What does it sound like to be here and there, simultaneously? There’s a person in a drab formal suit lying on the pavement, face down, arms outstretched. Their body is covered, head-to-toe, with a tinfoil sheet, or maybe a thermal blanket, fixed by several mid-size stones. People pass by, with their eyes fixed elsewhere, randomly on purpose. But otherwise, they keep staring at us together, at you and at me. And me, on the way back to the hotel, I put the headphones on and listen to scratchy sounds, while the first rays of sunlight bleed into my already blood-shot eyes. It is late fall, and you are again here, in this park with only a few benches and trees, scattered as a lame excuse around the mushroom-shaped public-access toilet. This is where we meet, this is where we part without saying goodbye. How can you love a country that doesn’t love you back? “Geschichten (fildy)” is a sound piece that annotates and fabulates stories of queer migrations between Poland and Austria in the 1950s-1980s.The project is funded by Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport.
In Grid for the Modern World, Juniper Foam produced a collection of screensavers in collaboration with Seth Weiner as counterparts to a series of long-form mixes he curated for the Palais des Beaux Arts. The screensavers feature 3d models that are textured with archival images from Atelier Bachwitz’s fashion and lifestyle magazine, Moderne Welt, which was published between 1919 and 1939 from the Palais des Beaux Arts building. The grid is conceived of as a work that will continually accumulate new screens as Juniper Foam mines the publications for textures and composes and curates new mixes.