2012 | collaborative project with Steve Pacheco | augmented reality (AR) intervention at White Sands, New Mexico, US
Octahedron is a collaborative project with designer and musician Steve Pacheco. An Augmented Reality (AR) art intervention, it creates an interplay between dimensions of the visible and invisible through geo-positioned digital layers within the landscape of White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. AR technology uses a special browser on smartphones and tablets that allows the device to “see” previously invisible digital layers, it conjures up additional, floating objects within a real space. Using Annie Bessant and CW Leadbeater’s 1901 publication “Thought-forms” as a starting point, the project explores their notion that conscious energy can manifest in a 3D form. The aim is that an encounter with the intervention will blur the distinction between visible/invisible, past/future, object/experience, and thought/form.