WHAT IS BURNING SEED?
Burning Seed is the annual Australian regional Burning Man event, which is taking place from Midday Wednesday 2nd October - Midday Tuesday 8th October 2013.
The main Effigy will burn on Saturday Night 5th October.
Burning Seed is an event dedicated to the creative arts, community, radical self-expression and radical self reliance. The community exists and grows through communal effort. Burning Seed is a commercial free event reliant on the participation of community members to achieve its needs, goals and dreams. The experience of positive interaction and ‘Radical Inclusion’ grows through the existence of 'Gifting' referred to by some as a ‘Gift Economy’.
Burning Seed is a direct extension to the core principles of Burning Man as defined by the Ten Principles and 10 Fundamentals, plus the wider philosophy of Burning Man. Every member of the community is strongly encouraged to participate! Participation and immersion in the event allows for connections to form and grow and for community to flourish.
It is important that you have read and understand the 10 principles of Burning Man and the Survival Guide before you decide to come. This event is not for everyone. You will be expected to get involved! You must have everything with you to survive the four days when you enter. You will not be ‘entertained’ in the traditional way of festivals.
This is not a traditional festival! There are no booked DJs, no paid team to clean up your trash. It all comes down to you. Entertainment comes through the limitless expression of your imagination in whatever manifestation possible. This could mean anything…. storytelling, fire-acts, costumes, dance, theatre, making pancakes, circus, music, theme camps etc…. If you have an idea, skill or talent, bring it!! The efforts and talents of a community existing to enrich and inspire each other provides fertile ground for the spirit of play, community and genuine interaction to take place.
All members of the Burning Seed community are expected to be active in the Leave No Trace practise. Primarily it’s about ‘Pack It In, Pack It Out’, ‘Never Let It Hit The Ground’ and being prepared by depackaging before you arrive and not bringing things that will break apart and make a mess while you’re there, whether that’s stuff to build your camp, costumes and food etc. As community members we are required to be pro-active in this…. For more information check out ‘Leave No Trace’. There will be a ceremonial aspect to the event with the burning of an effigy on Saturday night.