July 11th – 14th 2013
Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society is pleased to announce that we have added a day to the event this year!
BitF is the Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society’s (GVIAS) annual summer event that takes place in the beautiful surroundings of the Squamish Valley. Our community is built on the participation of its members – from the simple exchange of food, stories, or a lending hand, to the elaborate construction of an interactive art project.
- We support the diversity and experimentation of experience and ideas.
- We will create a Temporary Autonomous Zone where people may safely engage in new experiences without judgement.
- We will strengthen existing friendships and build new ones, rewarding each other in special ways.
- We are self-sufficient and leave no trace except in our memories.
The event takes place in the Squamish Valley, a location where the forest meets the river and is surrounded by glacier peaked mountains. This year, as in the past, we will build a temporary community over an extended weekend. Together we create a village and gift each other in many ways that express our creativity and play. Please read Participation about how you can help create this experience.
Some of the things people bring to Burn in the Forest:
- interactive art
- theme camps
- fire performance
- music and theatrical performance
For a safe and prepared time at BitF we ask that you read BitF Survival Guide.
You can download it survivalguidebitf
History of Burn in the Forest:
Burn in the Forest began in 2002 when a group of loosely organized Burners from Vancouver decided that it was time to create an outdoor camping event, in accordance with the 10 principles of Burning Man. Many people in the community feel this was a magical event, in a magical space, where the community came together with minimal central organization, with everyone participating and helping to create an event like no other
Located on the Squamish River, the old site was a very popular one for outdoor events, and because it was on Crown Land we were able to keep the event free/by donation. Unfortunately, due to overuse and the increasing pressures of human encroachment into natural habitats, in 2005 a young grizzly started to visit the site, and ultimately that is what caused the site to be completely closed to the public.
In the beginning of 2009 the new site was found, and at the GVIAS Annual General Meeting a nearly unanimous vote decided that, once again, the name Burn in the Forest would be used for our summer camping event. We’re hoping to continue to make it every bit as memorable as the BitFs of years past.
Get connected on Facebook
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/303411009710569/
See Pics from last year, by Frank aka Yonderboy:
Without further ado, here is the gallery of 115 of my shots from Burn In The Forest 2011…
Also, while I’m at it I’ve created the following gallery of all 1500+ of the postable images from my last years’ art project, the BitF 2011 Automated Photobooth.