This short clip is a demonstration of the Augmented Reality feature of my textile heirlooms, where I have linked photographs of the person the heirloom is dedicated to. As you can see the stitched text on the wall is the trigger image to access the photographs.
This art work was produced as a tribute to my mother who is no longer with us. We talked a lot, mostly over a cup of tea or coffee, but even when I lived in Australia for a few years, we chatted everyday on the phone.
Mum was ‘old school’ and had lots of sensible advice and old wives tales to share. Many a time she would say “least said soonest mended”, when referring to a difficult situation that she felt was better not to keep discussing.
The art piece demonstrates how conversations and the memories of them fade with time, but fragments remain.
I made the heirlooms on display at my degree show as a tribute to the talents of my father, mother-in-law and father-in-law, all who have died in recent years. I am inspired by conversation and memories and aimed to produce a conversational piece that will keep the memory of these people and their talents alive.
Each item has has been constructed to appear fragile and delicate, this represents the fragile nature of memory and how it can fade with time. They also included text that tells us something about the person and an augmented reality feature, that links photographs to the item.
If you download the Aurasma app to your smart device, you can access the linked photographs by scanning the ‘trigger’ text above the heirloom and it will display all the linked photographs on your device, which you can click on and view. Once you move away from the ‘trigger’ you can no longer access the photographs.
Well tonight is the night!
After three years at Cardiff School of Art and Design, I have finished my course and it is the opening night of our graduation show.
Here is a sneak preview.