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.

The installation consists of a merry-go-round filled with sheep. Participants are invited to take a seat ​​and don an AR-headset. By setting the carousel in motion and looking as the carousel moves, an augmented reality will take shape showing images of the zoetrope history from almost a century old. 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:

Carnaval des Moutons is part of The Fair Grounds

XXL Zoetrope mixed augmented reality experience


Concept and Design

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, 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!