Lost in the middle of the desert, one quickly understands that it is neither luxury nor comfort that attracts tens of thousands of participants from the four corners of the planet but the opportunity to live an extraordinary experience. During one week, the desert of Nevada sees the birth in its den of the ephemeral city of Black Rock City. It then becomes the spectacle of the most fascinating works of art, of improbable "mutant" vehicles and of festival-goers with the most eccentric disguises wandering on their bicycles. The founder, Larry Harvey likes to recall that the idea was born on a beach in San Francisco around a bonfire. Behind this very Woodstock decor, the Burning Man represents the ideal moment to stand out from all the diktats of consumerist societies.
Europeans and Americans, eager for new events and in search of strong emotions, have found a way to live freely in more authentic human relationships. The original ethos of gathering can be interpreted as a modern extension of the life inherited from hippies, where principles such as the disappearance of money in favour of barter, self-sufficiency, respect for the environment (zero waste) and artistic freedom structure the city. Far from everything and in the middle of nothing, we live in a kind of upside-down world. Which is probably one of the secrets of Burning Man's success. These "Burners" as they are called, came above all to live the time of a week in a spirit of autonomy, creativity and celebration.
Produced in August 2015 and 2017 in Nevada, USA.