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The Fair Grounds

Wed 6 Nov

10:00 - 18:00

Thu 7 Nov

10:00 - 18:00

Fri 8 Nov

10:00 - 18:00

Sat 9 Nov

10:00 - 18:00

EXPO / Koude Kermis
VENUE: Cultuurplein
ORGANIZER: Koude Kermis | Dropstuff

The Fair Grounds 1.0 as an installation consists of six nostalgic so called ‘kiddy rides’: carnivalesque attractions restored to their former glory and covered in a high gloss unicolor polyester layer. Colored in the template of ‘De Stijl’, the famous Dutch modernist art movement of Piet Mondriaan and Gerrit Rietveld.

The objects are placed behind one another, lining up to make a small coaster train. Passersby are invited to take place: they can choose between a motorbike, a horse, a race car, a helicopter, a ‘Pikachu’ and a clown seesaw. Once seated, they don a VR-headset. A big red button will activate the whole ‘coaster train’. Every ride moves autonomously from each other in its own manner.

Once inside of the virtual reality, the participants are raced through both Venice and Amsterdam in a high-speed roller- coaster experience. The Fair Grounds 1.0 turns tourists into art-connoisseurs and art-connoisseurs into tourists.

05–11 November 2018