Augmented Reality Project
is designed for portable devices with touch-sensitive screens - iOS and Android smart phones and tablets.
Foodstuffs in U.S.A. supermarkets containing GM corn, are tagged portals to vision- based augmented reality layers of digital content about maize.
The site-specific project is expereinced via an Augmented Reality App (AURASMA).
The AR layers unfold onto an interactive piece with a pictographic interface inspired by Maya logograms.
Android / iOS piece
Interactive - Android / iOS piece
plays with the words crop and cropping used in agricultural and in digital art practices. The project juxtaposes both Mayan and electronic codes, and furthermore references Latin American literature (Men of Maize) to address the murky debates between Mexico and the U.S.A. concerning GM maize seed.
Here you can interact with the maze about maize - past, present and future - all by using your fingers in small gestures on your portable device:
Tap - Drag - Swipe - Zoom
The work's focus becomes the latent erasure of seeds and of ecosystems, and also the processes of translation, interpretation, juxtaposition, erosion and disappearance of national and continental narratives about maize as food, and equally as cultural symbol.
Android & iOS programmer
With the support of
The Robert Heinecken Trust Fund