|March 2002--burningSNOW center
announces first in a series of fundraisers.
WI-March 16, 2002--burningSNOW center announces the first in a series of
Equinox RoxFundraiser for the new burningSNOW
For the experiMENTAL
2578 N. Weil Street - Saturday, March 16,
9 pee em
New bass-scoop platform with DJ’s z/e/f, Jazzy Mahatma and
The ULTRAVIOLET TOWER
which, when decorated by all the camps in Snowflake Village, will become part of
the glowing, snow-capped SNOWFLAKE
MOUNTAIN in the center of our village at the
Burning Man Festival
Donation 5.00 with costume
10.00 without costume
we concern a certain position miss, from one’s possessions
in the skunk
|March 2002--burningSNOW center
begins series of weekly orientation meetings.
WI - Mar.10th, 2002, 7 to11pm --
PLACE: burningSNOW Center for the Experimental Arts, 2578 North Weil Street
A meeting for anyone interested in the Burning Man Festival experience. The
Coordinator for Wisconsin will be on hand to answer any questions. Big screen
video brings the event to life. Pictures, information, the Survival guide.
Meet the Milwaukee Burning Man community as we figure out who will go this
year, how to get there, what will we bring.
BURNING MAN is an advanced melting pot of art,
technology and culture that takes place each fall around Labor day. 20,000
people gather in the Nevada desert in a temporary art-city devoted to self
expression and incredible innovation. It is fair to say that you will encounter
more stunning and inspiring ideas in one day than in an average year.
See neon horses walk the desert, pass
unscathed through a tube of flame, hear Satan's Calliope, half pulse-jet, half
pipe organ, enter seething florescent jungles, get a date at Speed Dating, visit
Thunderdome, like in the movie but for real...
Waterboy tours the desert in a man-shaped envelope of water... a
thirty foot silverfish with drivers... Emerald City, like the Wizard of Oz,
but life size...then you enter the Mind Shaft...multiply this 1000X.
And this is just the first day...Everyone is a participant. It's all free. Screw
Paris. Go to Burning Man Festival. At least once. At least find out about it
For information on how to join the local
contingent to Burning Man, visit www.clevian.com/snowflake.htm
Glasgow, Scotland - Apr.12 2001-- Brain Box Television today winds down its 2001
tour of Europe. We started in Brussels, at the 19th Annual Belgium International
Festival of Fantasy Films (BIFFF) where we interviewed Festival co-founder
Freddy about the festival's history, and the impact of the fantasy genre on
The next week was spent in Barcelona, preparing a
video for the Mayor of Milwaukee about the successful uses of urban planning in
preparing a world-class city.
We proceeded on to the MipTV conference in
Cannes. This is the largest gathering of television professionals in the world
(99 countries, 4000+ exhibitors) and here we gathered information about the
future of "television," its convergence with broadband computer
access, and the future prospects of live interactive programming for the world
The opening reception was lush and sumptuous: the gardens of the Palais Martinez
were extended down to the seaside for an exclusive, invitation-only fete, with
fountains of champagne, foie gras and every other conceivable absurd
Over the course of the conference we had a chance to meet and interview such
notables as Mick Fleetwood, Patricia Velasquez, Victoria Silvstead and others,
about the emergence of an integrated Europe, the difference in European and
American social customs, and a variety of other topics.
We proceeded to Glasgow for the Computers in Art
and Design (CADE) conference. We learned about advances in the computer-art
interface such as haptic interfaces that allow one to sculpt a virtual object in
full 3-D, with force feedback exactly simulating the texture of the virtual
Brain Box will continue to bring coverage of
events around the world.
|October 2000--Brain Box
Television Broadens Appeal to the Stage
WI – Oct. 20, 2001--Veteran actors Eric Schon, Russian Wulfgar, and poet
Desmond Bone completed a series of performances adapting the award-winning Brain
Box Television to the live stage.
The works were performed as an opening act for four
performances of the Milwaukee Rock Opera Company’s rendition of Pink Floyd’s
"The Wall", at the Miramar theater in Milwaukee.
"We are glad to broaden our appeal to the live
stage" said writer and producer Schon.
The sketches showed humorous twists on otherwise serious
topics. One proposed a tax on bullets, one parodied the pro-life position with a
description of a "pre-built" house, one speculated on a future where
men can become pregnant.
"We like to broaden people's awareness," said Schon.
AZ - July 13, 2000 – Recent events suggest Milwaukee may be emerging as a
center for film and video. First there was American Movie, about the life
of local film maker Mark Borchardt. Now, a Milwaukee Access television troupe
has received the top prize in North America for their work in International
Brain Box Television received the Hometown USA award in a
ceremony July 13th at the historic Palace of Music and Art in
Tucson, AZ. Previously Brain Box has been a national finalist 5 times and a
local winner 8 times in it’s 4 years of existence, and
The prize was granted by the Alliance for Community Media, the
largest and oldest group representing the over 300,000 Access television
producers in North America.
Brain Box began in 1996 as a means to combines political
comedy, local performers, and documentary from around the world. It shows every
Tuesday at Ten on Milwaukee Access Television.
1999-- Brain Box Television has received the coveted National Second Place "Judges
Choice" award, Entertainment category, in the Hometown USA Video Festival. The
annual festival is sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media, a nationwide
organization encompassing all PEG (public, educational, and government) video
producers--over 30,000 in all. Brain Box received the award and plaque, on
behalf of the people of Milwaukee, on July 8th 1999, from Alliance's national conference
in Cincinnati, Ohio.
MATA is one of the largest access facilities in North America with over 300 active
producers. In 1999 MATA recieved the "overall excellence" award from the
Alliance for Community Media, designating it the top access television facility in the
nation in 1999.
Brain Box has previously won three Philo awards in 1996, and one in 1997, and has
been a finalist in the Hometown USA competition three times in 1997 and once in 1998.
Spain - April
1999--Brain Box winds down its spring tour of Europe, returning to Milwaukee
with exclusive footage.
In April we flew into Paris,
filming at the French Museum of Natural History, and the City of Sciences, the world's
largest science museum complex. We also recorded the Champs de Elyssees at night, and
visited the scene of the original uprising of the French Revolution, where modern
democracy was born.
We proceeded to Venice during the height of the Kosovo war, as
NATO warplanes flew constantly overhead. Italy was in the midst of a heated referendum,
deciding whether to leave the NATO alliance. And Brain Box was there, bringing you back
all the true information we could find.
We traveled down the Italian and French Rivieras, documenting the
sensual Mediterranean lifestyle, staying in huge fortresses and little villas converted
into youth hostels. We brought you travel tips on how to get around cheaply and safely in
Then it was on to Barcelona--city of Picasso, Dali, the sculptor
Joan Miro, the architect Gaudi. We arrived during "Primavera Disseny", the
world-renown Spring Festival of Design. We obtained special permission from the Autonomous
Government of the Catalan Region to film the design exhibits there. We secured an
interview with Senor Alex Blanche, Assistant Director of the Elissava Design College of
Barcelona--an advanced institution that rivals the best design schools of Milan.
BURNING MAN---In August we drove 2000 miles to cover the
Burning Man Festival, an event involving 20,000 artists who gather every
year in the middle of the Nevada desert to build an experimental art-city, live in it for
a week, then take it down. We were registered as official press along with CNN,
BBC, NPR, and the few other media outlets who could pass the stringent registration
requirements. We saw free speech and free expression taken to it's utmost, with stages,
musicians, performances, plays, and art installations that defy description. Huge
pyramids, periscopes, living fish made of metal, sculptures entirely of flames and sparks,
poetry, Mad-Max cars, unbelievable costumes. Our Milwaukee contingent brought laser-beam
eyes, talking heads on sticks, an electric surfboard to cross the desert. For next year we
are organizing the SNOWFLAKE CONFEDERACY, a group of all Midwetern artists at the Burning
We interviewed Larry Harvey, social visionary and founder of the Burning Man over
14 years ago. He revealed details of the festival's origins that have never before been
BRAIN BOX CONTINUES TO TRAVEL THE WORLD TO BRING YOU THE
INFORMATION YOU CAN'T GET ANYWHERE ELSE!
Milwaukee WI - October 1998-- Brain Box received an unprecedented
five Philo T.
Farnsworth awards from the Milwaukee Access Telecommunications Authority (MATA), for
excellence in community programming:
1. Best Entertainment Program for Brain Box Episode 30: Barcelona
2. Best Entertainment Series for Brain Box, the series
3. Best Documentary Program for Episode 32: People of the Burning
Man Parts 1 and 2
4. Viewer's Choice Award for best documentary program
5. Best Program of the year.