The Fire of Fires
“The Fire of Fires” was an ornate temple created in Austin, Texas and assembled in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the 2009 Burning Man festival. The Temple is a recurring sanctuary for mourning and remembrance where visitors can bring photos, mementos and even the ashes of loved ones. They are encouraged to write their thoughts on the walls of the Temple itself which is then set alight on the last night of the festival, viewed by thousands in near-silence.
I worked on this project as both crew-member and documentarian during the five-month Texas build followed by 28 days in the desert.