HELP SAVE THE BLACK ROCK GLAICER!!!
To the Colorado Burning Man Community:
I am sending this email as a last ditch appeal to ALL of you.
Boulder's own 'Black Rock Glacier' is in serious danger of not making
it out to the playa. Over the last four months or so, I have done all
I felt I could do to reach out to the local Colorado Burning Man
community for help building this massive project. The simple truth is
that the response was lackluster from the beginning, and only picked
up once I was able to offer BM tickets, and by that time it was very
late in the game. Perhaps it is my misunderstanding of Burning Man
ethos, but I've always thought it was supposed to be about gifting,
not bartering. Participation, not spectating. Community, not commodity.
The gift that Burning Man has given to the universe is a gift that has
and will change the course of lives and helps to shape what may occur
for our society in the future. Tens of thousands of people gathering
every year to connect to the phenomenal world and the other people in
it, when in the 'default' world we are either disconnected or
overconnected ? the ripple effect of awareness and consciousness ? can
be seen and felt, and will continue long after we have left this world.
Have you personally experienced or ever wondered what goes in to
creating the BM art that entertains and inspires you year after year?
I do have a crew of a certain number of people who do their best,
given their busy lives, to make it out to help as often as they can.
And they certainly have busted their asses, in the heat, in the rain,
late at night, to try and make this project a reality for your
collective enjoyment out in BRC. They have waded thru mountains of
trash at the Boulder County Recycling Center in 100 degree heat to
hand pick the 41,000 plastic bottles we need. They then de-capped,
de-neckringed, de-labeled, and disinfected those bottles. They have
been working on cutting, drilling, grinding, bolting and painting 8
tons of steel; Soldering 1500+ LED circuits, cutting and stripping
5000 feet of wire, etc, etc, etc...
But it unfortunately may not be enough. We need more help. We are
scheduled to leave for the playa in 10 days. I beseech you to make
some time in the next 10 days to come by our work yard in Louisville
and participate. Come and be a part of making this happen. Help. Help.
My seven year Burning Man journey thus far has pointed out over and
over again to me: the wonder of the phenomenal world and the world of
phenomenon within it? Faced with living in an era of destruction,
creation is essential to survival? Not being afraid to fully be who I
am while not feeling the need to judge others who are fully being who
they are, is to feel like I could sprout el wire illuminated,
sheet-metal wings and glide across the desert carrying a flamethrower
at a brisk 5mph, in goggles and a utili-kilt, effortlessly and
fearlessly - in endless wonder at the joyous phenomenon of the product
of radical self-expression... which is creation.
A journalist on our crew wrote this in an article about the Black Rock
Glacier: "As the fate of a potentially transformative art project
hangs in the balance, the question becomes: Will the community rally
and come out to contribute their part in building this magical glacier
in the hot, Nevada desert? Or is the Black Rock Glacier doomed to a
fate similar to the glaciers in the 'default' world... another wonder
lost to indifference and inconvenience?"
Anything is possible. We can totally do this... but we need your help.
Please see if you can't find some time -- and bring your friends to
help SAVE THE B.R.G.!
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call me at 512 577-3136. We
are at the yard from 9am (most days) until Midnight or later.
To the ALPINE BASECAMP:
From 36, take the StorageTek Dr/Interlocken Loop exit toward NW Pky
Toll/Louisville/Broomfield. Turn right at Storage Tek Dr. Continue on
Northwest Pkwy E. Turn left at S 96th St. Slight right at CO- Hwy 42/N
Courtesy Rd. Go to 1055 Courtesy Rd/Hwy 42, on your left. In same
complex as 'Joy in Books' and Uhaul. Do NOT park in bookstore parking
lot!! You will get towed. Drive into yard thru gate to the left of
'Joy in Books'.
Take Arapahoe, Baseline or Table Mesa/South Boulder Rd to CO-Hwy
42/Courtesy Rd. Turn right and go to 1055 Courtesy Rd/Hwy 42, on your
right. In same complex as 'Joy in Books' and Uhaul. Do NOT park in
parking lot!! You will get towed. Drive into yard thru gate to the
left of 'Joy in Books'.
in peace, with love, commUNITY, and my sincerest respect,
posted by his friend Mojo