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  • The (UN)SCENE ART SHOW 549 W 52nd St New York, NY, 10019 United States (map)

THE UNSEEN, an original creation for the (UN)SCENE ART FAIR, March 4-8 (Armory Arts Week) at 549 W 52nd Street, is a site-specific augmented reality installation which reveals the space as it existed in its raw form before being built out for exhibition.  With the creation of a new mobile app which uses image-recognition, and geo-locational technology to load different kinds of media directly to people’s smartphones, we open up spatiotemporal possibilities for dance and place it in the hands of the spectator - effectively transfiguring the space into a living archive, investigating ideas of mediation, memory and space.  Part time-capsule, part platform, part memorial, this participatory installation can challenge the way we think about time- and site-specificity.  Innovation has changed the way that art, both visual and performance-based, is located, experienced and documented.  We endeavor to think about these possibilities not only in terms of dissemination on the internet, but also of alternative approaches to presenting work in communities and spaces outside of the naturally-evolved homes of performance.