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Rave Nature (Performance & Film)

Rave Nature, installation at W139. Amsterdam, NL

'It's Nice to be Important, but more Important to be Nice... - Scooter'.

Rave Nature consists of a light and sound installation on a build platform in the middle of a forest. The public came one night with a bus from the city to the secluded location and after a walk in the forest in complete darkness they were suddenly confronted with a spectacular light show with disco lights and loud performance of the famous rave-song ‘Move Your Ass’ by Scooter from 1995.

There were the trees built into the stage that were part of the performance for the exact duration of the song (3.51 minutes). After that it went back to complete silence and darkness and the bus brought the audience back to town without any mediation or explanation.

The film Rave Nature presents an abandoned light and sound installation in the middle of a forest at night, where a light show and the famous rave-song ‘Move Your Ass’ by Scooter from 1995 are performed with trees as the main protagonists build into the stage.


Rave Nature is a model for a proposal for a concrete platform for events and discussions in a forest near the quarry of the Factory Enci on the border of Maastricht (NL) with trees as the main protagonists build into the stage. The Enci quarry produces cement for The Netherlands and abroad. Near the factory is a forest called ‘Enci-forest’ which is build on the top layer left over material of the factory. They are the main sponsor of the ‘Cement Festival’. The quarry dug off almost the entire hill called the 'Sint Pietersberg'. There are a lot of discussions between organisations who want to preserve the natural area and the factory, who wants to expand their activities. In this forest illegal rave parties have been organised in the nineties.

Still of Rave Nature

Realised in collaboration with Maarten Vanden Eynde and Wouter Osterholt
Produced for Marres, Cement Festival, Maastricht, NL
Materials: wood, paint, light installation, sound installation.
Format: DVD, colour, 5:53 minutes.
Special thanks to: Scooter