Carnival Town

A subculture research 

Documentary, 3 min, 2015 
The traveling fun fair is having a hard time. Workers worry about the decreasing amount of visitors and the increasing prices of fuel, electricity and rent. Despite all these worries, people work with of sophistication. During the ‘fun fair season’ the workers make a lot of hours. They often travel to the next place during the night, to open their stand in the morning and help their visitors with kindness.

I, as well, was warmly welcomed by most of the workers during my research. For two months, I have been visiting fun fairs every week. Looking for stories that could give me a little insight in the life of people that work at fun fairs.

I talked to exploiters, (international) personnel and visitors of the fun fairs and ate a candyfloss every now and then. The culture around the fun fairs is a special culture with it’s own habits, values and an own language. Exploiters are proud on their stands and determined to sustain their culture.

Project executed in the departemnt of Man and Media at Design Academy Eindhoven

Floor Hofman 
Eindhoven, The Netherlands / Taipei, Taiwan