Unauthorized Art Exhibit Sneaks Into MoMA Via Augmented Reality
A choreographer whose work was sold off from the gallery makes a surreptitious return – via visitors' smartphones.
Augmented reality has found some incredibly innovative uses for hidden art exhibits and ‘easter eggs’ both literal and figurative recently. Now, by challenging the norms of what belongs in a museum and what doesn’t – and even what our definition of a transgressively placed artwork is – performance-based artist Adam H. Weinert is truly pushing the limits of the medium as well. When users download the Dance-Tech Augmented Reality app for iOS or Android and walk past certain permanent markers in the museum, such as a staircase or a sign, will trigger the app to start playing modern choreographic performances as if the dancers are right in the museum.
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