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Subiaco pARk

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Concept for Moon Calendar, 2014, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

Subiaco pARk is a sculpture park with a difference.

Instead of placing monumental objects in a landscape manicured around them, Subiaco pARk uses Augmented Reality (AR) technology to respond to the design and architecture of Theatre Gardens in Subiaco with artworks invisible to the naked eye. 

AR involves adding digital content – graphics, sound or animation – to real-world environments, altering what we already see or feel.

The City of Subiaco, with curator Gemma Weston, has invited eight Western Australian artists to develop AR artworks that respond to the landscape, design and architecture of Theatre Gardens. The resulting unique, surprising and complex works will challenge how we use and experience nature, public space and art.

Subiaco pARk is experienced via an app on a smartphone or tablet developed in collaboration with Felix, the innovative architectural design team chosen as Australia's representatives at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.

The City of Subiaco presented Subiaco pARk from Saturday 7 February to Sunday 29 March 2015 as a 2015 Perth International Arts Festival event supported by Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts.

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