Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Message in a Bottle

This sculpture by Steven Thomson and Jonas Allen is billed as "a virtual sculpture that can only be fully appreciated via your smartphone."

Instructions are given about downloading an App, then using the camera which appears to point at the label on the bottle. The mermaid then materialises, and a snap taken.

It's a novel idea, and I had a lot of fun with it. I'm all for playing around with art, form, function and technology, and the idea of exhibitions providing a bit of fun.


  1. Talk about elitist art. There are still people who don't have smartphones.

  2. Yes Ann, myself for one.
    I don't mind though, I still like the idea.

  3. Yes, it works ok as the bottle alone - it also evokes an anti-litter sentiment in me - how often is a beautiful spot despoiled by a bottle of even worse, broken bottle. And I don't mind innovation in art.