What is CORE?

Email: CORE (at) burningmanportland.com

The Circle Of Regional Effigies represents the progress of the Burning Man culture radiating outward from the main fire at our center, out into the larger world.

Effigies will be placed in a circle approximately 200’ outside of the L3K perimeter of Burning Man. First artworks placed beyond the Great Circle.

Each piece will stand no taller than 20’ tall and 20’ wide.

Each participating Regional Team will be responsible for all phases of their particular effigy's lifespan. Design. Build. Burn. LNT.

Projects will culminate in a coordinated burn effort, burning every piece in the Circle in a single culminating event on Thursday night.


2011 Art Theme: Rites of Passage There are moments of crisis and frisson in our lives which inform us that we've somehow crossed an inner threshold and are changed. Thus moving from one state of being into an unknown other obliges us to face our innermost insecurities, and it requires faith, a willingness to leap off the ladder of ordered existence. Our theme this year invites participants to join with others in creating rites of passage.


This year Burning Man will be held on August 29 to September 5, 2011.