The Hans Explosion


„Hans in Luck“, the well - known tale by the Brothers Grimm is about Hans, a young apprentice, who at the end of his 7 year long training receives a lump of gold for his labour. On his way home he swaps the gold for goods of ever inferior value until there is nothing left. If one turns away from the obvious moral affirmations of the tale, it describes the hermetic class system of its time.

The tale is a child of its place and time and therefore a showpiece of the western European canon.

We want to expand the original narrative by adding multiple storylines and thus providing it with more diversity.

The tale is transformed into an interactive storytelling game, which allows its players to make up their own protagonists of different age, socioeconomic background and gender. These protagonists have the opportunity to leave Hans` path and pursuit their own ideas of luck.

Thus, the Hans of the present becomes a transdisciplinary object of analysis. It makes available a multitude of possibilities that a certain person from their specific point of view might never have taken into consideration, although they would be available to him/her/*. After all, sharing Know - how is the best way to use one`s own priviliges for the merit of all.


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… for workshops! GANZ ANDERS UND ZWAR/ A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY is a game that is well suited for workshops. Depending on current Corona regulations we offer get - togethers in presence settings or via Zoom meetings. Are you interested in becoming part of our project with your institution, class or event? Contact us!

…to report questionable posts! This game is a non-profit art project. We are making an effort to remove offensive or discriminating content as fast as possible. However, our personal resources are limited. This is why we ask you to inform us, if you stumble upon problematic content. As in real life, we are most effective in creating a save environment if we share responsibility.

…to help us as translators! At the moment we are busy setting up the German and English version of our game. We hope we will soon be able to expand our pool of languages. If you are interested in participating, contact us!

…to become an artistic member of our group! Hans is always on the lookout for new people who want to become his travel companions. Send us a message, if you are interested.