Assocreation

Assocreation, founded in 1997, is an artist collective based in Vienna (Austria) and Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA). Its members work anonymously on a wide range of interactive installations and urban interventions – often manipulating the ground the public walks on such as with the award winning art installation ‘bump’ (Prix Ars Electronica Distinction 2001): a set of two interactive sidewalks tangibly connecting pedestrians at two distant public spaces in real time.

The collective has presented among others at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz (Austria), LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industral in Gijón (Spain), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (Poland), CENTRALE for contemporary art in Bruxelles (Belgium), Katmandu International Art Festival (Nepal), Bienal de Valencia (Spain), Istanbul 2010 – European Capital of Culture (Turkey), as well as in the streets of New York, Detroit, Zurich, Copenhagen and Paris.

“Assocreation deals with networks and their transitions to tangible realities. One of their materials is the ground under our feet, which it manipulates and networks in order to make it palpable.”   Friedrich Achleitner

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Members of Assocreation. Performance in pink stockings, 2004. Group exhibition “Making it 2 – die sprache der straße”. Schönbrunner Straße, Wien (AT). Photo: Franco Winter. Members of Assocreation. Performance in pink stockings, 2004. Group exhibition “Making it 2 – die sprache der straße”. Schönbrunner Straße, Wien (AT). Photo: Franco Winter.