Richard Humann: Ascension at High Line Nine, October 2019 on

Richard Humann creates an alternate universe within our own universe in his location-based augmented reality (AR) multimedia installation, Ascension. The work consists of imaginary constellations suspended in the sky over New York City, Venice, Italy and the city of Seoul, Korea and is viewed on a smartphone or tablet.

“The constellations that we recognize today are based on a 2,000-year-old mythology derived from the ancient Greeks. Their heroes, villains, mortals, and gods ascended into the sky for all eternity. Inspired by the seminal work of comparative mythology, The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell, I superimpose a new constellation system over our existing one. I created a new mythology and the new folklore, by taking popular figures of the 20th Century and then developed a visually metaphoric and encapsulated story arc that accompanies them.” — Richard Humann

Richard Humann’s work is part of the exhibition “Art Has No Limits”, Augmented Reality Fine Art at High Line Nine, Gallery 9 in Chelsea.

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Richard Humann. Ascension, 2019. Augmented Reality. Variable Dimensions. Installed over the High Line, New York City

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Richard Humann. Ascension, 2019. Augmented Reality. Variable Dimensions. Installed over the High Line, New York City

Sirenic Cauldron

Richard Humann. Sirenic Cauldron, 2019. Augmented Reality. Variable Dimensions. Installed over Hudson Yards, New York City

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Richard Humann. The Blue Moon King, 2019. Augmented Reality. Variable Dimensions. Installed over the High Line, New York City

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Richard Humann. The Butterfly Bee, 2019. Augmented Reality. Variable Dimensions. Installed over the High Line, New York City

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Richard Humann. The Great Wars, 2019. Augmented Reality. Variable Dimensions. Installed over the High Line, New York City

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Richard Humann. The Shining Suburb on the Hill, 2019. Augmented Reality. Variable Dimensions. Installed over the High Line, New York City

The Silver Tower

Richard Humann. The Silver Tower, 2017. Augmented Reality. Variable Dimensions. Installed over the High Line, New York City

Ascension

Richard Humann. Ascension, 2017. Augmented Reality. Variable Dimensions. Installed over Venice, Italy (Grand Canal)

The Four-Headed Monster

Richard Humann. The Four-Headed Monster, 2017. Augmented Reality. Variable Dimensions. Installed over Venice, Italy for the 2017 Venice Biennale

The Angel Stars

Richard Humann. The Angel Stars, 2017. Augmented Reality. Variable Dimensions. Installed over Venice, Italy (Giudecca) for the OPEN20

Richard Humann “The Tiger Horse” Augmented Reality Variable Dimensions 2018 Installed over the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea

Richard Humann. The Tiger Horse, 2018. Augmented Reality. Variable Dimensions. Installed over the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea

Exhibition was curated by Aery. Aery is a new platform that extends exhibition space beyond the physical limitations of galleries and museums by displaying fine art in digital form. Aery includes an AR art app, currently in beta, that enables the public to seek out and experience augmented reality art anchored in the real world.

Images courtesy Richard Humann.