: alternative lebensentwürfe: burning man
Burning Man is an annual gathering that takes place at Black Rock City?a temporary city erected in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. The event is described as an experiment in community and art, influenced by 10 main principles: "radical" inclusion, self-reliance, and self-expression, as well as community cooperation, civic responsibility, gifting, decommodification, participation, immediacy, and leaving no trace. ...At Burning Man, the community explores various forms of artistic self-expression, created in celebration for the pleasure of all participants. Participation is a key precept for the community ? selfless giving of one's unique talents for the enjoyment of all is encouraged and actively reinforced. Some of these generous outpourings of creativity can include experimental and interactive sculpture, building, performance, and art cars among other media, often inspired by the yearly theme, chosen by organizers....
: lebensentwürfe: style is personal power on display
We?re launching 2016 with Cathy Cooper, an eternal, tell-it-like-it-is rebel who battled a destructive addiction to heroin and alcohol and resurrected herself as an artist of all mediums (she plays in a rock band, she?s a sculptor, a painter, and a performance artist). By relentlessly making art, the 55-year-old says ?Suck it!? to our culture?s notion that a woman?s creativity comes with an expiration date. More so, in effortless layers of camouflage, stripes, and plaid, Cathy shows the corporate, formulaic social-media universe the all-inspiring power of individuality on display.