The Art Department Eindhoven 2023

Wonderful news! The Dutch media archive, Sound & Vision, will be present at The Art Department on both Thursday and Friday. Sound & Vision is one of the largest audiovisual archives of Europe and they’ll bring just a small sliver of their treasures to The Art Department for you to play with. Join them and impart a character from your imagination into past imagery from the archive to win a prize! You will find them at the special stand at the festival.

At The Art Department, Sound & Vision will provide a free sample pack of specially curated content like old industrial imagery, open seas, stylistic mechanical visuals and quirky, unexpected footage of nature: it is all there to use. Unleash your imagination!

We have a number of WACOM-tablets ready for you. Start creating right away and enter our character design competition. Meanwhile, Sound & Vision creatives will be happy to tell you all the ins-and-outs of reusing archival material. Discover all the possibilities of creative reuse; there is a whole world waiting for you.


How to join the competition?

Stop by the booth and say hello.

Dive into the content waiting for you. Create a brand new character design on the spot (WACOM available). Download the stills that you can edit here.

Post your work on your Instagram before April 30:

Tag Playgrounds (@weareplaygrounds) and Sound & Vision (@beeldgeluid

Who will win?

May 8th, PLGR and Sound & Vision will select the top 3 designs.

These winners will receive 

  • Free subscription for 6 months to the archive’s digital portal (normal price 180 euros)
  • Two free tickets for Sound & Vision’s brand new museum.
  • Screening at the Remix fest at Sound & Vision, October 6 (open day for Art & AV students and new makers about working with archival material)