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Have finished painting rips into the pieces, don't like it really because it feels to controlled and precise! Also took a picture and tried using the drawing as a trigger for the first time, it tracks well. Something interesting with changing the opacity of the pieces in the computer and having them pulsate in the AR overlay is that it reveals new areas of other pieces that were earlier covered. I feel I need to go back to what my thoughts were when starting out this process. Deconstruct again.

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Have focused on the pieces and the ripping of the pieces. Thinking of going in with white acryllics as shown in the second image.

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“And so this thing we call art exists in order to restore the sensation of life, in order to make us feel things, in order to make a stone stony. The goal of art is to create the sensation of seeing, and not merely recognizing, things; the device of art is the “enstrangement” of things and the complication of the form, which increases the duration and complexity of perception, as the process of perception is, in art, an end in itself and must be prolonged. Art is the means to live through the making of a thing; what has been made does not matter in art.” - Victor Shklovsky

My first steps in
investigating the role of a / positioning myself as a / forming a relationship with being a
digital artist.

I'm not strange enough, I still see myself

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Now I have done this. Where do I go from here?

031122 - The last two days I have looked at some artworks created through Artivive. The application have their own plattform for featuring and selling art. Some things that I have thought about:

- Found two artists whose work I liked. Much of the artworks did not revolve in any exiting way of using AR on a digital drawing, mainly the AR moment consisted of the whole drawing being replaced and then manipulated. The two artist I liked was Vinya Cameron for the implementation of semitransparent layers and Eliska P for the discrete but elegant style.
- In my own project I have decided that the AR overlay can only use existing shapes from the drawing. See the test. I feel the relationship between the two layers are more present in doing this.
- Things I'd like to test / explore: Depth perception --> utilizing the possibility to move the camera in 6DOF (6 degrees of freedom), enticing the audience to move with their device around the drawing.

I have also started roaming the internet for literature

name title year
Melai, Anastasiia “The Immersivity of Art in the Digital Age. Augmented Reality as a New Form of Art Exhibiting” 2019
Shklovsky, Viktor “Art, as Device” 2016
Benjamin, Walter “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” 1969

I found this section by Melai quoting Shklovsky interesting: "Other example of treating the distance was introduced in 1916 by the Russian Formalist literary critic Victor Shklovsky in his essay “Art as Device” . He claims, that as soon as one sees the things or actions as 12 usual, they become automatised. He exemplifies it with speaking the foreign language for the first time and for 10 000th time. This automatisation processis reflected by the way one speaks, shortening the phrases and the words. The ultimate stage of it is the “algebraization” of the speech and the thinking process, where the symbols replace the objects. He writes: “This is how life is disappearing, imputing into nothingness. Automatisation eats away the things, the dress, the furniture, the wife and the fear of war.” And for 13 Shklovsky, the art exists in order to give back this feeling of life, to make feel the things, “to make the stone stony”. Art shows thing as vision, but not as recognisable. Thus, he introduces the term “ostranenie”, which can be translated as “making strange”, or “defamiliarization”, which is making the process of cognition harder and thus longer, as this process is end of art in itself. Shklovsky writes “art is the way to live through the doing, while the done is not important in the art”.

011122 - During the course I am going to examine the relationship between the physical drawing and an animated virtual layer connected and triggered by the physical drawing. I am interested in the process of how the two layers of the artwork will (not?) be in dialogue with each other and how the methodology of working with AR (augmented reality) will shape the creative process.

I'm planning to have certain parts of the drawing triggering the AR overlay and other parts not overlaid with a virtual layer. The division between these two areas of the drawing could be a way to raise questions about

There are also certain requirements that make a drawing more suitable for tracking (such as contrast and details) and I think it could be interesting to position myself in relation with these aspects, both actively letting them shape the creative process but also questioning them and their impact in my artistic practice.

More practically:
I will use the application Artivive for the integration of AR on the drawing. You can see a showcase of the application and its features here:
Tutorial: How To Create Art In Augmented Reality With Bridge By Artivive

This is where I take off. I am comfortable with letting the method shape the creative process while diving into the work.

Todays testing: