Carnaval des Moutons

Carnaval des Moutons is an ode to the zoetrope, a pre-film animation device that produces the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings, invented in 1834 by the British mathematician William George Horner.

This merry-go-round is filled with sheep. Participants are invited to take a seat ​​and don a AR-headset. Next to the carousel a large circular frame is positioned, containing over 200 small images. By setting the carousel in motion and looking directly at the frame, an augmented reality will take shape showing a herd of sheep.  As a result, one of the oldest methods of moving images is combined with one of the newest – merging both analog and virtual layers and creating a mixed reality artwork.

For this installation, original zoetrope drawing cards owned by the Amsterdam Filmmuseum EYE  have been scanned in a high resolution. These have then been artistically framed in a three dimensional perspective using AR, which gives the visitor a unique experience inspired by cultural heritage.

More Info: 
Do you want to know more or would you like to place Carnaval des Moutons at your event or festival? Call: +31(0)35 – 677 1912 or send an e-mail to: info@dropstuff.nl

Carnaval des Moutons is part of The Fair Grounds

Carousel 
XXL Zoetrope mixed augmented reality experience

2018

Concept and Design
DROPSTUFF.nl

In collaboration with
EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam

Animations by
Eva Kröse

The Fair Grounds
Carnaval des Moutons is part of The Fair Grounds: an artistic project by media design collective DROPSTUFF.nl, 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. The result is a fairground where every ride has been modified, enhanced or completely redesigned: popular culture meets high tech and high art!