Flipside Flame May 2018

It is a week before Flipside and welcome to the last Flame before we all head out on land! This mid-month post round-up tends to be a bit more on the casual side of things, so in the future, should your theme camp or art installation need any announcements, you’re going to want to contact me using the Flipside Flame/Announce Submission page. I hope you’ve started packing as we’re getting down to the wire: Flipside 2018: Return of the Shadows: 20 Years of Light and Dark.

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What is in this Flame:

  • Larry Harvey, Rest in Peace
  • 2018 Map is Live
  • Get Yourself on Island Time
  • BurninGlam and You
  • Artists4humanity Performance
  • KFliP Updates
  • Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: Crank Baby
  • Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: Pretty Perilous
  • Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: Bunnies Dream of Synesthesia
  • Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: The Very Small Effigy
  • Ignition Philter is Proud to Present the 2018 Grant Winners!
  • Memorial Temple Needs Volunteers
  • Post Event Restoration Events Needs You
  • It’s Real!
  • Last call for DisInfo

Important Dates

Larry Harvey, Rest in Peace

In 1986, a guy went down to a beach with some friends and burned a stick figure.

They had no way of knowing then how many lives they would change.

The following year, they did it again. And again. After a few years, they moved this thing–whatever this thing is–to a boundless, featureless desert. Read on about Larry’s effect on all of us...

2018 Map is Live

Big thanks to our City Planning volunteers! Is your favorite theme camp coming? [Check it out in detail here…]

Photo by: JadeRumour
“This is your Island.
This is your Island, without Art.
Don’t let your Island go Unfilled.”

Get Yourself on Island Time

Not to be missed, The Island is only across the bridge or down the river path, but occupies a parallel universe.

Hosting a gallery of Flipizen’s art, shady spots, and cool(er) breezes off the river, The Island is worth repeat visits to discover the scope of the Art and the variety of experiences they offer. Interested in visiting? Learn more about The Island here.


BurninGlam and You!

BurninGlam wants your bright, crazy, glittery, lacy, silly, flowy, sexy, boldly patterned, bizarre fun clothes! We want your weird hats, tights, gloves, bras, wigs, accessories and props! What kind of clothes and costume pieces are they looking for? Click here to learn how participate!

Artists4humanity Performance

Artists4humanity will be doing a performance art piece at Burning Glam Friday at dusk. You won’t want to miss this experience!

KFLiP Updates

There’s lots going on over at the KFLiP Radio Ranch! 20 years of the light and the dark is all well and good, but let me clue you in on the latest after 12 years of FM radio and unplanned power outages, KFLiP-style!

  • We had a fund-raiser a few weeks ago, because KFLiP needed a bunch of big-ticket items all at once. (Two new generators, a new FM transmitter, new antenna and tower, etc.). If you want a KFLiP tote bag or stainless steel mug, we’re still taking pledges.
  • A new FM transmitter! KFLiP 100.5 FM is now broadcasting in STEREO.
  • and more!

KFLiP DJ sign-up is NOW!

Broadcasting to our dozens of fans for over 10 years now, KFLiP offers a bewildering mix of music and news from our own camp DJs and the community at large! Sign up to add your mad skillz here.

Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: Crank Baby

The Art Spotlight is intended to highlight our community’s artists and provide a tease for the pieces they are bringing to the event. The countdown to Flipside is on! Start getting excited about the ART. Want to see what is going to be on the Pecan Playa? Check out this post for more on Mitch ‘Giraffe’ Hoffman’s Crank Baby.


Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: Pretty Perilous

It all started by my strong desire to gift a village at Burning Man with something heartfelt, but also terribly dangerous for no good reason: a bunch of uncapped rebar (it was going to be labeled “Rebar Garden” and just appear overnight). That didn’t happen because I overbooked myself to my first big burn, so for year two I decided I should make it pretty, by attaching jagged edged cut metal flowers to the rebar. Click here to read more about Ste. Michelle’s great rebar escapade.

Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: Bunnies Dream of Synesthesia

The project started from a desire to create a recognizable landmark to help me find my way home. Along the way, it has evolved into something more interactive by watching how people experience the piece. At the end of the day, though, I love when light and sound harmonize and hope I’ve created a canvas that attracts other visual and sound artists to come create.

Sounds delightful. Want to read more about this synesthetic piece? Head on over to this post!

Flipside 2018 Art Spotlight: The Very Small Effigy

I really love the way imagination, play, and general ridiculousness thrives at Flipside. I get so much joy at seeing people doing their thing, together, it’s amazing. Wanting to make basically a I-love-you-so-much-Flipside valentine back to the community led to a last minute idea… making Wee Camp, which came out two years ago as an unofficial piece. Much love and gratitude to Glam for letting our small first silliness happen by them!

The Very Small Effigy idea came out of Wee Camp thinking about events we could offer to the community, as a legit theme camp. [Read more…]

Ignition Philter is Proud to Present the 2018 Grant Winners!

This year we had 36 applications! Thanks to your donations during tickets and the LLC, we were able to award 16 projects money, giving away a total of $5500! Not bad for our first year! Read more about the winners here.

Memorial Temple Needs Volunteers

Also Memorial Temple ceremony night Saturday on playa needs a few volunteers. Please email templeburningflipside@gmail.com for more information.

Post Event Restoration Events Needs You



Restoration Efforts – Although Burning Flipside is a Leave No Trace event where every participant removes whatever they brought in, there are still some items that require community effort to fully restore the Pecan Playa. Hopefully you enjoyed the event, now come help us ensure we can have it next year! Learn about how you can help out with Exodus, Infrastructure/Post Ops, and Clean Up here.

It’s Real!

So, this Saturday, at Lloyd the Wherehouse, 3106 Industrial Terrace, we are doing the thing.

Flipside, right now, is an empty field.  This Saturday at 10:00 am, we are loading all of our infrastructure onto trucks, and taking it to Flipside and removing it.  Every ice and rangers shade strcuture, every infrastructure bench you sit on, every table, THE EFFIGY, all of the fire equipment, ALL OF IT MUST GO.

Hands are needed. Come and help!

Last Call for DisInfo


Is your theme camp holding a life changing and awesome event this year? Last call to head on over to the Events Registration to ensure that our community is in the know.




* See you on the flip side!*