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THE SECRET OF THE UNDERGROUND FLOWERS: Resilience, Hope, and Augmented Reality.
This project explores how people in distress can create a parallel universe, offering a source of hope in challenging circumstances. The project involves a conceptual text, photo prints, and an Augmented Reality Artwork, engaging users through their smartphones. Directly to the AR experience? follow the steps below! ⬇​

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Step 1: Download the app

  • The AR experience is available in the three cities below. Click on the link of your city to be directed to the Kyck app's download page.

  • Download and install the Kyck app on your mobile phone or tablet. The app is available on both Android and iOS platforms.

Maastricht, the Netherlands:


Tbilisi, Georgia:


Pristina, Kosovo:


Step 2: Open the App

  • Download and install the Kyck app on your mobile phone or tablet. The app is available on both Android and iOS platforms. 

  • Open the app and select 'Continue without login'.

  • Agree to allow Kyck to access photos, videos, and location.

  • Close the app, go back to the link and click it a second time!

Step 3: Locate Google Maps
Click the link of your city (above) a second time. You will now have immediate access to the artwork! Scroll down to find the integrated (Google) Maps feature. Click on the map to zoom in, if necessary.


Step 4: Find the Artwork
In the Kyck app's map view, you'll see the exact location of the AR artwork pinpointed on the map. Walk to the physical location of the artwork to begin your immersive experience.


Step 5: Experience Now
As you get closer to the artwork's location, a button will appear on your Kyck app with the words 'Experience Now.' This indicates that you are within 200 meters distance of the AR artwork.


Step 6: Enjoy the Artwork!
Click the 'Experience Now' button to launch the AR art experience. Wait (!) till "loading now" and "stabilizing position" is finished. Position your device towards the artwork's location. The AR artwork will come to life, blending the real world with digital art.

Maureen Bachaus: artistic concept 
Jeton Muja: curator & coördinator 

STRUQT B.V: Metaverse, synthetic realities [AR, VR, XR], AI, emerging media 
Metasculptures: product design, prototyping & 3D printing

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We may be living through times of unprecedented change, but in uncertainty lies the power to influence the future.

That’s why we decided to build underground flowers, constructed from the broken fragments of our existence.

Symbols of hope.
It is important to say what hope is not: it is not the belief that everything was, is or will be fine.
The hope we are interested in locates itself in the premises that
we don’t know what will happen and that in the spaciousness of uncertainty is room to act.

When you recognize uncertainty, you recognize that you may be able to influence the outcomes.

And that’s why we built flowers. In hidden spaces, dark basements and damaged buildings,

but ready to face the daylight.

This project has been made possible through the invaluable support of: 

​STRUQT B.V:, The Netherlands
The Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kosovo and Georgia.



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