Friday, April 19, 2013
London's Virtual Street View Art Gallery
This year's graphic arts festival Pick Me Up 2013 has an amazing virtual presence with the launch of Pick Me Up - Cartograph.
Cartograph uses Google Maps Street View to take the exhibition outside the confines of the gallery in Somerset House and into augmented digital locations around London. Locations around London have been chosen by the artists for their relevance to the artwork and then the art has been superimposed over those locations in Street View.
Some of the artworks have been placed on tower blocks, some appear in doorways or, as in this amazing spinning 3d virtual sculpture, appear floating over the pitch at Wembley Stadium.