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What's [ profile] grimmwire been up to this summer? you might be wondering.

Well, as the Montreal Regional Contact for the Burning Man organization, I've been involved in a collaborative art project called "PORTAGE."

Later this month at Burning Man, out there in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, there will be a ring of thirty-five sculptures around The Man. This world-spanning project is called C.O.R.E. -- the Circle Of Regional Effigies. Contributed by Burning Man communities around the globe, these sculptures will be displayed during the festival, then burned in a single massive conflagration on Thursday 30th August.

Montreal's artwork consists of two wooden figures carrying a giant canoe, over twenty feet long and nearly as tall -- representing the spirit of multi-cultural collaboration that makes Montreal such a creative, vibrant place to live.

Our sculpture is nearly finished, but we need your participation to help us bring PORTAGE to the desert. It's a big undertaking and we'd appreciate any donation you can make.

Watch our video and donate here:

Et merci beaucoup!


Date: 2012-08-13 01:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-08-13 02:42 pm (UTC)
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (BurningMan)
From: [personal profile] kshandra
...okay, that makes three CORE effigies I have more than a passing interest in... (My campmates are involved with the TX regional; my Reality Camp boss - who I met through working for DMV - is the Fire Arts Safety Team contact for the DC regional.)

Where are you camped this year? The B(o)(o)by Bar has retired, and Terminal City has broken up; I'm camping with M*A*S*H 4207 as part of the Black Rock Army, 4:15 or thereabouts between A and B (our camps are back-to-back, and I can never remember which side we're facing...).

Date: 2012-08-13 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lucky me, I'm with The Lost Penguin Café again! 6:00 & D.

Going to be a very busy (and dusty) year!

Date: 2012-08-25 12:41 pm (UTC)
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One of the best CORE designs I have seen - bring us back pictures!


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