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Mina Zarfsaz

Designed for project "4CAST," currently on view in Philadelphia

The description of 4CAST Art

"4Cast Art" is an application in conjunction with a project by Mina Zarfsaz and Tim Belknap first put together in Philadelphia at the “Window on Broad” of Rosenwald-Wolf gallery of the University of the Arts in September 2018. This site-spesific project is called "4CAST," and has interactive elements that engages the public through the use of simple kinetics and AR (augmented reality) technology. Viewers will be encouraged to download this free AR APP on their phones that will reveal imagery unseen by the naked eye. This augmented reality mixed with simple kinetic contraptions are the cornerstones of an artwork about absurdity. There are instructions at each site for users, about how to download and use the app. There are instructions at the site for users, at the Rosenwald-Wolf gallery, about how to download and use the app. This app will be available for the duration of the exhibition.

About the exhibition:

Early mechanical animation like that of the Canard Digérateur/Digesting Duck (1739) enlisted the viewers own knowledge of digestion, ducks, and simple physics to coax a reaction of initial disbelief, to genuine curiosity or questioning, and finally a rational conclusion about something absurd. “Does the mechanical duck really digest the food? Yes, maybe, probably not…” The viewers final conclusion isn’t important, it’s the acceptance of the questions that shift the point of view from reality to a augmented reality. Absurdity has always had the power to create new ground for new insight in allowing simple truths to be set aside so that we may find new questions of the world around us. Absurdity allows us to humorously ask, “What if the moon was made of cheese”. “Where would I be if I dug a hole through the center of earth”.

What makes absurdity a wonderful tool for fearless, humorous, questioning of the world is its ability to stay clear of certain truths and thus consequences related to those truths.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit our exhibition page at minazarfsaz.com
Publish Date: September 11, 2018
Latest Version: 1.0
Get it on: Get 4CAST Art on Google Play
Requirements: Android 4.1 and up
Content Rating: Everyone
Installs: 1 - 5
Offered By: Mina Zarfsaz
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