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Monday, June 27, 2011

mark skwarek lectures at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center



The Creators Project (Organizer) added this Meetup on Jun 24, 2011

OMI INTERNATIONAL ARTS CENTER CELEBRATING 20 YEARS ARCHITECTURE OMI OPENING


OMI INTERNATIONAL ARTS CENTER
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS
ARCHITECTURE OMI OPENING

International Society for Presence Research -- Augmented reality projects transform Boston into a digital cyberland [From The Independent]

International Society for Presence Research [From The Independent]

owni.eu -- Augmented Reality: The Boundaries of Invisible Worlds

Augmented Reality: The Boundaries of Invisible Worlds on owni.eu
....Speaking of ghosts, social issues are also targeted and effectively manifested in Border Monument: Frontera de los Muertos by John Craig Freeman and Mark Skwarek, both members of the Manifest.AR collective. The artists created the 3D model of a “calaca”, a commemorative skeleton figure from the Aztec tradition, and inserted one in several spots around the USA-Mexico border, where remains of dead immigrants had been found. This way the sinister legacy of the social imbalance between the two countries can be expressed through an immaterial monument, only viewable through mobile AR devices like smart phones.....

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Augmented Reality Intervention Venice Biennial 2011 - The Island of Hope

Documentation of the "Island of Hope" at the 2011 Venice Biennial.

Monday, June 13, 2011

review of the Not Here @ “The Samek Art Gallery" at Bucknell University

Are you in the Biennale, or aren't you? Both, thanks to Augmented Reality
Jun 132011
Posted by Jon Ippolito

Street View Giardini 1 9 Master CardThe press release for the exhibition Not Here begins, “The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University is very pleased to announce that we will not be presenting the augmented reality artwork of the art collective, MANIFEST.AR from June 4 through November 27, 2011.” It turns out MANIFEST.AR isn’t featured in the Venice Biennale either. Even more of a coincidence: the same works not featured in the Biennale are not featured in the Samek show, during the exact same period!

If you’re confused, blame Augmented Reality: software that allows enterprising artists to overlay virtual versions of their works in real spaces, at least on AR-enabled smartphones. What’s not (here) to like?

For the Samek show, newly named museum director Richard Rinehart, formerly of the Berkeley Art Museum, tapped the same irreverent crew that hijacked the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art in 2010 for the exhibition “We AR in MOMA“. We can forgive MoMA guards and unaware gallerygoers for scratching their heads when they saw clued-in visitors pointing cell phones at blank walls and chattering about their favorite works.

The collective’s AR Intervention manifesto bends some quotes by Biennale curator Bice Curiger to their own purpose:

As “one of the world’s most important forums for the dissemination and illumination about the current developments in international art” the 54th Biennial of Venice could not justify its reputation without an uninvited Manifest.AR Augmented Reality infiltration. In order to “challenge the conventions through which contemporary art is viewed” we have constructed virtual AR pavilions directly amongst the 30-odd buildings of the lucky few within the Giardini. In accordance with the “ILLUMInations” theme and Bice Curiger’s 5 questions our uninvited participation will not be bound by nation-state borders, by physical boundaries or by conventional art world structures.

The Venice Biennale has not invited MANIFEST.AR to exhibit these artworks. The Samek Art Gallery has invited the artists to not exhibit the works. MANIFEST.AR’s Venice Biennale 2011 AR Intervention descends from the artistic lineage of Salons des Refusés and Institutional Critique. This project imbues healthy critique with a sense of play and offers a new lens through which to view questions of absence and presence, of center and periphery. Artists from Marcel Duchamp to Michael Asher to Andrea Fraser have shown that when an artist gestures beyond the limits of the current art world, they do not leave that world behind; instead they expand its borders. MANIFEST.AR is expanding the art world in a discursive sense as well as technologically and spatially.

Of course, Augmented Reality doesn’t do away with spatial coordinates, like net art often does. Rather, it maps new information and imagery onto existing coordinates–in this case, latitudes and longitudes in the city of Venice and the environs of Bucknell University. So you have to be standing at one of those coordinates, as registered by the mobile phone in your hand, to see one of the works. As the Samek press release notes snarkily, “These artworks can be viewed from only two places on Earth: Venice, Italy and Lewisburg, PA. They can be not viewed from anywhere.”

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full article here

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Not Here

Not Here @

The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Island of Hope at the AR Venice Biennial Intervention

















"The Island of Hope" seen in San Marco Square during the opening to the Venice Biennial, June 1st 2011."The Island of Hope" brings people's hopes and dreams to life. The island and Fountain Goddess generate objects of peoples hopes. Hopeful tweets from the around the world containing the #hope are considered for generation.















The Fountain and Goddess of Hope seen in the Giardini during the opening to the Venice Biennial, June 1st 2011. "The Island of Hope" brings people's hopes and dreams to life. The island and Fountain Goddess generate objects of peoples hopes. Hopeful tweets from the around the world containing the #hope are considered for generation.

Not Here show at the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University








FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Richard Rinehart, r.rinehart@bucknell.edu, 570-577-3213
Not Here
June 4 – November 27, 2011
Lewisburg, PA, June 4, 2011 – The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University is very
pleased to announce that we will not be presenting the augmented reality artwork of the
art collective, MANIFEST.AR from June 4 through November 27, 2011. This collective,
famous for using augmented reality technology to “hijack” an exhibition at MOMA in
2010, has focused its latest intervention on an even bigger art world target, the 2011
Venice Biennale. From the collective’s Venice Biennale AR Intervention manifesto,
“As ‘one of the world's most important forums for the dissemination and
'illumination' about the current developments in international art" the
54th Biennial of Venice could not justify its reputation without an
uninvited Manifest.AR Augmented Reality infiltration. In order to
"challenge the conventions through which contemporary art is viewed"
we have constructed virtual AR pavilions directly amongst the 30-odd
buildings of the lucky few within the Giardini. In accordance with the
"ILLUMInations" theme and Bice Curiger's 5 questions our uninvited
participation will not be bound by nation-state borders, by physical
boundaries or by conventional art world structures.”
The Venice Biennale has not invited MANIFEST.AR to exhibit these artworks. The
Samek Art Gallery has invited the artists to not exhibit the works. MANIFEST.AR’s
Venice Biennale 2011 AR Intervention descends from the artistic lineage of Salons des
Refusés and Institutional Critique. This project imbues healthy critique with a sense of
play and offers a new lens through which to view questions of absence and presence,
of center and periphery. Artists from Marcel Duchamp to Michael Asher to Andrea
Fraser have shown that when an artist gestures beyond the limits of the current art
world, they do not leave that world behind; instead they expand its borders.
MANIFEST.AR is expanding the art world in a discursive sense as well as
technologically and spatially.
The Venice Biennale 2011 AR Intervention includes artworks by Tamiko Thiel, Sander
Veenhof, Mark Skwarek, Will Pappenheimer, John Craig Freeman, Lily & Honglei, John
Cleater, and Naoko Tosa.
The Samek Art Gallery is closed for the summer; please do not visit looking for these
groundbreaking artworks. They are not here* The Gallery will also not be hosting a gala
dinner at the Cipriani Hotel in Venice to honor the artists.
* While they are not inside The Gallery, these artworks have been dropped off, virtually,
outside the doors of The Gallery and they have spilled out of the building across the
Bucknell University campus. To view these artworks on-site, follow the instructions
below. These artworks can be viewed from only two places on Earth: Venice, Italy and
Lewisburg, PA. They can be not viewed from anywhere.
Augmented Reality
Unlike Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality is the art of overlaying virtual content on top of
physical reality. Using AR apps on smart phones, viewers look at the real world around
them through their phone’s camera lens, while the app inserts additional images or 3D
objects into the scene. For instance, a plaza that is “in reality” empty, might contain a
crystal coffin or psychotropic toad when viewed through an AR-enabled Smartphone.
MANIFEST.AR writes, “The increased availability of free Augmented Reality viewers on
mobile phones has brought this technology out of the lab and created a participatory
form of mass media.”
Instructions
The AR artworks can only be seen in Venice or Lewisburg in the display of a
smartphone using the free Layar augmented reality browser:
- on a smartphone (Android, or iPhone 3GS or higher)
- go to the web page
http://www.willpap-projects.com/AR/Web_APP/Not_Here_Launch_App.html
- then select an artwork, then launch
- (if Layar is not installed, select “Download app” first)
Related Links
Page to Launch Artworks (on mobile device in Venice or Lewisburg)
http://www.willpap-projects.com/AR/Web_APP/Not_Here_Launch_App.html
Google Map Locations of Artworks on Bucknell Campus
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=20147517172518274
2945.0004a4bd637bba3db15ef&t=h&ll=40.957693,-
76.883644&spn=0.0041,0.008261&z=17
MANIFEST.AR Venice Biennale 2011 AR Intervention Manifesto
(includes list of artist and artworks)
http://manifestarblog.wordpress.com/venice2011/
Credit
Not Here was curated by Samek Art Gallery director, Richard Rinehart.
About the Samek Art Gallery
The Samek Art Gallery is an academic art laboratory that serves the students, the
university community and region through innovative exhibitions and programming that
focuses primarily on the art of our time. The Gallery organizes diverse and
interdisciplinary programs of noteworthy art, artists, scholars and critics from around
the US and the globe. The Gallery is open to the public seven days a week during the
academic year, with the exceptions of university recesses and between exhibitions.
Exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.
Gallery Location
Samek Art Gallery!
Bucknell University !
Lewisburg, PA 17837
The Samek Art Gallery is located in the heart of Bucknell University’s campus, on the
third floor of the Elaine Langone Center, on the corner of Moore Street and Seventh
Avenue.
Information
Phone 570.577.3792
Fax 570.577.3215
Website
http://www.bucknell.edu/samek

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Venice AR INTERVENTION ACCOMPLISHED!!!

Screen captures from the opening day of the 2011 Venice Biennial!
The Island of Hope


















On a more serous note the island is sending hope to Joplin, MO- You can as well by tweeting - #hope and #Joplin somewhere in the tweet- The augments will travel from Venice across the Atlantic to Joplin, showing support to those who have lost so much.

Smartphones unlock real secrets

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/smartphones-unlock-real-secrets-20110531-1fehm.html