ABSTRACTED is a new work which invites the viewer to explore the creation of an abstract expressionist landscape painting through a touring Augmented Reality installation and associated AR iOS App.
Hold your device approximately one meter in front of any flat horizontal surface to automatically launch this fascinating AR exploration of process in which ten hours of painting have been condensed into an evocative experience of only a few minutes.
While the time-lapse canvas recording was made we simultaneously motion-tracked the artist. This enabled us to merge her movements and the paintings evolution into one uniquely revealing performance.
Enhanced (non-essential) refinement of the scenes rotation is provided through standard two-finger touch-screen interaction.
The experience will raise up from the surface, play through and then exit to a credits screen in one go, leaving you free to move around the scene/surface and enjoy the process / performance from any angle.
This unique and accessible work aims to demystify the process involved in the artists practice, whilst exploring how new technologies and fine arts can complement and then amplify one another.
The full-size version is available as an installation for public venues whereby the experience launches on and in front of a full sized blank canvas, easel and rug. Please contact us to enquire about hosting.
ABSTRACTED is a collaboration between abstract painter Sally Coulden, digital artist Scott Fletcher and immersive experience designer/developer Benjamin Walbrook.
The VFX and AR app were created by Zubr.co, with thanks to Arts Council England for funding the project.