trash Talk

Posted by on February 29, 2016

How to reduce waste at the burn – and even before you leave? Princess Caralot’s got all the answers in this, the first of a series of posts designed to get you talking trash and reducing MOOP. More »

‘Sculpting with fire’ article by Dr. John Steele

Posted by on January 19, 2016

In 2015, Dr John Steele participated in AfrikaBurn with a view to writing an academic paper on land art. Here’s his finished paper, as published in the South African Journal of Art History. More »

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