In the 70’s artificial turf was first introduced on market as an alternative to natural grass on football fields. Since this moment there is never-ending discussion about the pro's and con's of natural or artificial turf fields. 'Boerûh Melk Speelt Uit' reacts on this discussion during a live football game screening of the rivals PSV-Ajax on 18 December 2016 in Amsterdam. Sports journalist Timme Wolgen was invited to comment this game with a focus on role of gras in this football game. Audience was seated on a tribune designed for this event.
Every 10 years the artificial turf on a football field has to be replaced. A mobile tribune set used for 'Boerûh Melk Speelt Uit' event is made out of recycled artificial football field turf. It's design is based on a traditional milking stool found in de Kwakel (Dutch farmland). This tribune has 3 heights: farm level (low), stadium level (medium) and bar level (high). In that way this tribune enables a range of activities like milking a 'Boerûh Melk' sheep, watching a game of your favorite team or drinking milk with friends at the 'Boerûh Melk' bar.
'Boerûh Melk Speelt Uit' is a continuation of the project 'Boerûh Melk' in which the alternative ways to use football fields are being proposed.
This project was developed as part of exhibition 'Onzijn'. Curator Jurgen Bey; commissioned by Wow Amsterdam.