Since the massive adoption of iPhone smartphones by both the art
audience and artists
a new platform for expression has arisen. Using smartphone devices anyone can now access, interact and contribute to the virtual public space all over the globe. This has resulted in a chaotic, unbounded, infinite freespace with unprecedented opportunities - and consequences...
The consequence for this years' edition of the Biennial is a massive infiltration of unofficial virtual pavilions 'physically' present in the
space of the Biennial areas.
The exclusivity of this traditional art domain is at risk, now that the physical space has been 'enriched' by
numerous parallel 'virtual' realities
, such as:
"Manifest.AR artists" are placing virtual artworks across the Giardini and Piazza San Marco
Les Liens Invisibles are adding an "Invisible Pavilion"
Amir Baradaran announced his "Venice Augmented" strike
Live View Studio is virtually extending the national pavilion of Serbia
Junaio is competing with Layar to become THE foremost augmented reality sphere.
An invisible battle to most, but a crucial, or perhaps even historic moment to others.
planned to be documented accurately here
, starting June 1st 2011.
Choose your side in this battle on traditional art structures!
the Layar app now. Be prepared. Thank you.
ON YOUR IPHONE TO LOCATE AND
ANY UNAUTHORIZED VIRTUAL PAVILIONS FROM THE BIENNALE GROUNDS
(DON'T AGREE WITH THESE STATEMENTS?
AND BATTLE ALONG!)