Social Interaction
Playful Experiences + Installations
Artist Talks
13.45-14.45 & 20.00-20.30
Workshops & Masterclass
Playtest & Play Sessions

3 June

12:00 - 21:00

Willem II Fabriek


Free Entry!

Playful Arts Sessions 2016:
Bodies at Play

Meet us for a vibrant day of adventurous art and play! The day is packed full with playful experiences and installations, presentations by creative professionals, a masterclass on play and to conclude, a sweet musical performance. This makes Playful Arts Sessions a day to remember! 

Leave your mark in a carpet of flour, try and catch chocolate with your mouth as goalpost, punch custard, playtest an early version of a theatre game, jump into virtual reality, find your way out of a maze of ropes while blindfolded, surrender to the touch of others, listen to artist talks, participate in a masterclass or workshop about playfulness and your body, enjoy a music performance: discover what playful arts can be!


Project Locations + Times



Ground Floor: AKV|St. Joost: Pulling strings, Lidyann van der Wolf: Flour Piece, HKU: The Floor is Lava, Andreas Refsgaard: Eye Conductor, HKU: Herd.
First Floor: HKU: Alter Ego, AKV|St. Joost: Moving Sculpture Experience, The Channel Surfers, Ludmila Rodrigues: Polytope, Anna Vasof: Foodball, George Buckenham:Punch the Custard, VR Unicorns: #SkiJump & #SelfieTennis, Joël Vegt: Maze of the Minotaur, AKV| St. Joost: Magnificent, HKU: Personal Space Invader, AKV St. Joost: Anoniem.

Wave Space

Sylvan Steenhuis: Kick-Off Playful Sessions with Playful Revolution    13.00- 13.30
Rapid Talks part 1: 13.45 - 14.45
Ulrike Scholtes and Mariëlle Kleyn Winkel: Out of your mind 15.00- 15.30
William Zack Wood: Surrender 15.45-16.15
Adriaan de Jongh: Masterclass Play 16.30 - 18.30
Rapid Talks part 2: 20.00 - 20.30


Pop up Play area

VRUnicorns - VR Experience: #SkiJump & #SelfieTennis 12.00 - 14.00
Sander Veenhof - VR Playtest 14.00
Adriaan de Jongh - Dance game: Bounden 15.00
Robin Berkelmans - Performance: Happy Once More 16.00 - 19.00

Playtest Session Kaptka

Sytze Schalk, Laura van Eck, Anneloes van Assem, Joel Vegt, Rosa Frabsnap, Amy van der Weerden, Matthijs Mahler, Sofieke de Kater

Start Point= Ground Floor Expo: 13.00 - 14.00; 15.00 - 16.00; 17.00 - 18.00


Tijs Ham - Music Performance: Three Mixers (Curated by FAQ) 20.00 - 20.30

During the masterclass Play you’ll play and invent folk games, learn about play communities, about a few particularly playful video games, and find out how play and playfulness can have its effect on your creativity and your work.

Adriaan de Jongh is a game designer best known for experimental games like Bounden and Fingle, which move people out of the normal space of videogames by challenging players to dance, hold hands, and share physical interactions.

Celebrate Playful Arts with Us!

Playful Arts Sessions
3 June 2016

Meet us for a vibrant day of adventurous art and play! The day is packed full with playful experiences, presentations by creative professionals, in depth conversation about current developments in playful arts, a masterclass on play and to conclude, a sweet musical performance.

Willem II Fabriek
Boschveldweg 471
's-Hertogenbosch (NL)


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