London, 5 April, 8 pm: “Burning Man – Community or Chaos?”

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London, 5 April, 8 pm: “Burning Man – Community or Chaos?”

Postby nycfilm » Sun Mar 28, 2004 11:10 am

Screening of “Burning Man – Community or Chaos?”
Monday, 5 April, 8.00 pm
Spitz Gallery, Spitalfields Market
109 Commercial Street, London E1 6BG


In a continuation of the popular screenings at the Spitz, Indymedia
in collaboration with Yeast Films is screening the documentary “Burning Man – Community or Chaos?”

Shot over the summer of 1999, the film explores how the
Burning Man festival has evolved out of San Francisco to end up
as a temporary city in the middle of the Nevada Desert.

Quotes from “Burning Man – Community or Chaos?”

“It’ s almost the reverse of Ken Kesey’s bus … instead of taking
all the freaks out to the suburbs in the bus, this would be going
to the suburbs, loading up the bus and bringing them to the freak out.”

“One can in fact behave in the manner of many tribal or non-western
cultures behave where they don’t have a special category for art.
Everything they do is understood in the context of a communitarian
art project and the point was to involve people in the culture rather
than separate people in and out from the culture.”

“The only thing that makes it seem oddball is that it has no institutional cache attached to it … yet.”

The screening will be followed by a discussion of the Burning Man
festival. If you’ve attended the festival and would like to join
the discussion panel, please email

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