Wagon Wide Web
20.06.18 - 17.01.19, Train Art Gallery TRAM, Vienna-Bratislava
Concept by Anne Zühlke, Magdalena Hubauer & Lukas Weithas, programming/hardware: Sebastian von der Thannen, programming/web-design: Helen Schneider
The project collects commuters’ experiences of travelling between the two countries respectively neighbouring capitals, Bratislava and Vienna. Along a digital and participative artwork this important knowledge becomes accessible.
Who are the regular travellers? What causes their frequent crossing of national borders? The Wagon Wide Web installs a virtual train wagon in the real compartments. A digital platform allows a bird’s-eye view on the wagon with its 44 seats and the attached bicycle storage area. Passengers can localize themselves, track or continue the histories of their seat by commenting on provided audio features or by sharing their own content in the form of voice messages, texts or photos. Stories of commuters can be heard, seen and shared. The result is a travel log, constantly growing and changing and a moving memory.
Wagon Wide Web, 2018-2019
Photo: Christine Hummer