Native Tongue AR

NYC New York — 2018

The digital sculpture Native Tongue AR re-creates the artist’s 3mH ancient kauri sculpture Native Tongue in augmented reality. Pushing the boundaries of  AR tracking technology, digital overlays of the sculpture are captured via photogrammetry and projected 1:1 into the real world in fully navigable 3D space. Viewed through iOS mobile phone camera or tablet, viewers can encircle the 3m/10ft.H abstract figure, feel its scale and presence, and experience the ancient timber grain carbon-dated at over 45,000 years, pre-dating the migration of Neanderthals across Europe. Situated amidst New York's skyscrapers, at MOMA, or Storm King NY, the digital double is an otherworldly presence, a spirit traveller circling the meta-verse.