the real is no longer what it was, nostalgia assumes its full meaning

“The real no longer exists –

it has no relation to any reality whatsoever;
it is its own pure simulacrum…

 It plays at being an appearance – it is of the order of sorcery…

It is no longer of the order of appearances, but of simulation. “

‘when the map has come to precede the territory’

Hyppereal: Unity, SketchUp3D & a poodle

Hyperreality is the inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in technologically advanced societies. This video experiment expresses Baudrillard’s description here : “There is not only an implosion of the message in the medium, there is, in the same movement, the implosion of the medium itself in the real, the implosion of the medium and of the real in a sort of hyperreal nebula, in which even the definition and distinct action of the medium can no longer be determined”.
The persistence of a poodle in mixed reality still life, as an Apparition we made in ‘Unity3d’ materialises digitally : the Victorian clocktower of Hastings is conjured in strobe light and manifested shuddering like a phantom as my dog gazed through the whole experiment!

exploring mixed reality, hauntology & sonic anchors

I first used glass cloches for display in my work ‘SleepCycles‘ in Technology is Not Neutral in Brighton, 2016. Burning candles atop each dome for set numbers of hours expressed each one as a different stage of sleep. So the wax-dripped dome shown here is a particularly narrow and tall model that suits containment of the clocktower, if such a public landmark could be put into a protective bubble. Today I explored how to trigger the AR from outside the glass, with different strong natural lighting effects and with sound from the app and the immediate environment.

Go Fund me : Priory Meadow Cricket ground

Mixed reality – the metal teapot survived the Bexhill Beach Huts storm, I can use something from Priory Meadow Cricket ground archives to be the significant enduring element for a new Apparition. This will happen and be distributed across the county for free if you help fund me – please share with organisations that will be interested in work exploring memory, nostalgia, heritage, technology in art.

www.gofundme.com/Priory-Meadow-Cricket-digital-heritage

artist + software augmenting demolished sites

Before I go further and lay this out in SketchUp3D I thought id show you the lay of the land – I’ve rotated the 1899 map so Devonshire road houses are now at the bottom to match with wonderful aerial photo – those houses now face the rear of the multi storey car park for Priory Meadow shopping centre. It takes time to plan a virtual / digital 3D model of the demolished site .. but this is the imaginative part !

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Priory meadow aerial skysports

I will recreate ‘Priory Meadow Cricket Ground’ of  Hastings ( 1864-1996) in 3D with immersive soundtracks, using augmented reality* triggered when viewing special vintage postcards, the experience will happen on all smartphones & all of it will be distributed free. If you fund this project you will be helping me to preserve amazing lost local heritage in digital art for many other people to continue enjoying nostalgic landmarks, and for many generations to come.

www.gofundme.com/Priory-Meadow-Cricket-digital-heritage

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GoFundMe : to recreate ‘Priory Meadow Cricket Ground’ of Hastings ( 1864-1996) in 3D with immersive soundtracks

I will recreate ‘Priory Meadow Cricket Ground’ of  Hastings ( 1864-1996) in 3D with immersive soundtracks, using augmented reality* triggered when viewing special vintage postcards, the experience will happen on all smartphones & all of it will be distributed free. If you fund this project you will be helping me to preserve amazing lost local heritage in digital art for many other people to continue enjoying nostalgic landmarks, and for many generations to come.

www.gofundme.com/Priory-Meadow-Cricket-digital-heritage

Smartphones are ubiquitous tools and I have already released an app designed with professional legacy in mind, like a museum in your pocket. Costs include new site build, hosting & maintenance, it will not expire after a year or two.
Click here to view campaign and donate

If you have content eg: memories to be recorded, photographs, old cine movie or video footage of Priory Meadow Cricket ground events you would like to submit to me for inclusion in the project and proposed exhibition please email me : artist@lucianahaill.co.uk

Priory meadow aerial skysports

APPARITIONS – A MODERN-DAY CONJURING OF PHANTASMS AND PEERING DOWN THE CORRIDORS OF TIME: WANDERINGS 6/52

Delighted to be written about here by author Stephen Prince who introduced me to hauntology which then set me on a a path within Augmented reality, Art & historical convergence !
https://twitter.com/yearinthcountry/status/1092385202087841792?s=21

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https://ayearinthecountry.co.uk/luciana-haills-apparations-a-modern-day-conjuring-of-phantasms-and-peering-down-the-corridors-of-time-wanderings-6-52/

Apparitions : Hastings’ Victorian gothic clocktower in India : Augmented reality

(turn sound on 😉 ) taking Hastings’ lost landmarks to India ! Realtime triggering of Apparitions AR (my free app) on an iPad – you are seeing the screen capture made through free software ‘Record it’ app, turn sound on to hear the ensemble of Sufi music playing over the AR triggered soundscape. The sounds I chose when making the app encompass its lifetime (1862-1973) & environmental space in Hastings, East Sussex, UK. In this moment during WWII a Messerschmitt Bf 110 plane flies over, we experience the clocktower and sounds overlaid on the peaceful Sufi music that is actually being played live in the hotel gardens of Taj Faluknama Palace, Hyderabad in India from augmented reality

make art free !

Hastings Memorial triggering from a postcard outside Mumbai’s legendary CSMT railway

 

‘Bombay Gothic’ backdrop for Apparitions

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Apparitions app, iPhone6 Plus

I recently visited India with a work permit for an arts assignment and was amazed and had to trigger some of my ‘AR’ art nearby in its stunning ‘Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai’ (as recommended by the World Heritage Committee.) The Gothic style is dramatic, with split facades and deep shadings, embellished with etchings and engravings. The Memorial Clocktower of Hastings (1862-1973) that I created as the first ‘Apparitions_Art‘ stood proud in front of the main railway station of Chhatrapati Shivaji, once known as the Victoria Terminus built around the same time.

Once fondly called Bombay, Mumbai is the largest city in India, home to over 18 million people. The city is filled with architectural gems influenced by styles that include Gothic, Victorian, Indo-Saracenic, Art Deco and contemporary. Gothic architecture originated in India under the British Raj or Crown Rule during the mid-19th century. It became popular in Britain and naturally crossed over to India, where British architects chose to practice their new art form on Indian soil.

Here will be a link to a page of Hastings Memorial Clocktower appearing in Hyderabad  & Mumbai, India in January 2019.