Jean-Rene Leblanc : Dream House Project Augmented Reality app

The Dream House app is Leblanc’s most recent artistic research project. This project was initiated during a one-month artist-in-residency program in May 2017 at the Vorres Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece. Dream House is an extension of previous artwork by Leblanc (Greekopolis) that addressed recent economic turbulence in Greece via a series of images captured using digital infrared photography. The Greekopolis photos document unfinished housing projects abandoned as a consequence of economic collapse; Dream House expands these images by introducing an augmented reality component (AR). Enabled by a special mobile phone application, AR technology adds an additional layer of animated content when viewers point their phone camera at the photographic prints.