Whilst lots of people are basking in the 32C heat on the beach half a mile away, or sitting in their beach hut with picnics and Bar-b-queue food relaxing in deck chairs, Ive stayed in the shade an tried to create beach huts with wood and asphalt textures in SketchUp 3D now I have a license for the full version.
So this was the moment England beat Sweden in the football .. a couple of fleeting apparitions !
Apparitions – its an artwork thats also an app : bringing back the bygone!
Heres a 600 000 polygon quick look of the accurately measured and scaled St Leonards Pier from approx 1905 era
Ok great weather = great lighting, so I took my artwork onto the balcony, the teacups are vintage, the flowers smell real, but to anyone else, I must look like I am taking photos of the flag stones…. the apparition is only visible through my phone !
The Hastings Observer newspaper has kindly mentioned my artwork Apparitions. Using ‘Augmented Reality’ on their smartphones, the audience are taken back in time with models and soundscapes encapsulating the life span of missing heritage gems in the local area ; St Leonards Pier and Clocktower Memorial.
Two dates for the diary -19.09.18 and 22.09.18 when you can experience it without knowing how or why, or owning a smartphone. We will show you how and enlighten you with the history, technology and interactive art engagements at The Azur luncheon and free drop in event in Hastings museum.
Exploring the decay & changing nature of a seaside town now facing gentrification & associated social & cultural conflicts in a series of artworks where just a trace remains in St Leonards & Hastings. The audience is everyone with a mobile phones to view the augmented reality (AR) recreations & historical narratives, I will make ‘british ghosts walk in public.’
I can trigger missing Victorian architecture resurrecting them as 3D models attached to soundscapes with embedded stories triggered by vintage postcards & GPS locations of demolished sites : St Leonards pier & The Memorial Clocktower
You hold a postcard. The old metal teapot bobs towards you. You get a sense of itself & its past. The only survivor from a storm that swept all the beach huts out to sea.
Spectral Apparitions, 3D models of sites that did not survive : St Leonards Pier & The Clocktower Memorial
Now imagine what the sound would be like out here.. Doppler effect of music, laughter, a zoo (!), skating, bands, sea birds, waves, quiescence