Het wisselkantoor

Without knowing it, all 55000 visitors of the Dutch Lowlands festival were part of our social experiment. We used their holy sacrament, a festival wristband, to divide them in two colour groups.

They were surrounded by an inconspicuous doctrine. A well prepared propaganda scheme through all available media suggests a constant measuring and surveillance of the behaviour per group. Rumours and stories are spread to ensure or unsettle the audience about their colour.

This is where the Wisselkantoor (exchange office) comes into play. The exchange office allows people to change the colour of their wristband, or at least so it seems. The visitors that opted for the colour change faced an Kafkaesque challenge where only the toughest would prevail. After a line that’s more extreme that Berlins Bergain, and a bureaucratic challenge harder than a immigration procedure they are ready to be processed on our conveyer belt. 3400 people took the ride. 0 changed colour.

Het Wisselkantoor was exclusively made for Lowlands 2014.

“This is the best thing I have experienced in 14 years of Lowlands”

“Het Wisselkantoor is a brillant addition to Lowlands 2014”

– Algemeen Dagblad

The making off

The archive

  • VRlab
    Het VRLAB is an experiment waar we iedere dag een korte VR ervaring maken en presenteren,op basis van verhalen van het eiland verzameld door theatermakers en schrijvers van de Likeminds’ Factory. VRLAB op Oerol 2018 is mede mogelijk gemaakt door: Oerol, Likeminds’ Factory and VRBASE.
  • Fact & Fiction
    A game where the opinion of the majority is the truth.
  • The Oracle
    TEDx AmsterdamED. An engine that allows a live connection with four godly entities.
  • Sensory Gym
    Sensory gym on STRP biennial
  • Evil Weblords II
    Save the internet from its destruction.
  • Hiti
    A personal assistent that will take over your life
  • oneminute bodyscan
    An experience that begs the question how system analysing is influenced by human factors.
  • Het wisselkantoor
    All visitors of the Lowlands festival were divided by the colour of their wristband.
  • Twerkstallation
    The twerkstallation is an arcade game made combining found footage artwork, a custom developed twerkstaface™ and arcade guns. It’s available for parties and expositions. It has various tailor made and branding options for companies and events.
  • Het spookhuis
    An intelligent psychologic fear-experience which lingers long in your head
  • SocialHeaven
    The SocialHeaven connects, visualises and involves visitors of an event.
  • Avoid
    Avoid is an immersive full body game.
  • A different kind of facial
    Live datamoshing installation
  • Looptool
    The looptool has proven itself on many many many parties. It’s a great ice breaker.
  • Cats ass
    The cat’s ass is a reality altering looking well.