Victorians returned from Burning Man in 2011 and said, “Let’s do that again!” This sentiment is echoed through thousands of burners across the globe. Burning Man changes and inspires lives. While some enjoy their week in the desert, others choose to live it for the other 51 weeks of the year. In this case, local movers and shakers wanted to integrate Burning Man into their everyday lives and bring a piece of our Island to a desolate desert in 2012.
Returning from the playa, calls were sent out to the local community. One voice called out, two voices responded, three voices created a chorus, and inspired others to join the choir. While most people were still recovering from their landing into the Default World others were already plotting their re-entry to the not-so-default world. We didn’t know what we would create or how we would create it. What we did know is what we created in 2011 was an amazing, collaborative experience. Let’s do it again.
So here we are again. The playa and its temporary inhabitants have taught us lessons we won’t forget. We have forged new relationships and have a greater sense of community than ever before. We intend on integrating those lessons and relationships into Psychophilia. This project is bigger than any one of us. And we intend to burn it to the ground on August 30, 2012.