The Fair Grounds is an artistic project by media design collective, consisting of a collection of artworks where amusement rides are presented as art installations. A new narrative has been added to pre-existing attractions and old forms of entertainment have been updated. Likewise, new concepts and designs have been outfitted with traditional stories and customs. The result is a fairground where every ride has been modified, enhanced or completely redesigned: 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)
  • Festival de Onderstroom, Vlissingen – 5-7 Julu
  • 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

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