About This Show
Into the Fire is associated with Burner Podcast and is produced by Super Suz from Oakland, California. Expect a new show at least once a month Super Suz considers herself a collector of recordings that capture conversations with dynamic burners, recorded info sessions with a variety of topics for burners. Suz will often take her digital mic to pick up on up-to-date content from burner-associated events in the Bay Area. However, her collections are not limited to that area. Tune in to hear from burners involved in Art builds, burner projects, events, communities and camps, performance and Black Rock City information. If you are interested in sharing your story or project, please contact Super Suz and she'll get back to you. If you like what you hear, then please share it with your friends and subscribe.
Most Recent Episode
Jimmy Descant and His Amalgamated Debris Assemblage Guild
7 days ago
Jimmy Descant, a “severe reconstructionist” artist from Salida, Colorado, brought out his Amalgamated Debris Assemblage Guild to The Man in 2016. As a part of the da Vinci’s Workshop Guilds, his team of seven helped him bring his signature art style to the playa. Jimmy decided to take his art style with him to the playa when he went to Black Rock City for his first time. Supported by his good burner friends who encouraged him to apply for an art grant, Jimmy received a 20-by-20-foot booth, an opportunity for seven early arrival tickets and the grant. HIs booth was located in the square piazza surrounding da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man,” along with 28 guilds from around the world. HIs truck was full of pieces of “finds” from all over the street corners, back alleys and yard sales that he scrounged and scraped up over the years. The team transported about 1,000 pounds material pieces, tools and hardware and invited burners to create assemblage art “from the detritus of American society.” He his Red Cobra, a signature art piece that he had made as a mascot sat in the center of the booth and watched over the making of about 350 pieces of art made over four days. His years of community art experience helped him prepare well for his first playa experience. When he returned back to Salida, he came back with half of his truck and a renewed thinking about art and community.