Treasure Hunting is a participatory practice expanding and exploring the format of a Treasure Hunt.

Participation resembles playing and constructing a computer game in a live environment. In Treasure Hunting you co-create your own and others journey with an emphasis on intuitive interpretation of tasks and clues. Treasure Hunting examines performative aspects of communication, liveness and temporal objects. The practice operates on a time-donation system, a proposal to make the participants reflect on the value of taking time with a subversive comment on experience industry.


Treasure Hunting has welcomed participants on 3 occasions in 2015 & 2016.



WUK, Performing Arts Vienna November 2016: Documentation


Season Opening WUK Vienna September 2016: Bildfang video walk treasure hunt


MfA DOCH Uniarts Stockholm May 2015: Video documentation of tests


Theory behind Treasure Hunting: The 'live' versus 'not-live research


About Treasure Hunting WUK / Radio Orange (german): Radio interview


Memory donations from participants 2015: Memories of Treasure Hunting


Example of text-objects part of Treasure Hunting 2015: coffee-script, contract




TREASURE HUNTING 2016 was practiced with co-creators/time-donators: Laura Weiss, Sofia Romberg, Julian Vogel, Johannes Burström, Dominik Grünbühel, Marina Losin, Johanna Wolff, Johanna Pfabigan, Alessandra Kopp as well as 80 Treasure Hunting participants and 40 video Treasure Hunters at WUK season opening.


TREASURE HUNTING 2015 was practiced with co-creators/time-donators

FRANK MARTIN ENGSTRÖM, DOMINIK GRÜNBÜHEL, PETER MILLS and SOFIA ROMBERG, supervisor/time-donator MARCO MUNOZ as well as testers/time-donators







image: C. Ruth

New Performative Practices Master of Fine Arts

DOCH Stockholm May 15

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