The Ars Electronica Garden Aotearoa is a cyber-physical exhibition that aims to create a bi-directional portal to meet New Zealand’s technologists, artists and University researchers. The Garden hosts performances and prototypical installations, tours through ateliers and research laboratories, as well as visits to cultural sites and extraordinary landscapes.
The Ars Electronica Garden Aotearoa offers a portal to visit the creative and emerging technology scene of the South Pacific. It assembles selected projects from New Zealand’s technologists, artists and University researchers. Curated by the Digital Research Hub (DRH) and developed by the arc/sec Lab at the University of Auckland, the Garden welcomes local and international visitors to a cyber gallery hovering above an imaginary New Zealand landscape.
A setting of large-scale projection screens combined with 3D projection mapping creates a dynamic environment which augments physical artefacts with virtual presentation formats using the Mozilla Hubs platform. In Auckland and Wellington, you may explore some of the projects in person. As a global visitor you will gain access through your PC screen or VR headset.
The exhibition allows for both, to showcase projects from the New Zealand based contributors and to host content from other Ars Electronica hubs.
The Ars Electronica Garden Aotearoa presents live performances, prototypical installations and virtual projects. It offers tours through workshops and research facilities, and takes its visitors to cultural sites and through extraordinary landscapes.
For access to the Garden, program schedule, and information on contributing technologists, artists and researchers visit: www.ars.nz
The exhibition in Mozilla Hubs features 25 projects from New Zealand’s technologists, artists and University researchers. visit www.ars.nz
Gibson / Martelli (UK), Carol Brown (NZ) and Russell Scoones (NZ)
Movement and landscape in flux, five figures wander across the landscape of Central Otago. Between the rocks and crevices, they move. In this moving image installation, we explore our persistent longing for belonging in an age of virtual travel. Filmed in the raw physical landscapes of Central Otago and the Motion Capture Studio of CoLab AUT in Auckland, we map between radically different scapes.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Garden host: Digital Research Hub (DRH), University of Auckland
Garden development: arc/sec Lab – Uwe Rieger, Yinan Liu and Yan Li
For full lists of contributors visit www.ars.nz