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NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

There´s a lot going on for Estonia these times. Presidency of the Council of the EU, centenary of the Republic and now, related to all this, the notorious street artist Edward von Lõngus has started his (R)estart Reality tour to conquer Europe with some quirky characters from ca 100 years ago brought to life by augmented reality technology.

At first sight positioned as observers on the streets of a foreign country, Lõngus´s characters will invite passers-by to get to know them better using smartphones and tablets. Augmented-reality technology will bring our characters to life.

Ats#Pets, an electric bagpipe duo from Tarvastu, will be jamming on the streets of Paris. Lembit, the King of the Hill, who speaks the ancient language of stones and knows all the secrets stored in rocks, observes life in Copenhagen. Digital nomads Miina & Enn, who spent some time stuck in a mail server after a malfunction on their self-built teleportation device, reappear in London.

It´s a novel concept of public space art by Edward von Lõngus and NOAR contemporary art platform, that through creative technologies and humour, tells a story that all Europeans are part of. Equipped with props from their own time, our time-travellers are happy to make friends with passers-by, and perhaps also to teach the people around them something new and quirky.

(R)estart Reality is an innovative art project introducing Estonia in the public spaces of European capitals as part of the EU presidency and Estonia100 international programme. The project is coordinated by NOAR.eu art platform.

 

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