Hippyleaks + Mental Asylums

28 Oct 2016

Disinformation Tent. Photo by Bigdoofa Photgraphy.

We hit Dragon Dreaming with the theme of the ‘Merry Pranksters’, with planned skits across the weekend to cause as much mischief as possible. This include setting up roadworks and fake construction workers on major paths, including one to the main stage. We also set up a disinformation tent across from the info tent, and on the way to the opening ceremony spread our truth-bombs about the festival being used as a drug-trial for big pharma, and that psy-trance was made to brainwash the masses.

The next year we decided to setup a space for the whole weekend and built Dragon Dreaming’s first mental asylum. We had nurses who would assess patients and a ball pit cell for therapy, with 15,000 balls. At times it blurred the line between a tongue in cheek space and an actual therapeutic space to talk to the nurses about your problems, and then release them in the ball pit. Interestingly enough ball pits have actually been used in therapeutic settings.

If we do bring the Asylum back, it will be as an escape room where you get locked in and soon find out that the nurses working are actually patients themselves who have gone mad. Eeeek!

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