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Dutch Minister of Culture visits Bumper Ballet

On the 8th of May, during the opening days of La Biennale di Venezia, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science visited Bumper Ballet: colliding and dancing, when autonomous technology takes over. The newest installation of DROPSTUFF is part of the wider project The Fair Grounds and makes you experience what happens when technology […]

DROPSTUFF MEDIA presents The Fair Grounds: Popular culture meets high tech and high art!

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!

TOURLIST 2019:

• 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 – 18-20 October

About DROPSTUFF.nl

The Media Network for Digital and Interactive Experiences
DROPSTUFF.nl is a pionier in media design and creates public experiences. DROPSTUFF.nl conceptualises, realises ánd presents interactive media projects, audiovisual productions and educational programs for cultural, governmental and commercial partners.

Media projects
Through exciting new experiences, DROPSTUFF.nl translates messages and stories to a broad audience. By applying new techniques we aim to increase public outreach and participation. Therefore we use the latest media technologies, encompassing smartphones, motion-tracking, digital screens, virtual and augmented reality and combine them with spacial and analogue design.

Artcasting: public screens program
DROPSTUFF.nl broadcasts an interactive artistic program on a network of ‘urban screens’ on central locations such as stations, public squares and other high-profile areas.

Educational program
DROPSTUFF.nl offers a media educational program to Dutch highschools consisting of five public workshops that teach the intrinsic value of monitoring new media in a critical way. These workshops differentiate according to the average age, the size and the level of the classes.

LED Rental
DROPSTUFF.nl rents out mobile LED-screens to a multitude of festivals and events. These LED-screens are not only functional, but they are also eyecatchers by being multi-purpose stages. These LED-screens are excellent options to use as a temporary stage, DJ-booth, festival stand or pop-up presentation unit. We are specialists in tailor made installations.

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