19 Photos of Otherworldly Art at Midburn Israel

Article by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus

Thu June 23, 2016 | 00:00 AM


Midburn is a mystical regional burn set in Israel's ancient desert, and it unfurled its temporary city across five days of 24-hour partying and self expression. The region's history-filled lands were also filled with otherworldly art made by burners exploring the theme of "Abracadabra." 

In ancient Aramaic, Abracadabra means "I will create as I speak." Through generations, this expression has provided inspiration for stories and tales that made the magic word powerful and meaningful, so it was fascinating to see burners' modern interpretations of the word, especially against the backdrop of timeworn sand and rock, and bright blue skies. 

Below, enjoy images of awe-inspiring desert art from Midburn in Israel shot by Samuel.

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Photo by: Samuel

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Photo by: Samuel

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Photo by: Samuel

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Photo by: Samuel

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Photo by: Samuel

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Photo by: Samuel

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Photo by: Samuel

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Photo by: Samuel

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Photo by: Samuel

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Photo by: Samuel

Midburn 2016 Samuel   01

Photo by: Samuel

Midburn 2016 Samuel   01

Photo by: Samuel

Midburn 2016 Samuel   01

Photo by: Samuel

Midburn 2016 Samuel   01

Photo by: Samuel

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Photo by: Samuel

Midburn 2016 Samuel   01

Photo by: Samuel

Midburn 2016 Samuel   01

Photo by: Samuel

Midburn 2016 Samuel   01

Photo by: Samuel

Midburn 2016 Samuel   01

Photo by: Samuel