FUTURE MACHINE VOL. 3
MIAMI ART WEEK 2018
Artist group, Electric Coffin, installed plaques that unlock an augmented reality edition of their 10-foot-tall Ursa Major sculpture at Art Basel, SCOPE Art Fair, and Wynwood Walls. Miami Art Week visitors can download the Future Machine app, created in partnership with Omnivor, to scan the plaque and view the art installations.
Debuting at Miami Art Week, Ursa Major is an AR sculpture experience where the art simultaneously does and doesn’t exist. This piece challenges the viewer’s conception of what art is in the digital and physical worlds and who is granted access to it. By bringing this project into a prestigious institution like Art Basel, traditional power structures associated with physical and societal access are transcended.
Download the app to view the sculpture at Art Basel Miami Beach, SCOPE Art Fair, and Wynwood Walls. Find the plaque, scan the Ursa Major icon, and explore the sculpture.
Electric Coffin is a Seattle based collaborative art studio aimed to explore the intersection of art and commerce. Electric Coffin is fueled by a number of sources, both material and ephemeral. These sources encompass knowledge, culture, and the physical remains of industry, mass production, communication, and commerce. Representing the highs and lows of human achievement--the sacred and the profane--they together create the combustible admixture that manifest into large-scale projects, installations, and objects.