Cultural critic Stephan Reuter called the spring 2021 trolley race "Basel's most original art happening" in the Tages-Anzeiger, the Berner Bund and the Basler Zeitung.
The annual Draisine Derby sees itself as a free space in the performance society: daredevils vie with their self-built track companions for victory in the race and the favor of the audience and jury - but also in the euphonious category Most Beautiful Failure, loosely based on Christoph Schlingensief's 'Failure as Opportunity': "Do something! What doesn't matter."
This is how the Draisine Derby has been moving on and between the tracks since 2016 - between art and sport, minimalism and spectacle, technology and trash. A place of openness and encounter, where fundamentally different expectations collide: Some participants want to be the fastest, others the most beautiful, many want to move in an original way, even be art, some just funny. And still others don't care about any of that.
What is a trolley anyway? We really don't know.
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