Sponsored by Creators
Equity Foundation the 21 Days of Black Rock City is
of time lapse and
over 130 juried, large-format photographic prints
of the Burning Man event held yearly at Black Rock
Desert of Nevada.
Attendees find the visual experience
stimulating, informative and spiritually enriching.
is free of charge to the public.
Temple of Joy 2002 by: David Best
Photograph by: Michelle Bates
Black Rock City is
a cultural art gathering and societal experiment of 40,000 plus
people in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada undertaken each year by
the Burning Man organization. This week-long gathering and event is
held around Labor Day each year (please see
aerial photograph of Black Rock City - Burning Man
The centerpiece of
the exhibit is a 180-degree panoramic-view time lapse of the rise,
week-long event, and dissipation of
Black Rock City—the Burning Man gathering, presented on three 50”,
high-resolution plasma displays. This innovative time
lapse project consists of thousands of high-resolution sequenced
images taken over a 21-day period by 3 cameras arranged
in a 180-degree view of the Black Rock
Desert of Nevada and captures Black Rock City as
it emerges from the desert, the week-long event, and its
dismantling, all in a 40‑minute program, synchronized and set to
The Foundation and Exhibition honor Burners without Borders with a
selection of photographs by Burners without Borders members Lisa
Benham, Tony Garcia, and Tom Price.
Also featured in the exhibition is a selection of 130+ large-format
photographic prints taken by nine exceptionally talented
photographers, who were selected by the Foundation to participate in
its Large-Format Digital Photographic Print Studio Program.
The participating photographers are: Michelle Bates; Lisa Benham,
Tony Garcia, and Tom Price from Burners without Borders; Jason Day;
Matt Freedman; Richard Gilmore; Marcel Peelen; Mary Rachel Reynolds;
Philip Solomonson; John W. Tucker, Jr; and Joshua Weaver. Seven of
the nine awardees came to the Foundations facilities in Berkeley,
California some from as far a field as Canada, Florida, and
Washington as Artists-in-Residence, each for a three- to four-day
residency. They had access to the Foundations Large-Format
Digital Photographic Print Studio and were provided, in addition
to room and board, the needed materials and supplies to print and
mount their selected works of Burning Man Black Rock City . With
hands-on instruction and guidance from the Foundations president,
Joshua Reichek, each photographer (3 of the 7 assisted by their
significant other) printed and mounted their own work.
opened on Friday, May 30, 2008. An opening party with delicious
free food, wine and cheese was held on Sunday, June 1, from
1 pm to 5:30 pm. The party was a resounding success - over 400
attendees. There was several hours
of fire performances and poi-hoop-staff spinning and a large
drumming circle - and even an art car, by Freddie Hahn of the Black
Rock Arts Foundation,
The exhibition runs through August 3rd. The exhibition is open
Fridays Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 5:30pm, or by appointment. Admission is
free. The Marin French Cheese Factory is located at 7500 Red Hill
(For further information, please visit
Please see the
conceptual 3D drawing of a portion of the exhibition below:
3D rendering by Marty Stack
The exhibition is being held at the Marin French
7500 Red Hill Road Petaluma CA 94952.
May 30, 2008 through August 3, 2008.
The exhibition is free to the public.
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm.
Creators Equity Foundation
2324 Blake Street Berkeley, CA 94704 USA
Telephone: 510-665-4209 Fax: 510+665-4893
Organizer of the
Equity Foundation, Berkeley, CA –
Location of the Exhibition:
Marin French Cheese Company
Winner of the Gold Medal for “Triple Crème Brie” at the 2005
World Cheese Awards
(Approximately 45 minutes driving north of San Francisco)
7500 Red Hill Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-6001 (800) 292-6001
NOTE: Though we
have the approval of, we are NOT AFFILIATED WITH, THE BURNING MAN