Burning Man Project’s Artist Storytelling Series

Back in Spring 2020 when we were unable to build Black Rock City, a whole bunch of artists were ready to work on mind-blowing installations without a desert home to build them in. Meanwhile, various teams at Burning Man Project were experimenting with creative ways of producing virtual events for the community. Simultaneously, Burning Man Project’s Art Department began exploring pathways for storytelling about Burning Man art, and artists. 

These paths converged and our artist storytelling series ArtSpeaks emerged from the digital dust. Every episode since has been built around a theme that highlights stories from a rotating cast of Burning Man artists. As the series evolved, Burning Man Project Associate Director of Art Management Katie Hazard and her team explored everything from fire art to sustainability to playa magic, sharing stories of creative inspiration from artists around the world. 

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If you weren’t able to join for the ArtSpeaks / Episode 1-11 live events, please enjoy the YouTube recordings below. If you are so moved by what you see here, please consider making a donation to Burning Man Project to support our mission of bringing the art and culture of Burning Man into the world!

ArtSpeaks // Episode 11: The 2021 Virtual Temple

ArtSpeaks Episode X: Desert Arts Preview Edition!

ArtSpeaks Episode 9: Art Ablaze

ArtSpeaks Episode 8: The Art of Illumination

ArtSpeaks Episode 7: Desert Athenaeum: The Art of Playa Libraries and Learning

ArtSpeaks // Episode 6: Art for Social Change

ArtSpeaks // Episode 5: Where Is It Now?

ArtSpeaks // Episode 4: Oooooooohhhhhh! The Evolution of Flame Effects at Burning Man

ArtSpeaks // Episode 3: Playa Magic and Serendipity!

ArtSpeaks // Episode 2: Sustainable Art: Turning Everyday Trash into Creative Treasures

ArtSpeaks // Episode 1: BRC Art Behind the Scenes