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Mimesis: Lineup, Tickets, Performances and More


Greetings Persons and Clones,

We want to take a moment to tell you about some of the great music, performances and experiences that will be happening at Boston Decompression 2015: Mimesis! However, before anything else we must implore that you go get your tickets to Mimesis right now because online ticket sales are on pace to sell out well before this weekend! If you don’t get a ticket online, your only chance will be to get one of up to 100 tickets at the door that will be sold on a first-come first-served basis for $30. So avoid that situation and buy your $20 ticket online RIGHT NOW at this address:

If you’re looking for a way to participate in Mimesis, we are still in need of a few more volunteers in some crucial areas including break-down/strike team, and also greeters. If you’d like to volunteer for one of these teams, or in any other capacity, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and our volunteer coordinator will set you up.

Additionally, we are looking for a few more VJ’s willing to contribute their digital visual art to Mimesis. Scheduling for VJ’s is happening right now, so if you’d like to be included please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also, we need your Burning Man and regional burn photos! (think Firefly, Nectar, T’fus, etc.) We will be curating a slideshow of photos taken over the past year on some of the closed circuit TV panels around the venue, and we would love to include YOUR photos. Please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have them included.

Ok, now on to some of the fun stuff that will be at Mimesis! We are excited to announce the lineup of DJ and music acts that will be performing: (in no particular order)



Owen Williams





Dat Bounce

Jeff Mission

Single White Female


Also, new this year, for the first time we will be opening the night with a guided yoga session and a flow arts workshop! So please come at 7 PM as the doors open to get the evening started off right with yoga led by Liz Vequist in the main dancefloor area, and a flow art workshop in the Art Alley and learn how to use devil sticks with Matt Storer!

We will have additional interactive performances happening throughout the night including UV reactive body painting and a unique chance to take home your very own piece of petrified bat guano!

All of this and we haven’t even yet talked about all of the art that will be there! Don’t waste another moment, get you ticket to Mimesis now and we will see you, or someone like you, on Saturday!

Facebook event page:

P.S. - Keep up to date on our growing list of imposters and counterfeit ticketers!

Written by: FiG Categories: Performance Art, Volunteer, Ticketing, Music, Art, Interactive Art, Announcement


Call For Art Grant Proposal Submissions!

Submissions Now Open!

Due to the success of last year’s Boston Decompression, The Lost City, we are happy to announce that Boston Decompression will again be offering art grants! Last year, we were able to help fund 8 unique interactive art projects that appeared at The Lost City. The total funds contributed to art grants in 2014 were close to $3,000. We are so excited and happy to be able to give back and support art in this community again in 2015!

If you would like to apply for a grant to fund materials and costs to bring a new or existing project or performance to Boston Decompression in 2015, please fill out the online application form below with the details of your proposal. The grants committee will be considering proposals for new as well as existing works of interactive visual and performance art in any medium. Work that is responsive to this year's theme (which will be announced very soon) or helps to transform the space will be given priority consideration. Grants can be up to $500 and will primarily fund the materials and consumables costs for artwork and performance and, potentially, transportation costs for art coming from outside the Boston area. (The Decompression Art Committee will work with Boston area artists to arrange shared transportation for local projects.)

Here is the timeline for the art grants process:

  • Art Grant Submissions Open - Now!

  • Art Grant Submissions Due - Thursday, September 17th, by 11:59 PM.

  • Art Grant Recipients Notified of Their Selection - Friday, September 25th, at noon.

  • Following the return of the signed Grant Contract, the first 75% of granted funds is paid out over - Saturday, September 26th through Saturday, October 3rd.

  • Complete the funded project for Boston Decompression 2015 - Saturday, November 7th!

  • After successful presentation of the project at Decompression, and the grantee has provided documentation of the project at Decompression, the remaining 25% of grant funds will be disbursed - by Saturday, November 21st, 2015.

If you are the recipient of an art grant, you will receive 75-percent of your grant amount upon confirmation and return of the signed contract. Funds will be transferred to the recipient via Paypal or check. The remaining 25-percent of the grant amount will be delivered to the recipient within two weeks of the 2015 Decompression event in which the funded project has been featured and/or contributed, pending documentation of the grant-funded project.


Online Art Grant Submission Application:

Please note, this form is intended only for applying for an art grant.  A general “Call for Art” and participation will be announced around the second week of September. There will be a venue visit and walkthrough opportunity in September.

If there are any concerns, comments or questions about this process please send us a message at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Art Grants Committee

Written by: FiG Categories: Interactive Art, Announcement