screening Dust&Illusion @Stara Elektrarna

Screening, Ljubljana

Olivier Bonin: Dust & Illusions

30 years of history of Burning Man


Documentary film Dust & Illusions by Olivier Bonin explores the thirty years of history of the Burning Man festival. Burning Man is a week-long annual event that began in San Francisco’s Baker Beach in the mid-1980s and then migrated to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy. The event is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance and it is the largest cultural and art event in North America. From the renegade spirits of the 1970s in San Francisco, to the multi-million dollar business the event has become, the film looks at this necessary and explosive evolution.

This screening was realized in connection to the seminar Networked Disruption curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli.

26 February 2015
The Old Power Station

Curated by: Janez Janša


Olivier Bonin