Pool Scratch, and augmented reality installation by Will Pappenheimer and Frey Björg Olafson
“Pool Scratch” is a collaborative work by Will Pappenheimer and Intermedia/dance artist Freya Björg Olafson. The work translates Olafson’s spontaneous choreography, through motion capture, to a ready-made early medieval warrior searching endlessly downwards in a contemporary swimming pool. The work, instantiated in a viewer’s environment, is meant to pose a strange mixture of realities, identity crossings and mysterious activities.
Will Pappenheimer is a Brooklyn based artist working in new media, mobile augmented reality performance and installation. His projects have been shown at venues such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, LACMA, Los Angeles, the San Francisco MOMA and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Freya Björg Olafson is a Canadian intermedia artist who works with video, audio, painting and performance. Her creations have been presented internationally at venues such as the Bauhaus Archiv (Berlin), SECCA – South Eastern Centre for Contemporary Art (North Carolina), EMPAC (NY), CounterPulse (San Francisco), and National Arts Center (Ottawa).