+/- 2 minutes each
Production year: 2012
Executive producer: Rogier Sol: State 31, executive producer films Roel Bolhuis: Tinker Imagineers, project leader Maartje Heintz: Tinker Imagineers, project leader content
Director: Jonas Klinkenbijl: Calling the shots, film director Stan Boshouwers: Tinker imagineers, creative director
Camera: Erwan van Buuren
Editor: Henk-Jan Snijder
Author of the script: Wim Hoen, Jonas Klinkenbijl
Musical composer: Vincent Beijer
Dolly Verhoeven: Festival Gelegerd in Gelderland, client
Joost Luk: Tinker Imagineers, 3D designer
Daniell Lenis: Phantavision Audio Visual hardware and show-control supplier, project manager
Pieter van der Scheer: Stortplaats van Dromen, coordination construction and decoration
The Bandritzer 561 is a mobile time capsule, designed for a cultural heritage festival in the province of Gelderland. It takes the audience on a trip through nine different moments in the province’s military history. The Bandritzer is a transformed sea container filled with film and audio. During the festival, the Bandritzer was installed at 26 different festival locations. Over 10,000 visitors took a ride.
In the summer of 2012, the heritage festival ‘Quartered in Gelderland’ travelled the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. With 80 heritage institutions presenting 250 activities on the military past of the province and with 250,000 visitors, the festival was a great success. The Bandritzer 561 was the eye-catcher of ‘Quartered in Gelderland’ and functioned as a linking element, connecting locations, eras and activities.
This Bandritzer 561 is an enigmatic monster that has been designed and developed especially for ‘Quartered in Gelderland’ by Tinker Imagineers. Is it a tank? A digging machine? A military project left behind? A time machine? The machine turned up in front of museums and at locations where extraordinary festival events were held. Wherever the converted sea container with its fabulous stripes appeared, people would go and stand in line – even without knowing what for.
Once inside the Bandritzer, they were in for an intriguing multi-media show, taking them on a trip along the most important military episodes from the history of Gelderland. Fragments of film created for the purpose took the viewers on a trip through twenty centuries of sieges, wars and billeting.
Every piece of film shown in the travelling theatre referred to an exhibition or event behind it, all presented in a thrilling clip of a few minutes. The visitors travelled through time and, in passing, got an inkling of what the festival had to offer.