Boston Decompression 2017: Black & White

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Boston Decompression 2017: Black & White

All Event Information


Black & white is striking. Black & white is impactful! It can affect us as elementally as a piano melody. Even amidst our modern technicolor world a black & white photograph or film conveys deep meaning and significance to us, arresting us, pulling us into its expressive sharp balance. This complimentary balance, duality, polarity and interdependence are both qualitatively and quantitatively symbolized in Chinese philosophy by a now familiar black & white circle. Like text on the page of a book we get to interpret our own meanings to this. As it happens the distinction and interconnectedness of black & white remains deeply woven in sharp relief across our cultural milieu. As we consider this, what interpretations and meanings will we lend to ourselves, to our community, to others and to our shared culture? Let us be bold! Let us stand out! Let us appreciate our own colorful uniqueness and distinction while understanding and celebrating our collective interdependence in beautiful balance and harmony. As a Queen moves across the chessboard, let us choose our own direction. One that furthers our ideal towards radical inclusivity. On Saturday November 18th, let us come together and celebrate in high contrast all that is shared, all that is balanced, all that is equal, and all that is Black & White! Black tie very optional.


Saturday, November 18th, 2017
4pm-1am (Amplified sound and alcohol sales end at midnight.)
@ the Steel Yard
27 Sims Ave, Providence, RI




The Steel Yard is entirely outdoors, so get out your fuzzy playa coat! There will be fire art, burn barrels, and heaters to keep us warm. Bring a cup! Bring gifts! Participate! Also, don’t forget to bring your ticket code (on your phone or printed out), your ID, and cash/credit cards for food and drinks.


This year, Black & White participants will be able to purchase food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) from local vendors. Due to health regulations, Decompression will not be able to provide a spread of snacks as in past years.



  • Online tickets for Boston Decompression 2017: Black & White are $24 plus fees and are available now.

  • Ticket prices go up to $30 plus fees at 6pm on Tuesday, November 14th.

  • Black & White in Green tickets are available for $40 plus fees. These tickets are for those who have a few extra dollars to support Boston Decompression.

  • Anyone who is inclined to gift a ticket, is encouraged to do so. Buy a ticket for a friend, or make a new friend by gifting a ticket!

  • Everyone needs to have a ticket for entry, and there are alimited number of lower-priced tickets available for artists, musicians, performers, and volunteers who need a discounted ticket. Please see below for the full ticket policy including information about lower-priced tickets.

  • We also encourage all who are able to pay full price for their ticket to please do so. All funds from Boston Decompression are used to provide grants for artists and to continue having participatory events in the Boston area.

  • Online ticket sales will end at noon on Saturday, November 18th, unless they sell out first!

  • Tickets are refundable until 7 days before Boston Decompression. 

Tickets available at this link, full ticket policy is below: 



Boston Decompression happens only if you help to make it happen! There are many ways one can contribute, please consider participating in one of the following ways:

VOLUNTEERS :: Help make Decompression a success by volunteering at the event or at some point over the weekend of the event! Sign up to volunteer here:


ART ART ART :: Bring your Art to Decom! Interactive art! Blinky light art! All your art! Fill out your art submission in the linked form. Note, due to event licensing requirements, fire art submissions are closed. All kinds of art are wanted, just fill out the handy submission form:

PERFORMANCE :: Non-fire performances of all kinds are welcome as well, including but not limited to aerials and circus performance. Please let us know what kind of non-fire performance you’d like to have at Decom here:


Without further ado, we give you the Boston Decompression 2017: Black & White music lineup, in no particular order. Time slots will be posted next week.

Hybrid Decliners


Dat Bounce

Gary Carlow

TC Eureka

Keith Mattar

Parma Chai


Catalyst Burn

Señor Peludo


DJ Deki



The Boston Decompression planning committee has consistently stood by the policy of “Everyone pays,” including lead organizers, volunteers, artists and performers. Decompression is a community effort, which means that the work and talent of any one individual is considered no greater than that of any other individual. We do not have headliners or art superstars - all who attend are considered participants and as such are expected to contribute what they can, financially as well as artistically. That said, we do acknowledge that not all participants are able to contribute financially to the same extent. To address that, we offer a lower-priced ticket option for artists, performers, and volunteers who apply for one. 

If you need a lower-priced ticket, and are an artist, performer, or volunteer for Boston Decompression 2017 please fill out this form with your full name and email address. You will also be asked to list your contribution. You will receive a promotional code to use to purchase one ticket at $12 (+ a ticketing fee.) This option is only for online tickets, and only as long as the lower-priced tickets are available. There are a limited number of discounted tickets available.

We urge those who are able to please continue paying full ticket price, as revenue from ticket sales is what defrays the cost of Decompression. Our goal is that none of the event organizers will be required to use their personal resources to fund Decompression.


Written by: FiG Categories: Announcement


Boston Decompression 2016 Cancelled

Dear Decompression Dreamers,

Our grand dream of opening our own little renaissance pawn shop has gone bust! Sadly, like many wonderful ideas throughout history, this one will have to be put back onto the shelf to be realized another day. Our team of volunteers and venue scouts has spent a great deal of time looking for an available venue and a date to host this year’s Boston Decompression to no avail.

With the holiday season and winter now closing in on us, and very little promising leads having come from our search efforts - we have decided to call it off for this year’s iteration and instead refocus our efforts on a future event. We believe that a longer timeline will create space for planning, and may also help to open up opportunities with venues we already have relationships with. And so for a few of us, our planning efforts will continue in earnest, but for our entire group of volunteers, planners and dreamers, we would like to apologize deeply for the disappointment that this unfortunate announcement is sure to bring.

Also, note the 2015 Boston Decompression report for Mimesis is up if you would like to take a look and see what the planning committee does and possibly think about getting involved in the future:


2016 Boston Decompression Planning Committee

Written by: FiG Categories: Announcement


2015 Boston Decompression Report for Mimesis now Online

See all that the planning committee did for Mimesis

The 2015 Decompression Report is up online at the following link. Please take a look, see what the planning committee does and potentially thing about getting involved in the future!

2015 Boston Decompression Report: Mimesis

Written by: FiG Categories: Announcement


POSTPONED: Boston Decompression 2016 (& Venue Visit for 10/6 Cancelled)

Due to some delays in the permitting process with the City of Worcester, the 2016 Boston Decompression Planning Committee must regretfully announce we are POSTPONING Boston Decompression 2016: DaVinci’s Pawnshop which was to take place on October 22nd.

While we are disappointed to POSTPONE Boston Decompression, by deferring the event until later this Fall, we will be able to work together to address the permitting issues, create more art, tinker with bigger machines, and fill our Pawnshop with more wonders!

We are pleased to say we have options for a new date, and will be working hard to lock down the temporal location of our Pawnshop. Check your message receiving contraptions for details early next week. DaVinci’s Pawnshop won’t close up shop over this - we’re only moving the opening day a little later!

Clearly this means the venue visit and walk-through which were planned for this evening (Thursday October 6th) must be cancelled at this time. We will be rescheduling an opportunity for participants and contributors to see the venue at a later date.

We deeply apologize for all of the inconvenience this postponement will cause, and we ask that you understand and bear with us as we move forward to keep this important regional Decompression going for the Boston, New England, and northeast communities.

Finally, we’d like to emphasize that everyone involved in planning Decompression is a volunteer, and we need more help. Are you familiar with Decompressions and Burning Man’s culture and 10 Principles? Do you have a talent for planning and hosting events?... Contact the planning committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join our team - help make Decompression happen!


2016 Boston Decompression Planning Committee


Written by: FiG Categories: Announcement


Participation Deadlines - Last Call for Art Grants and Music!

Get your art grant submissions in now

Just a reminder that Boston Decompression 2016: “Da Vinci’s  Pawnshop” is currently accepting proposals for art and grants. Proposals for grants can be for existing pieces at nearly all stages of production, including upkeep and repairs! The deadline for art grant proposals is being extended to Monday, October 3rd, so get those ideas and proposals finalized this weekend and enter them into the Art Grant Form at the following link by Monday: 

Also if you would like to play music at our lovely pawnshop - that deadline is tomorrow, Friday September 30th. Enter your submissions into the Music Form:

As always, Boston Decompression is an all-volunteer driven event and anyone interested in helping should fill out our Volunteer Form here:

The complete “Call for Participation” can be viewed on the Boston Decompression website at this link. A form to contribute your art is included there.

Much more information on ticketing, and transportation planning and options will be announced soon!

Link to Facebook event page for Da Vinci’s Pawnshop:


2016 Boston Decompression Planning Committee

Written by: FiG Categories: Art, Participate, Announcement


Art Grants for Da Vinci’s Pawnshop!

Open through September 30th - Don't delay, submit now!

Black Rock East and Boston Decompression are pleased to announce the continuation of the Art Grant Program in 2016! Last year, 7 projects were funded and $2,205.00 in grant funds were given out. We hope to fund more projects this year, so get your art and performance ideas out of hock and apply for an art grant!

To apply for a grant to fund materials and costs to bring a new, or existing project or performance to Boston Decompression in 2016, please fill out the online application form below with the details of your proposal. The grants committee will be considering proposals for new and existing works of interactive visual and performance art, in any medium. Work that is responsive to this year's theme: Da Vinci’s Pawnshop, or helps to transform the space will be given priority consideration. Grants will be up to $500, and will primarily fund the materials and consumables costs for artwork and performance. Grant funds are available for transportation of non-local (outside the greater Boston or Worcester area) art. The Decompression Art Committee will work with Boston and Worcester area artists to arrange shared transportation for local projects.

Due to the late start on Art Grants this year, the Art Grants Committee is introducing a rolling grants application and notification process. Submit your completed Art Grant form any time until the September 30th deadline, and you will be notified within 3 days. Complete submissions received on September 30th will be notified October 4th at noon.

Here is the timeline for the art grants process:

  • Art Grant Submissions Open: Now! 
  • Art Grant Submission Period: Friday, September 16th - Friday, September 30th, 11:59 PM
  • Art Grant Recipients Notification Period: Within three days of a complete Art Grant Submission - Tuesday, October 4th at noon
  • Following the return of the signed Grant Contract, the first 75% of granted funds is paid out by Friday, October 7th 
  • Complete the funded project for Boston Decompression 2016 - Saturday, October 22nd!
  • After successful presentation of the project at Decompression, and the grantee has provided documentation of the project at Decompression, the remaining 25% of grant funds will be disbursed - by Saturday, November 5th, 2016 

If you are the recipient of an art grant, you will receive 75-percent of your grant amount upon confirmation and return of the signed contract. Funds will be transferred to the recipient via Paypal or check. The remaining 25-percent of the grant amount will be delivered to the recipient within two weeks of the 2016 Decompression event in which the funded project has been featured and/or contributed, pending documentation of the grant-funded project.

Online Art Grant Submission Application:

Please note, this form is intended only for those applying for an art grant. The general call for art and participation went out earlier this week. There will be a venue visit and walkthrough opportunity later in September. Stay tuned to this channel for updates.

If there are any concerns, comments or questions about this process please send us a message at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Over and out,

Art Grants Committee

2016  Boston Decompression Planning Committee

Written by: FiG Categories: Art, Participate, Announcement


Call for Participation in "Da Vinci’s Pawnshop"

Contribute your art, music, performances, deco projects, theme camps and creative ideas

Boston Decompression is getting into the pawnshop game, and to succeed we’ll need to secure a loan of your valuables - namely your art, music, performances, deco projects, theme camps and creative ideas! Ours is an all volunteer-driven event relying completely on participant contributions, so if you have some art, some performance, some fun idea you’d like to contribute, please follow the appropriate link or send an email to the address as specified below. Let’s make this renaissance for the rest of us a reality!

Call For Art and Deco

To contribute an art piece or a deco project, please fill out the art submissions form and our Art Committee will work with you on logistics and placement. Additionally, a venue visit and walkthrough date will be announced shortly- please consider going to see the awesome space we have to work with. Art and Deco Form

Call For Music

To sign yourself or your band up to play music at the event, please fill out this music submission form including a link to an online demo or mix. All bands, djs and music performers will need to have submitted this form by the Friday September 30th deadline to be evaluated and considered by the Music Committee for one of the limited music time slots available. Music Form

Call For Performances

To contribute your non-music (non-band or non-dj) performance, please email our Performance Committee. This includes circus performances such as aerialists, spoken word or plays, and fire performers. Please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call for Theme Camps

To better reflect our community groups we would love to have your theme camp participate with some kind of presence at decom. Have an Art Car? We may be able to accommodate that too! Please email our Theme Camps and Projects committee to help make this happen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call for Skill Share

To contribute by sharing a skill or teaching a class, please email us and tell us about it. There are different classrooms and environments to make use of: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call for Volunteers

To help make Da Vinci’s Pawnshop a reality by volunteering to do one of the many many jobs needing to be fulfilled, please fill out our volunteer form. Our Volunteer Organizing Committee will work with you to find out where your help will be best suited. Volunteer Form

Other Participation and Contribution Ideas

Have an idea to contribute that you feel does not fit into one of these categories? Tell us about it: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Word on Transportation Efforts

Holding Boston Decompression in Worcester poses logistical challenges for our Planning Committee, our artists and our participant attendees. To help navigate this our Transportation Committee is working on setting up various solutions, including: round-trip bussing between Boston and Worcester, round-trip shuttle between the Worcester “T” stop and the venue for commuter rail riders, and an event rideshare board resource; in addition to collecting and coalescing all transport information, train times, bus schedules etc. into one place for easy reference. We will be posting all of this information in a separate announcement once it’s been finalized. Additionally we will be organizing a community art truck to transport art to and from the venue.

Ticketing Soon

An announcement about the opening of ticket sales will be coming very soon!

Art Grants Very Soon

Boston Decompression and Black Rock East will be awarding art grants for new projects, existing projects, and performance needs. The art grant submission form will be announced and opened very soon. If you need financial help bringing your contribution to  Da Vinci’s Pawnshop apply for a grant.



2016 Boston Decompression Planning Committee


Written by: FiG Categories: Art, Participate, Announcement


2016 Art Theme: Da Vinci’s Pawnshop!

2016 Theme: Da Vinci's PawnshopAway from the extravagant architecture lining the thoroughfares of the nobility class, whose finely appointed estates were adorned with master craftworks and oil paintings of great patronage, there existed a seedier, less celebrated pocket of Renaissance Florence. A different kind of place with its own distinct economy and a unique art culture. One which did not exist under the thumb of the tastemaker Medici family and their grand bank, nor the Church and the gaze of their pious supervision. A different kind of place for a more common class of artist and maker, but this place too was no less familiar to Leonardo da Vinci, for it was here that those missing and scarcely known pages of his now famous notebooks ended up. Here holds a trove of forgotten works and questionable ideas which couldn’t quite find a receptive audience among the Florencian upper crust, and were resigned to sit upon pawn shop shelves. Inspired from these humble corners of Florence we bring to you a Renaissance for the rest of us! A celebration of the rough drafts, half baked designs, unwonted artworks, ill-conceived contraptions and art for art’s sake. Where the truly ahead of their time inventions go straight from the workshop to the bargain bin of Da Vinci’s Pawnshop!

Pawnshops have always been a place where your wildest dreams could soar, reaching the lofty heights of the interest rate attached to the collaterally secured short-term loan you took out to fund them. In this day and age when many large scale art projects are primarily funded by either wealthy patrons, the crowd funding masses or both, each with their own ideas about value and return, what is put up as collateral, what debt is owed, what bargains are made to secure these dreams?

Inventors, traders, tinkerers, bargain hunters and deal makers alike take note: on Saturday, October 22nd we will collectively enter into the pawn shop game as Boston Decompression 2016 brings “Da Vinci’s Pawnshop” to life at The WorcShop makerspace in Worcester, Massachusetts! It will be a monumental undertaking to make this event happen, but just wait till you hear the rock-bottom deal we got: all we have to do is provide everything! A small ask for an all-volunteer event like ours! To that end an official call for participation for art, music, performance, volunteers and theme camps will be released very shortly, as well as an opportunity to receive grant funding for art, music and performance costs. More event details including ticket sales are forthcoming so keep your eyes on these channels for more updates!


2016 Boston Decompression Planning Committee

Written by: FiG Categories: Press and PR, Announcement


Boston Decompression 2016: Save the Date! ...and a New Venue

Huge possibilities open up with an October decom in a new Venue

Save the Date!

The 2016 Boston Decompression planning committee has been hard at work in full reconnaissance mode scouring both the calendar and the metro-city-area, and even well beyond. We are very excited to announce that the date for Boston Decompression 2016 will be: Saturday October 22nd, 2016!

This year’s event will see us move away from our home of the last four years, out from the shade of Fenway, the heart of the city. With this momentous transition comes not just a return to an October date, but the promise of extraordinary potential, freedom and possibilities not fully realized at our decompressions for many years now! Think a larger indoor/outdoor multifaceted and varied-use facility, think a bigger event, think higher ceilings, think larger art, think more performances, think longer hours, think later dancing, think hot food, think aerial silks and circus performances, think theme camps, think flames! The planning committee is absolutely ecstatic to announce that Boston Decompression 2016 will be held at The WorcShop in Worcester, MA! Our industrious planners are already working hard on the logistical challenges all these new and exciting potentials bring, including group transport abilities for art and participants. Many more announcements are forthcoming including this year’s art theme, and an opportunity to receive grant funding for art, projects, deco and performance costs. Keep yourself locked into these channels, and start dreaming big!

If you would like to get involved in the monumental logistical planning task of this event, please send us an email with your interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2016 Boston Decompression Planning Committee

Written by: FiG Categories: Announcement


Boston Decompression needs a new venue and needs YOU to help find it!

RSVP to the venue search meeting

AnnounceHello burners, decompressers, community members and friends,

Every year around this time a new group of amazing, creative individuals assembles ad-hoc with the goal of planning and executing the Boston Decompression event sometime in the fall. The Boston decom cycle is beginning anew, however this year due to circumstances well outside of our control we are in need of a new venue. To find this new venue, we need your help! We need ideas, places and venues to look into and scout. There are many people in this extended community that are involved with event production and/or with places and venues which hold events in and around the city. If you have any knowledge, experience or familiarity in this area, we especially need your help!

Please consider joining a meeting to discuss and brainstorm about ideas for a new decompression venue next Thursday, July 14th at 7:30 PM. Please come! The more people we can get to join minds and focus on this challenge, the better chance we have to find a great venue that can facilitate all of the wonderful things we enjoy about decompression!

PLEASE RSVP TO JOIN THIS MEETING AT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WHEN: Thursday, July 14th @ 7:30 PM

WHERE: Central Somerville location. Address will be emailed to RSVP'd attendees

WHAT: Strategize and brainstorm to find a new Boston decom venue.


Written by: FiG Categories: Organization, Announcement


Thank You Boston Decompression 2015: Mimesis!

We just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who came out to Boston Decompression 2015: Mimesis and also thank everyone who was involved in making this event the huge success that it was! It was an incredible night filled with joy and laughter, music and art, creativity and community. So many people stepped up to contribute their art, share a performance and volunteer their time and energy to make Mimesis happen. All of that hard work was reflected back in one truly amazing night! Thank you all so so much!

As you can imagine, planning an event like this involves many different artists, various performers, contributors of all kinds, and volunteers; it takes a lot of time and organizing effort. Typically a group assembles anew in June to begin planning the Boston Decompression event, and those planning organizers work through the summer and fall, right up to the event date and beyond. A good number of creative and courageous people are involved in this planning effort. They are dedicated, hard working and eminently capable people who volunteer their time, energy and personal skill sets to make Boston Decompression happen. But as Boston Decompression grows in size and complexity there is always room for more planning help and fresh ideas. So if you think you’d be interested in stepping up to fill a planning role for the next Boston Decompression event, we would love to have you on the planning committee! Please fill out your name and email in this linked form and we will be sure to email you around June of next year to let you know when and where the first planning meeting will take place so that you can join and get involved from the start!

In the next week we will be sending out a link to a survey to gather more info on this year’s Decom, this will help us as we plan future events. Please respond when you you receive the email or see the link on Facebook. Your thoughts and opinions will help us immensely. 

Anyone that took photos or video at Mimesis that would like to share them with us and allow us to post some of them to our Decompression page on the Black Rock East website, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lastly, below is a list of “lost and found” items that were left at the venue. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on our Facebook page if any of the items belong to you. 

Ok, until next year, when we endeavor to do this all again!


2015 Boston Decompression Planning Committee 


Lost and Found items:

Black women’s (nautical styled) peacoat, and a scarf

Bracelet (please describe when responding)

Written by: FiG Categories: Press and PR, Announcement


Mimesis Tickets at the Door and Entry Info

The online presale tickets for Mimesis have sold out, but if you do not have a ticket, do not despair as there will be a limited number of tickets available for sale at the door. Those tickets will be $30 each (cash), on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 7pm.

Additionally, on-line presale tickets are transferrable until the code is scanned. There are always some people who due to illness or other reasons have extra tickets for sale (and sometimes to gift.) Check the event page on Facebook often for those posting with tickets to sell or gift -
Bring your Eventbrite bar code (print out or on your mobile) along with your ID: 21+ state driver's license, ID card, or passport. Your ID will be checked at the door and you must be 21+ for entry.
***More MIMESIS information***
The veil lifts at 7pm, and there's sure to be a clowder of copycats in the garage and alley until closing at 1am. The inside saloon will be open until 2am.
MIMESIS takes place at Who’s on First on 19 Yawkey Way in Boston. The nearest T station is Kenmore, on the Green Line.
Parking your carriage - There is a lot on Brookline Avenue that charges $10 for the day.
The night begins at 7pm when Liz V will lead an all-levels yoga class on the dance floor to get you and your counterparts limber for a night of dancing! Bring a yoga mat if you can. Also at 7pm - Matt S teaches a devil sticks flow art workshop in the Art Alley!
We may be experiencing a cloudy evening with temperatures in the low 50s. Have your signature coat or cloak with you. If you choose, coat racks (unsupervised) will be provided.
Come as yourself or as someone else, dress to express the you on a parallel plane.
An assortment of snack food will be provided with a host of vegetarian options. All items will be labeled and readable.
Alternately, should your reflection seek refreshment, we are happy to announce our house cocktail "Mimosis" (orange juice, vodka, and soda) available for $5. Also a variety of draft and bottled beers of domestic and import variety will be available, as well as a special $5 can of beer.
This is a double experience for all to enjoy. Please be kind to the art.
Consent! Want to take a picture? Want to touch someone? Consent seals the deal!
And lastly, we would LOVE to have your helping hands. Boston Decompression is a participatory event, and in grand Burner tradition we are still seeking volunteers, especially for break-down - talk to one of the Volunteer Coordinators during the evening or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up for break-down or other shifts.
Until then fellow parrots and parodies!

Written by: FiG Categories: Ticketing, Announcement


Mimesis Music Time Slots and Opening Events

Mimesis Music Time-slots:

The Original Bar Main Stage:

7 - 8 Progressions

8 - 9 Single White Female

9 - 10 Lychee

10 - 11 Keith Mattar

11 - 12 Anya

12 - 1 Artemis

1 - 2 Dat Bounce



The Real Garage Main Stage:

8 - 9 Owen Williams

9 - 10 Deki

10 - 11 Catalyst

11 - 12 Citron

12 - 1 Jeff Mission



12 - 1 Jeff Mission



Opening Events

Shortly after the doors open at 7 PM, Liz V will be leading a yoga session on the Bar room dance floor, and Matt Storer will be teaching a flow arts workshop using devil sticks in the Art Alley! So get there early!

Categories: Music, Announcement


Mimesis Presale Tickets are SOLD OUT

But there will be limited door sales

Sold OutPresale tickets to Boston Decompression 2015: Mimesis have SOLD OUT! However, if you did not get a presale ticket there is still a way for you (or someone like you) to attend. There will be a limited number of tickets sold at the door for $30 each. So please get there early to get one. Doors are at 7 PM!

Categories: Ticketing, Announcement


Mimesis: Lineup, Tickets, Performances and More


Greetings Persons and Clones,

We want to take a moment to tell you about some of the great music, performances and experiences that will be happening at Boston Decompression 2015: Mimesis! However, before anything else we must implore that you go get your tickets to Mimesis right now because online ticket sales are on pace to sell out well before this weekend! If you don’t get a ticket online, your only chance will be to get one of up to 100 tickets at the door that will be sold on a first-come first-served basis for $30. So avoid that situation and buy your $20 ticket online RIGHT NOW at this address:

If you’re looking for a way to participate in Mimesis, we are still in need of a few more volunteers in some crucial areas including break-down/strike team, and also greeters. If you’d like to volunteer for one of these teams, or in any other capacity, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and our volunteer coordinator will set you up.

Additionally, we are looking for a few more VJ’s willing to contribute their digital visual art to Mimesis. Scheduling for VJ’s is happening right now, so if you’d like to be included please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also, we need your Burning Man and regional burn photos! (think Firefly, Nectar, T’fus, etc.) We will be curating a slideshow of photos taken over the past year on some of the closed circuit TV panels around the venue, and we would love to include YOUR photos. Please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have them included.

Ok, now on to some of the fun stuff that will be at Mimesis! We are excited to announce the lineup of DJ and music acts that will be performing: (in no particular order)



Owen Williams





Dat Bounce

Jeff Mission

Single White Female


Also, new this year, for the first time we will be opening the night with a guided yoga session and a flow arts workshop! So please come at 7 PM as the doors open to get the evening started off right with yoga led by Liz Vequist in the main dancefloor area, and a flow art workshop in the Art Alley and learn how to use devil sticks with Matt Storer!

We will have additional interactive performances happening throughout the night including UV reactive body painting and a unique chance to take home your very own piece of petrified bat guano!

All of this and we haven’t even yet talked about all of the art that will be there! Don’t waste another moment, get you ticket to Mimesis now and we will see you, or someone like you, on Saturday!

Facebook event page:

P.S. - Keep up to date on our growing list of imposters and counterfeit ticketers!

Written by: FiG Categories: Performance Art, Ticketing, Volunteer, Music, Interactive Art, Art, Announcement

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