Documentation WUK Performing Arts Vienna 2016

"..klingt harmlos, ist aber ein raffiniertes Wahrnehmungsabenteuer.." Ploebst H. (14. November 2016) DER STANDARD






After an initial donation of 10 € and 1h (as stated in a contract) Treasure Hunting operated on Time-donation. After the first Erlebnis-level Treasure Hunters were informed that their 1 h was up and asked if they wanted to donate more time to the system by proceeding to level 2.The 3 levels in the Treasure Hunting system Erlebnis (Experience), Erfahrung (Experience, Empirical Knowledge), Erschaffung (Creation) were explained to the Treasure Hunters with the help of a 3D logo upon arrival at the Help Desk (image right). In average Treasure Hunters stayed approximately 3,5 h some stayed up to 8 h, returning on more days. Treasure Hunting welcomed participants on 8 occasions in November 2016.


Live transmitted instructions were given to the Treasure Hunters via a PA system at the Help Desk and in the yard. To listen to a recording of the The 'Stimme' (voice) guiding the Treasure Hunters in an experimental To-Do list click here (german).

What was the Treasure?

Participants decided themselves when it was time to stop Treasure Hunting. No matter when each Treasure Hunters' own time was up the Treasure Hunting system offered the Treasure Hunter a check-out which existed in a long (20 min) and a short version (5 min). If you want to know what the treasure / check-out was like click here

Co-production WUK Performing Arts Vienna. Supported by Kulturabteilung Stadt Wien,

Sektion 2 des Bundeskanzleramts Austria, Arts Grants Committee Sweden

Photos: Sofia Romberg, Dominik Grünbühel


Facilitators:Laura Weiss, Julian Vogel, Johanna Wolff, Marina Losin, Charlotta Ruth as well as 3rd level participants


Development: Charlotta Ruth in collaboration with Johannes Burström (Sound & Audiovisual programming), Laura Weiss (Graphics & Set Design), Sofia Romberg (Set Design & Carpentery), Marina Losin Text & Communication, Julian Vogel (Web-Design & Dramaturgy) Dominik Grünbühel (Technical Direction and Projections), Alessandra Kopp (Props), Johanna Pfabigan (Technical support)




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