We will be in Freiburg im Breisgau between 23 – 27 January beginning the handing out of GPSs to the public for our new project The Hidden Choreography of Everyday Life (German title: Die Verborgene Cheorgrafie des Alltags). For this Depot Erbe commission, culminating in March at the Museum für Neue Kunst, we are wondering; Are we really free to go where we want? Are our movements very predictable or do they surprise us? When we put them all together, what sort of a portrait do we make of our surroundings? Related to our previous works A Day in the Life – the Walkers of Birmingham and Crossing Paths, this time we will be making more of a cinematic, film outcome which will include other visual and sound material other than the GPS animation (thanks as always to Peter Vasil for his programming skills).
If you have friends, relatives and aquaintances in Freiburg who would be willing to have their daily journeys tracked for a day and see them become part of a film. We will be hanging round the foyer of Theater Freiburg when there are performances all that week or you can drop us an email to make an appointment. The GPSs can also be borrowed over the next month and we will return in February to interview participants.
After finally acknowledging that the PDA has probably had its glory day and the smartphone has taken its place, we have resurrected, revisited, renewed and relaunched fortySomething as the smartphone app Herbst Fragmente. It is now available as an Android and iPhone app that gives you access to over a hundred interview segments and original sound material about projects in public space that took place in Graz as part of steirischer herbst since its inception in 1967.
You don’t have to be in Graz to experience the project – you can navigate the map by hand, clicking on the pointers to hear the interviews and sliding the bar up to read more informaiton or see pictures, finding links for further information.
The long-awaited Soul Lines app, which will enable you to find out when you and your soul will be reunited, should you ever have to travel faster than walking and where it currently is, will hopefully follow soon.
Herbst Fragmente can be downloaded to your smartphone for free. It was commissioned by sterischer herbst and programmed by Peter Vasil and Sebastian Deßler. Interviews and research Anna-Katharina Laggner and planb. Text editing Stefan Schwar
On Thursday 9th July, Sophia will be at the Kunsthalle in Weissensee from 5:30pm to take part in the artists’ talk in association with the group exhibition Ausweitung der Lehrzone, where she has a new video piece called The Matter Betweeen You and Me.
At 7pm that same evening (Thursday 9th July), Soph will be joining Dan to participate in the art/science SLAM at the ZKU – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik Siemensstrasse 27, 10551 Berlin organised by Satellite Salon and Picture Berlin. There are 12 other artists taking part in what promises to be an interesting line-up. Admission 3 / 5 EUR which includes food.
On Saturday 11th July at 4pm and Sunday 12th July at 3:30pm, we will be in Leipzig leading our audio tour The Monday Walks as part of B_TOURS Leipzig. The Monday Walks was first shown in 2010 as part of play!_Leipzig. See www.b-tour.org for tickets