Online 9 Jul 2018 Free

Christo and Jeanne-Claude‘s temporary sculpture, The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park 2016 – 2018​ can be experienced in VR and 360° video through Steam and HTC Viveport for free with a VR headset, or through the Acute Art app.

A mobile version allows everyone with a smartphone to experience VR and 360° video through the Acute Art app, which is available for free download on Apple and Android. Visitors to the Serpentine Galleries will also be able to experience it by accessing our mobile tours.

VR headset and App users will reach an elevation of 35 metres to look down upon The London Mastaba from a bird’s eye view. Exploring 40,000 square foot of London’s Hyde Park they can walk across the water to experience it up close or even climb on top of it in virtual space. Complementing the physical sculpture, installed in London’s Serpentine Lake, the 360° video provides an interactive dimension to The London Mastaba whether accessed on-site in Hyde Park or from elsewhere in the world.

About Acute Art
Acute Art works with today’s most compelling artists, bringing together technology and artistic vision. Currently working across virtual and augmented realities, it produces original digital artworks and makes these accessible to everyone through its website, free app and creative collaborations. The company also works as a digital art laboratory, exploring new mediums for experimental art-making and identifying creative ways for it to be experienced and displayed.

Acute Art have launched a new app, available for free download from the App Store and Google Play. To coincide with the opening of The London Mastaba by Christo and Jeanne-Claude in London’s Hyde Park and ‘Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and the Mastaba 1958-2018’ at the Serpentine Gallery, the Acute Art app will feature interactive VR and 360° video experiences of Christo’s public sculpture, giving everyone an opportunity to engage with The London Mastaba in virtual space.

How to Access The London Mastaba in VR
Visit Acute Art Museum on Steam or HTC Viveport to view the full interactive experience.
You can download the Acute Art app on a smartphone, visit the Serpentine Galleries mobile tour, or download it directly through the App Store or Google Play.


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