Son.AR project is the result of a collaboration between the Norwegian Art production platform Art Republic and Mote Studio, a Berlin-based studio whose practice addresses arts and sound.
In 2019, Mote Studio and Art Republic created the foundation for Son.AR. Their first project aimed to develop an avant-garde AR sonic-navigation application for mobile phones, dedicated to the fourth edition of Screen City Biennial in Norway.They combined augmented reality with dynamic music compositions, using GPS location and rendering ambisonic virtual spaces into binaural sound experiences.
In 2020, Son.AR evolved into an artistic collective involving artists from several disciplines and initiating a curatorial-research investigating the concept of sonic augmented reality and aural research into sonic arts and public art.
Their work investigates the boundaries of sound, space and virtuality in relation to architectue, music, poetry, bodies and social interelations.
Son. AR is currently presenting and producing the spatial sound installation "Voices from your future past", a group work by Italian sound artists Davide Luciani, Fabio Perletta, Jordan Juras in collaboration with norwegian artist and vocalist Stine Janvin. The artwork will be presented at Ultima Festival 2021 with a multichannel performance and a spatial sound installation in public space, via smartphones.
ICST and the Immersive Arts Space at ZHdK
September 16 — Present
Voices From Your Future Past
Public Space, Oslo (NO)
September 16, 2021
Voices From Your Future Past, Ultima Festival
Blå, Oslo (NO)
Screen City Biennial 2019 X Son.AR
Designed by Mote Studio
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.