2015 Avant Yard Theme Proposal – Gnome is where the heART is

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    Emma Dines
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    <div>This proposal for this year’s camp theme is coming atcha from Artichoke and Angel Eyes, with loving help from Gonzo and Hate! This text is being put out for approval/input from the Circle of Elders, and then might be used in the Shnoz/on FB to get gnomes excited/thinking about the theme and how they might participate. </div>
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    <div>Last year in 2014 the Avant Yard doubled in size. Returning members thought it would be a shit-show, but later reported that it was a glorious year that felt like a caring, boisterous, ridiculous yet all-encompassing family. This year in 2015 we are expecting to be a large camp once more, and are wanting to find ways to create and strengthen that feeling of family and home, for returning gnomes, for gnewbies, and for all burners who interact with the Avant Yard. For this reason we are suggesting a deep dive into the idea of home, the shared identity of ourselves as gnomes, and the cultivation of our camp culture through exploring ourselves as heART with the theme of Gnome is where the heART is.</div>
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    <div>gnome = home, family, intimacy, connection, shared identity</div>
    <div>heart = healing, ritual, love</div>
    <div>heART = performance, creativity, play</div>
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    <div>The 2015 Burning Man theme is “Carnival of Mirrors” and we believe that #gnomeiswheretheheartis is our heartfelt response to this theme: The Carnival of Mirrors theme asks three essential questions: within our media-saturated world, where products and people, consumption and communion morph into an endlessly diverting spectacle, who is the trickster, who is being tricked, and how might we discover who we really are? This carnival will perform a subversive trick — its motto is Include the Rube. The wall dividing the observer from observed will disappear, as by an act of magic; through the alchemy of interaction, everyone at once can be the carny and the fool.</div>
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    <div>”You guys, Gnomes, by their definition, ARE the ultimate tricksters.” – Artichoke</div>
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    <div>So, the Avant Yard is our Gnomie home, where we find family, where the veil dividing carny and fool is lifted, and through the alchemy of interaction, we may discover who we really are: artists, poets, dreamers and tricksters playing for and creating beautiful change in our hearts and in the world.</div>
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    <div>HOW ARE WE DOING IT?</div>
    <div>The Department of Interactivity has been shaping and designing the physical layout of our gnome-base, creating different zones where we will gather to perform, create, play, heal and explore. The Logistics Department is ensuring the coordination of everything we need to create this heart-filled gnome-base, finding ways to afford and transport building materials, food, shade structures and gnomie-builders to the playa.</div>
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    <div>Once on playa, The Department of Inclusion will be inviting all gnomes to shape the culture of our gnome-base, offering daily rhythms, improvised ritual, and sowing the seeds of radical inclusion, intimacy, deep mischief and poetic terrorism. The Department of Healing will hold intentional healing space for diving into inner space through yoga, meditation, plant medicine and reiki. The Nutritional Healing Centre will be a place where we can participate and embody our care for one another through the gift of cooking and nourishment. Hate Creative (a facet of both the Department of Inclusion & Logistics Team) will be working to create flow and organization and encourage gnomie participation through physical ARTifacts (signage, felt hearts, poetry). The Department of Performance will be coordinating events and performances where we can see and experience ourselves as heART and remember our true gnomie identities as tricksters seeking beauty and change.</div>
    Also. Let’s bring all the gnomes to the yard!

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    Peej
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    I love it! And I love all your custom art!

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