On one of my many ritual walks around the St. Henri hood (Sud-Ouest, Montreal), I’d come across an array of objects scattered along the streets, alleyways or in someone’s backyard. Some of these objects were still intact and recognizable, while others were in the process of partial decay – still hinting as to their past purpose.
The alarming escalation of condo developments in Montreal has begun to gut the cultural and social infrastructure of the city. Such developments cater to a small niche of the population with no clear philosophy by its developers or city politicians as to their impact on neighbourhoods and the city.
Through a new technological process called augmented reality (AR) we can in fact insert our expressions (visual and vocal) onto the spaces being occupied by condo developers. AR allows us the ability to insert multi-media based interventions onto the specific geo-locations of the existing condos, future developments and the offices of the condo developers themselves.
Online Map for those without smart devices (smart phones, iPad, tablets), displaying artists’ work and the locations they are pinned to | Carte en ligne pour les personnes sans dispositifs intelligents (smartphones, iPad, tablettes), affichant le travail artistes et les lieux où ils sont épinglés pour. On the Map below: Use the arrow key at the bottom right side to navigate through…