Fuck This Theme

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Post by Here and there » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:29 pm

Love-love wrote:As far as names go. Thought some of these sounded fun:
America
Athens?
Baghdad
California
Carthage? Chattanooga? Cologne? Chicago? Canterbury? Chester? Charleston? Caen? Charlotte? Cádiz? Chandler? Changsha?
Dubai
Europe
Edirne?
Flight
Florence?
Guantanamo Bay
Genoa?
Hudson
Helsinki?
Ikea
Istanbul? Indianapolis?
Johannesburg
KLM
Kiev?
LAX
Louisville?
Male
Montreal? Memphis? Moscow?
NASA
Nashville?
Oil
Oslo?
Paris
Qatar
Quito?
Reno
Singapore
Tel Aviv
United Arab Emirates
Ufa?
Vancouver
Wal-mart
Washington, DC?
Xiamen
Yemen
York?
Zurich

Just a few ...

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Post by Bold » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:08 pm

Ancient American tradition is that if you don't like something, ignore it.

What's the theme? Art, music, and burning shit in the desert.
What they said: If you don't like the theme, make your own theme.

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Post by Galaxo Magic » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:04 pm

"Fuk U dolphin and whale!" - South Park character

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Post by Fire_Moose » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:26 pm

THIS JUST IN!!!!


This theme blows dust into yer car with a shap vac
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Post by Patamon » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:57 pm

Galaxo Magic wrote:"Fuk U dolphin and whale!" - South Park character
Correction, it's...

"Fuck you Darphin, Fuck you Wharl!"

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Post by Sanddog42 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:25 pm

Beyond City Limits

The age of nations is over. The new urban age has begun.

The 21st century will not be dominated by America or China, Brazil or India, but by the city. In an age that appears increasingly unmanageable, cities rather than states are becoming the islands of governance on which the future world order will be built. This new world is not -- and will not be -- one global village, so much as a network of different ones.

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Post by atomosk » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:15 pm

I love the theme. There's so many ways to interpret it. There's no link to capitalism and Fritz Lang's film or class systems unless you choose to interpret the theme that way. Why are you interpreting this intentionally vague theme to represent things you hate? Is it sarcasm?

I'm interpreting it to be a theme about how societies and individuals evolve and drive our own growth, with the shortcomings and failures alongside successes.

And Superman. :P

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Post by bx1 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:14 pm

Who needs themes? Everyone knows Burning Man is all about getting fucked up on booze and drugs; and of course partying all night while attending the massive orgies taking place all around the city.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:09 am

So how many of you who are defending the theme know it's a joke and a tradition?
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KA CHING. my tgwo cents

Post by SFbrothermichael » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:06 am

OK get ready cuz I'm gonna lay it down.

You know how when you go to a museum and they group the art by periods or styles?
Impressionist paintings.
Sculpture.
Tribal art.

It enhances the appreciation of an art piece when you can compare and contrast it to others with similiar values.
We tend to categorize and group things in our minds, and putting art into basic categories can be useful.

THAT'S ALL THE THEME IS.

A concept that unites the Honorarium art pieces on the playa.

The theme is neither irrelevant nor terribly meaningful.

Simply a way to subtly distinguish one year from the next.

(steps down from soapbox)

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:02 pm

Wow.

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Post by Here and there » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:15 pm

Fire_Moose wrote:Not sure if i smiley would add anything...

A sign that I'm not serious? Not entirely?

The fourth wall is a strange concept to bring up in connection with any event with a focus on interactive art. The fourth wall, in theatre, is that conceptual barrier created between the characters and the audience, that keeps the characters from responding to the audience (and the actors playing the characters pretending that they aren't doing so), and the play from knowing that it's a play.

Interactive art engages the spectator, so the barrier isn't really there, and one seldom sees any serious effort to creative a fictive reality in Black Rock City. So not only have the participants found themselves breaking through the fourth wall at Burning Man, as they must by definition, but they've been smashing it into pieces and burning it for kindling. Which is a good thing - it's what people are there to do.

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