Carolyn, Mary and I are collaborating. We are creating a site specific, temporary wall painting exploring human activity on Arizona’s people, wildlife, and plants in the past and the present. You’re invited to view the installation and consider how we can restore and balance a healthy future for Arizona life.
WHO:Scottsdale Arts Learning 7 Innovation invites you to the opening reception for WHAT:UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES WHERE:Center Space
Located in Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E 2nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 WHEN: Artist reception: Feb. 17, 202, 6-8
Exhibition runs Feb 17 thru May 28, 2023
Free to attend → more info
Invited to participate in an Augmented Reality (AR) workshop hosted by Hoverlay and Scottsdale Public Art (SPA), I arrive looking forward to learning about this new technology.
Co-founder Nicolas Robbe, introduces us to Hoverlay Spaces and the experience, followed by talks from artists Roy Wasson Valle and Casey Farina. In general, Roy covers a more 2D set up while Casey discusses a 3D approach. Each of them share their work (which I am familiar with) and cover basics in how to integrate AR into one’s own art.
Roy comments that AR is a disruption to the senses. And he’s not kidding! #Space #Time
What a surprise to experience artist Carolyn Lavender’s first try at AR! Mary Shindell doesn’t have a clue what we see. Point up, Mary! I capture this ↑ photo to show her.
I go home with my notes and an idea and start to work/play.
I begin by finding images. I can’t really understand what exactly I’m doing until I get something anchored into space. Well then, it feels science-fiction to me! I am thinking original Star-Trek, sci-fi. I could be (am) on the bridge looking out into…space.
I set some parameters, create a QR code, and send it out to a few people. #SeeingIsBelieving #SeeingIsNotBelieving
I keep changing things and note the changes on the other end too.
The illusion is magical ↓ especially at night!
All of the bugs I set up are troublemakers (to the human body). This one ↓ might be the worst. Naturally, I isolate it. (EBV study (Gene with a Protein Coast).
I’ve been playing with the software a few days and discovering things…like…it’s an illusion and yet it manages to cast shadows! #RealNotReal
A special thanks to Scottsdale Public Art, Hoverlay, Casey and Roy!