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Chicago's DECOMPRESSION'11: The Voyage Home - 10.15

Postby The Lantern » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:33 pm

Your Burning Man Chicago Community Presents:

DECOMPRESSION 2011:
The Voyage Home
Saturday, October 15th, 2011
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 A.M.
The Bridgeport Arts Center
1200 W. 35th Street
@ 35th & Racine
Chicago, IL


- Tickets will go on sale shortly after Burning Man ends
- $15 pre-sale contributions - http://www.boldurban.org/donate
- $20 suggested contribution at Decompression, if you're in voyager or playa-gear
- $25 suggested contribution at Decompression, if you're in street clothes
- Participants 12 and under will not be asked for a contribution

You're so very welcome to join your friends in Chicago's Burning Man Community for Decompression 2011: The Voyage Home. Every year, this B.U.R.N. NFP-sponsored community event brings the loving, creative spirit, and the full-throttled energy of the Burning Man Project to beautiful Chicago, Illinois for thirteen hours.

On Saturday, October 15th, you and hundreds of your closest friends will return to the Bridgeport Arts Center to create your version of Black Rock City, right here in your own amazing town.

This community-arts event will be - as always - for you, and by you, complete with music, art installations, food, fire, friends, family and FUN! This event will be conducted in accordance with the Ten Principles of the Burning Man Regional Network http://regionals.burningman.com/network_principles.html . Full financial reports will be available to this community after Decompression is over.

Donations for reserved admission will be available online shortly after Burning Man.

THEME: THE VOYAGE HOME
Some “Rites of Passage” call you away from your nest for a pilgrimage or exploration, a battle, or mission. The Rite then ends with “The Voyage Home,” a familiar story to burners in and around our great town.

Each August, hundreds of Chicagoans voyage 2000 miles to Black Rock City, where they are greeted with the words “Welcome Home.” Yet in September they voyage 2000 more miles back to their permanent homes in Chicago and the family, friends, or lovers unable to travel those 4000 miles.

And that's why there's a Decompression . . . for everyone to relive Home, right here in our amazing town.

ARTISTS NEEDED
- Visual Artists contact our Curator - Elysia Lock - elysialock AT gmail DOT com
- DJ's & Musicians contact our Stage Manager - Molly K - whoskski AT gmail DOT com
- Be on the lookout for call-outs from these Team Leads shortly after Burning Man

VOLUNTEERS
Wanna help? GREAT!

Email your Volunteer Co-ordinator and Decompression Co-Lead Mr. Krueger, at kruegers.time AT gmail DOT com. Or just go here: http://boldurban.org/volunteer/ and tell us you're interested in helping out with Decomp in the last box.

More information on getting to and from Decompression is available here: http://boldurban.org/events/ . Still more information will be forthcoming.

See you at your Burning Man Chicago Community's Decompression 2011!

xoxoxoxox,

Chicago Regional Contacts for:
B.U.R.N. Events Committee
"http://www.boldurban.org/"
chicago@burningman.com
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Re: Chicago's DECOMPRESSION'11: The Voyage Home - 10.15

Postby The Lantern » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:30 pm

How's It Hangin Y'all?

Dang!

Was Burning Man amazing or what this year? Between the Trojan Horse,
gorgeous Temple and effigy burns, and the incredible people from
Chicago, the Midwest, and all over the planet, this year's Burn was
truly one for the ages. Whether you participated in Hookahdome, were
one of Chicago's huge representation at Burners Without Borders, got
your adrenaline pumping at the Monster Wheel Death Race, or were one
of the MANY volunteers with whom our area blesses the Playa as
Rangers, Gate Staff, Greeters, LNT/Playa restoration, or you name it .
. . THANK YOU for making this year's Burn even more epicker than
usual!

Double extra high-fives to the incredible Great Lakes-region and
Chicago people who put together the Great Lakes C.O.R.E. Project. The
lighthouse ignited with fury, burned with amazing (some might say
dangerous) tenacity, fell first, and was among the very first regional
burns to be approved as "leaving no trace." Way to represent. It just
goes to show you that Chicago people know how to rock the Upper
Midwest, the Playa, the nation, and the world!

Our three Art Grant cycles for 2011 are now finished. This year,
B.U.R.N. and its Art Grants Committee gave away over $6,000 for burner
art. Next year we hope to give away even more. So start brainstorming
ideas!!!!

Most of this month's Lantern is all DECOMP DECOMP DECOMP!

As usual, scroll to the bottom for information on coming events. Hint:
It's Decomp.

~~**)'(**~~ TODAY'S FEATURE! ~~**)'(**~~
* October 15 - THE VOYAGE HOME - Decompression 2011 - Bridgeport Art Center

~~**)'(**~~ OTHER B.U.R.N. UPDATES ~~**)'(**~~
* Fall Cycle Art Grants Committee Award Winners!

The Steering Committee's monthly meeting for October has been
cancelled, to allow its busy Events Team members to focus on
Decompression.

Any community member with an idea to present to the Steering Committee
is welcome to contact the Regional Contacts at chicago@burningman.com.
Our next Steering Committee meeting is set for 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday,
November 13th, 2011.

Send us your thoughts, ideas, comments, questions: chicago@burningman.com.

Websites:
B.U.R.N., NFP - http://boldurban.org
BurningManChicago Social Network - http://burningmanchicago.org
Facebook Group - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26636787214

*****CHeeRNCH********* TRaNSMiT19*******LaNTeRN****Go!!***********

Your Burning Man Chicago Community Presents:

THE VOYAGE HOME
Chicago's Decompression 2011

Saturday, October 15th, 2011
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 A.M.
The Bridgeport Arts Center
1200 W. 35th Street @ 35th & Racine
Chicago, IL
- $15 suggested pre-sale contributions - http://www.boldurban.org/donate
- $20 suggested contribution at Decompression, if you're in voyager or
playa-gear
- $25 suggested contribution at Decompression, if you're in street clothes
- Participants 12 and under will not be asked for a contribution
- 18+ only AFTER 9:00 P.M.

You're so very welcome to join your friends in Chicago's Burning Man
Community for Decompression 2011: The Voyage Home. Every year, this
B.U.R.N. NFP-sponsored community event brings the loving, creative
spirit, and the full-throttled energy of the Burning Man Project to
beautiful Chicago, Illinois for thirteen hours.

On Saturday, October 15th, you and hundreds of your closest friends
will return to the Bridgeport Arts Center to create your version of
Black Rock City, right here in your own amazing town.

We hope you are getting excited for Decomp, but we have a quick
question for you: How many people should we invite to this shin-dig?
We ask you this question because it really depends on YOU, the
volunteers who volunteer to make it happen to make it happen. If we
don't have enough volunteers to staff our infrastructure then there is
a real possibility we will need to limit out number of participants
this year. So if you want to make sure your
friend/girlfriend/boyfriend/sister/brother/neighbor/buddy/soul
mate/long lost lover/uncle/??? is able to attend then please step up
and help yourselves to make this one the best post playa event ever!

If you want to help with set-up, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday day of
(Oct 15th) then please send an e-mail to Elektra:
elektra4170@yahoo.com

If you have knowledge running sound and lights and would like to help
out there please contact Damian:
TeknosisAudio@gmail.com

If you want to be a Greeter contact Dani: hotsauceangel@gmail.com

If you want to work Gate contact Foxy: foxy@firewaterlounge.org

Rangers please talk to Steve the Ghost: sirghoast@gmail.com

If you have ideas about kidsvillie and want to help out there please
let Mars know: TheArtofMars@yahoo.com

Clean up and our LNT efforts, which will be EARLY Sunday morning, some
time Sunday day and most of it Monday after the event, please let HeyU
know: Heyu420@gmail.com

If you still don't know what to do and you still want to get involved
please let me know and we'll find a fit for you.
kruegers.time@gmail.com

Also, we are accepting advance donations at: http://boldurban.org/donate/

THEME: THE VOYAGE HOME
Some “Rites of Passage” call you away from your nest for a pilgrimage
or exploration, a battle, or mission. The Rite then ends with “The
Voyage Home,” a familiar story to burners in and around our great
town.

Each August, hundreds of Chicagoans voyage 2000 miles to Black Rock
City, where they are greeted with the words “Welcome Home.” Yet in
September they voyage 2000 more miles back to their permanent homes in

Chicago and the family, friends, or lovers unable to travel those 4000
miles. And that's why there's a Decompression . . . for everyone to
relive Home, right here in our amazing town.

More information on getting to and from Decompression is available
here: http://boldurban.org/events/ . Still more information will be
forthcoming.

See you at your Burning Man Chicago Community's Decompression 2011!

xoxoxoxox,

B.U.R.N. Events Committee
"http://www.boldurban.org"
chicago@burningman.com

**** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** ****
**** **** **** **** ****

FALL CYCLE ART GRANTS AWARD WINNERS!!!

The Art Grants Commitee is pleased to announce the winners of
B.U.R.N.'s Fall Cycle.

DRAWING FROM LIGHT - Elysia Lock - $211
The centerpiece of Drawing From Light is a three by three grid of
white phosphorescent panels. The foam core panels will be 30 inches
wide by 20 inches tall, with grommets at each corner. At
Decompression, the panels will be connected with S-hooks and suspended
from rafters with chain. There will also be chain connecting the
bottom to a brick weight on the floor, if needed. Black cotton/lyrca
fabric will be stretched behind the white glow-in-the-dark panels with
rope and grommets. This will create a background so the light drawings
pop, and also prevent blinding people who are walking behind the
panels.

Artist-participants will be offered a variety of lights with which
they can create temporary glowing artworks. A high-powered green laser
pointer provides the finest, cleanest lines. Small LED keychains held
very close to the surface create a thicker, softer line. People can
also use stencils and flashlights to create shapes, or they can pose
in front of the wall and have a friend snap a picture with a flash.
When they step away, their outlines will remain.

HYPERSONIC PHOTO-TRANSPAD - Teresa and Michael Jugovich, Karlis
Kanderovskis - $260
Participants will be drawn in by the hanging garden of giant floating
blacklight dream-catchers. As they approach they will hear the tunes
emanating from the Audiorealoe

Looking through the Audiorealoe they will see blacklight flying
saucers surrounding the mothership: the Hypersonic Photo-transpad. The
spaceship will contain a private photo-booth where participants will
get their picture taken by our crew of photographers and then they
will be able to print that photo and take home a 4x6 picture as a
souvenir from their voyage home.


SENSES OF WONDER - Gordon Kummel - $400
The installation will consist of two sealed (except for
entrance/egress) micro environments roughly of dimensions of 60" x 48"
x 50"D connected by a padded wireframe kid's play tunnel of 28"
diameter and 6' length. The tunnel will connect the two main micro
environment and will be the only conduit for participants to get from
one to the other. The tunnel will like serve as its own micro
environment. The installation emphasizes mystery so no cues as to
interior will exist on the outside. The structures will be covered in
dark fabric with a variety of textured flooring possible based on
final design(carpet/grass(sod)/etc). They will not be lighted or very
dimly lighted on the inside (participants are blindfolded). Each micro
environment will fit one to two blindfolded individuals at once. The
environments will be strongly scented (pervasive scent created by
atomizing of diffusing an essence into the micro environment) and will
contain various textured objects or surfaces that directly complement
the scent.

TOUCHY DUCHESS - Marcin Albekier - $400
The piece will be 15-20 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide at the base. There
will be a central totem made from stacked 55 gallon drums that have
the designs cut in them with various other design elements/metal
sculpture components on the outside. It will all be backlit with fire
through the different openings of the cans. Some of these openings
will have flame effects shooting from them. Fire will also adorn the
crown of the duchess(which will double as a pilot for the main
effect). The enclosed base will contain all 5 accumulators &
components.

There will be 4 control stations around the central figure(safe
distance away). These will require participants to work together in
order to set off the main effect. Failure will result in mediocre
blasts and ridicule from the duchess. Success will set off a big
blast(4 20lb accumulator tanks worth of propane). The main effect will
spin around the top of the piece and shoot upward and over head of the
participants.

MINGU'S FLOATING EMPORIUM OF STARLIGHT - Jajah Wu - $100
No Argo she, the Floating Emporium is a modest 12ft x 12ft,
constructed from lumber and reclaimed water drums.

We plan to build the Emporium and test it on a local pond, and then
disassemble it for transport to the Lakes of Fire site.

While we haven't decided on the trappings of the Emporium, we do want
it to exude a carnival-like air, something touching a Catalan dance
festival in the late 19th century, painted and festooned bright reds
and golds. There will be strings of lights, but they will run on
battery power or by a hand crank, so that there is no danger of
electrocution.

A violinist or cellist (or both!) will riddle the night charming
Gymnopédies and gypsy airs.

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. . . more info . . . .

BURNING MAN CHICAGO STEERING COMMITTEE a.k.a. SteeringComm is a
diverse, volunteer-based group of Chicago Burners who take an active
role in supporting and growing Burner culture in the Chicago
Metropolitan area. We have various sub-committees that specialize in:

* B.U.R.N., NFP Art Grants
* Events :: Decompression, WeBurn Art Shows, and more!!
* Monthly Meet 'n' gGeets
* Communications (Websites, the Lantern)
* Biz Team (B.U.R.N. NFP board members)

B.U.R.N. MISSION STATEMENT
Bold Urban Renaissance Network is a Not For Profit (NFP) organization
that fosters community growth through art, grassroots projects, and
civic collaborations. We seek to create, display, and support
interactive arts and civic participation that inspire action and
connect people by moving them from passive spectators to creative
participants. We believe this inspires positive creative change in the
participants and in the wider community.

GETTING INVOLVED
Want to get more involved with the Steering Committee and B.U.R.N?
We've always got something to do! If you're interested in the
do-ocracy and want to be a positive catalyst in the vibrant and
growing Chicago Burner Community, participate!

Email volunteer@burningmanchicago.org. Or just go here!
http://boldurban.org/volunteer/

Any community member with an idea to present to the Steering Committee
is welcome to contact the Regional Contacts at chicago@burningman.com.
Our next Steering Committee meeting is set for 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday,
November 13th, 2011.

See you soon - that's all we got!!

xoxoxoxo,

Your friends at the Lantern
B.U.R.N. Communications Team
http://www.boldurban.org
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