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Sam – Five questions for Florence Jung
Sam. Florence Jung
A Fragment of Eden

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The Gate

THE GATE explores Hamburg’s identity on the basis of the familiar image-slogan, the “gateway to the world”. The two-part exhibition in urban space makes use of various interpretations of the metaphor and follows its trail where the city engages with itself: in HafenCity. In Europe’s largest inner-city urban development project, a sense of tradition meets a striving for innovation; here, the latest vision of the “gateway to the world” is being translated into constructed space.


Each with its own format, the two parts of THE GATE show HafenCity as a constantly changing organism in which buildings and people exert reciprocal influences on each other. Five overarching chapters connect a locally situated audio library and an art trail of 16 stages leading through HafenCity. The audio library brings together ten entertaining podcast series, which convey interesting facts about the district from very different perspectives and in a vivid way. The content can be browsed at home or while on the move in HafenCity.


Cyber-Dust

Curious phenomena are lurking in the town of Herford! Having been invited by Marta Herford, Austrian artist Martin Walde discovered striking and surreal aspects while exploring the town that he proceeded to capture in a series of poetic and bizarre narratives. Shunning the usual sights, he brings shapes, colors and smells of the town into focus, and also reveals remarkable assemblages that normally go unnoticed.


The app “Cyber Dust: A Digital Parkour across Herford” offers an unusual tour of Herford using your own smartphone. As users explore the town with the digital map, they find QR codes that make AR (augmented reality) objects visible as virtual extensions of the real environment. Together with Martin Walde’s stories, new angles on supposedly familiar elements of the town are revealed, encouraging users to get creative themselves.


Since this is a PWA (progressive web app), it needn’t be downloaded and can simply be accessed using this link:


https://cyberstaub.marta-herford.de

A Fragment of Eden

A Fragment of Eden explores spaces of a symbiotic future in which humans are no longer considered separate from nature’s ecosystem. The artworks open up fictional spaces of possibility and ask about the future city: What might it look like? How do we want to design it?


In addition to the installation at Goseriedeplatz, the project includes four further satellite works by the artists Nike Kühn, Collectif Grapain, Malte Taffner, Lea Schürmann and Christian Holl at the locations Goseriedeplatz, Waterlooplatz, Dornröschenbrücke and Welfengarten. The four satellites will rotate through Hannover’s urban space at regular intervals for four months. The accompanying app, which navigates users from place to place, enables interaction with the works and other visitors via chats.


Sam by Florence Jung

For the first time, the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen is presenting a digital art experience for smartphones in collaboration with the artist Florence Jung and the Berlin-based developer team interkit. Sam is the title of the app, which will be available for download from 28 October in the Apple App Store and the Google Playstore.


With Sam, Florence Jung reflects on how technologies construct emotionally charged spaces that blur the line between fiction and reality, and how these complex digital entities breed an illusion of intimacy that encroaches on daily life. In an era where everyone publishes thoughts and opinions on their own device, Sam also presents an experimental approach to literature that continues Florence Jung’s incisive exploration into contemporary angst and its effects on our collective psyche.


As an online friend, Sam reaches out to you via chat and accompanies you through everyday life over the span of a few weeks. Attentive residents will also be able to encounter Sam’s presence in a wide variety of places in Siegen’s urban space.


13 Steps


The exhibition project “13 Steps” by artist Omer Fast in the digital and public spaces of Hamburg, Herford, and Siegen marks the artistic conclusion of the joint project “Offene Welten.”


In a total of seven scenes from his 3D film “13 Steps to the Liberation of Germany”, Omer Fast questions the power of the image as a message. How do images work, and what political power do they have? What is the liberation mentioned in the title and which movements drive it in the media?


The soundtrack to the film is available via the app. This ghostly “audio guide” by Tom McCarthy picks up on motifs from the movie. It interweaves found pieces of text such as quotes from Albrecht Dürer or the Gospel according to Luke, instructions on how to deal with glue attacks in the museum, or plans to overthrow the Federal Republic from the Reichsbürger scene, with information on the provenance and handling of the respective exhibits to create a complex commentary on the moving image.


The app provides more detailed background information: Individual scenes can be selected, and image and text references in the film can be called up, enabling a multi-layered examination.


Since this is a PWA (progressive web app), it needn’t be downloaded and can simply be accessed using this link:


https://13schritte.offenewelten.de

02.12.22

The artist Florence Jung has developed the digital art experience “Sam” in collaboration with the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen. The app with the same name, “Sam,” is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Playstore. In the interview, Florence Jung talks about who the fictional character Sam is, why she .

28.10.22

For the first time, the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen is presenting a digital art experience for smartphones in collaboration with the artist Florence Jung and the Berlin-based developer team interkit. Sam is the title of the app, which will be available for download from 28 October in the Apple App Store and .

27.05.22

The Kestner Gesellschaft presents the exhibition “A Fragment of Eden” in public and digital space and thus the third sub-project of “Open Worlds”. Visitors can chat with each other and the art objects via an app and navigate from artwork to artwork through Hannover’s city center. Over four months, the exhibited works .

17.03.22

Florence Jung writes scenarios of situations that shift from fiction to reality, much in the same way that rumors can become facts in the digital age. Her works – none of which are documented through images – examine our relationship to uncertainty as well as how assumptions and anxieties shape our perception. .

14.12.21

The artist Martin Walde roamed extensively through Herford in search of unusual facets, recording his discoveries in a series of poetic and bizarre narratives. The result is an interactive exploratory tour which opens up possible perspectives and reveals surprising views of the seemingly familiar town. In the app, virtual phenomena are used .

25.10.21

The Berlin based developers Jennifer Aksu, Holger Heißmeyer and Sebastian Quack are completing the team of the cross-institutional research project “Open Worlds” as digital partners. This is the final step for the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, IMAGINE THE CITY Hamburg, the Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover and the Museum Marta Herford to begin with .