For many, fire performance and art form the heart of Burning Man. The first conclave-wide fire choreography from 2004 was referred to as the pulse, and a relationship with fire is seen throughout the art, art cars, and performances throughout the week. Here is a small sample of fire culture at Burning Man brought to you by CuriousJosh.
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Improv Everywhere, the New York City-based "prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places," organizes this mission, which involves random passengers who act as if they don't know each other and board a subway car at separate stops without pants. See past year's photos...
Joanna Angel and her comrades in alt-porn hosted a "Sunset Strip-themed" New Year's Eve party at Greenpoint metal bar St. Vitus that inspired a few glam-themed outfits, and also the absence of any outfit at all. Photos by Nate "Igor" Smith.
For our final issue of 2011, Michael Musto reported back on a year rich in gossip. He also enjoyed his annual day of dress-up, playing the part of Occupiers, impeccable Tea Party Queens, and an eerily convincing simulacrum of The Donald. Photos by Chad Griffith.
The 2011 Bowieball took place on Saturday, December 18th at (le) Poisson Rouge. Celebrating the Thin White Duke in all his glory, partygoers dressed up in their best Bowie tributes, whether it be as Ziggy Stardust or Jareth the Goblin King from The Labyrinth. Photos by Maro Hagopian