Multi-award winning digital artist Alex Mayhew presents his newest project ReBlink. ReBlink is an exhibition that blends traditional art with the latest in computer vision technologies to “re-mix” nine paintings in the AGO’s permanent collection, bringing them to life in a new light. ReBlink provides a modern day recasting of the past. It is a digital intervention project that refreshes the traditional gallery viewing experience.
Facilitated by augmented reality technology and shape recognition, established works of art are layered with an alternate re-imagining of the work. This juxtaposition of realities aims to provoke a spectrum of reactions in the viewer: not only does it provide a new ‘remixed’ digital layer, it reframes the original by having the viewer consider the invisible space, the relationship between old and the new.