Miles from any classroom, in the middle of Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, Dana Albany, a “book sculptor,” creates a massive sculpture of the human body. It is composed of out-of-date textbooks and discarded library books. She names this giant figure: Body of Knowledge. It is burned to the ground. No one objects.
BODY of KNOWLEDGE by Dana Albany
BURNING MAN 2000, Black Rock Desert, northern NEVADA, USA
Festival season is right around the corner! Better start preparing!
Festival season is right around the corner! It’s my favorite time of the year. (: If
you’ve never been to a music festival where you camp and stay for a
week, I HIGHLY recommend it. It’s an incredible and life changing
experience. I’ve spent some time and have come up with a list of some
essentials to have for those who haven’t been or are going for
the first time. Although it says Electric Forest Essentials, most of
this stuff applies to all festivals. I hope you enjoy my list and that
it helps! Positive vibes to everyone. (:
Electric Forest Essentials
By: Isabel Leite
$$$$$$ BRING MONEY $$$$$$
*HYDRATION PACK* (any sort of backpack with the refillable water pack. STAY HYDRATED PLEASE)
Disposable cameras (it’s super awesome when you get the pictures developed)
Tapestry or sheet (wrap around the canopy sides to keep the sun out)
Small table (not necessary but it’s nice to have a place to roll and put food and things that you don’t want on the ground)
Picnic blanket (or something big to lay down on the ground to sit on)
Blankets (it gets COLD at night so bring warmer clothing too, *light jacket*)
Food (we’re bringing mostly breakfast stuff and munchies for late at night. there’s lots of good food inside)
ENO hammock (not essential but VERY recommended. doesn’t have to be ENO, just make sure it’s easy setup)
2 gallon bucket (this is ratchet and not necessary, but we used this to
pee while at camp. for girls obviously: sitting on the bucket is easier
and better than squatting on the ground and pissing all over your feet
Clothes: you can literally wear anything you want!
Everyone is smelly and gross and on drugs, so nobody cares. I think it’s
better to overpack and have too much than not have enough. Bring a
swimsuit. Skimpier and breezy is better. It’s pretty hot during the day
but it gets cold at night. Bring jackets, some pants, and long sleeves.
Lots of underwear to help keep the stank to a minimum lol. I recommend
making kandy to trade with other people.
smarter to just bring lots of money and buy drugs there instead of
bringing them. Seriously, there are A LOT of drugs there. It’s fine if
you bring a lil bud for the trip, but don’t risk bringing too much
because if you get pulled over THEY WILL SEARCH YOU. If you smoke in the
car make sure to bring febreeze or ozium to get rid of the smell
Stay low-key and don’t write on your car. The
cops are on high alert on the way to the festival. Don’t make it
apparent that you’re going to a drug festival lol. DON’T SPEED!!!
Pack all your paraphernalia deep in your shit, the forest people kinda
search before you go in the festival but not really. They won’t allow
glass items in.
Make sure to get there early! The earlier
you get in line, the closer your campsite will be to the forest. That
makes a HUGE difference when you’re walking back to camp tired as shit
from dancing all day. Have a full tank of gas before you go in.
you forget or need anything,there’s a store in the forest with
essential shit but it’s expensive. Usually you can literally ask any of
your neighbors or anyone, and everyone is so nice and willing to share
and help in every way possible.
And most importantly, don’t forget to bring your positive vibes!
There’s a fine line between hobbies and obsessions. I’ve been thinking about how to be a professional when your hobbies bleed into your daily life as though you have no other purpose other than to obsess over them. Haruko Hobbies tend to be frivolous and less useful than ordinary normal pursuits. They are fun, yet always have an edge of challenge. As I go about the business of building a life I love, and attempting to curve my hobbies, obsessions and ambitions into a future, I will remember that being true to myself and my passions is aligned with having a happy life. I will settle for more, not less, and I will also remember that while it is true that “life is full of trade-offs” we still get to choose what we trade.
Another long absence, I know. I haven’t felt like doing anything in the last ten days. But… Today is a new day and my sweet friend, Channing is running the Spartan Super with me this morning.Happy to be out here doing the thing I love… in the rain!