Burning Man Live | Episode 58 | 08|25|2022

Candace Locklear on Culture Jamming and Welcoming

Guests: Candace Locklear

When Candace found Burning Man in 1996, she jumped right in to help the media tell the whole story of Black Rock City, not just the sensationalism. She also jumped right into culture jamming, twisting iconic characters, from Cacophony Society’s santas to public pranking as porn clowns, and playfully pushing people in immediate theater. 

She also brings the transformative power of interactive art to public spaces around the world, as part of a non-profit We Are From Dust, and she’s working to have all people feel welcome at Black Rock City. Hear the old and the new, the sacred and the profane, and the fat beats of EDM DJs spinning Playa Tech.

https://www.blackburnerproject.com

https://www.instagram.com/blackburnerproject

https://www.instagram.com/blackaseart

https://www.villagevoice.com/2001/09/11/burning-mans-dotcom-hangover

https://journal.burningman.org/2012/05/philosophical-center/tenprinciples/how-not-to-burn-commodifying-burning-man

https://burningman.org/podcast/yomi-ayeni-and-the-stories-of-we-are-from-dust

Our guests

Candace Locklear, aka “Evil Pippi”, is currently helping with the strategy and execution of the media relations activities surrounding We Are From Dust. This year at Burning Man, she is supporting the trailblazing installation called BLACK ASÉ, an honorarium project by Erin Douglas, the woman behind the Black Burner Project. Pippi has been attending Burning Man off and on since 1996 when she camped with Motel 666. She served as one of the first senior staff members of Burning Man in 1997 and helped grow the global media team on and off-playa for five years. She met and instantly befriended Yomi Ayeni when he came to Burning Man to cover the event for the BBC in 1998 and convinced him to join the media team.

Candace has remained deeply connected to the staff and various organizations within the Burning Man community and has keenly analyzed and influenced the various stories told about Burning Man over the years. She co-founded a boutique consumer tech PR agency in San Francisco called Mighty.

Transcript

When Candace found Burning Man in 1996, she jumped right in to help the media tell the whole story of Black Rock City, not just the sensationalism. She also jumped right into culture jamming, twisting iconic characters, from Cacophony Society’s santas to public pranking as porn clowns, and playfully pushing people in immediate theater. 

She also brings the transformative power of interactive art to public spaces around the world, as part of a non-profit We Are From Dust, and she’s working to have all people feel welcome at Black Rock City. Hear the old and the new, the sacred and the profane, and the fat beats of EDM DJs spinning Playa Tech.

https://www.blackburnerproject.com

https://www.instagram.com/blackburnerproject

https://www.instagram.com/blackaseart

https://www.villagevoice.com/2001/09/11/burning-mans-dotcom-hangover

https://journal.burningman.org/2012/05/philosophical-center/tenprinciples/how-not-to-burn-commodifying-burning-man

https://burningman.org/podcast/yomi-ayeni-and-the-stories-of-we-are-from-dust


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