What is this?
The Midburn event is the official regional event organized by the Midburn community – the Israeli Burning Man community. The Midburn community started its path in September 2011, when a group of burner friends got back from Burning Man in Nevada and decided to create a community which will conserve the spirit of Burning Man here in Israel.
For 6 days, a temporary city is set up in the Negev desert, creating a platform which will allow a communal life style, creativity, art and radical self-expression.
The Midburn event is not your usual festival, with big acts booked to play on massive stages. In fact, it’s more of a city than a festival, wherein almost everything that happens is created entirely by its citizens, who are active participants in the event.
WELCOME VIRGINS AND BRING YOUR OWN WATER! // CHANDRA ZAS
One of my dear friends Shiran Maor, astutely described the difference between a festival and a Midburn event. He said, “Instead of an event of consumption, Midburn is an event of creation.”
A normal festival is experienced by arriving and buying anything that is needed or wanted. The person that is coming to the festival is a consumer, it is a part of their identity or state of mind. Midburn is different in its structure because it is created, built and supplied by the people attending.
The Ten Principles
Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles in 2004 as guidelines for the newly-formed Regionals Network. They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception.