Nancy Baker Cahill: METHOD NO. 13
Turrahus, on the way to Tomülpass – GPS: 46.61995, 9.26931 – From Turrahus about 30 min.
To be able to see the artist’s work in the sky above the approximately 3000-meter-high peaks of the Schwarzhorn and Gelbhorn you first have to install the freely available augmented reality app “4th Wall” on your mobile phone. From the location indicated above Turrahus on the way to the Tomül Pass, the virtually drawn work can be experienced as an overlay in the mountain and sky landscape. The title of the work refers to the first line of George Orwell’s book “1984”, in which the clocks “beat thirteen”. First shown in 2018 as a reaction to and criticism of the constant increase in surveillance and data mining, the work has recently become more urgent. It is shown here for the first time in a non-urban environment in the seemingly unspoiled natural landscape.
Augmented reality experience, app, drawing
This work requires a new generation smartphone (from iPhone 6s or Android with ARCore).
1 – Scan the QR code and download the «4thWall» app to your smartphone or tablet free of charge from the Apple Store or Google Play. Best via Wi-Fi (on hotspots in the valley or at home).
2 – Allow the app the following access: camera, microphone and location. The app does not collect data but requires visual input.
3 – When you are at the site, open the app and press “Coordinates”, an arrow will appear that will lead you in the direction of the AR installation. Make sure the sound is on.
4 – Take photos and videos with the icons in the app. These are saved directly to your device. If you post them, use the #4thwallapp tag
ASSISTANCE: Lisle Leete, Drive Studios
SUPPORT/THANKS: Alpgenossenschaft Falätscha