A look at the most anticipated art of Burning Man 2019. We’ve been watching the art shape up for almost a year, and here are some of our favorite pieces.Read More
Survival Research Laboratories was conceived of and founded by Mark Pauline in November 1978. Since its inception SRL has operated as an organization of creative technicians dedicated to re-directing the techniques, tools, and tenets of industry, science, and the military away from their typical manifestations in practicality, product or warfare.Read More
From John Law:
Sharkbait was one of the truly astonishing San Francisco ensembles. Kimba and bandmates Chris Taylor, Mr. Clean, Greg Slugocki and others created a unique, audience participation element for their one of a kind performances. Kind of a metal/noise/glam/industrial hybrid, Sharkbait would drag audience members up onto their stage set and, after outfitting them in welding chaps, gauntlets and full helmets, would hand them a sledge hammer and put them into chain link cages where the virtually frothing at the mouth fans turned performers would frantically smash the crap out of a seemingly endless pile of televisions…Priceless.
Sharkbait played Lollapalooza 92 and they were by far the loudest, burningest, most participatory and fabulously excessive thing at Burning Man 94. (an event I can find no record of ANYWHERE – Kimba, Chris Taylor, Clean?)
The 5:04 Special, arguably Burning Man’s first art car. Owned by Michael Mikel, the car was crushed during the San Francisco earthquake and then restored enough to become a fixture at early Burning Man events.Read More
Kimric Smythe was the original architect of much of Burning Man’s pyrotechnics. He is the only person whose photograph graced a Burning Man Ticket (1995), and he was a frequent face on early Burning Man videos. He embodies much of what we think of when reflecting on the early years at Black Rock Desert.Read More
Sebastian Hyde was a Cacophony Society member and attended the first Burning Man at Black Rock Desert (among others). He created many of the early graphics associated with the event, including the original Zone Trip t-shirt.Read More