‘City Unseen 2.0′
October 11, 2019 – January 18, 2020
Snap! Orlando presents ‘CITY UNSEEN 2.0: The [AR]t Experience Continues,’ the innovative ongoing Augmented Reality art project, with virtual public art installations, and in gallery experiences. Year two features new [AR] activated and interactive gallery experiences at Snap! Space. Inquiries, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Works by Marpi, Marjan Moghaddam, Synthestruct, Ya La’ford + Jesse James Allen, Matt Roberts, Julie Gratz, Kaleida Studio, and more…
Marjan Moghaddam is a pioneering and award-winning artist, recipient of numerous grants and prizes for her digital art such as the Rockefeller Fund and Brooklyn Arts Council. Moghaddam has been hailed as a ‘Trailblazer in Digital Art’ by Times Tribune, ‘The First Lady of Animated Painting’ by The Examiner, a ‘Digital Humanist’ by Art Spiel, and a ‘pioneer in hacking visuals as interventions’ by Quiet Lunch magazine. Recently, her #arthacks on Instagram were shortlisted for the International Digital Sculpture price, and were exhibited internationally as AR activations. Marjan Moghaddam has created commissioned AR art for museums such as the Smithsonian, National Cathedral & Ulm in Germany, and was recently the AR Artist-In-Resident for Adobe Project Aero, in the spring 2019.
Marpi is a Polish-born, San Francisco-based artist who creates interactive, scalable work across multiple platforms in digital and physical space. In his current practice, Marpi designs and builds vast digital ecosystems that encompass both environments and creatures that are brought into being and shaped by users. His recent work provides different windows into the same universe, where sound, gestures, and other inputs from our world provide the basis for completely new forms of life. Looking Glass is the world’s first desktop holographic display.
Renowned Jamaican-American Ya La’ford’s geometric composed paintings serve as a gesture reflecting her Jamaican cultural hybridity through her journey to challenge notions of humanistic patterns and unseen experiences. La’ford received her MFA from Art Institute of Boston in 2012, and her juris doctorate from University of Florida. Her work has been displayed at Clark Atlanta University, Rosenthal Gallery, Boston University, CHIHULY Gallery, Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, and Dunedin Fine Art Gallery. Ya La’ford is a grant recipient of Joan Mitchell Foundation scholarship, and her work can be found in numerous corporate and private collections across Europe, Asia, and the United States. Projection Mapping with Lightform devices created by Orlando digital artist Jesse James Allen.
Dazzle Camouflage: enter a word or hashtag to search Twitter, and the word’s frequency generates black and white patterns and the fidget spinners’ response. Matt Roberts is a digital artist and photographer specializing in real-time video performance and new media applications. Roberts has been shown internationally in Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan, as well as nationally in New York, San Francisco, Miami, and Chicago.
New York based digital artist Julie Gratz is an animator, and artist who combines her musicality and skill in fine art to create animations that compliment the music they accompany. She grew up painting, drawing, choreographing, and performing on stage, and animation has become a culmination of all of her training and experience. Julie co-founded Kaleida Studio in 2013.
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