The Greenway Conservancy’s Augmented Reality (AR) exhibit blends interactive digital elements into our real-world environments through the overlay of historical imagery responding to the ever-changing nature of what once was a major transportation corridor through downtown Boston.
Symbolic husks of drudgery – such as tractors, dump trucks and the like – are accoutered with surrealistic montages of stained glass to anonymously narrate the musings of those whose sweat has stained their seats.
As the reality melts, the truth bends. Erwin Wurm’s sculptures can often be seen as a reflection of the modern society. Cars become fat to exaggerate their function as a status symbol. The UFO which was made from a Porsche 924 is one example.
No Direction is inspired by the patterns and symbols in street markings and highway signs and explores our relationship with the symbolism of the automobile and road. The totemic stacked signs in No Direction are activated by the wind, which rotates each layer of sign like a windmill.
Super A is known for his hyper-realistic and ethereal depictions of metaphorical narratives. Juxtaposing real and surreal figures, Super A’s work creates a strong critique of global and social issues.
Labrooy fashions new ways for us to experience the cars we love, challenging us by changing their known forms but not their emblematic environments. Think of them like digital snow globes he can shake up and play with on a whim.
The Year of the Pig brings with it good luck, intelligence, and prosperity. To celebrate the occasion, pig sculptures have been hidden along the length of The Greenway.
Design Biennial Boston recognizes emerging architects, landscape architects, and designers who have created inspiring and innovative practices in New England, commissioning a series of installations that engage the public with imaginative ideas.