The AA/AR (Augmented Art/Augmented Reality) Gallery, hosted by the CultureNet Program on the campus of Capilano University, features works of sound, image, and multimedia. Brian Ganter is the current and founding Curator of the gallery.
Launched in August, 2012, the gallery hosts only what are known as “augmented reality” or “augmented art” (and sometimes anti-art) works. These are works which require a smart phone or other camera-equipped digital device to locate them, to view them, and in some cases, to interact with them. Unlike virtual or online digital projects which strive for distance from the real world, augmented works are linked, connected or in some ways build upon or are integrated with the real environment in which they are “located”.
The AA/AR Mobile Gallery accepts submissions from artists working in sound, in still and moving images and multimedia. We are particularly interested in works that play on, subvert or critique conventional interactions or conceptualizations of the relationship between nature and technology.
Commercially available forms of cross-platform authoring software such as Google Maps + Earth, Layar, or Aurasma are accepted but other non-commercial alternative means for crafting and displaying works are encouraged as well.
Submissions for works are accepted twice a year, at the start of the term in September and again in January. Works must be completed and installed by the end of the given term.
Interested parties should use the form below to submit a proposal for a work, of no more than 250 words. New digital artists — and particularly student artists — are encouraged to apply.