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Digital Art installation

Secret Garden

Martin Rieser and Andrew Hugill (De Montfort University)
Mon 10 Sep - Mon 1 Oct, 4-9pm daily

Location: DMU Cube gallery at Phoenix
Entry: Free

A contemporary retelling of the Garden of Eden story through a ‘digital opera’ - featuring Adam and Eve as computer-generated avatars and the Secret Garden as an idyllic three-dimensional ‘augmented-reality’ world.

In this rich interactive installation, viewers can follow the characters - as they examine their choices in a fallen world - via any one of eleven iPads mounted in the DMU Cube gallery. The viewer’s presence and their movements – along with those of other audience members - changes the musical score and the viewing of the actors.

Combining music, dance, poetry and song, with technologies including motion-capture and computer gaming, this beautiful installation explores the potential of augmented-reality technology in art – where elements of an environment are ‘augmented’ by computer-mediated sensory input.