Disorient

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Welcome to Disorient



Disorient is an art collective

Disorient is an open creative platform powered by love. We create art projects and art installations with hardware including wood, scaffolding, palette rack, containers, recycled materials, your body, geodesic domes, inflatable structures, video, repurposed objects, black lights and vehicles. We develop software for our installations (DMX sequencing, MAX, Java, C, etc.). Our guiding principles are outlined in the Disorient Model.

A fresh example of art collaboration at Disorient: Everyone is invited to create and share their own sequences for Volver Leo's (and Image Node's) 2009 wearable blinky using the Disorient Blinky Designer.

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Our contribution to the vernacular includes Pornj and GlamTech.

Disorient is a camp at Burning Man

Disorient has been a camp at Burning Man since 2001. In 2009, after a year deep in the city, Disorient returns to the Esplanade. Our Art Car Wash will buff your bumpers with a grooving daytime disco. Come play, learn and grow with us.

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The Art Car Wash is an interactive zone for art cars, art car drivers, and anyone who wants to buff their bumpers. All art cars on the playa will be invited to drive through the "wash" where other playa participants will be waiting to greet them, mock "wash" their cars, and groove to the sound of daytime disco. The Art Car Wash will consist of two rows of platforms, creating a lane which art car drivers can pass through, and filled with spinning fuzzy playa versions of the washers and wipers found in a typical car wash.

Of course they won't actually be washing the cars, but participants are welcome to bring spray bottles to mist the passengers. Ater passing through the wash, drivers will be able to park and join the fun as the music plays throughout the day. Disorient will get the wash started every day, but all other playa participants are invited to play a role with towels, misters, or just themselves.

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Disorient is also about sound and performance. In addition to our residents we invite DJs to play on our sound system. During the week of Burning Man, usually on Thursday, we set-up a live music stage and invite bands to perform.

Disorient events

When we are not on the Playa, we organize parties to raise funds for our camp and support Burning Man.

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In 2009 we organized our first parties outside the US in Brazil and Argentina. As of March 2010, Disorient has over 800 members, 50% US East Coast, 25% West Coast/Central US and 25% outside the US, including members in the UK, Russia, Israel, Canada, Hong Kong, Sweden, France, Argentina, Japan and Germany. We stay connected through our discussion board: The Puddle.

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