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2012 Kickstarter

A festival to celebrate the love of people for people, the art of the human mind, and the creativity of display.

We are preparing Korea Burn, a regional Burning Man in Korea.

At first, Korea Burn was supposed to be a small festival organized by people who are into the culture and the spirit of Burning Man, however, the festival got bigger and bigger as more people wanted to get involved with the event.

“Burning Man?”

Buring Man is a festival in Black Rock City, Nevada, which burns a wooden structures as a major event and involves self-expression, art installations, and performances. It also puts emphasis on community, radical involvement, self-dependence, sharing, and spiritual awakening.

At first, we planned on holding Korea Burn on Mueui Island, however, we needed to find a new place because more people than we expected became interested in Korea Burn.

Finally, we relocated Gijipo beach in Taean National Park and managed to get authorized by the Bureau of National Park. Hereby, Korea Burn is officially the first campfire festival in Korea which will be held on a national park

The Man Structure.

The Finale of Korea Burn will be the burning of two wooden structures. We made two “Men,” which are 3 meters tall, with steel frames.

A Sketch Note and Photo from the making process

Currently, the “Men” consists of bones. It can only completed by YOU when you put wooden patches on it in order to make proper “Men” with other attendees. Together.

Design, Symbol and Information.

We felt an imminent need of an official web page in order to update participants with accurate information and notices. Therefore, we started to make a web page and the designs for it. Korea Burn just started to get bigger and more complex although it was originally planned as a small event.

Various design concepts and sketches.

Fire and burning the Men

Fire is the core of Korea Burn. Burning is not a simple symbol but contains a lot of meanings. Fire Conclave, the last performance of Korea Burn, describes paintings of fire on the night sky through Fire Dancers’ choreography. We are currently choreographing and testing fire effects with various kinds of equipment and oil to present during the festival.

We are also inducing local and art communities to join theme camps, art installations, and performances. We organized several meetings and conferences with them.

We are doing our best to make this the best festival ever.

That is why we uploaded this video on Kickstarer.

Our festival is free for everyone. You might wonder why we would need tickets even if it’s free. We want people to take part in our festival with resposibility and will to contribute. Hence, we decided that the application process itself and carrying your ticket could be a way to show your resolution to our commuinity.

A image insert the ticket

We did not seek for commercial sponsorship or advertisement. However, the required budget for necessary amenities such as TOILETS got snowballed as more people than we expected wanted to join.

Your support will help us to make a greater festival and to pass along Korea Burn as a new cultural phenomenon in Korea. We ask your help and support with all of our passion. We hope our passion is enough to move you.

What is the kickstarter money going, you ask? Here’s what we need: 

-Supplies for building the Man: wood, hammers, nails, saw 
-Lanterns and torches to light the event 
-Canopies for the medics, center/information camp, entrance, fire conclave, DJs 
-A generator or two for the DJs 
-A notice board, 2 tables, and chairs for the information center and medics 
-Port-A-Potties (super expensive to rent and move out there) 
-Rope and wire for hanging signs, lights, etc 
-Eight 2-way radios for volunteers 
-Medical supplies, trash bags, water reserves, printing costs 
-More costs are constantly popping up!


Korea Burn 2012
-When : Sep.8th~9th,2012
-Where : Gijipo Beach, Anmyeon-eup, Taean-gun, 

ChungCheongnam-do, Korea

-How to attend : Send your application to us after visiting our web page.

official site – www.koreaburn.co.kr
facebook official page – www.facebook.com/koreaburn
facebook event page – http://www.facebook.com/events/404520066265760

english blog – www.koreaburn.wordpress.com


Thank you! Happy burn!

DISCLAIMER: The Official Korea Burn has not authorized any 3rd party to organize and raise money (without clear permission) for Korea Burn. Please be aware of where you are donating your money. All financial transactions on Kickstarter are being monitored by the US government and are guaranteed to go into the Korean Burn project. Thank you for your support!