AR OPEN Augmented Reality Exhibition
Venice Skate Park
Wednesday, May 29 at 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Ends Dec 31, 2024
Augmented Reality Exhibition AR OPEN At the Venice Public Art Walls AR Open invites you to immerse yourself in the world of augmented reality artworks blending into the scenic views of Venice Beach – all with your own cell phone. AR OPEN features artworks by Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Jeewi Lee, Pixelated Realities, Dennis Rudolph, Benedikt Terwiel, Jonas Wendelin, and others. At the heart of the exhibition stands the piece DIDDLE MY SKITTLE (LA), commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. This AR sculpture delves into themes of gender, power, and alternative world orders, transporting the world-famous Hollywood sign to Venice Beach. It serves as the backdrop for this unique, interactive, site-specific art experience. Jordan's work confronts traditional male dominance, featuring a flying manta ray-like creature that symbolizes female empowerment and resistance against patriarchal structures. Initially inspired by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the piece has evolved to address broader issues of gender inequity and the male gaze in cities such as Moscow, Berlin, Hollywood, and beyond. PLEASE NOTE: The site-specific installation is only accessible on location at the Venice Public Art Walls. This is a web-based project viewed via an AR-enabled smartphone or tablet (2017 or newer) using mobile data. Attendees must bring their own smartphone or tablet. No apps are needed to access the installation. Upon arrival at the Venice Public Art Walls, open on your compatible smartphone or tablet. The map and the works and further instructions on how to view all installations can only be found on the mobile version of the project: All artworks are part of Augmented Studies, an AR program exploring the potential of augmented reality for contemporary art. Based in Berlin and operating internationally, Augmented Studies has produced numerous public art projects and has been running the exhibition series AR OPEN in Al-Zawraa Park in Baghdad since 2021 and in Berlin's Tiergarten since 2022. Tag us if you take screenshots of the Installations: IG @goetheinstitut_losangeles THANKS!
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