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Augmented-Reality Porcelain Dish, produced by SEEK-ART

Nue Morte is a special Augmented Reality app designed to accompany the limited edition plate-set, Nue Morte (Claudia Hart, 2012), distributed by Seek-Art. It is part of a series of limited edition Augmented Reality Art furnishings by Claudia Hart and Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, Chamber of Dreams. When launched, the app recognizes a decorative pattern inscribed on an elegant bone-china dinner plate and displays a custom-authored video projection that seems to be a part of your meal. The imagery is enigmatic and dream-like, adopting the cinematic style of early twentieth-century Surrealist photography and experimental film.

This app is specifically designed to work with the custom plateset. To order the limited edition set, see:

Because of the high quality of the animated projects, the download is large. Make sure you are connected to a fast network signal before downloading.

The inspiration for Nue Morte was Chien Andalou, the 1929 film by Luis Bunuel and Meshes of the Afternoon, the 1943 experimental film by Maya Deren. Like Deren, Claudia Hart is known as an experimental media artist within the Feminist art cannon. She has been exhibiting objects, photography and films since 1988, in galleries and public institutions, and her work has been collected by The Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Metropolitan Museum, NY, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Berlin and many prominent private collections in the US and abroad.

Hart’s unique approach to the custom app is to locate it within the media histories of avant-garde photography, film and video just as experimental artists have always worked with new technologies from their initiation, beginning with the development of photography in the late nineteenth century. In Nue Morte, Hart draws on the visual style and psychological subject matter of early technoloies from early Surrealist photography and film, as well as those even more media “archeological” ones, such as the peep-hole camera and the Zoetrope.

Claudia Hart (2012)
ARDesign / G.A.Rhodes

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