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Posts Tagged ‘Burning Man’

Cacophony Society Film Screening a Dead Zone for Alternative Press

You may have never heard of the Cacophony Society, but chances are you’ve heard of events created by the group or its members, such as SantaCon, Burning Man, and the Urban Idiotarod. Chuck Palahniuk was a member, and the group’s antics provided the inspiration for Project Mayhem in his book Fight Club. The society, which was founded in California in the mid 1980s, had a profound cultural impact that went far beyond the local art scene – they still hold SantaCon every year in Tokyo, fer crissakes.

So when this fishie headed down to Santa Ana this past Saturday for the screening of Jon Alloway‘s new documentary film, Into The Zone: The Story of the Cacophony Society, and corresponding art exhibit, we expected to see the plenty of press covering the event. But no.

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Burning Man’s Burning Man Spills

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ValleyWag has an exclusive interview with the Burning Man early bird arsonist but no one seems very interested. Paul Addis, the terror of tent town, turns a nice phrase:

Burning Man had degenerated into a postindustrial disco.

Wired also has an “exclusive” Q & A,which is pretty much the same stuff.

Scott Beale has all the background, in case you’re thinking of pitching a feature about this.

(photo from Laughing Squid)