BLACK! Asé: Debuting at Burning Man 2022

Black Burner Project Presents: 30 ft immersive Photographic Installations & Immersive Experience.

Black! Asé
We are honored to receive a Burning Man 2022 Honorarium!

We still have a lot more to raise and can't bring this dream to fruition without your support.
On August 22nd, 2022, the Black! Asé team will arrive in Black Rock City to start building Black Burner Project's first art piece. Prefabrication for the project is set to start soon in Petaluma CA and to hit playa for assembly on August 22nd. And your financial support will help us get there.

Crowdfunding Goal:
We seek to raise $30,000 (of the total $150,000 needed) through crowdfunding.
We are also interested in individuals, corporations, and foundations willing to contribute larger amounts (please contact me or our fiscal sponsor directly)
Your donations are tax-deductible through the support of our fiscal sponsor Ideate Community
Help Us Create a Unique Experience
for the 1st time ever, a 30ft image of a POC on the Playa. We use the size as a beacon to attract citizens to explore further. The scale is important to create this monumental impact.
Those willing to further engage can partake in a journey of self.
The first large-scale photographic installation. Each of the prints intentionally chosen will act as walls to create an internal pathway and climbable levels. A gathering space is created by the 3 structures positioning for events the week.
Black Burner Project
From inception, Black Burner Project’s raison d'être disrupts life on playa by challenging this core principle of Immediacy and radical inclusion. The documentation of Black Burners (their existence, their experience, their stories) and deliberate exposure of this content were weaponized with grandiose and benevolent intent: to encourage a more diverse future. For five years Black Burner Project has made a significant impact primarily through photography & verbal storytelling. Our aim for BM22 is to present our vision through a large-scale interactive & immersive photographic installation mapped across three sculptures, each offering a unique experience.
Our Inspiration & Impact
Black Burner Project has a mission of transforming communities through the creation of radical diversity, art & awareness of the uniqueness of Black and Brown burners.
We see the project as shifting the paradigm of art experienced on playa by creating a space for residents to engage in the experiences of others. We are designing this space for maximum participation by playing with space, size, sound & sight. This is where burners of color can see themselves and know they are home.
The three large-scale portraits of Black Burners stand 30ft tall on playa and mark their place in histories (past present and future). They are meant to not only be seen, but touched, heard, documented, and remembered.
Come climb...
Each structure creates a multi-level adventure behind the walls of these beautiful portraits where scaffolding and steps act as an internal exploration within
Explore & Reflect
The installation will offer immersive experiences of sound and light. From dawn to dusk burners can respite from the sun and wander the installations as ambient audio shares recorded content from “Stories From the Dust” & other conversations. Evening invites a unique opportunity of light and sound. This experience encourages viewers to accept and welcome their own complexity, to reflect as they see themselves within each other. As one moves through each structure and ventures to each level, a look inside will rile the senses & encourage reflection.
More Details:
Total Fundraising Goal: $150k
Crowd Funding Goal: $30k (or more)
Individual Large Donorsl: $40k (or more)
What donations will help support
scaffold rental
giant prints (9)
safety gear & lighting
hardware, tools,
Transportation (RT)
Maryland to BRC
Petaluma CA to BRC
Crew Support
to support the build team during build week
camp supplies, food, and water
project insurance
power & electrical source
truck rental
fundraising fees
heavy equipment rental
taxes, misc, the unknown
Engineer services
We can't do this without you! Here's how you can help:
Donate: Please consider making a generous donation to support this project. 
Share: Please share this campaign with your friends, family, and on your social pages.
We can't thank you enough, & can't wait to see you in the dust!
Supporting Groups:
We Are From Dust
Marco Cochrane's Team

Coast Reprographics Ventura

Verticle Camp
Solar Shrine

Donations (273)

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  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
  • Gabriella Silvagnoli
    • $10 
    • 8 mos
  • Mariel Triggs
    • $95 
    • 11 mos
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    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Trevor Coopersmith
    • $35 
    • 1 yr
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Fundraising team (2)

Erin Douglas
Raised $10,185 from 52 donations
Odenton, MD
Everett Alexander
Team member
This team raised $30,845 from 221 other donations.

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