PG&E Helps Build a Dry-Run Burning Man Temple

By Peter Lawrence Kane : sfweekly – excerpt

Synergy between two for-profit entities with extensive experience with humongous fires.

This year, the Man pairs up with “The Man,” as in one of the worst corporate citizens in California.

In a dry run before the actual Temple goes up on the playa next month, noted shitty corporate citizen Pacific Gas & Electric will build a test version on Friday along with 100 volunteers. According to a media advisory from PG&E corporate relations, the company donated more than 100 logs to Burning Man, sourcing them from “drought-stricken, pest-impacted dead trees” in Tuolumne County. Having since becoming usable lumber at a sawmill in Richmond, the wood will be #blessed at an Oakland warehouse tomorrow… (more)

This is one of the best put-downs of a dual corporate art project that merges the former hip with truly awful art production teams. If this is the future of big art I am all for staying small.