Assocreation describe themselves as “an artist collective interested in digital networks and their transition into a sensuous realm”. Their aim is to develop ‘open interfaces’ that enable interaction through everyday experience. Bump is one in a series of works creating gaps in the urban landscape for play, reflection and communication.
The core members of Assocreation (Roland Graf, Michael Bieglmayer, Elmar Trojer, Christian Smretschnig, Werner Schmid and Christian Troger), who prefer to remain anonymous to the public eye, have created numerous works in public spaces in their native Vienna. They have employed a diverse range of materials which have included sulphur messages in front of the Künstlerhaus, granite paving stones on springs in the Museumsquartier and recycled window frames in an underground station. They are dedicated to involving the public in their artwork.
Bump was first shown at the Linz Ars Electronica Festival 2001, where it won the Prix Ars Electronica for Interactive Art.