Effigy and Temple Burn

What is the Effigy?

In the tradition of Burning Man, the culmination of Reclaimation will be an effigy burn. The effigy can be anything you can imagine built out of burnable materials.

The effigy is a celebration of community. We help build it, gather around it, watch performances involving it, burn it, and dance to its warmth. There are no real parameters to the project except that it be of significant size and burnable. Using the event name or theme is ideal but not required. Projects that involve the community on multiple levels are preferred.

What is the Temple?

The Temple, like the Effigy, will be a special art piece at Reclaimation.

The Temple at Reclaimation is meant to create a reverent space where participants can meditate, honor what has been lost or gained, go inward, slow down, let go, or whatever other experience can be made of it.

The Temple can be burned or disassembled for use at other festivals, local communities, etc. to spread the healing.