Jednom godišnje gotovo sto tisuća ljudi okupi se u Black Rock Cityju, privremenoj metropoli u Nevadi, koja je posvećena zajednici i umjetnosti. Ondje se u pustinjskoj pustoši održao po trideset i treći put Burning Man, manifestacija koja slavi eksperimentiranje u umjetnosti, građansku odgovornost i pronalazak samog sebe. Ime događanja proizlazi iz simboličnog rituala paljenja velikog drvenog hrama, što se i ove godine, u skladu s tradicijom, održalo u subotu.

Oni koji već godinama hodočaste na Burning Man, reći će da je to festival koji donosi više od partijanja u pustinji. Neki će reći da niti nije festival jer donosi puno više od festivala, kao što su Tomorrowland i Coachella. Kako biste dobili uvid u čari ovogodišnjeg Burning Mana, pripremili smo vam najljepše instalacije s ovogodišnjeg izdanja.

1Stone 27 

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27 Stones #benjaminlangholz

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Autor ove instalacije je Benjamin Langholz, koji je napravio “new age Stonehenge”, visok oko šest metara.

2I.L.Y.

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#burningman2019 #disconnectionfromtheworld #creativity

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Kao da je autor, Dan Mountain, mislio da instalacija sama po sebi neće mamiti mnogo pogleda, ova metalna skulptura još i pušta vatru.

5Monumental Mamoth 

Ovaj mamut djelo je Tahoe Mack, tinejdžerke iz Las Vegasa koja je udružila snage s umjetnicima Luisom Varelom-Ricom i Danom Albany. Rad naglašava važnost očuvanja fosila u Nevadi, a ovaj skeleton mamuta napravljen je od raznih metalnih predmeta.

7Art Park 

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OK OK , Now the Cats out of the bag. This is the official reveal of my playa surprise. 👀 . +-+- SOME WOMEN ARE LOST IN THE FIRE 🔥. . . AND SOME ARE BUILT FROM IT +-+- . I’m always playing with fire, but in lieu of doing another neon truism for a 5th consecutive year, I will be using FIRE 🔥 in a new way, the first of it’s kind. I have chosen to trade mediums, swapping hand blown glass filled with neon gas for hand bent iron filled with propane gas. Instead of illuminated words, my handwritten sentiment will be ignited ! Born of a desire to have words literally burning, but never destroyed, This is a new technique I have pioneered with the help of my amazing fire master @tomj_jordan ✨🗽✨. I’m so excited to reveal the largest edition from my new fire place series on the Playa. . The headline installation in the Art Park will be a large-scale fireplace reading “I Wish You Were Here.” This handwritten sentiment evokes a universal sense of desire and longing, which we can all relate to. Below the surface, it explores the dichotomy of presence vs. absence, the synergy of life and death, the relevance past and present. This fireplace will not only provide warmth in the cold desert nights, it also engages spectators in an emotionally charged moment of presence and remembrance. . . a Tribute to all those great ones we’ve loved and lost , and the ones who we had to leave behind. . I am sorry to disappoint anyone who was looking forward to another big neon this year , but don’t worry, for that I’ve created a stunning neon complaints box inside the Art Park, where you can submit your complaints and concerns 🤣🤣🤣 . You might be saying, those are really generic words , but trust me, seeing it live in person is really powerful. 💪🏻This render doesn’t do it justice. . So looking forward to all the future memories on the horizon ! Can’t wait to be reunited with my playa family and all the surreal adventures and human experiences . I am so fortunate indeed . . . #artpark #oliviasteele #playingwithfire #iwishyouwerehere #burningman #burningmanart #playaart #fire #fireplace #originalisanunderstatement #newshit #neverbeendonebefore #readytoburn #fireplaceseries

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Posljednjih pet godina, autorica ovog rada Olivia Steele svake godine napravi neku neonsku instalaciju za Burning Man. Ove se godine odlučila za nešto drugačije.

8Slotnik 

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#Slonik #burningman #burningman2019

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Žutim slonom željelo se upozoriti na zlostavljanje slonoba u Africi i Aziji. Autor instalacije je Michael Tsaturyan.

9LOVE 

Kakav bi to bio festival koji ne slavi ljubav? Autorica skulpture je Laura Kimpton, koja je godinama sklona skulpturama s riječima.

10“Free advice” 

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Jedna od glavnih stavki po kojoj se razlikuje od drugih festivala je to što svaki posjetitelj mora sudjelovati u festivalu, na neki način. Bilo da se volontira u kampu, bilo da se radi nekoj umjetničkoj instalaciji, sve se uzima u obzir. Jedno je to od deset načela festivala ili, takorečeno, deset zapovijedi festivala. Jedan od načina doprinosa zajednici na ovom festivalu je dijeljenje savjeta drugima, za što služi ova instalacija, nalik ispovjedaonici.