BitF is the Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society’s (GVIAS) annual summer event that takes place in the beautiful surroundings of the Squamish Valley. This is a regional Burning Man event for BC. 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.
Each year, hundreds of dusty participants return from a magical week in the desert and begin the difficult process of re-entry into the Default World.
We have experienced something nearly impossible to explain, the cosmic shifts inside of us are not reflected in the world around us. Friends, family and co-workers expect us to be the same, but we are not the same. We long to escape the confines of our daily existence, but we’re stuck in the patterns of our lives for another, long, year.
The decompression process culminates in the opportunity to re-create our experience for one night, here on our home turf. Here, we can share our experience, celebrate our personal transformation and officially make the transition back to life as we know it. We can also party with 750 of our closest friends, and check out some of Vancouver’s best Burning Man art, music, theme camps, performances, activities, costumes and revelry.
Like the Burning Man festival itself, it is most rewarding when experienced as a participant rather than a spectator – so get involved! Bring the project you brought to Burning Man, left half-finished on your couch, or have been dreaming of for months. Help us build, decorate, ranger, greet or break down. Invite your cool friends who will “get it.”
The goal of Recharge is to bring ideas and sketches to life at BiTF, Burning Man and/or Afterglow. Artists get the opportunity to pitch their projects with a visual tease of their vision.
The fundraiser provides an opportunity for the following:
- Artists to present their ideas to the community.
- Collaborate with other artists and people who might want to get involved.
- Get funds up front by the end of the evening to start building your creation.
- Auction with lots of cool stuff to buy and then donate that money to artists.
- Participants get to choose where you want the money to go.