Zerodrome Theme Camp

For 2019, Zerodrome is the name applied to the Dustopia Collective’s combined art installation and mutant vehicle support camp.

The following build and support crews are staying in this camp:

  • Metamorphic Dis-Chords
  • Mind Murmor
  • Tractorgeddon Mutant Vehicle
  • Space Bee Mutant Vehicle

We’re hoping to be placed adjacent to Karma Love Camp because we’ve made arrangements to share a fuel storage area with them. Half on their property line, half on ours. This is important to better consolidate land use and increase camper density.

Several years ago, Zerodrome was a theme camp on it’s own on the premise of building interactive exhibits. Placement didn’t feel that was interactive enough and denied status one year. That was the last year of Zerodrome as a theme camp. This was a horrible turn of events. Imagine building a theme camp in earnest over eight months, recruiting members from all over the world, building interactive art and creating events, collecting dues and paying for infrastructure, then discovering 1.5 months before the event that you won’t be allocated real estate, won’t be able to setup your camp ahead of the Burn, and can’t be assured your most crucial people can get tickets the next year. 

It became abundantly clear that Placement cared most about 1) Bar and food camps giving away alcohol, 2) Large scale sound camps 3) Entertainment venues 4) Arts and craft give-aways 5) Intense workshops.

Zerodrome consisted on makers organizing the camp with a lot of attendees who made events around our creations. When we could no longer operate as a theme camp of builders, there was a membership split. The extreme builders moved into art installations and MVs, while the greater majority started Karma Love Camp to focus on self improvement workshops, yoga, entertainment, food and arts and craft giveaways.