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“Burning Man is an annual gathering that takes place at Black Rock City—a temporary community erected in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. The event is described as an experiment in community and art, influenced by 10 main principles, including ‘radical’ inclusion, self-reliance and self-expression, as well as community cooperation, civic responsibility, gifting, decommodification, participation, immediacy and leaving no trace.

 

Rohan is a committed Burner and has been to 8 Burns including

 

Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada

AfrikaBurn in Tankwa Karoo 

Burning Man Netherlands: Where the Sheep Sleep

 

He was the lead designer and architect of the Temple at the 2017 Netherlands Burn.

 

He is part of the Black Rock Observatory Camp where he helps man the telescopes and talks about stars, nebulae, planets, black holes and other mysteries of the universe.

Rohan is the editor of Burn Brilliantly, a collection of quotes and digital art that aims to capture the awe, and wonder that so many Burners feel at the event.

 

The excerpts and citations in this book have been curated from various sources including, overheard conversations, blogs, Reddit threads, and an eclectic set of authors who’ve written about Burning Man and have experienced first-hand the magic of Black Rock City.

 

The astronomy-themed digital art have been selected to capture the whimsy and other-worldliness of the Burn experience. 

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Art Exhibition

Burn Brilliantly was an art exhibition of Rohan Roberts' digital prints that took place at the Volte Art Projects gallery in Dubai's Al Serkal Avenue.

 

The exhibition aimed to capture in digital art form a sense of the numinous that we feel when we contemplate the vastness of the cosmos and juxtapose it with the sense of awe and wonder that Burners feel when they’re out on the playa at Black Rock City where Burning Man takes place every year.

 

The exhibition also featured a screening of the film "Burning Man: Art on Fire" and talks by:

 

  • Noah Raford (Chief Futurist, Dubai Future Foundation)

  • Kevin Russell (Creative Director, Angel Protocol)

  • MaryLiz Bender (Co-founder, Cosmic Perspective)

  • Tannya Jajal (Tech Evangelist, VMWare)

There was also a special talk by Raghava KK, whose $94,500 NFT was sold at Burning Man Sotheby’s auction. 

Date: 11th Feb 2022

Time: 6:00pm - 1:00am

Venue: Volte Art Projects Gallery | Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai

Cost: Free to attend

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