The Art Gallery of Regina (AGR) invites you to have a magical experience with art and technology. Using only a smartphone and the free Artivive app, make our Moving Pictures posters come to life. For Culture Days 2020, the AGR, sponsored by SaskCulture, will launch a new set of videos in its Moving Pictures augmented reality poster project on September 26, 2020.
Screening video art on cellphones using augmented reality technology sounds complicated, but the ease of use is an empowering experience with technology and a surprising experience with art that expands people’s notions of what art is or can be.
Moving Pictures does not require people to gather in enclosed spaces. Instead, it invites viewers to walk, observe and explore their neighbourhoods and encounter enchanting short videos by artists nearly anywhere: a big box store parking lot, bicycle path or well-travelled street. By placing artworks in spaces casually traversed by the public daily,
Moving Pictures expands options for experiencing contemporary art and removes many physical, social and economic barriers, both real and perceived. Moving Pictures is an easy way for members of the public to activate artwork through the familiar technology of cellphones.
In selecting videos to share with people across the province, with the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils’ assistance, AGR curator Sandee Moore selected works that activate empathy and create understanding. Moving Pictures presents a complex portrait of Saskatchewan: its land, its people, their languages, and their experiences.
How does it work? When viewed through a smartphone camera using the app, the video, including sound, is overlaid over the poster image on the user’s screen.
The AGR has created a poster for each video included in the Moving Pictures program, with these easy to follow instructions:
- Download the free Artivive app from the App Store or Google Play.
- Open the Artivive App.
- Position the trigger image to fill your smartphone screen.
Tickets: Free (requires cellular data if not connected to WiFi)
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
September 26 – October 26, 2020
Venue & Address:
Various public locations (listed in the website) & VUCAVU.com
Moving Pictures will come to life in Regina, Shaunavon, Leader, Regina Beach, Yorkton, Estevan and additional sites. See for a list of poster locations, as they are added, or to request Moving Pictures posters in your community or neighbourhood. Viewers outside of Saskatchewan can access the Moving Pictures program as a free, on-demand screening, with French translations, through the VUCAVU.com platform.
Locations in Regina
Cathedral Village: Connaught Library billboard, Bodhi Tree billboard, Cathedral Area Community Association billboard, 13th Ave & Rae St, Artesian Theatre billboard
Les Sherman Park: back side of City of Regina Art Collection billboards [removed]
Downtown: 11th Avenue & Scarth St, 11th Ave & Conrwall St , 12th Ave & Lorne St, 12th Ave & Scarth St., Victoria Ave & MacIntyre St, City Hall billboard
Warehouse District: Broad St between 6th and 7th Ave
Harbour Landing: Groome Park trail head; Fairchild Park trailhead; Fairchild Park recreation building
Wascana Park billboards
Candycane Park billboards
North Central: Mâmawêyatitân Centre transit shelter, Mâmawêyatitân Centre lamp posts, Mâmawêyatitân trailhead, Grassick Playground (Cameron St. & 3rd Ave.)
River Heights: Tommy’s, The Drug Store, Mac’s Convenience store
Lakeview: Lakeview Fine Foods, Drug Store, Brewed Awakening, KitchenGear,