And one day, boom: the pavilion of exploded reality!
The theme of the Pavilion I’m curating for The Wrong Biennial, is inspired by the concept of impossible architecture: focusing upon the new idea of digital art surrealism driven mainly by incoming energy from web culture and the intellectual groups developing within that framework which create amateur artworks using new technologies much like the way in which a magician uses a magic wand.
The ten artworks exhibited on both the sides of the Pavilion - sculptures, installations, images and videos - appear to the eyes of the audience through Augmented Reality Technology. The artworks created by ten students from Rome’s Academy of Fine Arts are based upon concepts such as: remix, détournement, digital surrealism, glitch-art, appearance, dream, sleep/awake, journey and unreality. The ten creations contextualized inside the Pavilion feature unexpected shifts and shifts in meaning.
In fact, Augmented Reality Technology, by increasing reality itself, creates new levels of unreality. It decontextualizes real space, accentuating the paradox of how Augmented Reality actually decreases reality by removing and modifying real levels to increase illusoriness in our real atmosphere.
Instructions to see the exhibition
The pavilion’s architecture unfolds in two parts: A and B; each side contains five of the ten artworks built using the augmented reality technology. Therefore, it’s necessary download the free App Layar, install it on your smartphone or tablet and make log-in in order to start scan the AR contents, just pointing the smartphone to the respective sides A and B of the pavilion. The audience can become also collector and archivist, downloading, printing and conserving both the pavilion sides A and B and scan the exhibition directly from paper. The artists’ artworks and the whole show, it’s in any case visible through a video documentation, made to allow people to see the exhibition without using any AR technology on smartphone or tablet. Watch the artists' video presentation. Enjoy the show!
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