Lighting designer Marcus Tremonto will be showing a new series of augmented reality “lightworks” for the first time during the London Frieze Art Fair.
Tremonto is known for his work in electroluminescent light which explores illusion, spatial issues and the relation between 2D and 3D imagery. The new AR-Lights create an augmented series of images via a scanned QR code, the “lightworks” are viewed using smart phones such as an iPhone or Android device, as well as projections via webcam.
Users will be able to interact with the lights up to four meters away. When scanned, users will be able to spin, expand, shrink and twist the images in real time, as well as move around them, while the images stay static, in the virtual “augmented” space. The AR-Lights include floor, wall mounted and hanging doubled sided versions.
The AR-Lights will be shown at the Davenport Mansion, London for SUPER DESIGN during the Frieze Art Fair from October 13th to 17th, 2011. From October 12 through the 18th, the Tremonto studio will upload a free download of what the experience will be like at ar-lights.com.
UPATE: for a limited time, the AR-Light app can be downloaded for free here.