This project uses Augmented Reality (AR) and Google Street View to add elements of time, motion, and history to eleven specific sites, dating back to 2007.
As a result, the “still” image develops multi-dimensional properties, updating the analog art experience into one more aligned with online interactivity. The AR activated images of these sites, which refer to affiliated cultural figures, reveal a presence related to this James Baldwin quote: "History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history.”"
In our cultural moment, which scrutinizes how historical structures have created contemporary contexts and inequalities, this project proposes a photographic view that explicitly embraces these often unseen layers, while expanding the visual content and impact of a photographic image.
(Viewers can download the free Artivive app and point their phones at the respective images to activate the AR)