The grant is for their proposal “Invisible ARtaffects,” which will explore the link of virtual objects with viewer response, via wearable devices designed to interpret the sensory input of the audience.
The goal is for the exhibitions to create an experience of virtual art, which is responsive to viewers. The virtual affects the real, which in turn affects the virtual. Researchers will include artists from Manifest.AR, the ARtSENSE Consortium of European organizations, and FACT working in collaboration, culminating in an exhibition in 2013 at the FACT building. Manifest.AR is also planning to extend their explorations with exhibits within the Liverpool community.
Pappenheimer and Manifest.AR were awarded the $32,000 grant for artists’ fees, production costs and travel costs, while continuing research and production of this proposal.