The annual late-summer 'Burning Man' festival is an event held in the western United States at Black Rock City, a temporary city erected in the Black Rock Desert of northwest Nevada, approximately 100 miles north-northeast of Reno, and a thriving year-round culture generated by a global community of participants. The event spans the nine days leading up to and including Labor Day. Once considered an underground gathering for bohemians and free spirits of all stripes, Burning Man has since evolved into a destination for social media influencers, celebrities and the Silicon Valley elite.
'Church Trap is a Burning Man Honorarium Winning art installation by Rebekah Waites that made it's debut at the 2013 Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, NV. Church Trap was more than just an art installation about dogma as a trap, it also provided the perfect backdrop for non-stop performances on the playa. For one week at Black Rock City in 2013, Church Trap became the most interactive art piece at Burning Man.
This photograph seen on display at the exhibition, “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man,” at the Oakland Museum of California.