2011 CORE Guidelines:
What is CORE?
- A sculpture garden made up of 16, 20, or 24 (maybe even 28) effigies from Regional events from the official Burning Man Regional Network surrounding the Man at BM 2011.
- The ideal height is 20′ (perhaps meaning 15′ to 25′ tall, still TBD).
- Max width is 20′ (it can be less than this, this is just the max).
- Each participating Regional Team will be in charge of all phases of their particular effigy’s lifespan (from grant writing to design to construction to burning it to LNT).
- BMHQ is still figuring out the details but they hope to have a special art grant system just for this project, with funds coming out of the Regional Network budget, and not the main art budget.
- BMHQ has offered help in the form of the above grant process as well as: tickets, decomposed granite, heavy equipment support, early arrival, water, onsite fuel etc.
- The effigies will surround the man, most likely, just outside of the L3k Circle.
- CORE will be clearly visible from Everywhere World (Regional Centere) at Center Camp/Esplanade.
-CORE will be an independent ‘sculpture garden’ out on the playa but will be closer to the man than had been discussed recently.
In keeping with the BM 2011 theme, ‘Rites of Passage’, CORE is the coming of age ritual for the Burning Man Regional Network. The 1st regional was born 13 years ago, and so it seems appropriate to do this now. This is an amazing chance for the Regional groups to cross pollinate with each other and BM staff while spreading knowledge and expertise that will wind up benefiting all in one way or another.
- CORE is being spearheaded by Ani Cuniberti and Curtis Colieman with Andie Grace acting as liaison with BMHQ.
-Each effigy requires a Team Lead, as well as leads for Design, Construction, Fire Safety, and LNT.
- Construction must be complete by the Sunday that the gate opens.
-Timing of each effigy burning has not been decided. We can burn them all on Friday or burn a couple each day.
What are my team’s responsibilities?
You are responsible for every aspect of your effigy’s life cycle while on playa. This is not an easy project, let’s not sugar coat it. You are going to have to come up with design specifications and illustrations. You have to have a dedicated team to build your effigy the week -BEFORE- BM opens, a team to maintain it for as long as it lasts, a team to load pyro (if any) and flammables the day of the burn, a team to provide fire safety, and a team to do LNT. Oh, and a team to document everything you are doing from start to end.
You are going to have to conform to NFPA 160 standards. You will have to conform to BM standards for placing and burning art on the playa. You will have to conform to the standards for hazardous materials storage on playa. There are a whole lot of other things you will be asked to provide info on and about.
YES, you will have to do a lot of work, YES on playa. But BM has your back. this is a VERY important project to them. They can really help you to do this, but you also have to step up and commit (and raise half the funds you need for the project, and follow through!