Mysteryland builds a lasting piece of art for Haarlemmermeer
Marisja Smit and Thijs Trompert have created art several times for Mysteryland. The most famous work is the Mainstage from back in 2014, inspired by the owl as a totem animal. Marisja: "We spent three years to get the necessary permits for this gigantic project. It's great that we finally started now with our life's work.”
This gigantic piece of art that is mainly made of recycled wood is an ode to the lush environment that is full of beautiful water lilies. The artwork contains 105,000 screws and 5,000 nuts and bolts.
Installation art alongside DJs
For years, Mysteryland attracts leading local artists and from abroad. This year the Mainstage is designed by the American artist Kate Raudenbush, who is well known for her work at Burning Man. Balloon Artist Robert Bose comes with his Balloon Chain for the first time to Europe, and the art collective of WERC present their giant light installation on the water at the bottom of the pyramid. Some other projects at the festival are Social Sparkles from Studio Tour and the Kunstpad in cooperation with Cultuur + Ondernemen.