Monday, August 22, 2011

Come Visit Everywhere at Burning Man

Our 2010 Presence at Burning Man

For many of us in the BRAF community, Burning Man is more than an event. It's our organization's birthplace. It continues to be our source of inspiration -- an example of a society where art serves an intrinsic connective function for the community. We eagerly look forward to our stay on the playa as an opportunity to connect with our supporters, to inspire others to instigate interactive artworks in their hometown, and to educate about our mission and our projects.

If you'll be on the playa this year, please stop by and introduce yourself, and join us at one of our events! Once again, we've teamed up with the other Burning Man Affiliate Groups (Burners Without Borders, Black Rock Solar, The Regional Network and the new Burning Man Project) to create a unified presence on the playa that we call "Everywhere!"

Everywhere is housed under one large pavilion. Together, we'll host activities, art projects, events and gatherings (listed in the What Where When guide) all geared toward kindling ideas and generating momentum for off-playa, after-Burning Man outreach efforts.

The interior space of Everywhere resembles a large world map, with continents cut out of wood, set up at table height. With the assistance of our World Domination Team, guests will create miniature sculptural representations or flags to represent their off-playa projects and endeavors.
Visit us at Everywhere, at 6:30 and Esplanade, at the 2011 Burning Man event in Nevada!

And don't forget to stop by our Annual BRAF Playa Cocktail Party!Thursday, September 1, 2011
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We'd love to see you!

photo: James aka extramatic

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mobule Needs You!

In the spirit of the revolutionary interactive art of Burning Man and BRAF, we invite YOU to come out to celebrate and pARTicipate in the Mobule experience! Get involved with this great BRAF grantee project and help make it happen! New York, Black Rock City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. You know you want to , so make it happen!

Mobule is a kinetic, multi-media, mobile, interactive street art performance that connects people from different cities.

Check out theses videos about Mobule on the project's website:

The artist, Ludale, needs 3 partners for each performance. It's really easy to help! All you do is:

- Invite people to participate in an interactive game (invite them to try on the 'space helmet' and control the Mobule. Who doesn't want to wear a space helmet?!?)
- Interview people
- Help video the interviews
- Help pack up the Mobule after the show

Here are the dates the Mobule needs help. All performances are 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm:

Monday, August 15th
Tuesday August 16th
Brooklyn Bridge park - New York.

Friday, August 19th
Pier 14, Near the Raygun Gothic Rocketship, by the Ferry building - San Francisco.

Saturday 20th, August 20th
Mission Delores Park - San Francisco.

August, 29th - September 4th
Center Camp - Black Rock City.

Friday, September 9th and Saturday 10th
Santa Monica Pier - Los Angeles.

Artist Ludale and the Mobule also need places to stay during their travels, and need a ride to and from Burning Man any day between 8/23 and 8/28!

Can you help? Email if you can!