The Son.AR collective undertakes artistic and research projects which explore sonic arts in relation to augmented reality and mobile-smartphone applications in public space. The collective is currently researching and developing new conceptual frameworks for the creation of interdisciplinary artworks in the fields of sound art, spatial composition, immersive art and new media.
Son.AR is born out of a collaboration between Art Republic and Mote Studio, a Berlin-based art and design studio. The Collective is composed of sound and computer artists: Davide Luciani, Fabio Perletta, Jordan Juras, and curator-producer Daniela Arriado.
In 2019, Son.AR’s team produced one of the first AR sonic-navigation apps for Screen City Biennial’s edition. They combined augmented reality with GPS localisation, rendering ambisonic virtual spaces with spatiality and binaural sound experiences.
In 2020, Son.AR Collective emerged as an artistic and research project investigating the concept of virtuality in relation to sonic arts, augmented reality, immersive and public art.
The Collective’s practice combines the development of mobile applications with a radical approach to audio spatialisation techniques and sonic augmented reality as artistic research. They investigate the aspects of sound in contemporary art and immersive spaces (conceptual, musical, emotional, somatic, semantic, spatial and political), expanding its role in the creation of hybrid environments, where both real and virtual coexist.
Art Republic is a platform dedicated to art and new technology in public and online space. The platform explores the relation between image, sound and architecture – seeking to expand the borders of the cinematic experience. Art Republic curates and commissions moving images, sound art, interactive and immersive site-specific art installations and online screenings.