“herbst Fragments” is an Android and iPhone app that not only gives users access to more than 100 interview excerpts but also to original audio recordings concerning projects in public space that have been carried out since the foundation of steirischer herbst in Graz in 1967. The app, controlled by GPS, updates and extends the “Fortysomething” project originally devised to mark the fortieth anniversary of the festival in 2007.
Walking around the city, it is now possible to listen to voices from the past. At one corner the app tells of a woman walking down the road covered in a sticky mess of human hair and honey. At another, of an artist who opened his trousers and sent up rockets. And was there really a man dressed up as Hitler standing on a step-ladder in Mariahilferstraße?
By plan b (Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers)
Programming Sebastian Dressler & Peter Vasil
Interviews and research Anna-Katharina Laggner & Johann Puntigam
Text editing Stefan Schwar
Speaking Peter Ablinger, Anne Schulz, Emil Breisach, Doris Psenicnik, Eva Maria Hofer, Erika Lackner, Werner Fenz, Florian Malzacher, Franziska Stiger, Christine Frisinghelli, Sylvia Mascher, Karl Grünling, Hannes Rinnerhofer, Manfred Goger, Herwig Höller, Fritz Ostermayer, Alfred Kolleritsch, Krista Moosboeck, Florian Geßler, Christian Klein, Anna Katharina Laggner, Anton Lederer, Lisa Stroembeck, Marten Spangberg, Sylvia Mascher, Norbert Nestler, Friederike Nestler-Rebeau, Fritz Ostermayer, Andreas R. Peternell, Karin Polanz, Reini Urban, Sabine Achleitner, Siegmar Zacharias, Sigrid Lutz-Weiss, Dieter Spath, Helmut Strobl, Thiemo Waltensdorfer, Peter Vujica, Warren Neidich, Peter Wolf, Annika Strassmair, Hans Peter Weingand, Heimo Halbreiner, Hermine Grabner de Luca, Maria Motter, Marcus Bogensberger, Stacy Bartsch, Tiz Schaffer, Valentin Hasler & Astrid Kury