Saturday, 18.03.2023, 12-18h
The International Art Trail winds its way over some 40 kilometers through the picturesque landscape of the Nature Park Hoher Fläming and links the town Bad Belzig with the town Wiesenburg. Since its inauguration in the year 2007 (northern route) and the year 2010 (southern route), it has been embellished by 28 works of art by international artists. Now it is time for new worlds through augmented reality – the Art Trail is going digital!
Along the seven-kilometer route between Klein Glien and Wiesenburg, the Art Trail has been technologically augmented with digital art. On the one hand, 3D animations by the artists – so-called avatars – have been developed, to explain six of the analogue works of art, and on the other hand, internationally renowned artists have created five new works in augmented reality. These, such as avatars, can now be found and viewed along the way.
Augmented reality (AR) means that with the help of an app, digital artworks are placed in the analogue world and made visible on an end device such as a smartphone or tablet. AR counts as being one of the most thrilling branches of contemporary art.
What: Opening of the XR art trail
When: 18th March 2023 from 12-18h
Where: On the southern route of the International Art Trail between Wiesenburg railway station and Klein Glien
Refreshments along the way: At the end points of the Art Trail XR – at Coconat in Klein Glien and at the Wiesenburg railway station at the “Country Golf” café – you can take a break for some tasty food and drinks.
12:00-12:30h OPENING of the Art Trail XR
Official opening by:
– Bernd Schade (Nature Park Association Hoher Fläming e.V.)
– (hopefully) Sonja Eichwede (Member of the Bundestag, SPD)
– Janosch Dietrich (Coconat – a Workation Retreat)
At the entrance portal of the Art Trail XR in Klein Glien
All adventurers are cordially invited to set out to discover the Art Trail XR. At each stop, members of our team will be at hand, to answer questions and to offer technical help.
We recommend the following route:
Start: Klein Glien, and end: Wiesenburg railway station.
The walk takes about 2.5-3.0 hours and is not barrier-free.
There is an hourly shuttle from Wiesenburg station back to Klein Glien.
– Departures: 13:45, 14:45, 15:45, 16:45, 17:45h
There is also bus 572 – Wiesenburg train station to Klein Glien / Bad Belzig train station
– Departures: 14:09; 16:09, 18:09h
A ttalk with the artists of the Art Trail XR
Patricia Detmering, Germany
Mohsen Hazrati, Iran
Anke Schiemann, Germany
Susi Vetter, Germany
Tina Willgren, Sweden
Moderation: Micaela Cecchinato, curator of the project ‘Art Walk XR’
in the Cocolab, Klein Glien
16:00 ART PERFORMANCE
‘Beyond the Binary: Relationships between Humans and AI’
by Aleks Slota
in the Cocolab, Klein Glien
17:00 – 18:00 Rounding off
A get-together in the parlor of Coconat, Klein Glien
Last bus to Bad Belzig railway station: 18:21h
Last shuttle to Wiesenburg station: 18:20h
The project is supported by the European Fund
for Regional Development of the European Union
as part of the EU response to the COVID 19 pandemic.