We are happy to see that this week the Wall Street Journal ran a piece on AOmi’s summer exhibition, Augmented Reality: Peeling Layers of Space Out of Thin Air, and Artinfo posted on AR and the artworld, with speacial focus on Peeling.
Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Vibhuti Patel explains:
Curated by architect John Cleater, the site-specific show “located” on Omi’s lush green meadows is invisible at first sight. But it springs alive on a viewer’s smartphone when the device is held up to the designated site. As visitors wander the rolling acres, fanciful modernist installations pop up in the phone’s frame via a downloaded application. There is no brick and mortar: Every “piece” designed with 3-D computer software is digitally built and uploaded to be viewed at its site, its image projected onscreen, literally “peeling layers of space out of thin air.”
And for Kyle Chayka at Artinfo meanwhile, the AOmi show stands appart:
The virtual architecture on view here is not meant as product placement or advertising vehicle; it’s not even meant as functional. It is simply an exercise in experimental sculpture, albeit sculpture that exists in a reality just removed from our own, visible only through the window of a computer screen.
For those interested in seeing the show for themselves, we hope you will visit the park this fall.