filmpro is presenting an exhibition to pilot our augmented reality (AR) App at the Art Pavilion, Mile End as part of Nesta’s Amplified Programme.
filmpro’s artistic director Caglar Kimyoncu has been working with AR developer Albert Barbu and has created a prototype that works as both a creative and an access tool for artists working with moving image in a gallery environment.
As an evolution from its common usage our AR App enables moving image to trigger synched audio description, sign language and captions with the artwork in physical space, as well as provide additional narrative content. Developed in our creative lab the prototype was first piloted in Lisbon for project VAST/O by Carolina Martins.
The primary content will be what makes you who you are by Caglar Kimyoncu. A research-based multimedia installation that was first conceived and exhibited at the PSBK gallery, Yogyakarta. It explores identity through transmedia storytelling utilising augmented reality (AR). It focuses especially around how identity is impacted by gender, ethnicity, religion and sexuality. The exhibition presents narratives through improvisation, portrait studies and AR for an immersive, accessible and inclusive experience.
filmpro is a grantee of the Nesta Amplified fund. Amplified is a fund from innovation foundation Nesta set up to support cultural and creative organisations seeking to develop digital ideas that generate social impact.
The gallery is wheelchair accessible. The App provides content as captions, BSL and audio description.