Entries by Tim Meijerink

DROPSTUFF MEDIA presents The Fair Grounds: Popular culture meets high tech and high art!

The Fair Grounds is an artistic project by media design collective DROPSTUFF MEDIA. The project builds a collection of artworks where amusement rides are presented as art installations. New narratives have been added to fairground attractions as old forms of folk culture. They have been updated with the rich stories of cultural heritage, the imagination of the arts and the wonderment of new technologies. The result is a truly new fairground where every ride has been modified, enhanced and tells surprising stories to a generation mix: popular culture meets high tech and high art!

TOURLIST 2019:

• Kermis Amsterdam Westerpark – 8-17 March
• Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany – 5-7 April (The Fair Grounds #1)
• Kingsday Amersfoort – 27 April
• Preview: ‘Bumper Ballet’ – La Biennale di Venezia, boatstop ‘Arsenale’ – 8-10 May
• Première NL: ‘Bumper Ballet’ – Dutch Technology Week Eindhoven – presented by Eindhoven Museum 20-26 May
• La Bonne Aventure Festival, Dunkirk France 21-23 June (The Fair Grounds #1)
• Sunny Side of the Doc / Pixii, la Rochelle, France, 24-27 June (Time Travellers and The Fair Grounds #1)
• Festival de Onderstroom, Vlissingen – 5-7 July
• Olala – Internationales Straßentheaterfestival, Lienz Austria 26-27 July (The Fair Grounds #1)
• Kermis Eindhoven, 2-11 August
• INNOVATE Arnhem, 3-5 October
• De Betovering – 18-20 October

Bumper Ballet travels to Venice Biennale & Dutch Technology Week

Bumper Ballet is the latest installation by media art collective DROPSTUFF.nl in the project The Fair Grounds, where popular culture meets high tech and high art!

Bumper Ballet is a collaboration with Eindhoven Museum and the designers Peter de Man and Douwe Hibma and will be showcased during the La Biennale di Venezia & the Dutch Technology Week

New in 2019: Bumper Ballet & The Puppet Player

Scheduled for release in 2019 is our Bumper Ballet, where the bumpercars will perform a dance, being controlled like drones from a distance. The cars will make their dancing debut on the Venice biennal 2019 at the Arsenale-square, from which point on they will be added to the regular collection of The Fair Grounds Later on […]

DROPSTUFF.nl presents The Fair Grounds at THE ARTS+

We are proud to present certain key rides from The Fair Grounds at the Frankfurter Buchmesse during THE ARTS+, 10 to 14 october 2018. Come and see our carnivalesque attractions and amusement rides augmented with immersive technologies. Take a seat on the Fiat Panda time traveller to participate in a virtual racing game, put on an AR gear […]

DROPSTUFF.nl creates Omdenken pop-up train quiz

For one week only on Utrecht Centraal: the Omdenken pop-up store. Made especially for this concept, DROPSTUFF.nl presents an interactive train-quiz: answer the questions and find how much of an Omdenker you are! Through the use of our interactive game, you can find out in 5 minutes how much of an Omdenker you are. You can play the […]

DROPSTUFF.nl & TeYosh win the Cinekid Golden Lion Audience Award!

During the Cinekid Media Award Show on 25th of october 2017, the installation ‘The Fair Grounds‘ by DROPSTUFF.nl won the Golden Lion Audience Award! The VR-installation, this time paired up with the special animation Bananza by TeYosh, managed to gather by far the most audience votes for most popular attraction. The installation can be seen from 21 […]

‘Grab the Pussy’ launched at Lowlands festival!

During Lowlands 2017, the latest DROPSTUFF’s addition to the ‘The Fair Grounds’ has been launched; ‘Grab the Pussy’. ‘Grab the Pussy’ is an art project where you can try to grab an old-fashioned kitten. No industrial plush, but even knitted by grandmothers from all over the Netherlands! After Lowlands, the project travels through the Netherlands. […]

Second screening of ‘The 5 Seconds’ starts in Amersfoort & Hilversum

Starting this summer at the public media-screens in Hilversum & Amersfoort, DROPSTUFF.nl is launching a second season of ‘The 5 Seconds’. Over 16 cultural organisations have responded to a call to submit images of cultural historic objects from their collections. These have been processed, and every week one organisation gets to place the spotlight on a […]

#HilversumPlays

Hilversum Plays! Outdoor-game afternoons at the station of Hilversum! Starting this Spring, all of Hilversum is invited to come & game at the station of Hilversum. Using the large outdoor public LED-screen, we will transform the stationsquare into a large outdoor gaming zone. Selecting such gaming classics as Jazz JackRabbit or showcasing new gaming talent […]