Speculative Cartographies

AR Sculptures and 3D scans
2022

The Speculative Cartographies exhibtion encompassed a spatialised sound walk and location activated AR scupltuers. The sound walk was an interactive score of four movements that was activated by the visitor’s GPS position relative to four locations spanning the borderlands of Kreuzberg, Neukölln and Alt-Treptow. Each sonic movement contained audio collected during events at their respective locations interwoven with spoken extracts from Isaac Asimov’s ‘The Last Question’ - each with its owndistinct aesthetic atmosphere composed in reaction to the location and its events.

Each AR scuplture was inspired by interviews, conversations, predictions and stories from members of the public concerning the four questions we pro- posed in each location. Through augmented reality we are attempting to give form to a collective imagination, and represent how the future of public space might be.

Artistic Direction - Gianni Laneri 
Digital Artist - Rory Malone 
Composition, System Design - David Mathúna
Narrator - Marjolein van der Meer 
Invited Artists - OnOffCollective,  Strolling, Juraj Horňák, Studio Childish 


These are some of the AR sculptures that I made for the exhibition Speculative Cartographies. During the program of the exhibition we held a series of events in multiple places around Fixotek with the aim of inspiring members of the public to think about their relationship with public space and how that relationship might change in the future.

Each of these sculptures is based off predictions ,speculations and dreams, collected from members of the public, of how urban space might change in the future . Each sculpture was GPS positioned in the site where it's interview was conducted.























For the exhibition space I also Lidar scanned each of the activated locations and produced four videos of the scans with ephemeral objects to represent the AR scultpures in each site.We kept the point cloud aesthetic for each of the scans.






© rory malone 2022