Brass Art


Brass Art is Chara Lewis, Kristin Mojsiewicz and Anneke Pettican, based in Manchester, Glasgow and Huddersfield, UK.

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Brass Art

Touch AR (2023)

image credit: Brass Art

materials: phone app, vinyl prints, mirrored film, postcards

TouchAR is an invitation to download and encounter the artists’ hands reaching out into ‘real’ space to experience a playful transformation of the user’s world through publicly sited works and a free, augmented reality phone app.

The importance of touch and gesture is at the forefront of Brass Art’s creative practice. TouchAR artworks mix 3D scans of the artists’ hands with historical images relating to deep time and ecological regeneration. Motifs of locusts and butterflies combine with visual elements from Angers’ Tapestry of the Apocalypse to indicate thresholds between real, terrestrial and celestial realms.

The artworks form a cultural link with Angers and its twin towns of Wigan & Leigh in the North West of England, and was originally commissioned by Wigan Council for The Turnpike Gallery CIC, as part of Wanderland. Extending the original TouchAR project to Angers has been supported by: Echappées d'Art, Wigan Council, The University of Edinburgh, The University of Huddersfield, and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Echappées d’Art festival, Angers, France. Works sited throughout the city at: Muséum des sciences naturelles, Le RU, Lunetier Motard & Galerie Lafayette.