(Un)seen Sculptures

Image: The Age Virtually watch this space

For those of you reading with an iphone jump onto the site below, download the (un)seen Sculptures app and get viewing.


This public exhibition takes internet 2.0 to a new level. Not only can we now communicate, shop, read, drink, chat, txt and play on our phones we can now visit an exhibition. Between April/May 2011 this little app will enable you to see an online sculptural landscape in Federation Square and Sydney.

While the tangible affects of Federation square and more substantive sculptures that have an actual physical presence are my cup of tea. Does anyone have an iphone i can borrow to view these sculptures?

A question that this raises is are these sculptures or just 3D representations of the artists’ intention? The online merium-webster dictionary defines sculpture as:-

1sculp·ture noun

1 a : the action or art of processing (as by carving, modeling, or welding) plastic or hard materials into works of art b (1) : work produced by sculpture (2) : a three-dimensional work of art (as a statue)

2 : impressed or raised markings or a pattern of such especially on a plant or animal part

I think even the online definitions are lagging compared to where the new digital landscape is heading. Is the future of landscape architecture in the iphone, viewed through a shiny screen but not felt underfoot?  Fortunately iphones haven’t start to photosynthesise; yet.

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