Montefiore Insider - Issue 5 - June 2017

DAYDREAMS

An Augmented Reality Art Installation by Shuli Sadé

July 7 – October 15, 2017
The Gallery in the Gardens
Montefiore Medical Center, Moses Campus
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Experience cutting-edge technology that blurs the line between art and science in DAYDREAMS, an augmented reality installation opening July 7, 2017 at Montefiore Medical Center’s Gallery in the Gardens.

DAYDREAMS, by multi-media artist Shuli Sadé, uses photography and augmented reality (layering of virtual information atop the physical environment) to change the way we see and interact with the real world. Using a mix of manipulated and layered nature photographs of the Hudson Valley with overlays of poetry by Bronx resident Edgar Allen Poe, Sadé has created spherical shapes that users view as 3D objects floating in space. Our QR codes throughout the Gardens provide instructions on how to download the augmented reality (AR) app Membit (http://www.membit.co) at no charge and immediately enjoy the world of DAYDREAMS.

This installation creates a space echoing the beauty of nature, culture, healing, and therapeutic energy, a respite shared by the visitors to the Gallery in the Gardens. The installation comes to life so patients, family members, staff, and the local community can discover a hidden art gallery through their own mobile devices. Commissioned by the Montefiore Fine Art Program, DAYDREAMS is the Art Program’s first project utilizing AR. Sadé earned the commission as she is one of a handful of contemporary artists who has tapped into the creative potential of AR for interactive art. Her understanding of the healing effects of art in healthcare environments is evident in her work. By creating DAYDREAMS, Sadé beautifully unites the past, present, and future at Montefiore. In exploring the difference between what is real and what is imaginary, users will, as Poe once wrote, discover “all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” DAYDREAMS will be on view from July 7 – October 15, 2017. The Artist’s Reception is Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm. For more information, please visit: www.montefiore.org/artprogram.