Visitors to the Shard and Guy's Hospital can view a new digital artwork by internationally renowned artist Tamiko Thiel.
Made in collaboration with psychiatrist and clinical lecturer Dominic ffytche from King's College London, the work explores the fragility of human vision and how changes to the brain shape our perception of reality.
The site-specific digital artwork is produced using augmented realityand takes as its point of departure a rare visual disorder called palinopsia, that causes the vision to fragment and repeat.
Thiel's digital imagery disrupts the field of vision when viewed through an Android or iOS phone or tablet application.
Architectural details of the surrounding buildings are layered and repeated on top of the actual structures, such that the viewer experiences the disorienting effects of this extreme condition in which the real is conflated with the virtual.
As an artwork inspired by palinopsia, Fractured Visions will provide viewers with a unique emotional and experiential perspective on how the world can look through different eyes.
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