Blurring the lines between the physical and digital worlds is becoming an interest for artists. In an effort to break new artistic ground, many have turned to augmented reality, hoping that the technology will help them achieve their aim. Thus far, artists using augmented reality have seen a great deal of success. Artists Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza have been using the technology for some time and have recently launched a new project that aims to push the boundaries of what people know about art.
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The project is called Nervous Structure. The first installation of this project was displayed in Richmond, Virginia, late last year. Using a projector, a series of vertical strings are displayed on a wall. The strings resemble those found on any guitar, but are entirely digital. Using a number of cameras, along with augmented reality, artists were able to make the strings respond to the movements of those viewing them. When people walked by the display, the strings would respond, creating sounds that matched the rippling effect of a person’s passage through space.
The Nervous Structure has several more exhibitions planned this year, each using augmented reality to some degree. The technology is quickly becoming a favorite for artists looking for a new way to express their creativity. Art lovers have responded well to the inclusion of the technology, hoping that it will provide them with an experience they will never forget.