The Burning Man project.

The Burning Man Project is one of the most famous art festivals. Its an eight day long adventure in a scorching Nevada desert. Far from civilization, participants view and become part of extraordinary art.

The Project first started in 1986, when three friends met on a beach and set fire to a wooden man and a small wooden dog. Since then the project has multiplied in terms of participants, there were nearly 40,000 people at the Black Rock City this year. In 1990 the project moved from the beach to the current base at Black Rock desert. The whole concept is abstract art and the Burning Man website says describing the Burning Man project is like trying to describe a color to a blind man.

The Burning man effigy.

It is probably only one of its kind in the world, because all the art is displayed in a temporary settlement in the Black Rock desert. Participants live in the Black rock city for eight days and get high on art.

Here are a few photos of my favorite installations this year. The theme of 2007 was- The Green Man.

Called the big rig jig

By Miss_Coleen on Flickr.

By McGeoff

One of the most popular installations.

‘Self portrait with homo ouroboros’

It’s a spinning zoetrope portraying a half-ape, half-man creature (the beast is tailless, though many refer to it as the “spinning monkeys”) swinging form branch to branch of a stylized tree, while being force-fed an apple from a serpentine arm and hand.(Description from Wired.)

The man burns.

Below is my favorite structure. It’s called ‘The temple of forgiveness’. Built by David Best and Tim Dawson. Beautiful architecture.

By SplatWorldwide.

The ‘Molded Man’

By Zachwass2000

Link to the list of all the art structures at the Burning man 2007.

I would absolutely love to attend a Burning Man at least once in my life. It’ll be amazing to camp with some of the most imaginative people of the world.

Attending this one goes on to my list of ‘Things to do before 30’!

More pictures:

On Flickr.

Wikipedia on the Burning Man.

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