place: Historic Theater District
Los Angeles CA
Interactive Streetscape: Night on Broadway Festival 2018
NarduliSTUDIO and Optexture
PORTAL is a window into an alternative reality located along the main festival route of Night on Broadway 2018. It is a stand-alone artwork when in the passive mode, but as soon as one approaches, it becomes a fusion of real and imaginary, activated by and viewed through the lens of the passersby.
PORTAL reimagines a world of augmented reality – but in reverse of what we normally think -
making the viewer part of the digital environment to create a truly immersive and interactive experience.
The large projection surface creates a welcoming invitation to explore the artwork. Once there, glimpses of the viewer’s activity are captured within a time delay sequence, creating a PORTAL into an alternative reality – a fracturing of time and space that momentarily displaces the streetscape reality.