air polution AR sculpture

BARBLE is an interactive sculpture in Augmented Reality, which has a form of an ephemeral bubble changing its shape and colour in real-time according to the level of the air pollution in the city of Krakow. Parisian sonic alchemist Niamké Désiré (aka Aho Ssan) enriched the sculpture with a soundscape.

BARBLE floated over the city from 6th to 16th Oct, during the time of both festivals. It could be found in five locations of the city: Ratusz Tower on the Main Square, at Kopernika 15 (at the entrance to Patchlab’s Immersive Garden exhibition), Malopolska Garden of Arts (Rajska 20), the Unsound Festival Office at Pałac Krzysztofory Rynek Główny 35 and the Kraków Philharmonic Hall. Once you were in the mentioned locations, simply enter patchlabar.patchlab.pl, open BARBLE and find it around you via your phone’s camera.

The project was commissioned by Patchlab Festival & Unsound and connected the themes of both festivals: _econtinuum & Bubbles.

This project was supported by SHAPE+ platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, supported by the EU Creative Europe programme.