NEXT TO YOU
Mixed Reality Walk
by Marika Hedemyr
FREE ADMISSION - OPEN EVERY DAY 9 am - 7 pm
Where are you going? How do you relate to the person next to you?
A smartphone in your hand can open up new worlds and connections, and also create isolated bubbles and segmented societies. In Next to You at Korsvägen, Hedemyr explores this paradox through an interactive walk where your choice of direction is crucial for the course of events. The work remixes the city's visions of Göteborg as a destination with quotes from Vilhelm Moberg's novel series The Emigrants, and facts about Korsvägen. A private mixed-reality situation where the experience of the place and the passers-by is intensified.
In which direction are you heading? Get ready!
How to enter the walk
Start the app and follow the directions.
Do the walk on your own via your smartphone and headphones, or borrow equipment and wifi when the team is on location. Check the dates below.
Next to You at Korsvägen can only be experienced at the real place Korsvägen, and with the app “Next to You”.
Download the app via wifi. Allow the app to acess your location info and camera.
Good headphones that cover your ears are recommended. Korsvägen is a noisy place :-)
Languages: English, Swedish.
Length: 40 min
Accessibility: The walk can be done in wheelchair. Disabled toilet facilities are to be found at the platform and at the Museum of World Culture 300 m from the platform. The app can be used on a tablet device (instead of smartphone) for larger screen.
About the app: Size: 290 MB
Dates & Times
Open 6 September−19 Nov 2017
Every day 9 am - 7 pm
Part of GIBCA Extended - Gothenburg International Biennial of Contemporary Art
With your own smartphone and headphones you can enter the work any time between 9 am - 7 pm.
We recommend you do the walk in daylight and start latest 6.30 pm.
The team is on location the following dates, and can lend you equipment and/or provide free wifi for downloading the app. Meet us outside the waiting hall next to Pressbyrån:
Wed 6 Sept: 17:00-19:00
Thur 7 Sept: 12:00-19:00
Fri 8 Sept: 16:00-19:00
Sat 9 Sept: 12:00-17:00
Sun 10 Sept: 15:00-17:00
Fri 15 Sept: 11:00-14:00
Sat 16 Sept: 12:00-17:00
Thur 21 Sept: 11:00-14:00
Fri 22 Sept: 11:00-14:00
Sat 23 Sept: 12:00-17:00
11−15 October: times to be announced
14−19 November: times to be announced
Concept, script, direction, and voice: Marika Hedemyr
Creative Technologist: Jacob Michelsen (RISE Interactive Göteborg)
Film: Maja Kekonius
3D Animation: Lena Trapp
Sound: Helena Persson
Project management and public relations: Vanessa Labañino, Jörgen Wade (Possibilitas)
Produced by: Marika Hedemyr Projects
Co-production partners and collaborators: Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival, RISE Interactive Göteborg, GIBCA Extended, Museum of World Culture, Konstepidemin, EspressoHouse, Possibilitas
With the support of: Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Region Västra Götaland, Gothenburg City, Kulturbryggan, Kultur i Väst
The woman: Vici Hofbauer
The child: Miranda
Web-design and graphic elements: Claes Pettersson
Documentation and trailer: Hosea Waore, Maja Kekonius
Graphic design: Milena Karlsson
Voice coach: Ann-Sofie Nurmi
Thanks to: All extras, Lisen Rylander Löve
Artist Talks and Activities
About Marika Hedemyr
and Next To You
Marika Hedemyr is a Swedish artist working across choreography and public art, exploring emotional and political relations between people and places.
Her work is known for twisting reality into precise and humorous everyday situations. It has been presented at Dansens Hus Stockholm, Röda Sten Konsthall, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Egypt, Yokohama Dance Collection Japan, among others. In 2016 Hedemyr co-edited Dansbaren—The Mob Without Flash (Dansbyrån, 2016), a publication dedicated to critical thinking within choreography and self-organisation. Since 2017 Hedemyr is enrolled for a PhD in Interaction Design at the School of Arts and Culture (K3) at Malmö University, Sweden.
Hedemyr’s basic areas of research forming Next To You at Korsvägen are:
What can performative art in public space be, beyond the performer? She expands the concept of choreography and transmedia storytelling by exploring how choreography, direction and dramaturgy are created in the "eyes of the beholder" as an embodied experience in public situations.
What are the potentials of the space between a smartphone and its user in a public space? How can it become a place for action, ethical negotiations and new forms of expressions? How can augmented and mixed reality technologies be used for expanded forms of “storytelling”, creating situations of critical reflection?
The Artists and Collaborators
Artist working across choreography and public art, exploring emotional and political relations between people and places. www.marikahedemyr.com
JACOB MICHELSEN (RISE INTERACTIVE)
Interaction designer and AR/VR developer.
Film maker. www.majakekonius.com
3D Designer. www.trapp3d.com
For press inquiries regarding Next to You at Korsvägen, please contact Vanessa Labanino at Possibilitas.
Tel: +46-70-465 99 36
Welcome to download photos for articles, program etc related to Next to You at Korsvägen. Hedemyr and the photographer's name should always be mentioned. For use in commercial or any other event you must get our permission. Ask at: firstname.lastname@example.org