IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

The exhibition offers a collection of experiences that will immerse viewers in the new realm of the Anthropocene epoch and take them to some of the most imposing, stunning, and remote locations in the world, delivering a sense of scale, gravity, and impact that both encompasses and moves beyond the scope of conventional screens and prints.

MURALS AND FILM INSTALLATIONS

Four large-scale high-resolution murals (HRM) created from Edward Burtynsky photographs provide astounding visual experiences and allow viewers to examine in detail emblematic examples of environmental emergency. The HRM are enhanced with film installations by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, that deepen contextual understanding by exploring detailed scenes within the wider view. Visitors can access these film extensions through the free AVARA app, available on Apple App Store and Google Play. Pre-loaded tablets are also available for free at the MAST.

AUGMENTED REALITY (AR)

Three augmented reality installations bring to life President Kenyatta’s tusk pile, the largest of 11 piles of confiscated ivory at the historic burn in Kenya in April 2016; Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros who passed away in March 2018 leaving the subspecies functionally extinct; and the legendary Big Lonely Doug, a 1000-year old Douglas fir tree who stands alone in a clearcut in Canada after being saved by a compassionate logger in 2011. The artists present here a new, complex kind of image that is created using photogrammetry. These AR installations allow viewers to be with these ephemeral digital objects, as though they were actually present in space. Each can be accessed through the free AVARA app, available on Apple App Store and Google Play. Pre-loaded tablets are also be available for free in the exhibition space.

AVARA APP

The Anthropocene exhibition features several innovative artworks that can only be experienced with the use of a mobile app. Visitors can download for free the AVARA app on their mobile devices from Apple App Store and Google Play. Pre-loaded tablets are also available for free at MAST. The app allow to activate the HRM murals and the related film installations and the three augmented reality installations.