Theme Inspiration Thread!

Carnival Of Mirrors asks three essential questions: within our media-saturated world, where products and people, consumption and communion morph into an endlessly diverting spectacle, who is the trickster, who is being tricked, and how might we discover who we really are?
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Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby Zumaria » Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:01 pm

I am super excited about this year's theme! It makes me think of a Circus, freak show, carnival etc. A sexy adult one! ;)

I wanted to start an inspiration thread - post an image, link, quote or something that "Carnival of Mirrors" makes you think of. I'm hoping to bring some great costumes this year and want to get a think tank started! As my gift, I'm thinking about doing readings in my tent. Tent Tarot!

I'll go first:

This is from a previous burn (it's not me!): http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/pic ... or-0154710

Light up umbrella: http://www.thecoolist.com/wp-content/up ... brella.jpg

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Re: Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby Bless » Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:18 pm

What's the matter with Killbuck's thread?
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Re: Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby digital » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:04 pm

Zumaria wrote:It makes me think of a Circus, freak show, carnival etc. A sexy adult one! ;)

Elephant Man sex tent! Sign me up! :mrgreen:

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Re: Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby lucky420 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:54 am

Bless wrote:What's the matter with Killbuck's thread?



Because that's killbucks thread. A wonderful artist and man he is but we don't want to all just copy him either.

And I'm not posting my amateur shit next to his awesome professional shit
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby Aurelia » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:13 am

But I sure as HELL will enjoy all your shit

xoA.

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Re: Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby lucky420 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:51 am

Why thank you dear!
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby trilobyte » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:50 am

There will be thousands of circus, carnival, midway, and sideshow related camps this year... and that's not a bad thing. Each one will bring its own unique flavor and interpretation... and of course, others still won't give the theme any consideration at all and just carry on with their own art themes and motifs.

I think the theme text has a lot of rich material, if you haven't read it since it was first announced last fall you may care to take another look.

Currently I've been digging on the reflection motif. Reflecting upon ourselves as individuals, as small groups (campmates), subcultures (burners), cultures and societies and all that stuff. Where we've come from that's led us to this point, and where things are headed. That plays into the art I'm currently working on, and then later in the year I'll be working on some other stuff that's a lot less heady and more whimsical and fun.

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Re: Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby Aurelia » Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:20 am

Trilo, you are morphing to include more of my favs...

thank you

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Re: Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:00 pm

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Re: Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby Lonesomebri » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:08 pm

I think i will try to recreate the carnival atmosphere captured by Gary Busey in the film Carny, though maybe without the make-up, or sitting in a box, or the dunk tank...
Tell you the truth, my little sister ran off and joined the carnival right after high-school. It won't be a stretch for BRC, what with half the folks living out of trailers and drinking canned beer. Some enterprising camp should bring a device that turns people upside down and shakes them, while other camp members collect and run off with the falling change and jewelery dropped beneath, for that real Carnival Feel.
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Re: Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby omegared » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:20 am

I'm telling you Zumaria... Zumaria's Party Naked Chill Dome and Freak Out Sanctuary.
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Re: Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby Jovankat » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:03 am

I don't know how to embed a Facebook video here but Simon this made me think of you...

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:20 am

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Re: Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby Aurelia » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:50 am

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is bigger than trickery

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Re: Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby mooserider » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:07 am

Lonesomebri wrote:Some enterprising camp should bring a device that turns people upside down and shakes them, while other camp members collect and run off with the falling change and jewelery dropped beneath, for that real Carnival Feel.


Hmmm... I have one of those inversion tables (supposed to be good for your back). Perhaps I should pack that....

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Re: Theme Inspiration Thread!

Postby Lonesomebri » Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:59 pm

I have gone over my strengths and talents, tried to find some gift that I could contribute to the community in celebration of this year's theme.
I think I have finally found the kind of magic that I can bring and share with all of you, well within my capabilities.
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But there will be feathers.....lots and lots of feathers.....
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