On February 12 in Dortmund, Germany, ‘The Fair Grounds’ won the prestigious NICE Award 2019 as a honorable shared first place at ecce – european centre for creative economy!
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 in 2019, we will focus on releasing The Puppet Player: a bungee-trampoline with four squares attached to a large, metal figurine. Is this puppetplayer controlling you, or are your jumps controlling it? Come and visit The Fair Grounds to find out!
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 and see what happens! Also, don’t miss out the Candyfloss Stand ZOET!
The Fair Grounds is made in collaboration with the EYE Filmmuseum, and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. THE ARTS+ – with the subheading “Future of Culture Festival” – is a festival dedicated to the future of the creative and cultural industries and takes place at the Frankfurter Buchmesse in hall 4.1.
Rides at Hall 4.1 N87 / R87 / Q109
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 game while you are waiting for the next train. The winner receives a special Omdenken-book!
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 to 27th of october 2017 at Cinekids Festival, Westergasfabriek Amsterdam
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. Check our website for the tour list!
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 certain theme in their collection. Showcasing images of objects, paintings, figurative art or photography – for a duration of 5 seconds repeated throughout a day, seven days a week, every organisation has a chance to show their cultural heritage.
Outgoing Minister of Culture Jet Bussemaker was present in Venice on the 10th of May 2017 to open the ‘The Fair Grounds’ during the Venice Biennale. She hopped into one of the kiddy-rides, one of the former children rides refurbished into an art-installation designed in the colours of Mondriaan’s ‘De Stijl’.
Using a VR-headset, she as well as other passerby’s in Venice can take a virtual ‘rollercoaster’-tour through either the canals of Venice or Amsterdam — in 360 degrees ánd full 3D video !
The art installation ‘The Fair Grounds’ tackles the issues of turning classic European inner cities like Amsterdam and Venice into touristic hotspots and the effect it has on the authenticity of those cities.
Directly after the Venice Biennale presentation the installation will travel to two locations in The Netherlands:
– 18 & 19 may during the Mediabites at VondelCS in Amsterdam
– 20 May during the Maakfestival at the Groninger Forum
– 23 May during the Mediawijzer Netwerk Experience in het Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid in Hilversum
From Tuesday the 9th of May until Sunday the 14th DROPSTUFF presents the media art work ‘The Fair Grounds’ during the preview days of the International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Situated directly opposite Vaporetto stop ‘Arsenale’, we organize -for the fifth time since 2007- an alternative Dutch contribution to the Biennale. Unlike other years, this year we present […]
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 with the help of iconic figures like Pacman and a large, fully functioning Commodore-joystick. The message is clear: come out & play!