Burning Man: Archiving The Ephemeral

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As part of their series, The Keepers, The Kitchen Sisters explore the archival of the ephemeral Burning Man Festival.  (William Neuheisel from DC, US [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)])

80,000 “Burners” are making their way back from Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, hauling away every last remnant of their massive encampments and fantastical art installations from the 34th Annual Burning Man.

As part of The Kitchen Sisters series The Keepers, Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva explore how you archive a ritual whose driving principle is “leave no trace.”