Christian Sievers' work is concerned with the changing relationship of artwork and audience brought on new technologies. His artistic work explores to what extent concepts such as participation and agency must be reassessed.
One of his works is Hop 3. In this project, 200 advertising columns and posters in public space established a connection to a mobile phone shown in an exhibition space. This phone was used to contact a high-ranking NSA whistleblower. A call to the phone number on the poster can be shown to lead to immediate and permanent monitoring of your phone; a text explains why you should still call. "Hop 3" is now part of the collection of ZKM Karlsruhe.
Christian Sievers studied sculpture and performance at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig and at the Royal College of Art in London. Since 2011 he is an Assistant Professor for multimedia and performance at Academy of Media Arts Cologne. From 2018 to 2020 he was Prorector for Teaching and Academic Studies.
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