The unofficial AfrikaBurn 2019 aftermovie will leave you mesmerized!
The ‘Burning Man’ regional gathering at Africa’s Tankwa Karoo National Park came back for the 13th time, and luckily, Tom Parkinson was there to capture the experience on film.
People from all over South Africa took to the dessert at the beginning of May for the event where a community of participants came together to create art, burn structures, get dressed and enjoy a range of performances.
Last year My City By Night shared the unofficial aftermovie of the burn, shot and edited by the talented Tom from Johannesburg.
This year, Tom shared another supercut of fantastical scenes and settings, that all encapsulate his experience.
This year’s theme was Ephemerality (from Greek – ephemeros) the concept of things being transitory, existing only briefly.
According to AfrikaBurn, the event’s aim is to be radically inclusive and accessible to anyone.
“The touchstone of value in our culture will always be immediacy: experience before theory, moral relationships before politics, survival before services, roles before jobs, ritual before symbolism, work before vested interest, participant support before sponsorship.”
Nothing is for sale but ice at the event. There are no vendors, no advertising or branding. To really understand AfrikaBurn, you should check out the eleven principles, which act as guidelines for the event and culture.