Augmented Reality Sculpture, 2018
The old world crumbles. The new world comes into being.
How will we handle the changes of the modern era? What do we hold on to?
What do we take with us? What do we leave behind?
Meditationsculpture.zip is the centerpiece of the Mixed Media Installation “This site is buffering II”, a contemplative space of the post-digital age.
In the centre of the Schuhhaussaal (venerable hall) of the art association Ulm stands an object, surrounded by site fences, like a piece of cargo, inspired by construction sites, public spaces and means of transportation. There isn’t a space more real and honest, never completed, a symbol of a steadily continuous working process.
The visitor is given a smartphone at the entrance, which he can use to augment the cargo object. A digital sculpture is projected into the room. Fixed on its smartphone, it appears to be in a meditative state. By looking at the smartphone screen and circling the digital sculpture, the visitor quietly becomes part of the meditative installation.
Building site fences, wooden cargo object, digitally printed fabric, belts, smartphones, AR sculpture, ambient sounds
Concept and Design: Hojin Kang
Curation: Katharina Ritter
Sound: Francis Cazal
English Translation: Dustin Coutts
Consultation: Claudia Menz, Katharina Ritter
Technical Consultation: Kai Kruschel