...a radical plan: Find a way to look back at how our beloved Playa may once have been, so a window was opened to one fanciful possibility of the past.
A primeval jungle surrounds the Playa as it was long long ago, a great lake. On the edges here and there are hot springs and geysers, some of which remain even until today. Steam drifts from them out across the water in the same way the dust we know so well does today. Thick mats of vegetation float upon the surface, some large and strong enough to hold sizable structures. Other mats are less substantial. You must pick your path across the maze of them; one wrong step and you drop below into briny water. Who knows what else has slipped below? What rests or lives there awaiting its genesis, ready to emerge in the next stage of our growth?
YOU - bloggers and social sharers - spread the word of this upcoming event! Tell your readers, so those among them who want to, will know that they can, participate and be part of this community of fire-inspired creatives.
YOU - artists, builders, creative minds and hands - we invite you to claim your piece of prehistoric playa. Find your place, let the ancient soup teem with a riot of forms, colours and shapes. Watch this space - we will have plot signups ready soon, so you can begin the genesis with us.
YOU - musicians and DJs, performers of every kind - we invite you to take the stage in this weekend of reverse evolution. Bring your tunes, particles, movements and voices to touch hearts and minds and bring us all together in rhythm. Sign up on the self-signup sheet here.
YOU - people lovers, friends, inclusionists - populate the welcome area and all through the steamy expanse of water, mud and lava, to draw in those curious and even adventurous visitors and let them step through to a steamily distant past of our playa. Signup for greeter shifts will be ready soon, also.
YOU - not least of all - Burners and visitors, come to experience a playa before time. You will soon find there are no bystanders, you will become part of the Primordial spectacle.
What an amazing week of builds, performances, volunteering and community! Thank you to all the burners who came out to enjoy Octoburn, Caravansary, 2014. Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted to make things run smoothly. Now is the time to provide your feedback. Let us know what did and did not work this year.
CLICK HERE for the Participant Survey. Thanks for your time!
Caravansary, 2014 is open for viewing for the rest of the week. Please come out and see some of the builds that remain up.