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Starting with the simple, playful and banal concept of the Chinese Whispers we wanted to play a game and in this game explore how we could create a platform in the city of Växjö for strangers to meet and in this meeting point enable them to collaborate around storytelling. The game started with young people’s subjective and personal stories from different places around Växjö. Then posters, telephones, answering machines and other ways of communication have been used to create a Chinese Whispers between places and strangers in the Växjö region.

During two months we received more than 1000 calls, all different and marked by the participants. The project was exhibited at Växjö Art Gallery during the summer of 2004.

[visklek] is a combined research and art project at the Interactive Institute, studio [12-21].