Port of Entropy

Anssi Laurila


From the surging waves of the baltic sea, the legendary Pike of Mana comes ashore on Boesdal Beach. This party pike comes with a massive sound system that will bring sound waves pounding on the shore, once the the pike opens its giant jaws.

Full description of concept

We will build a sound camp on the beach around sea, fishing, harbour, etc. theme. The DJ booth will be a prototype of our Burning Man 2015 art installation, a wooden fish called the Pike of Mana. This will probably be the only Borderland stage that offers a dance floor and music at night. We want to build a communal stage, where, in addition to our own DJs, other borderlings can perform, help with building, and learn about building and setting up a party.

Team and plan

Entropy is a student organization that has organized large events on voluntary basis for more than 20 years, which makes it the oldest electronic culture organization in Finland. We are a group of motivated and professionally working volunteers and have organized underground and private parties ranging from 100-2000 persons. The Borderland team includes 20 - 30 members and friends. The DJ booth will be built up from ready made parts and minimum sawing will be made at the place. The actual installation of the wooden structure of the DJ booth will be relatively quick.

Moop plan (matter out of place)

We will keep trash bags for trash and recyclable bottles and cans all around the dance floor. One person at a time will be responsible for replacing filled up trash bags. After we have taken down our camp, we will sweep the area and collect MOOP from the ground.

How can other borderlings cocreate with you?

We will include in the line up all kinds of musical performances from fellow borderlings who are interested to perform. We will also need many helping hands in carrying all the heavy sound and light equipment, as well as the stage structures, which is the most difficult part of building the camp. We will provide opportunity for other co-creators to come and learn how to setup a proper electronic music stage as well as encourage DJs, or live music performers, among us to play at our stage.

What is this?

Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.


  • Do you need electricity from the grid? We will bring a power generator but it would be more feasible to use electricity from the grid. The sound systems is scalable and the power requirement varies from 1 kW to 11 kW. Minimum single phase 16 A (~ 3,7 kW) but we'd prefer three-phase 3 x 16 A.

  • Will there be light? Yes, torches and some artificial (LED) lighting.

  • Will anything burn? The DJ booth is an art installation from Burning Man 2015, a wooden pike, that we will burn in the end. We will burn it on a non-burning surface on the beach or on the sea. In any case, it will be burned close to water, and we will bring a fire extinguisher.

  • What is your audio footprint? We will play loud music during nights.

  • Forces of nature The DJ booth will be heavy and it wont get blown away by the wind. There will be a built-in rain cover to protect the electric equipment of the DJ booth. Everything that should not get soaked, will be placed on pallets tens of centimeters above the ground.

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