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!


  • 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 Den Haag – 18-20 October
  • Beyond Human Festival Leiden, 4-10 november 2019

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