This year I had the chance to participate to the Boom festival. This transformational festival happen every two year in the magical Portugese spot of Idanha-a-Nova.
Originally a psytrance event, the festival evolved into an alternative venue, gathering people from all over the world, and proposing lectures, live music, art installation, performances, workshops, film screenings, group and individual meditations, discussion, an art gallery, street theatre, fire performances & more.
Here is a photo report of the 2016 edition, that I divided into 6 categories : Lectures, Workshops, Music, Art performances, Art Installation and Portraits.
Everyday was a different theme, the days 4 ( Shamanism), 5 (Humanist Technology, hacking and Ai) and 6 (Ecology and Permaculture) were particulary appealing to me.
interdisciplinary view of madness & altered states / Dr. Joan Obiois Llandrich and Adam Aronovich
Altered Global States & Public Consciousness Espansion / Bruno Torturra
How to Disrupt the Financial Order with Humor, Creativity and a dose of Mischief / Oriana Elicabe - Enmedio
Shamanism 2.0 - Psychedelic Profiteers and the Recuperation of the Transcendent / David Nickles - DMT-Nexus
Autonomous community based Wireless Networks in Latin America and Europe / Altermundi, Guy, Isa
Workshops were held in groups or individual sessions, ranging from Yoga to Sweat Lodge.
Biotransenergics / Andrea Molinary
Gongs Planetary Frequencies Sound Journey / Angelo Sunrider
Fungal & Mushroom applications for a better, cleaner and healthier World / by Mariana & Pedro Oliveira
Apache Thunder clap / by Michael Hill
Kung Fu / Guilherme Luz
Yoga / by Joana Carvalho Yoga
Sacred Circle Sweat Lodge / by Benjah
Aside from the Psytrance, there were many live acts and shows, from electro, afro-beats to flamenco.
Umeme Afro Rave
Many Art performances, with street theatre & bubbles sunset for example.
Living Statues DJs (LSD)
Art / Installations
From Visionary art to sculptures and Live Robot Band
Luke Brown - Visionary art
Kolja Kugler - Artist/Robot
Some portraits of the beautiful crowd seen there.
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