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An art walk at Places _ VR Fest­iv­al

Bring street art to the next level and aug­ment ex­ist­ing art­works in Gelsen­kirchen, Ger­many - at the heart of the Ruhr met­ro­pol­is. We’re look­ing for both: Ger­man and in­ter­na­tion­al artists.

The urbanana-AReal with 5 augmented-reality-artworks will be developed in the urban quarter of Bochumer Straße in Gelsenkrichen-Ückendorf for the Places_VR Festival. The art works will take up existing street-artworks (graffitis, mural, picture plates etc.) of the quarter and extend those. Visitors will then be able to make real artworks come to life virtually with a Smartphone-App. The Smartphone will then automatically show 3D-animation, videos or other pictures.

urbanana is your invitation to experience the urban spaces differently. The project of Tourismus NRW e.V.  brings together creatives and explorers and designed an urban walk - urbanana-AReal - that manages to extend reality, even while social distancing.

The project will be implemented through Artivive, the leading platform for augmented reality art. As of now we are looking for five AR-artists on the Artivive-website.

The five augmented-reality-artworks will be introduced during the Places_VR Festival and labeled as artwalks. The artworks will continue to be accessible to public following the Places_VR Festival.