IRL (“In Real Life”) is an augmented reality sculpture exhibit exclusively in the Yumebau App that aims to explore the themes of permanence and perception through a series of “bronze” sculptures by the Japanese manga artist Katsuya Terada. What is “real” and what is “concrete” in the digitally saturated world that we live in today? What is the meaning of “transience” in the coming age of augmented reality?
IRL is the result of an artistic collaboration between Terada and Yumebau Inc. who developed this AR exhibit based on Terada’s VR sculptural experiments. Terada was a part of Takashi Murakami’s group show Superflat at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2016. The 12 raw digital sculptures presented here are the results of the artist’s experiments with virtual 3D sculpting software between 2016-2017.
Wilson J. Tang
UX & CODE
Hector Ramirez Alzate
Katsuya Terada is a contemporary manga artist born in 1963 in Okayama, Japan. He has worked in manga, anime, sculpture and film. Like many of his contemporaries, Terada grew up immersed in the rich Japanese manga culture since childhood and found Moebius (Jean Giraud) and Katsuhiro Otomo in his adolescence. His unique pictorial style combines expressions of lines and shadings from both Western and Asian comics conventions.
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