As an artist, have you ever wanted to reclaim advertising space, replacing billboard images and marketing slogans with your own work? The Artvertiser is a software platform for doing just that; replacing billboard advertisements with artististic work that can be viewed with augmented reality apps in real time.
In a free two-day workshop at Science Gallery, selected visual artists will work with The Artvertiser creators - Julian Oliver, Damian Stewart and Arturo Castro - to create a city-wide art exhibition. Participants will be invited to hack advertisement space around the city converting it into interactive, electronic artworks, disrupting the relationship between the advertiser and the viewer on the street. The Artvertiser workshop is an early element of HACK THE CITY, our major city-wide summer programme that will call for citizens of Dublin to join leading artists, designers and scientists to retake control of the city.
The aim of the workshop is to challenge the ownership of the visual spaces in our city, placing control back in the hands of the public, allowing them to decide what is displayed on billboards. Not only will this workshop be an opportunity to work with Julian Oliver - recipient of the Golden Nica Award at Prix Ars Electronica 2011 and First Prize at Jeux Video et Attractions 2008 - but your work will form part of the HACK THE CITY exhibition, which will run at Science Gallery throughout the summer.
This two-day workshop will take place on the 9th and 10th of June from 12 noon until 6pm, and is open to visual artists upon invitation. If you would like to take part, please express your interest by sending a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will run from 12 noon - 6 pm each day and participants are asked to attend both days. This is a free workshop and there will be no costs for participating artists. The aim of this workshop is to support and develop your artistic practice. In return for your time and effort, your work will also be included in the HACK THE CITY exhibition.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Julian Oliver is a New Zealander, critical engineer and artist based in Germany. His work has been shown internationally and he has been the recipient of several awards, ranging from technical excellence to artistic invention and interaction design. julianoliver.com
Damian Stewart is an artist working with technology, sound, light, and the spatial environment of the viewer. Originally from New Zealand, he lives and works in Vienna, Austria. damianstewart.com
Arturo Castro is currently based in Spain. Since 2004 he has worked on several projects, including openFrameworks with Zachary Lieberman and Theodore Watson. arturocastro.net