24/09/2022 – Augmented Art drop in exhibition & symposium
Apparitions app and Pioneer are relaunching with new features and additional assets ( Prince Albert himself ) in this event on Saturday 24th September from 2pm – 9.30pm, held in Ugly Duck, 47-49 Tanner Street, Bermondsey. Free from 2-7pm then tickets for artist talk – information here :
This one-day exhibition showcases the cutting-edge augmented reality artworks of Luciana Haill and is the London premiere of Pioneer, an ambitious, augmented reality (AR) artwork which explores urgent contemporary themes around innovation, hubris and technology elitism through a reflection on Victorian engineering. The work juxtaposes Victorian engineer Magnus Volk’s unique seagoing electric train on stilts called ‘Pioneer’ (nicknamed ‘Daddy Long Legs’ (1896-1901) to contemporary mobile technologies such as augmented reality, 5G and SpaceX’s Starlink satellite network.
Also, on show will be a newly updated version of Haill’s earlier series of augmented reality artworks entitled Apparitions, inspired by three Victorian landmarks lost in wars, storms and during rapid gentrification.
The artworks can be triggered using special apps and images or actually at the sites of lost heritage via geotagging. In the case of Pioneer, the AR artwork is geotagged in such a way that the seagoing train actually appears to travel along the original route of the tracks (between Brighton and Rottingdean) as you walk the coastal path.
The works are accompanied by immersive soundscapes which can be experienced using headphones or a wearable SUBPAC tactile audio system.
The artist, Luciana Haill will be present and happy to demonstrate the works and answer questions.