The “clou” of the Art Basel Miami Beach program, David Datuna’s work “The Viewpoint of Billions”, “communicates” with the viewers via Google Glassтм.
One of the world’s major art fairs, the 12th Art Basel Miami Beach international convention is featuring over 200 galleries from across the globe. The fair, which this time will be held December 5 through 8, is presenting the world’s contemporary art (painting, photography, video, sculpture, etc.), this year featuring the works of over four thousand artists. Each year, Art Basel Miami Beach is attended by over 50 thousand visitors, art lovers, art critics, curators, gallerists, and art collectors.
David Datuna’s freshly completed work, “The Viewpoint of Billions”, which Gallery SHCHUKIN is presenting jointly with Kiwi Arts Group, is being called the “clou” of the program and a new experience for the week's cultural events in the course of the largest art fair, Art Basel Miami Beach. “The Viewpoint of Billions” is the artist’s project produced jointly with Google Glassтм. It features a new generation smart-phone developed by Googleтмт, which comes in the form of spectacles – the transparent display of the device, which is put on just like glasses, is positioned a little above the user’s right eye.
Datuna’s work features a large flag of the United States done in the vein of the artist’s trademark technique using glass lenses which cover the image, making it multi-dimensional. With Google Glassтмon, the user viewing the work is taken into a different dimension. “When you put on Google Glassтм, that’s where it all starts,” explains the artist. “The flag will directly communicate with its audience, posing its questions on the Glassтм display”. In other words, the viewer will be able to talk to a masterpiece.
“Glassтмhas changed the way I look at the world of art and my role of an artist in society,” says David Datuna. “Now I see that Google Glassтмand mobile technology will forever change the way people look at the world on the whole. This is a totally new experience, which we’ll be able to comprehend only if we delve into it on a greater scale. And Art Basel is a chance for each visitor to try this experience for oneself”.