THE BRIDGE – Museumplein Amsterdam – La Biennale di Venezia 2013 Between May 27 and June 7 DROPSTUFF created a special ‘bridge’ between the reopened cultural heart of the Netherlands, the Museumplein in Amsterdam, and Venice, the city where this summer the 55th most famous event for contemporary art in the world, La Biennale di Venezia will be organised. The bridge has been formed by a live connection between two large public screens that were connected live through internet, and by using a special device; the Kinect. At the two sites, visitors could see and meet each other, and play a game together on the spot.
Together with Heinze Havinga, I made the game grand tour. A game in which players drive the same car and must try to dodge the fine arts on the road from Amsterdam to Venice.
The Bridge, with Grand Tour being one of the games, was part of ‘Games & Biz, Applied Games in the Low Countries’ on October 14 – 17th.