Heads in the cloud V2.0
In the second version of the app, I have used fragments of digitally constructed architectural structures as a visual element to intervene in the physical space. these structures are virtually placed on the ground when we touch on the screen and move in the space.
Through the work, my intention is to create an environment for the viewers to interact and engage with the surrounding space. Placed virtual structures react and synchronize with the environment light, nearby structures, and objects.
Virtual structures create an immersive environment, which opens up many new dimensions to play/interact with virtual structures and the space around it.
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To install the application, it requires a minimum android 9 operating version and ARCORE install on your phone.
Heads in the Cloud V1.0
The project is an interactive site-specific work. It is designed to question our notions of viewing and experiencing space in everyday life.
Gadgets and technological tools are supposed to bridge the gap between the time and space, But our growing dependency on these gadgets and technologies are making us more distant from the immediate tangible world and pushing us towards the virtually stimulated life. In this work, I am using the Smartphone habits of the viewer and virtually simulated reality to highlights the gaps between our habitual, automatic, simplistic understandings of the spaces we inhabit and the complex, multiple realities of the same space, thereby compelling the viewer to ask him/herself how and what s/he is looking at.
At the display, the viewer was directed to instantly download an app on his/her phone. There were images and objects on multiple locations on the campus of Goethe Institut Kolkata and Delhi. The images and objects, upon viewing them through the app, would lead them to a virtually simulated reality prompting questions about the experience of viewing.
To experience the work viewers were asked to carry their smartphone. There were instructions related to where to download, how to install, and how to use the app.
This project is realized within the framework of Five Million Incidents, 2019-2020, conceived by Goethe-Insitut / Max Mueller Bhavan in collaboration with Raqs Media Collective
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Max Muller Bhawan – Goethe Institut New Delhi, Application Screenshot
Max Muller Bhawan – Goethe Institut Kolkata, Application Screenshot