Congratulations on winning Zealous Stories: Design! Your winning augmented reality murals, which are a series of interactive wall artworks for an exhibition in Hainan, China, are activated when scanned with a mobile phone app. What originally drew you to working with augmented reality?
I’m always open to trying new things with my art practice. So, when an augmented-reality company approached me to create an interactive art exhibition using their augmented reality app, I was curious to see how real-world murals would translate into a virtual space.
I think augmented reality is a good way of engaging younger people with more traditional art forms like mine. Younger people see the world through their phones and augmented reality uses the medium of the smart phone to enrich the artwork rather than compress it and devalue it like phones usually do.