<MAZU, GODDESS OF THE EMPTY SEA> PART II - BLACK ROCK CITY, NEVADA BURNING MAN PROJECT, 2015

DEPLOYMENT

On August 16, 2015 The crew has set out to The Playa build site in Black Rock City, Nevada. We were looking at spending another month in extreme conditions building one of the most prominent Burning Man projects that was meant to transform into an entirely different art after being set on fire shortly after completion...

LAPSE OF TIME - TWO WEEKS IN TWO MINUTES:

BURNING VAN

Rough start. The Kitchen RV burned down in Gerlach, just a few miles before The Playa. Along with most provisions and some crew possessions...
A box of Cheerios and a charred flask
sacrificial blood was spilled by ANDY MONTREAL

Living quarters were running scarce. One day before departure I was lucky to acquire CLUSTER BUS from a local burner that served as office and shelter.

CLUSTER BUS
CLUSTER BUS. 1972 FORD SCOUT'ish
Electrical system failed half-way to The Playa. The fridge still worked.
TRANSIT
GERLACH staging trailers. Carly's trash fighting penguin. Greg provides spiritual support.
MATT C.
EARIKA, MEDIA CREW
BASE WORK
SOFT LANDING

GROUND WORK

THE PLAN

THE FOUNDATION

TITS ON
SOLID BITS
HEAVY PARTS
LIFE UP ABOVE
THE PETALS

LET IT FLOURISH

THUMBELINES

ASSEMBLY

SARAH AND TUFFY

UP
CAMP DPA (DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ART)

CREATURE COMFORTS

INSAINE
KYLE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ART (DPA) HEADQUARTERS
THE OFFICE
MATT ESCAPING REALITY
COUNTDOWN

THE FINAL TOUCHES

"If your question is deeper than a simple yes or no, you can instead pull a bamboo strip from a bundle of sixty, and find coordinates which will lead you to a poem, and then a location in Black Rock City, to find your answer. This ritual is based on the Qiu Qian, a traditional method of receiving the gods’ answers to your queries."
RUSTY
FIFTY TAIVANESE BURNING MAN VIRGINS

CAMP TAIWANDERLUST

AFTER COUPLE OF TRIES THE GATES ARE UP
CARRYING MAZU
FRENCH GUARDIANS
CHICO
TWO DAYS BEFORE THE BURN MAZU IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

FESTIVITIES

ACCORDING TO UNCONFIRMED SOURCES, OVER 40 WEDDINGS TOOK PLACE IN MAZU
A MONK FROM JAPAN PERFORMED A CEREMONY
BIG CHIEF AND ABI ANNIVERSARY
BIG CHIEF AND ABI
TRADITIONAL MAZU PARADE WAS HELD THE NIGHT BEFORE THE BURN

THE PARADE

ONLOOKERS TRIED TO BLEND IN
FIRE BREATHING GORDON
AFTER SOME DUSTY PREP WORK SHE BURNED...

THE PREP

DRAGONS ARE REPLACED AND MAZU IS STUFFED WITH FIREWOOD
PROPER NUTRITION AND HYDRATION

LET IT BURN

METAMORPHOSIS

ART TURNS INTO ART

AFTER SMOOTH DISMANTLING PROCESS THE NEWLY FORMED ART IS BEING TAKEN AWAY TO FIND MORE PERMANENT HOME...

...THE TEAM DOES THE SAME

...THOUGH THERE'S STILL A LOT OF CLEANUP LEFT TO DO, THE DUST ALWAYS STAYS.
LUST FOR DUST
ALEKSEY BOCHKOVSKY (babochkov@gmail.com)
Created By
Aleksey Bochkovsky
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