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Burning Man 2013 C.O.R.E. Projects Announced... And More Arts News

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Calling all burners! The participating projects of the collaborative exhibition of installations from around the globe known as C.O.R.E., or the "Circle of Regional Effigies," was announced this morning, bringing the playa one step closer to reality.

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The 24 chosen C.O.R.E. structures hail from nine countries including Netherlands, Czech Republic and Lithuania, with 16 of the wooden pieces coming from the US. The wooden sculptures, which cannot exceed 20 ft by 20 ft, are erected around the illustrious Burning Man himself, a giant wooden effigy who ignites during the final days of the event.

Vet burner Molly Steenson describes the experience on Burning Man's website:

"You experience something personal, something new to yourself, something you've never felt before. It's an epiphany, it's primal, it's newborn. And it's completely individual."

This year's project lineup showcases hippies at their most ambitious, with projects completely self-funded and self-transported by creatives devoted to the Burning Man-ifesto. Projects include "Hand of Inspiration," a super-sized hamsa hand from Israel as well as a 16-foot meditating figure from Taiwan, aptly titled "Meditation."

Head over to VisualNews to see more renderings of the fantastical installations and proclaim your everlasting Burning love. We've compiled some of the promising projects below:

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