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Disorient is a camp at Burning Man

Disorient has been a camp at Burning Man since 2001.

Getting ready for D24

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Disorient at BM 2023

Muddy 2023 was the Year of the Paper Rabbit at Disorient. Our camp was located at Esplanade & 5:00 with 200 ft. of frontage and 400 ft. deep. We were 199 campers. Camp planning discussion took place on this Discord channel.

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D23's Urban Plan was organized around central orange shade structures that spelled out XO (our message to the stars) over 18000 square feet and protected our tent campers from the weather.

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In 2023 we experimented with a new orthogonal Club House design flanked by drapes and our new ADXXiii Sign. The D14 Sign illuminated the space at night.

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The Club House was Disorient camp's central gathering place where we hosted many events.

Select D23 DJ sets:
HOT WIRE, MOBÂD, ACID ALIEN, CHILLOSOPHY

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CoSign, our frontage centerpiece spelling the "D" of Disorient, was installed on the Esplanade side of the Club House. Nebula (a new piece by Leo premiered at D23) was installed further down towards 6 o'clock. Two laser beams, pink and orange, indicated our way home at night.

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D23's Geodesic Temple installation was the Temple of the Paper Rabbit. Built in camp the Rabbit made hops every other day at sunset to get to its burn position on the open playa. For each hop, the Rabbit was carried by campers while they performed a silent meditation on a specific theme.

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Duke's was back in full force and our Moop Altar was a new asset for our LNT efforts.

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Disorient is a collective

Disorient is a sound, visual and performance art collective. We create art projects and art installations with hardware including wood, scaffolding, palette rack, containers, recycled materials, your body, Raspberry Pi, geodesic domes, inflatable structures, video, repurposed objects, black lights and vehicles. We develop software for our installations.

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Our guiding principles are outlined in the Disorient Model and in the Political Economy of Disorient. Disorient is an open creative platform powered by love.


Our contribution to the vernacular includes Pornj and GlamTech.

Disorient ecosystem

When we are not on the Playa, we organize events, retreats and happenings to raise funds for our art projects on and off playa and support Burning Man. 100% of profit is reinvested in Disorient.
Those include Country Club (since 2011) upstate New York, Bedouin Tech (2014-2018) in the desert of Dubai and Fun Tsang (since 2016) on the beach of a tiny uninhabited tropical island of Hong Kong. Those outdoor camping retreats last several days and are aligned with the Burning Man ethos. In September 2021 we organized the first Burning Mantap in Bali, Indonesia.

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Our first fundraisers outside the US happened in 2009 in Brazil and Argentina

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Thousands of DOers (DisOrienters) have camped with Disorient at Burning Man since 2001. About half of those campers are in the US. The other half is distributed in dozens of other countries. We use Discord and other platforms to stay connected.

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Too Much Is Rarely Enough.