Bumper Ballet travels to Venice Biennale & Dutch Technology Week

Bumper Ballet travels to Venice Biennale & Dutch Technology Week

Bumper Balletis a new installation of media art collective DROPSTUFF.nl and the latest addition to the ongoing artistic projectThe Fair Groundswhere an amusement ride doubles as an ‘art installation’ and a vendor doubles as a ‘performer’.
A small bumper car track of about 6 x 12 meters contains four bumper cars. The drivers of the bumper cars initially drive as normal. After a few minutes ‘the system’ takes over and the steering wheel no longer works. Visitors become a subject to the cars and experience what it means to lose control when the computer system takes over. From that point on the cars perform a dance choreography with each other: a bumper ballet is born.
This installation demonstrates the experience of losing control to new technology and the presumed contrast between ‘colliding’ and ‘dancing’.
Bumper Ballet is a collaboration with Eindhoven Museum and the designers Peter de Man and Douwe Hibma.
Preview Venetië: 
La Biennale di Venezia
Wednesday 8 to saturday 11 May, 11.00 – 19.00
• Riva Ca’ di Dio, boothalte Arsenale
 
Première Eindhoven: 
Eindhoven Museum with ‘Museum door de Stad
Sunday 19 until friday May 24th, 12.00 – 19.00 (tuesday and thursday 12.00 – 22.00) during the Dutch Technology Week
• STRIJP-S next to the Klokgebouw