Produced by Boston Cyberarts, curated by George Fifield
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
May 27–November 30
The Augmented Landscape, an NEA funded augmented reality exhibit to be held by Boston Cyberarts at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, including work by John Craig Freeman, Kristin Lucas, Will Pappenheimer and Tamiko Thiel, will open to the public on Saturday, May 27, and remain on view through November 30, 2017.
Virtual Russia and Virtual China, geo-located augmented reality public art by John Craig Freeman, uses the historic Salem Custom House as a metaphoric portal, transporting users to two alternative realities created by the artist on location in the cities of Wuhan in Central China and Saint Petersburg Russia last year. The project is meant to evoke the history and contemporary manifestations of globalization, international trade and revolution.
To see the art, enable location on your smartphone or tablet. Then download and launch the free Layar app for Apple or Android. Pull down the upper left hand Menu , tap Geo Layers, then Search Layers and search for the two words: Salem Art.