This project uses mixed reality technology to reproduce artists’ works and at the same time add some new feature in them.
Given the importance of interactivity, we set out to create a piece where the audience can hold and play with. We have brought three movements in art together: Surrealism, Modernism and Pop Art. All of them are very important movements that have shaped the art today. Using the Mixed Reality technology, we are able to bring them “alive” in the same space and give the audience the illusion of physically holding there sculptures and interaction with them.
The three artists’ works chosen in this project are described as following:
The cultural movement labeled modernism refers to the necessity of an individual rejecting previous tradition, and by creating individual techniques, produces work which is original to that artist. In general, the modern movement sought to reach down to basic perceptual and primitive, in the sense of being fundamental.
In our project, the artist we chose is Constantin Brancusi. We reproduce his work: the woman and man. When the woman and the man part moves near, they will be combined to the original work as following.
A 20th-century literary and artistic movement that attempts to express the workings of the subconscious by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtaposition of subject matter. Surrealism, movement in visual art and literature, flourishing in Europe between World Wars I and II. Surrealism grew principally out of the earlier Data movement, which before World War I produced works of anti-art that deliberately defied reason; but Surrealism’s emphasis was not on negation but on positive expression.
The artist chosen is Rene Magritte, we reproduce his work: Apple as following. At the beginning, audience only can see an apple on the mirror. By shaking, the apple will drop to the platform shown as following.
3. Pop Art
A movement that first emerged in Great Britain at the end of the 1950s is a reaction against the seriousness of abstract expressionism. British and American pop artists employed a common imagery found in comic strips, coup cans, and Coke bottles to express formal abstract relationships. By this means they provided a meeting ground where artist and layman could come to terms with art.
The artist chosen is Andy Warhol. The art work “Can” is reproduced in our project, audience can see the soup dropped from the can as following.