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M E T A M O R P H O S E S

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Since not everyone gets a wristband when coming to Burning Man I will bring as many as I can and gift them to our beautiful community. Here you can read about my ideas and the design. I ask for your support by passing them out on Playa or support our lovely volunteers from Camp Mobility. 

Production successfully funded!


I want to thank all my great supporters that made this happen.
We raised the money to bring 3,000 art wristbands to the Playa this year.
YOU ALL ARE AMAZING

Support our volunteers
@ Camp Mobility


The Burning Man Wristband Art project will collaborate with Camp Mobility this year.
I always wanted my wristbands to bring people together and feel more connected. This year the lovely folks from Camp Mobility will give out wristbands. This way more interaction and experiences for abled and alternatively abled people will be created.
Please support our mission to bring people together.

About this Project


When I returned from my first Burn in 2010 I was deeply touched by what I had witnessed - the love of the community, the mesmerizing art and the magic of the playa. There was only one thing I found missing - a wristband to remind me that this was not just a dream.

So I took it upon me to create a wristband for Burning Man each year and gift them to our community. It became my annual art project. My mission is to create wristbands that are as beautiful and meaningful as the Burn itself.  

So... can wristbands really be art? Find out by yourself.

The Idea


This year's theme "Metamorphoses" is all about transformation. About a miraculous process that creates magnificent artworks and life-changing encounters in this entropic caleidoscope co-created by thousands of Burners on Playa.

"But how does the Burn looks like when seen from high above?" I wondered.

I started researching satellite images and drone footage of the Burn and became inspired by the structures I found [1,2,3]. 

Then the artwork "Love is a Riot" from Android Jones came to my mind with its masterful interplay between macro- and microcosm [4].

I envisioned how the metamorphoses of the Burn would form a giant mesmerizing structure - a mandala stretching from the effigy burn all the way to the deep playa.

Mobirise

The Design



The wristband design covers a cross section of the Burn with the effigy in the center.
Each of the elements in this Mandala has a specific meaning and a story behind it.
An explanation of the design will soon be released. Consider visiting the exhibition at Center Camp & the ARTery to learn more.

Mobirise

Volunteer


Would you like to help me pass out wristbands? 

It is so much fun! And you will meet a ton of people who really appreciate what you are doing. 

Your task will be to put the wristbands on (pliers provided), explain the design and give some background on the Burning Man Wristband Project. There will be 2hr shifts on several pickup locations or you can roam the Playa in your own time with a sign and gift them to people you meet.

If you are interested please get in touch and I provide you with more information. 






Mobirise

Get your Wristband

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Supporters of this project will get a wristband from me personally on Playa. You will be informed via e-mail about where to meet up. If you can't make it to the Playa this year your wristband will be mailed to you.

For all other Burners there will be several places where you can get your wristband. Please check out the table below. Times will be announced on August 22rd.

Pickup locations Day Time
Center Camp Art Exhibit
(Exact location TBA)
Mon - SunAnytime
Man BaseTBATBA
TempleTBATBA 
Somewhere on Playa *Tue - SunFate decides :)

* You can meet me and my volunteers on Playa if fate brings us together. Watch out for people wearing a sign "Burning Man Wristbands". Say hello to hear about this year's design and get your wristband.

Donors

Without your support this project
would have not been possible.

Thank you for your contribution!

Adina Harle
Anne Burgaud
Brian Weir
Cleveland Motley
Colleen Fancher
Danny Jurk
Denise Winkler
Elizabeth Hernandez
Erich Laskowski
Eva Walter
Ingrid Schweizer
J Michael Heider
Janyne Preston
Jeffrey Levy
Jerome Gross
Joachim Garson
Joerg Pfützner
Jon Califano
Julie Christensen
Julius Schindler
Kerrie Tate
Linda Hong
Line Kolling
Lisa Ferrier
Markus Ehart

Martin Kramer 
Michaela Rygrova
Mustache Envy
Ole Massow
Orlando Pitaro
Renaud Bouckenooghe
Robert Blechinger
Robin Donoghue
Robin Mock
Russell Jewitt
Sascha Rummel
Sebastian Leyk
Sky Blu
Squishelle
Stacie Ledden
Suzanne Avila
Suzette Risacher
Sven Kräupl
Tamie Bailie
Thomas MacThomas
Uljana Egli
Vanessa Donley
Where the Sheep Sleep Crew
Zeke Riding 

Previous Edition's

This year I will create the eight edition of my Burning Man Wristband Series.

If you are interested to check out the previous year's designs please take a look on this page:


There will be also be an exhibition about my wristbands in Center Camp this year. Please come by and check it out!  

Mobirise

I started going to Burns in 2010, when I went to my first Burning Man. And oh boy, was I blown away - the sense of community, the open mindset, the immense wealth of creativity and - most of all - the feeling that we see each other as for who we are. Not a role, not a job, but a human being. I found my home and till this day that is the place where my heart is.

Becoming a Burner was also a personal journey for me to find out how i can contribute, of what i can bring in. 

And this was my idea: At Burning Man you don't get a wristband when you enter the gates. But i like wristbands and i think other people do too. So in 2011 I started to create wristbands for Burning Man. A lot of people liked the idea so it turned into my personal art project - The Burning Man Wristband Project. Through this project I became connected with a lot of different Burner groups and artists and i started to explore the regional Burns, like AfrikaBurn.

A lot of things happened since then and now I am an active part of the community, being involved in many art projects and doing design and communication work for Burns and related events.