Sadly this year Blazing Swan 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19. We were just 23 days away from open our gates and welcoming participants home.

The impact of the cancellation reached every corner of our community.

Whilst there is no way we can replace the physical event that is Blazing Swan, we are working hard to provide a space for our community in a digital space – and we’re pleased to announce “Virtual Perception” – a completely digital regional burning man event will be taking place over the 2020 Easter weekend.

Enter our regional burn event as you digitally stumble between our online camps and artists as they livestream their gifts. Join in or host your own. Meet new people from the community and spread some magic across the wireless connections.

We may not be able to hug, but we can sure as fuck wi-five.

Disclaimer: The internet is a strange and wacky place, and whilst we can do our best to provide links to suitable livestreams you may not agree with all content out there. Blazing Swan is not in control of the livestreams content streamed, so just like any burn event and the internet in general – browser beware!

Tickets!!

You don’t need one! Everything is free to explore and interact!

Learn

Blazing Swan is an experiment in temporary digital community. Relationships are created, neighbours meet one another, and our collective survival is challenged.  This is not a spectator event – get involved.

About Blazing Swan

Prepare

As we enter an online world things will be different. Click the link to check out our thougths around safely Burning in an online world.

Stay Safe!

Participate!

Participation is at the very core of Blazing Swan, and there are many ways to participate. Find out more and JOIN IN! Theme Camps, Art Installations, Mutant Vehicles, Performance, Fire Tribe and Volunteering

Join In!

Virtual Perception FAQs

Disclaimer: The internet is a strange and wacky place, and whilst we can do our best to provide links to suitable livestreams you may not agree with all content out there. Blazing Swan is not in control of the livestreams content streamed, so just like any burn event and the internet in general – browser beware!

What is Virtual Perception

Virtual Perception is a digital regional burning man event, and replacement for Blazing Swan that was recently cancelled due to Covid-19. At present, we believe this to be the first online Burn.

Virtual Perception aims to;

  • Provide an online space for the Blazing Swan community to collaborate together to radically self-express themselves, gift, participate and connect with the community over the Easter period when Blazing Swan would typically occur.
  • Be open and accessible to all in the community
    • Recognising that this may open Blazing Swan up to a wider, and not necessarily suitable or wanted, audience due to the lack of ‘control’ on the internet.
    • Recognising that, just Blazing Swan, not all events – due to their nature or subject matter, should have full public visability
    • And that we should all remain considerate, aware and respectful of our Consent principle.
  • And that, just like the actual IRL Blazing Swan event, we may receive burner visitors from other parts of the world, as well as others who have never experienced burn culture.

Who Can Take Part?

Anyone. One of our 11 principles is Radical Inclusion, as such we invite anyone to take part in Virtual Perception.

On this page you’ll find links to our Theme Camps and artists who are live streaming and creating for this digital event, but our community is even larger and will be creating and gifting more – seek them out on social!

Blazing Swan (Facebook)

Blazing Swan Community Page (Closed Facebook Group)

Singed Swan Singalong (Closed Facebook Group)

How to set your Twitch to Mature Content

  1. Go to Twitch.tv and access Settings from your Account drop menu located in the top-right corner of the browser
  2. In the Settings window, single-click the Channel and Videos option
  3. Scroll down to the Content Settings and — provided you know you would prefer to work in the raw — switch the Mature Content option to the ON position.

Twitch’s Terms of Service dictate that, if your channel is broadcasting sexual activity, nudity, threats, or extreme violence (in-game activity included), and your Channel is not marked as “Mature” then Twitch can immediately and irrevocably terminate your account.

Do I have to Stream to join in?

No. Streaming is a great way to deliver your gift or art via a digital format. But it’s not the only way to connect with the event.

For many, you may miss the interpersonal connection with others – streaming is more of a ‘performance’ for others to watch and provide feedback via the chat functions.

But webcam chat platforms, such as Zoom, allow participants to step into our world and connect with other Blazers and Burners. And these be a better way to connect and talk with other members of the community.

As ever, everyone should consider their safety online when they step into these environments.

Stream Stumble

Find out what some of our Theme Camps and Artists are up to… (only active livestreams are shown)

  • No Streams Online!

WTS ;- Wheres the Stream

Key events for Blazing Swan 2020

Submit your events for the WTS guide here!

Explore More Theme Camps Here