‘The Fair Grounds’ nominated as finalist for the 2020 SXSW Art Program!

We are proud to announce that ‘The Fair Grounds‘, a project by DROPSTUFF MEDIA, is nominated as a finalist for the 2020 SXSW Art Program. It is part of a selection of 33 installations that were narrowed down from hundreds of entries to make it to the final round. Now the SXSW Art Program Advisory Board – including Cezanne Charles of Creative Many, Suhair Khan of Google Arts & Culture, Kim Cook of Burning Man, and more – will review these proposals and select the final program which will be announced in January 2020.

The SXSW Art Program showcases experiential and conceptual visual artworks that apply emerging technologies and immersive environments to spark discovery, inspiration, and connection by artists from all over the world. The SXSW Art Program had an open call to studios, designers, collectives, and individual artists.

This year’s finalists use technology as a vehicle to explore a variety of topics including the human spirit, cultural norms, and how we interact with our environment. These installations will facilitate discussions around the role of visual and digital media arts in modern society, shared spaces, and technology during the 2020 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, TX from March 13-22.

The Fair Grounds is an artistic project by media art 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 well as old forms of folk culture. They have been updated with 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 now tells surprising stories to a mix of generations: folk culture meets high tech and high art!

Read more at SXSW Website