AfrikaBurn is the South African regional event for the Burning Man that takes place each year in the USA:
Thomas Van Deventer, a University colleague from my masters’s year, put together a team to design, fund and build a sculpture for the event this year and invited me to join their efforts. They formed the team in Cape Town and worked furiously on top of their day-to-day to make the project happen.
— dissipate_burn (@dissipate_burn) February 25, 2015
I was able to help with some of the later stages of the build process, only arriving on the Thursday. But spent much of the Burn documenting the structure:
Later on the first night the Burn decided to hold a party around the structure.:
The spectacle of the burning of the various sculptures was the highlight of many evenings, and brought out many characters from 10 000 plus people who attended this year.
The Dissipate team did not burn the sculpture for several reasons, but chose to dissassemble and and take the various parts back to Cape Town.\
Looking forward to next year. The planning has already begun….