Stephanie Selig

Photo by Onur Ka

Canadian ex-pat Stephanie Selig has lived all over the world participating in art and music festivals for over 20 years as a producer, organiser and also as an artist. She’s proud to call Melbourne her home and is excited to be part of a growing team of community based artists who want to work collaboratively to bring interactive art into the public sphere.

As an expert project manager and cat herder she’s always had a deep interest in the arts but usually found herself on the managing side of things. She first attended Burning Man in 1998, jumping deeply into the creative process as a key team member of Pepe Ozan’s ‘Eye of Rudra’ large scale, ritualistic opera. She has continued to be deeply involved in Burning Man U.S.A. and all over the world including;

  • 1999: created the ‘Worm of Friendship’ a paper mache sculpture, displayed and burnt at Burning Man, U.S.A.
  • 2001-2003: started the Toronto Burning Man regional event mOOseman and launched community forums
  • 2003: hosted Burning Katoey on Koh Phan Gan, Thailand, a small regional burn including an effigy that was burnt
  • 2004-2008: sat on the ARTery council for Burning Man U.S.A. acting as the Process & Documentation Manager
  • 2010-2013: co-created and managed the Nargile Lounge theme camp at Rainbow Serpent, Burning Seed and private functions
  • 2011: co-lead the ARTery department for Burning Seed Australia, distributing grants and preparing the art guide
  • 2012: co-created ‘Chopstick’ for Burning Seed Australia, a wooden sculpture that was burnt
  • 2013: worked on Xylogphage, completing a two week internship with the Flaming Lotus Girls in San Francisco, CA
  • 2015: hosted the Flame Effects for the Artist workshop in Melbourne with Dave X and Propaniac
  • 2015: created ‘Deep Sea Angling’, a large metal sculpture with poofing flame effects for Burning Seed
  • 2015: joined the ARTery team for Burning Seed Australia and will be the ARTery department lead for the 2016 event

Other non-Burning Man related projects she’s been involved with include

  • 2004-current: creating and managing pop-up events such as , Urban Golf (Toronto & Melbourne), sAntAcon, Brides of March, PopUp Popcorn Theatre
  • 2011-2012: performed solo and with troupes in tribal style belly dance
  • 2013: completed a Welding Certificate at CAE, learning MIG, TIG, Oxy and Arc welding techniques
  • 2016: worked as an assistant pyrotechnician with Howard and Sons on the City of Melbourne New Years Eve fireworks show