Grab the Pussy

Grab the Pussy is the second installment of the media art project The Fair Grounds. It consists of a refurbished claw-crane machine, filled with knitted kittens. No industrial plush but homemade woolen cats knitted by knitting clubs from all over the Netherlands!

Grab the Pussy is a community art project. In conjunction with the ‘Samen Breien‘ project of the Nederlands Ouderenfonds, we approached knitting and knooking clubs throughout the Netherlands to knit the kittens. The goal of these clubs is to counteract loneliness among the elderly by providing communal activities.

Chipped and ready to share!

The kittens each receive an individual biography and a NFC-chip in their ‘collar’. By scanning the chip with their smartphone, the winner of the game activates these chips and can register the cat.

They can leave a selfie with the cat on the site GrabThePussy.nl where everyone – including the creators of the cat! – can see where the huggable pet has ended up.

The machine first premiered at the Lowlands festival and has since travelled to different festivals. The project is currently only in Dutch.

#GrabThePussy

The term ‘Grab the Pussy’ is an ironic reference to Donald Trump’s infamous statement. It decontaminates the hashtag #GrabThePussy by flooding it with pictures of these beautifully knitted cat. Look it up and see for yourself – meow!

More information & bookings: 
Are you interested in having one, several or all of the installations of The Fair Grounds at your festival, event, congress or meeting? Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. You can send us an e-mail at info@dropstuff.nlgive us a call at +31 (0) 35 677 19 12 or use this contact form

Community Art Work

2018 – present

Concept en Productie:
DROPSTUFF MEDIA

Together with
The National Foundation for the Elderly

The Fair Grounds 

The Fair Grounds 1.0 is part of The Fair Grounds. The Fair Grounds is an artistic project by the Dutch new media art collective DROPSTUFF MEDIA which consists of multiple independent installations where traditional amusement rides have been updated with new artistic or social narratives. The result is a truly new fairground, where every ride has been modified or enhanced and tells a surprising story in the public space: popular culture meets high tech and high art!

www.grabthepussy.nl