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Moop, Moop, Moopity, Moop, Moop, MOOP!

Moop, Moop, Moopity, Moop, Moop, MOOP!

The 8th Principle: Leave No Trace (LNT) Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better condition...

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PEOPLE POWERED MUSIC: THE TINKLE DRUM

PEOPLE POWERED MUSIC: THE TINKLE DRUM

A giant interactive music sculpture that people can walk in to create sound is picking up speed. People-Powered Music aka The Tinkle Drum Project is all about international collaboration, recycled materials and breaking down barriers by bringing people together...

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​​The Thirty-Year-Old Birgin

​​The Thirty-Year-Old Birgin

Yes, unbelievably there are still people in the world who have yet to experience the magic and madness of a Burn. I am one of those unfortunate few. Burning Man and all its international mutant offspring have always been known to me. When I first saw the Malcolm in...

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The Tinkle Drum: A Burning Man Art Project

The Tinkle Drum: A Burning Man Art Project

“This piece is about art and music being for—and by—all of us. Music can be created by everyone, it's about sharing, participating, and creating together with what we have." - Bibi Bliekndaal, The Tinkle Drum Project Keen Kiwiburner and creative soul, Bibi Bliekndaal,...

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Beginner Burners | What’s in a Paddock Name?

Beginner Burners | What’s in a Paddock Name?

Don’t Panic – Chapter one for the newer burners out there... What is a Paddock / Playa name? How do you get one? And who cares anyway? A Paddock or Playa name is a respectful nickname given to you by your friends and our community, often based on something you did. ...

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Debrief: the KB22 Ticket Lottery

Debrief: the KB22 Ticket Lottery

Kia ora Burner whānau, Wow, that was a different general sale! This year, after KB21 tickets sold out in 10 minutes flat, we consulted with the community and implemented a new lottery system.  The lottery is now live, the first round of tickets has been...

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Surprise! YOU are the Event: Participation as a Principle

Surprise! YOU are the Event: Participation as a Principle

Photo Credit: You Are the Key by Ralitsa Ivanova, 2013 (Photo by Setareh Vatan) “Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply...

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Call for Participation in Virtual Burn

Call for Participation in Virtual Burn

You know what the best thing about Virtual Burn is? Everyone can participate - no matter where you are in the world.  Check out this tantalizing teaser video of the experience that awaits us all when we create it together,...

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A Glitch in the Art Grants

A Glitch in the Art Grants

Last year, I received an Art Grant to build Reality Glitch, the little bit of mystical living room corner which appeared in the new forest section at Kiwiburn 2021. You may be thinking of applying for an Art Grant this year (or thinking that you wish you could apply...

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