26th May 2022
Spread over various cultural hotspots and a few beyond, this application is to revolutionize interactions with the city through a symbiotic lens of tech, design and culture.
Blonde_Blotch is a collection of mixed reality Architectural Objects that allow for an extension of physical space with the virtual. This space acts as a provocation of new approaches in design, technology and discourse. Interactable + Playable, these objects add a digital layer to the narrative of our city.
The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known. The technique of art is to make objects ‘unfamiliar’, to make forms difficult and the length of perception is an aesthetic end in itself and must be prolonged. Art is a way of experiencing the artfulness of an object.
-By Viktor Shklovsky, Art as Technique
“Art is thinking in images”, says Shklovsky. The idea is to apprehend objects only as shapes with imprecise extensions; we do not see them in their entirety but rather recognize them by their main characteristics.
Blonde_blotch is an ongoing collection of speculative objects (3D) and a part of the everyday sub-culture existing on Instagram featuring objects with some emotions.
This project is an extension of Smarter Digital Realities an online residency program with artists reflecting upon how cities have grown to be mediated by the digital and was supported by TIFA Working Studios and Goethe Institute Pune.