Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Do we need buildings for digital art?

Guardian UK - Entering an art gallery is an act of escapism – whether visitors become absorbed in a landscape painting or engrossed in video work, they arrive willing to be transported. But what does it say of the purpose of the gallery if artists ask viewers to turn around and walk back out onto the street?

The Liverpool arts centre FACT has brought this scenario to life, as it celebrates the building's 10th birthday with the exhibition, Inside Out. International artist collective, Manifest.AR (the AR standing for augmented reality) are presenting new work within the exhibition, which encourages people to leave the building to pace the city on a hunt for virtual objects, experienced via smartphone applications and GPS positioning technology.  Read more.

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