Technology advances and changes so very quickly. Artificial intelligence, surveillance and privacy issues are pervasive negative news stories in the media. However, these technological advances also provide wonderful new ways for artists and creators to express themselves. Over the last few years, Georgio Sabino III has worked with adding a technological advancement to the static universe of two-dimensional visual art and fashion design. But these are not ordinary paintings and dresses. They are augmented reality (AR) painting and dresses that come to life when you point your smart phone at them.
The dragonflies, hummingbirds and butterflies fly around the dress and room in a realistic way, creating a magical effect that surprises and delights viewers. You can also interact with them by tapping on your screen or moving your phone closer or farther away. The proposed project will be an art and fashion show where the walls of the gallery space will be filled with art for attendees to view and engage. Once the fashion shows commences, models will wear the artist’s pieces and attendees can watch the show. Even without smart phone access, the show will be vivid and dynamic. Engaging with the augmented reality component of the show will only improve audience enjoyment and the “wow” factor. Fashion pieces will be made primarily of silk with the image screen printed onto the item of clothing.
The show will be scheduled for approximately three months after the project is fully funded. A gallery in the Cleveland area will be selected based on appropriateness and availability. The project will help allay fears about future technology by demonstrating how amazing these tools can be for making art and fashion design even more dynamic.
About the Creative Impact Fund
The Creative Impact Fund, which was established by the Assembly for the Arts, awarded a total of $6,250 to sixteen (16) artists, art collectives, and informal groups. The fund was designed to provide flexible funding and support for transformative arts projects aimed at redlined communities, developing areas with significant arts activity, and promoting increased walkability. The fund aimed to lay the groundwork for the City of Cleveland’s Rescue & Transformation Plan, which prioritized arts and neighborhood amenities.
Individual artists or art collectives of all expressions, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, film/motion pictures, dance, ballet, theatre, music, comedy/improv, writing/literature, architecture, design, and fashion, were welcome to apply to the Creative Impact Fund. Along with funding, CIF offered professional development, marketing support, and connections to creative, business, and institutional networks. The Creative Impact Fund was funded by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
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