David Best in conversation with Helen Marriage: a radical arts project comes to Derry’

21 Nov 2014

Regular opening hours

11:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

£6 including glass of wine

Void Gallery

Londonderry, United Kingdom


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Burning Man artist David Best will discuss his work and his vision for “Temple” which will take place in Derry next March 2015. Following the talk there will be a special screening of "Burning Man: Voyage in Utopia", a film about David Best by film-maker Laurent Le Gall.


In March 2015, an extraordinary structure will appear in Derry-Londonderry. “Temple” is the vision of artist David Best, whose soaring ornately-carved temples are ceremonially burnt at the end of the annual Burning Man event in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA.

London-based creative company Artichoke, known for their spectacular outdoor events across the UK, is bringing Best and his crew to Northern Ireland. The company has just raised £30,000 towards the project following a successful crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter.

“Temple” is a radical arts project, produced by Artichoke and supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Local communities will help build this elaborate edifice as a place for contemplation and remembrance, before setting it on fire.

David Best’s creations at Burning Man have become symbols of recovery and renewal. In Derry, “Temple” will turn the current meaning of bonfire burning in Northern Ireland on its head. It aims to create a powerful moment of cross-community collaboration that will transform perceptions and help foster peaceful coexistence, tolerance and mutual respect.

David will be speaking about his work as part of the Foyle Film Festival on Friday 21 November 2014.


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