THE LAB

What we do.

What you can do.

CREATING COLLABORATIONS

FOR ARTS IN PUBLIC PLACES

BostonAPP/Lab is a "brainstorming hub" for new collaborations, civic engagement opportunities, and supporting 

arts in Greater Boston's public places.

Through Workshops and our ArtsCommons project, the Lab provides a meeting ground for artists, city and community organizations, educational institutions, businesses, and the general public to imagine 

What can we do together

that we can't do separately?

BostonAPP/Lab + Pellas Gallery

with support of the
Mass Cultural Council's

Cultural Investment Portfolio

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hosted a collaborative and interactive workshop

featuring Nygel Jones and Hoverlay.

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BREAKING THE FRAME:

FROM WALL ON THE GALLERY WALL...

...TO ART IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD

May 24, 2022  |  5:30–7:00pm
Pellas Gallery  |  114 Newbury Street  |  Boston, MA 02116

Artist Tamiko Thiel
has said that

"augmented reality
is the street art
of the 21st century."

If so, how does -- how can -- that kind of street art come off -- artistically, technologically, publicly? What are the benefits -- for the artist, for the public, for public spaces? What can that technology contribute to the artist's work, to the public's experience of/participation in that work, and to the place where that work will be sited?

To get us going...

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Artist Nygel Jones talked about his art -- both inside the frame and, via augmented reality, outside the frame -- and how social and physical elements of the outside world inform the move from one to the other.

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Nicolas Robbe from Hoverlay identified the various kinds of opportunities provided by augmented reality's immersive qualities to take art out into the work -- in ways that generate new opportunities for civic engagement and community-building.

And to continue the brainstorming...

Workshop participants were given the chance to imagine how, in fact, they can use this kind of technology to enrich their own public spaces and bring enhanced meanings to their environments.

If you were unable to join us for this event, but would like to participate in future workshops and/or have ideas for a potential workshop, please contact Ron Mallis at ron.mallis@bostonapp.org.

APP/LAB ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE

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36

WORKSHOPS
(AND COUNTING!)

700+

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

50+

WORKSHOP COLLABORATORS

3

ARTSCOMMONS 
INSTALLATIONS

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WORKSHOPS

Brainstorming sessions centered around evolving themes and challenges.

All are welcome, all are encouraged.

THE EXCHANGE

A PLATFORM FOR DISCUSSION OF IDEAS AND INQUIRIES ABOUT ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND? SEND TO INFO@BOSTONAPP.ORG

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ARTSCOMMONS

Portable gallery for performances, installations, and new collaborations. 

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