Children of Chaos @ Burning Man

"Chaos is the score upon which reality is written." -Henry Miller

Larry Harvey Memorial

The sudden loss of Burning Man’s brilliant co-founder and Chief Philosophical Officer was a shock. Larry Harvey left us at the pinnacle of his astoundingly creative career.  A huge exhibition … Continue reading

January 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Best Playa Gifts for Burning Man

I have been given many wonderful gifts at Burning Man over the past 15 years. It is a playa tradition to give gifts but it is not a requirement and … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

2011 – 2019: Illuminated Spectres & Maximón

To celebrate 2011 Burning Man theme, Rites of Passage, the Children of Chaos created all white costumes, highlighted with illumination, to honor the veil between the worlds of light and … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

2017: Trumpy Dumps

The 2017 Burning Man theme was Radical Ritual and the Children of Chaos created a ritual of protest against our 45th president. It started out as a silent tableau but … Continue reading

October 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

2016: The Last Summer

To celebrate the 2016 Burning Man theme, Da Vinci’s Workshop, the Children of Chaos presented The Last Summer, a playa tableau inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. When discussing … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

Food for Burning Man – Tenters Edition

Sue Gemmel has become the Queen of Tenting at Burning Man. Every year she refines her wonderful set up and improves her cuisine. I asked her to share tips about the … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ten Principles of Burning Man

The Ten Principles of Burning Man were created to be “a reflection of (our) community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception.” Larry Harvey, Burning Man co-founder, … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment