Drone Camping

July 19th till August 31th

Come to the Drone Camping exhibition and enter a space filled with installations for you to hide in, play with and step into. One of the most beautiful weeks of the Lightness was Rob Sweere's Whiteness show, with larger than life inflatable sculptures and an audio drone to meditate in. We're showing Rob's pieces again but now in combination with Sarah van Sonsbeeck's Anti Drone Tent and Jimmy Cauty's intriguing Aftermath mega installation.

Plus we offer you the chance to come and fly your drones in our amazing exhibition space. Every saturday from 1 till 3.

Free entrance for pilots on Saturday! (sorry: fuel burning UAS/UAV are prohibited in our space)


The Aftermath Dislocation Principle disaster tour 1 - Irati

With: James Cauty


The exhibition shows works by three different artist, who all relate to the subject of a future world filled with impulses, noise, radiation and distress.

Jimmy Cauty

The Aftermath Dislocation Principle
The Aftermath Dislocation Principle is a bizarre twisted model village which is desolated, deserted, destroyed, burnt and devoid of life apart from 5000 or so model police that attend this apocalyptic aftermath.


Heaven - Rob Sweere

Rob Sweere

Vortex, Silent City, Drone 2.0 and Heaven
With titles like Vortex and Silent City, the white, huge inflatable sculptures offer a moment of calm and purity within our hasty lives. Enter the installation and lie down in it's centre to escape your surroundings. Or take place in the giant speakers of Drone 2.0.

The boat trip to Heaven will also drift on the waterside of our urban beach.


Sarah van Sonsbeeck Anti Drone Tent 2013 - Part of Sarah's the Drone Architecture Project. This photo was taken at Sarah van Sonsbeeck's studio. thermal blanket, frame Sarah van Sonsbeeck

Sarah van Sonsbeeck

Anti Drone Tent
The works of Sarah van Sonsbeeck concern politics, privacy and silence and range across all sorts of media. Her Anti Drone Tent is a small construction of emergency blankets that blocks infrared sensing, making it invisible to drones.


19-06-2014 Drone Camping - Inflatable sculptures by Rob Sweere. Exhibited at Mediamatic during his week of Whiteness as part of the Lightness exhibitions. The Inflatable sculptures by Rob Sweere are the landscape for our flying exercises. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are becoming very common in many areas. From hobby toy to deadly drone stikes, they are popping up everywhere. Revolutionising the areal photography practice and enabling DIY mapping projects, drones are also used for… Rob Sweere

You can read more about their works here

Free Flying hours

Every Saturday, from 13.00 till 15.00 the Drone Camping exhibition will turn into a drone test field and playground. If you own one, bring your UAS, quadcopter or any other RC flying device and start to fly in our 1000 sqm arena.

Important note: We do not provide the drones for you. It's only possible to fly if you bring your own device.


Drone Camping is located inside the Mediamatic Fabriek. VOC-kade 10, Amsterdam

Your Mediamatic Membership* is your entrance ticket for the exhibition. Free entrance for pilots on Saturdays. Mediamatic, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Open from Monday - Sunday from 13:00 - 18:00.

* Membership information

You become a Club Mediamatic member by registering on the website and pay 5 euro for two months (9 weeks). The membership gives free admission to events and discount on drinks. We will also send you mailings about our program unless you opt out of that service.
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