Devar contributed to the creation of one of the central installations of the POP-UTOPI project by artists Galina Bleikh (Israel) and Elena Serebryakova (Russia). The exhibition is currently open in St. Petersburg in the new gallery of contemporary art Inner Voice, located in the building of the St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic named after D. D. Shostakovich.
“Hava” is the name of art work, supplemented with elements of AR technology. Visitors to the exhibition can download the free Devar live application (available on Google Play or AppStore) and use it to watch the "come to life" image using a smartphone camera. The viewer sees how the raptor, which Hav is holding in his arms, leaves the picture plane, becomes "real", voluminous and mobile, and then jumps to the floor and begins to interact with people. The impressive effect of presence has become possible thanks to the use of Devar augmented reality technology, as well as the technology of markerless interaction between a virtual object and the real world.
The new project of Galina Bleikh and Elena Serebryakova is a futurological forecast that answers the question of how human consciousness will change in the near future. The authors ventured to suggest that an ideal technogenic shell, created using three-dimensional computer graphics, is capable of possessing not only artificial intelligence, but also highly organized consciousness.
“POP-UTOPI is based on the ideas of posthumanism and its varieties,” the authors tell about their project. “In addition to the semantic aspect, our art project has a powerful resource for expansion - the seizure of territories with the help of an expanding reality inhabited by the heroes of our pop utopia.”
An invasion of the context of contemporary art is the debut for the Devar company.
To date, DEVAR art has experience working with museum expositions and international architectural exhibitions, giving visitors the opportunity to see insufficiently preserved or lost elements of architecture and art objects of historical value. The unique technology of combining the real world and virtual objects in augmented reality mode makes it possible to expand the possibilities of presenting exhibition spaces.
The exhibition is open from April 22 to June 4, 2016.
Gallery opening hours: Tue. - Sat. from 12:00 to 18:00.
Address: St. Petersburg, Mikhailovskaya street, 2.