Otherworld 2017

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Otherworld is the official regional event for the Victoria Burning Man community. Otherworld is a participation required event, held approximately 5 hours outside Victoria. It features art and performances of all kinds, brought YOU! The event itself provides essential services and participation grants, facilitating the canvas on the event that YOU CREATE! This event is put on by the Kindle Arts Society. Find out more about the Kindle Arts Society here.


As this event does not provide entertainment, it is up to you to create content for the event. Usually this content comes in the form of Art, Theme Camps, and Happenings. Check out the relevant pages to learn more! And don’t forget to also support the event itself by participating with DPW (event setup/teardown), Greeters, Leave No Trace, and Rangers. Sign up for an opportunity to participate with these teams right on the Otherworld registration (ticket purchase) page!


Ten Principles

We as a community strive to follow the 10 Principles from Burning Man:

Line drawing of six interlocked circles creating a six petal flower shape in the centre, dots are place in the vallies of the interlocked circles and large pedistal shapes with the sharp end pointing centre intersect the circlesRadical Inclusion
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Multi dimentional line drawinf of a box creating a hexigon in the centreGifting
Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

Line drawing of a large circle with six stylized heart shapes alternating fore and backgroundDecommodification
In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

Six Petal interlaced line drawing of a flower with 1/2 sized circle insideRadical Self-reliance
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.


Line drawing of twelve pronged star with a small circle in the centre and a larger one interlaying the star prongs, dots are placed between and parallel with the tops of the star.Radical Self-expression
Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

six pentagon line drawings aligned to form a 12 sided flower and a pentagon in the centre.Communal Effort
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

Central circle inside larger circle with six small circled on spokes attached to the center circleCivic Responsibility
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

Circle with four declining half circle filling the top half of the larger initial circleLeaving No Trace
Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.

Line drawing of 1/3 circles interlocked to form a six sided star shape with broken prongs, a stroke in insrted parallel to the broken prong endsParticipation
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

Heavy dark cicle with three chevrons intersecting at 120 degree intervals and a "Y" shape in the middleImmediacy
Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.


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“Considered as the “11th Principle” by some, consent respects the autonomy of the individual, who has the right to make their own choice about their own body, property, personal space and privacy. Read more about The 11th principle Consent.” http://www.jameswickham.com/10-symbols/index.php