Come out to a Witch Wells near Sanders, AZ and join us for 4 days - October 20-23 - of large scale art, music, performance art, and interactive participation. The AZBurners & New Mexico Regions are an interactive group of artists, performers, musicians and participants of the Burning Man event that takes place in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Come DECOMPRESS - Share your Playa experiences - Foster New & Old friendships.

Arizona-New Mexico Decompression is an event created by the AZBurners & New Mexico Regional Community to bring the culture of Burning Man and Black Rock City to our region. We expect each attendee to participate in the event in some way. Participation and creative interaction is a core value of our culture. Create, participate, no spectators! Respect for alternative lifestyles and cultures is required.
     
  The THEME for Decompression 2016 is....Mis(s)Communication

Mis(s)CommunicationOnce upon a more (or less) enlightened time, a grand event was announced to be held in a far away land known as Area 51. All of the villagers were invited to attend, including and especially the fairest ladies of the land; Mis(s)Voluptuous, Mis(s)Innocent and Mis(s)Purfection, along with their jubilant step-sister Mis(s)Communication, who was enticed by the prospect of radical inclusion. She volunteered to arrange their gowns and accessories. The first sister requested a criss cross corset to display her curvaceous figure, the second sister a pair of righteously raised boots that would accentuate her lovely legs, and the third a hat made of fur to express her innermost purrfectness.

Mis(s)Communication was careful in taking their exact measurements and ideas to relay to the town’s haberdasher, cobbler and tailer. However, in her enthusiasm to bestow these gifts upon her sisters, she mistook one for the other and the results were quite miscalculated. On the morning of the grand event, the special garments were delivered free of labels and of charge. With great enthusiasm the sisters ripped open the boxes only to find that the corset was fit for a blooming teen, the boots were two different colors with flat heals, and the hat was made of horse hair, far from her dreams of displaying her inner Cheetah.

All for a little too much enthusiasm and not enough attention, things appeared to be quite disastrous. Fortunately these were not your typical evil step-sisters, instead they were adventurous and saw this as a call for creativity and self expression. They enlisted the help of the town crier to invite all villagers, men and women alike, to participate in a mismatched pageant. Despite short notice, they accepted the immediacy of the situation and stepped into action. What transpired is left known to only to those who attended, LNT...
 

Arizona-New Mexico Decompression 2016 is an opportunity to express your visions for our future. We invite you to pARTicipate.  In support of artistic expression we have set up an AZBurner Art Fund. For more information, please visit our Art Grant Request Form.

 

 
 

Art Project  / Flame Effect Registration

 
  ** Apply for an Art Grant - Art Grant Proposals for Decompression 2016 ** Open June 5 - July 20 **  
** Register Your Art Project (Non Art Grant) - ** Open June 5 - October 4 **
  ** Register ALL Flame Effects  - ** Open June 5 - October 4 **  
 
 

 

Create & Participate, No Spectators!


Arizona-New Mexico Decompression is an event created by the AZBurners and New Mexico Burner community to bring the culture of Burning Man and Black Rock City to the Great State of Arizona. We expect each attendee to participate in the event in some way. Participation and creative interaction is a Core Value of our culture. Create, participate, no spectators! Respect for alternative lifestyles and cultures is required.

There is no water or power on this property. We will have Porta-Potties available for your use. You must bring everything you need to survive for five days in a hostile desert environment, then pack it all out with you when it is over. There is no garbage collection or receptacles, you must haul it out and dispose of it properly. Create, participate, pack it in-pack it out, leave no trace!


Join the AZBurners FaceBook Group start a conversation, join in on the conversation, get the excitement going!!!

What to Bring to Decompression?


- Arizona-New Mexico Decompression practices a gift economy
- No vending, advertising or commercial activity allowed
- The offering of any items or services for sale is prohibited!




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