The Black Rock Desert is colder than you might expect this time of year. A lot colder. Overnight temperatures in Nevada’s high mountain desert have hit record lows. But now, after dumping a load of fresh snow, the clouds are gone. The moon reflects brightly off the smooth, frigid, white desert. The sky is awash with stars.
It’s been a long, lonely drive from Reno. Up ahead, a brilliant light glows. You rub your eyes, puzzled by the anomaly. Nothing lives out here. What could it be? You stop your pickup and step out to get a better view, standing on your running boards. All of a sudden, something seems to be pulling you…teleporting you…to ICE PLANET on the playa!
So reads the opening of the Press Release for the BURN2 seasonal event, Santalarity, which this year has the theme of Ice Planet: The Turning of Time, and kicks-off at 10:00 on Saturday 14th December at 10:00 SLT, running through until 22:00.
Santalarity sees the playa transformed into an ice planet where aliens have come to “help restore peace and hope and celebrate a renewed planet”. The event will feature art, music, dancing, skating, fire and fun, and will include content contributions from:
- UltraViolet Alter
- Leroy Horten
- Barbs Kurka
- Bryn Oh (with permissions)
- TheDove Rhode
- Eifachfilm Vacirca
- Zorch Voom
- Ub Yifu
- Jedda Zenovka
- Nathan Zetkin
- “and more”.
The scheduled events will kick-off at 10:00 SLT with a procession by the Lamplighters, and the music entertainment will start at 12:00 noon with Ultraviolet Alter, with DJs changing on the hour through until 21:00, when DJ Astro-X will present the final set of the evening.
- BURN2 website
- Santalarity SLurl (Rated: Moderate)