Comments on: Barbie Death Camp http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/13/barbie-death-camp/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:41:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Tracy Redangel http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/13/barbie-death-camp/comment-page-1/#comment-1652169 Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:01:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=306#comment-1652169 My sister cut up and dismembered one of my Barbies once. She was 8. This project had about as much thought put into it.

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By: Foxfur http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/13/barbie-death-camp/comment-page-1/#comment-975576 Tue, 06 Mar 2012 23:07:48 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=306#comment-975576 Doctor Pyro and his BDC were one of my favorites last year! I love women (and men…) and find nothing wrong with the installation. He hosts a meet and greet for members of the Eplaya forum which draws together over a hundred of us forum members for a potluck and sing along using the pianos he brings to the desert.
Doc also hosts many newcomers to the festival, people who’ve never been to the burn and who’ve never been to the desert before. He’s about as good a person as you’ll ever meet and he’s quite literally given the shirt off his back to more than one individual.

Contrary to popular opinion, Burning Man is not a drug fueled hippie orgy. Remember, hippies don’t do too well outside of forests and hookah lounges. In the desert they tend to dry up and blow away like tumbleweeds. “Normal” folks outnumber hippies 100 to 1 out there.

I loved this article. Nice job!

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By: squadratomagico » Blog Archive » a few words on gender politics at bm http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/13/barbie-death-camp/comment-page-1/#comment-710017 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 19:03:48 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=306#comment-710017 [...] We went out for a walk and what should we happen upon but the materials for Barbie Death Camp! Historiann, these are for you! hanged Barbies crucified [...]

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By: america adrift » Barbie Death Camp http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/13/barbie-death-camp/comment-page-1/#comment-59257 Thu, 21 Aug 2008 12:44:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=306#comment-59257 [...] emerges now. Over at Historiann, they had a discussion about a certain installation at Burning Man, called Barbie Death Camp, which is an interesting and strange installation of Barbie dolls all meandering toward an oven. [...]

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/13/barbie-death-camp/comment-page-1/#comment-25713 Sun, 15 Jun 2008 14:49:11 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=306#comment-25713 Hi ibdave–we’re here, but we’ve moved on to other threads! Feel free to comment on other issues under discussion here, if you like.

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By: ibdave http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/13/barbie-death-camp/comment-page-1/#comment-24654 Fri, 13 Jun 2008 04:10:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=306#comment-24654 Taps on glass…… This place open anymore??

walks away wondering if feelings got hurt……

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By: Das Bus http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/13/barbie-death-camp/comment-page-1/#comment-15656 Tue, 27 May 2008 04:52:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=306#comment-15656 ” We all beat up Barbies as kids, ”

I must protest! I did not beat up or dismember barbies as as kid. I pretended they were having sex with each other.

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By: ibdave http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/13/barbie-death-camp/comment-page-1/#comment-15418 Mon, 26 May 2008 19:16:15 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=306#comment-15418 Historiann, I think you think to much…

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By: Captain Dagnabbitt http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/13/barbie-death-camp/comment-page-1/#comment-15340 Mon, 26 May 2008 15:22:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=306#comment-15340 Dr. Pyro’s Barbie Death Camp and Wine Bistro is a GREAT camp! There’s always good friendly people and good wine. There is ZERO “symbolism” with the Barbies. It’s just a gag, and the sheer number of Barbies happened when lots of people started donating their old Barbies after having a great time at Doc Pyros’ place. We all beat up Barbies as kids, and this is just big people playing like they did when they were little. The Barbies themselves aren’t the whole of Dr. Pyro’s considerable effort to contribute to the experience of the lucky folks who stop by.
This whole discussion is a perfect example of why the statement “with digital photography, embedded videos, and blogs, we don’t ever need to put ourselves through the ordeal of Burning Man to see some of the most interesting installations and performances. (I’m with you on the sand, the heat, and from what I understand, the lack of amenities like showers and running water, etc.)” isn’t correct.

You can’t see the most interesting parts of Burning Man, or get their meaning, by reading or looking at pictures.
Most of what is there is intended in humor, taking anything you see seriously will cause all sorts of false alarm in your reaction.

“Putting yourself through the ordeal” doesn’t describe my experience there at all. It’s some of the most fun I ever have. Anyone who wants amenities, like running water, showers, A/C, etc. is welcome to bring an RV to stay in, and a large number of people (like me) do just that.

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By: Nehemiah http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/13/barbie-death-camp/comment-page-1/#comment-12630 Wed, 21 May 2008 19:57:50 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=306#comment-12630 Well all that said and done It’s nice to know the minds of our peers can still be so easily twisted. I guess the depths of our own lifes lack so much it is alot more entertaining to find some in somebody elses whether it be there or NOT. Kepp up the good work Doc.

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