Goddess: Ars Electronica Festival NYC Garden (2021)

Jia-Rey Chang (Developer)

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Goddess: AR Interactive Sculture

Goddess is a AR sculpture that expresses the urgent need for hope no matter if it is for a physical or digital world, especially after this tragic COVID-19. Goddess usually metaphors a warm, comfortable, encouraging icon in all cultures that represents the power of a Mother. When it comes to “Faith”, there is no specific deal wherever you physically/digitally locate. The Faith/Hope can be the portal transcending the physical and virtual world and even all religions which is what the Goddess symbolizes here.

Goddess as an AR sculpture was exhibited in Ars Electronica Festival NYC Garden 2021 under the AR Sculpture Garden section. Since COVID, Ars Electronica, based in Linz, Austria, created this new version of Festival to celebrate local digital art virtually with multiple international locations called “Garden” by using online technology like live-streaming, and VR platform to boundlessly unite the international artists hosting this critical annual digital art event. The main theme of the NYC Garden in 2021 focused on exploring the intimacy of technology and the coexistence of virtual and tangible artworks. A series of conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and performances were taken place physically from Sept 8th to 12th 2021 at Culture Lab LLC in New York but also live-streamed online at their website curated by Extended Reality Ensemble – XRE. The AR Sculpture Garden was held in person as well, so the audience can visit and see the virtual 3D sculptures with their phone by scanning the QR Codes on sites. For those who cannot be in the venue, you may also enjoy the 3D artwork by clicking the link with your phone at any place you want.

Exhibited at Ars Electronica Festival NYC Garden 2021, 8-12 September 2021
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventArs Electronica Festival NYC Garden 2021: by xrensemble - New York, United States
Duration: 08 Sept 202112 Sept 2021
http://Ars Electronica Festival NYC Garden 2021


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