Santalarity is BURN2’s antithesis of the typical rushed holiday season focused on profits and buying, on unrealistic expectations and joy found in aisle 3.
So reads the event’s press release, which continues:
Instead we ask, “What’s in the box?” What do we want to give? We invite you to come to the playa, to observe artists’ interpretations of these questions; to skate, dance, drum and be present when we Burn the Box. Before the Box is burned, messages left by visitors to the playa will be read, which will express what they would like to give. To give without expectation of return. To give for the pure joy of giving.
The event itself will start with an initial drumming by the Lamplighters. The Box will burn twice during the event, at 12:00 noon SLT and again at 20:00 SLT.
Artists and builders wishing to participate in Santalarity by building to the theme of What’s in the Box. Land plots are free, and applications should be made via the What’s in the Box application form.
DJs and live performers who would like to participate in the event are invited to submit their details through the Santalarity Performer sign-up form. Questions about performance scheduling should be addressed to the BURN2 Performance Lead, Larree Quixote in-world.
BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, and the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups and the only regional event allowed to burn the man.
The BURN2 Team operates events year around, culminating in an annual major festival of community, art and fire in the fall – a virtual echo of Burning Man itself.