Temple of the sea - and it will burn!


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  • Summary

    Come to the temple of sea to wash away your worries and regrets! We build a sacred space for meditation and workshops, with adjacent tea room for relaxation. And we burn it in the end.

    Full description of concept

    Sea is the cradle of all life: come and rest in the embrace of the big blue. Let the sea cleanse you and refill your proverbial half-empty glass.

    We want to create a space for rituals, meditation and quiet contemplation. Next door there will be a tea room with workshops, socializing and of cource, tea. Maybe a virtual reality time trip to Borderland 2016, too.

    To make this happen we bring in a truckload of second hand lumber. Building itself is a simple A-frame structure, reminiscent of viking longhouse or samish kota. Or maybe something completely different: we hope you'll join our workshops to decorate it.

    Burn site and other details can and will be negotiated with organizers.

    About the group/Artist

    Group of artists, burners and creators from Helsinki and Malmö.

    Team and plan

    We did temple burn for Helsinki Decompression and this one will be even bigger, better and brighter.

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    Ash and cinder will be disposed of along with other burn-related moop. We will also collect all nails and screws with magnetic sweeper. Tearoom produces small amount of bio-moop, which we will take care of. Other than that, guests will handle their own moop.

    Budget overview

    7000 DKK Lumber (2nd hand construction materials or similar)
    2000 DKK Decorations and workshop materials
    500 DKK Screws, nails, contractor bags etc
    500 DKK Magnetic sweeper for moop collection
    2000 DKK Renting a trailer (for communal use with the other beach dreams)

    12000 DKK TOTAL

    Minimum budget:

    5000 DKK Lumber (2nd hand construction materials or similar)
    1000 DKK Decorations and workshop materials
    500 DKK Screws, nails, contractor bags etc
    500 DKK Magnetic sweeper for moop collection

    7000 DKK TOTAL

    How can other borderlings cocreate with you?

    Temple is all about cocreation, from build to burn. In between you can pop in for some quiet contemplation, join a workshop or just to enjoy a nice cuppa tea. We also invite everyone to bring in something personal and leave it in the temple, as well as your scrap wood for the burn.

    What is this?

    Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.


    • Do you need electricity from the grid? Yes. Mostly LED:s for lighting. Also, during build we need to operate an electric chainsaw. We have 50m+ of extensions.

    • Will there be light? Yes. Night lighting at the very least, guiding people to temple. Pretty LED:s for decoration.

    • Will anything burn? That's the plan. Details and practicalities are to be discussed with Dream Guides: we don't mean to burn anything other than the temple.

    • What is your audio footprint? None

    • Forces of nature Our temple at Helsinki Decompression was on a windy square: it's a rigid structure and can take a lot of punishment.

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