Manifest.AR is an international artists collective working with emergent forms of augmented reality as interventionist public art. The group sees this medium as a way of transforming public space and institutions by installing virtual objects and artworks, which respond to and overlay the configuration of located physical meaning. Utilizing this technology as artwork is an entirely new proposition and explores all that we know and experience as the mixture of the real and the hyperreal. Physically, nothing changes, the audience can simply download and launch an Augmented Reality Browser app on their iPhone or Android and aim the devices’ camera to view the world around them. The application uses geolocation software to superimpose computer generated three-dimensional art objects, enabling the public to see the work integrated into the physical location as if it existed in the real world. Manifest.AR has created a virtual exhibition in and around Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art.
Participating artists: Mark Skwarek, John Craig Freeman, Will Pappenheimer, Tamiko Thiel, Sander Veenhof, Virta-Flaneurazine,Patrick Lichty, Lily & Honglei, Christopher Manzione, Arthur Peters, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes,Nathan Shafer,Joseph Hocking,4 Gentlemen,Damon Baker
Photo: A Parade to Hope an AR Visualization, Mark Skwarek, Damon Baker, Arthur Peters, Joseph Hocking
1) Download the Layar Augmented Reality browser to your iPhone or Android now, http://www.layar.com/
2) Launch the app and search "Manifest.AR" or click on http://m.layar.com/open/manifestarica
Also on view at the ICA:
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl: Experience the dynamic intersection between visual art and vinyl records
Catherine Opie: Empty and Full: Catherine Opie’s photographs of American landscapes and people offer a moving portrait of the United States in the 21st century
Apr 22-May 8
Gallery Hours| Tues/Wed 10-5pm, Thurs/Fri 10-9pm, Sat/Sun 10-5pm
Admission| $15 general admission, $13 seniors, $10 students, FREE members and youth 17 and under, Target Free Thursday Nights: FREE 5-9pm every Thurs, FREE for families (2 adults with children 12 & under) the last Sat of each month
Reception| Fri, Apr 22, 3-5pm The members of ManifestAR will be hosting an informal educational conversation about their virtual installation.