MERZBAU REVISITED
workshop
2020

Participants:  Barbora Cicoňová, David D'Ostilio, Andrea Dudášová, Vítězslav Homolka, Christina Karababa, Veronika Lukášová, Michal Mitro and Celina Rosas Romero

  I was asked to prepare and lead the workshop.Thinking about the topic I turned to one of my favorite pieces of art is Schwitters Merzbau / the structure which occupied his living space evolving and changing for years up  to  Schwitters escape to Norway in the beginning of WWII. The house was destroyed by Ally bombing in the end of the war, only few photos and memories of Merzbau survived. I tried to incorporate the principle of evolving and changing a creation during the process. The virtual digital 3d creation became the embodiment of the dialog between artists. 
The outcome was uncertain, no one had the control. It was very joyful experience to work on a piece in the evening and to find its modification in the morning.The dada moment was part of the process and I am sure the participants enjoyed the process as much as I did.  MERZBAU REVISITED was organized by Vasulka Kitchen  Brno - Center for New Media Art.  The outcomes of the workshop were put on display in the augmented reality attached to the existing physical environment through image markers around Brno, CZ. The virtual sculptures were placed in other cities
around the world thanks to participants who provided photos as markers / Brooklyn NYC, London, Dusseldorf, Mexico City, Bratislava. A the time of the travel pandemic restriction the workshop was a great experience of working together and displaying the outcomes of our collaborative effort in different places around the world



LONDON


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One of our Merzbau creation is placed in front of Tate Modern in London. If you happened to be in the area, look for this image on the wooden top of the railing facing the Millenium Bridge:  Open the link bellow the marker image  and point the camera  at the  sticker - ENJOY the FLOWER_VEHICLE virtual sculpture!



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Ward of Cripplegate, St. Giles, Fore St. Ave Barbican, London


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NYC BROOKLYN

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If you in Brooklyn around the Maria Hernandez Park look for these grafitti which are markers for augmented reality display.  There are two of our Merzbau creations. If you happened to be in the area, look for this images  Open the link bellow the marker image and point the phone  - ENJOY the  PLAYERS_FLOWERS_DRAPERY_VENUS_BLOOD_SWEAT_TEARS  and  GOD UNDER THE CONSTRUCTION_HEADS ALIVE_RIDING MUSHROOMvirtual sculptures!


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DUSSELDORF

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Ehrenhof 2, 40479 Dusseldorf


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BRATISLAVA


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Ursulinska  street in the historical Bratislava center.


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Laurinska street in the historical Bratislava center.




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MEXICO CITY



Paseo de la Soledad 86, Estado de Mexico

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BRNO

There are some pictures from the walk around the city. For more instructions about the viewing the digital sculptures in AR see the guide bellow .
   







     
              
                  

   
BRNO GUIDE

ZHLÉDNUTÍ DIGITÁLNÍCH MODELŮ V AUGMENTOVANÉ REALITĚ: PROCHÁZKA MĚSTEM BRNEM



Pokud si chcete prohlédnout digitální modely, které vznikly v rámci workshopu MERZBAU REVISITED zorganizovaný díky VASULKA KITCHEN, stačí vyrazit do města s telefonem v kapse.

Pro zobrazení modelů na obrazovce vašeho telefonu:

Nejprve otevřete na svém chytrém zařízení webovou stránku xr.plus s příslušnou koncovkou - odkazy najdete pod jednotlivými díly níže,  a povolte přístup k fotoaparátu. Poté se objeví políčko s výzvou hledat obrázek, jehož náhled je v levém dolním rohu rámečku. Po namíření telefonu na požadovaný záběr se zobrazí virtuální 3D model. 
 Model zůstává načtený, je tedy možné s ním na obrazovce manipulovat – rotovat, přibližovat a oddalovat. Je možné zamířit pohled jinam a “umístit“ 3D model do jiného prostředí. Pro zobrazení v AR je nachystáno celkem jedenáct modelů.


       



OKOLÍ DOMU UMĚNÍ - strana z Divadelní ulice



PLAYERS_FLOWERS_DRAPERY_VENUS_BLOOD_SWEAT_TEARS

Běž na: xr.plus/stz

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COMET_HAND_CRYSTALS

Běž na : xr.plus/415

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OKOLÍ DOMU UMĚNÍ - okolí hlavního vstupu




GOD_UNDER_THE_CONSTRUCTION

Běž na:  xr.plus/6cu

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CORAL_SPHERE


Běž na:  xr.plus/ab5

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MALINOVSKÉHO NÁMĚSTÍ



B_LION

Běž na:  xr.plus/ymq

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KOBLIŽNÁ - okolí obchodního domu Centrum




AI_OPTIMIZED



Běž na: xr.plus/3s7

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NATURE_ARGUES



Běž na: xr.plus/lsy

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HOUSE_ALONE_LIONESS


Běž na: xr.plus/lsy

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HAIR_OF_MEDUSA_LIFE_ON_ITS_OWN


Běž na:  xr.plus/kbi

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OKOLÍ HLAVNÍHO NÁDRAŽÍ - V. nástupiště



FLOWER_VEHICLE

Běž na: 
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SOLDIER_ETERNITY


Běž na:  xr.plus/w84

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