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Lesung | »Einige Herren sagten etwas dazu«

27. Jun. | 07.00 pm

»Einige Herren sagten etwas dazu«
Die Autorinnen der Gruppe 47

Special Exhibition

IMAGINARIUM - Ausstellungsmotiv


The new temporary exhibition at the GRIMMWELT Kassel from 9 May to 13 October 2024 will bring to life the world of Czech puppet and travelling theatre, its art, and the fairy tales and stories that go with it.

Permanent Exhibition

Mother and child look at fairy tale books in the "Folk tales" section.

GRIMMWELT adventure space

Experience fairy tale collectors and linguists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in this fascinating world of knowledge and discovery.

  • Special Exhibition

Swing VR - The Dream of Flying

»imPOSSIBLE? The magic of wishes« special exhibition

On a swing you are free, and with every swing you get a little closer to the sky. When you can’t swing any higher, you close your eyes, and then, for a small moment, you feel utterly weightless – as if you can fly.

In the virtual reality-based art installation »SWING VR – The Dream of Flying« by A.MUSE – Interactive Design Studio, you don’t even have to close your eyes to enjoy the feeling of being able to fly. On the contrary: dive into this dream world with your eyes wide open.

02 Swing VR c A MUSE


The founders of A.MUSE, Binh Minh Herbst and Christin Marczinzik, have created a VR installation that allows you to fly. The installation is one of the exhibits in the »imPOSSIBLE? The magic of wishes« exhibition at GRIMMWELT in Kassel from 24 November 2022 to 11 June 2023.

Sit on a swing equipped with a VR headset and take flight – enjoy new perspectives and immerse yourself in virtual landscapes. Go higher and higher with each swing to hover over a city and colourful trees made of papier-mâché, painted in watercolour and then created analogue in 3D in the artists’ studio.

The higher you swing, the higher you’ll fly, past a colourful hot air balloon and up into the clouds, continuing to rise weightlessly into space. After about three minutes in this dream world, you’ll slowly return to earth again for a gentle touch down in the virtual city.

If you’re not able to go onto the swing and try out the VR headset, you’ll still be able to experience the journey into the dream world. The exhibition also has a film for visitors who, for health reasons, prefer to keep both feet on solid ground, making the dream accessible to everyone visiting the special exhibition – you won’t even need to close your eyes to enjoy the experience.

The installation is accessible to visitors aged 8 years or older with a minimum height of 120 centimetres.
(Please note further safety instructions in the exhibition itself.)

The Swing VR project has been awarded with the following prizes

Newcomer Award for New Media 2015: third place
ADC Newcomer Award 2016: bronze

Please read carefully!

SWING VR – The Dream of Flying
Please read carefully!

You will wear a virtual reality headset and swing into a dream world.

The flight lasts about 3—4 minutes.

You can stop at any time. Please let the swing come to rest when you’re done and put your feet on the ground. Let our staff help you to remove the headset before you get off the swing!

For safety reasons, the flyers must be
a) 100 kg (20 stone) or lighter.
b) able to get on and off unassisted.

For safety reasons, the flyers must be
a) 1.2 metres or taller.
b) at least 8 years old.

For reasons of physical and mental health, flyers must not
a) have, or have had, a heart condition, abnormal blood pressure, or a silicon or latex allergy.
b) have back, neck or similar conditions.
c) be recovering from bone fractures, or be wearing a cast or sling.
d) have recently undergone surgery or have other conditions that may be aggravated.
e) be pregnant.
f) suffer from vertigo or be susceptible to motion sickness (kinetosis).
g) be afraid of enclosed spaces, heights, or speed.
c) be sensitive to strobe effects.

We draw attention to the fact that you use the swing at your own risk. We accept no liability for possible damage or personal injury.

We wish you happy swinging and dreaming!