10.000 Moving Cities – Same but Different (2018 – )
Mobile app as interface for Net-based installations

“10.000 Moving Cities – Same but Different” is an interactive web-based app for smartphones and tablets. With this app you can see and hear what’s happening in real-time around the world. An endless flow of countless stories. You experience how our world is constantly changing and how more and more places are becoming “non-places”, as described in Marc Augé’s book and essay “Non-places”. You become an observer and at the same time you can actively participate.

The work shows, that currently coronavirus pandemic is the number one topic in many places. No matter which location on the world map is selected in the VR mobile app, the majority of posts address the COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

With the mobile app one moves between the imaginary buildings via smartphone and tablet. At the same time one participates in the digital communication streams and social movements of our time by means of inserted Social Media Posts. To a chosen city, these posts are searched in real time, processed and transferred into the virtual world.

Courtesy of the artist



location: “Advance and retreat of globalization” MAIN EXHIBITION,Macao Museum of Art