In 2018, the exhibition “MIRÓ -World of Monsters” was curated at Max Ernst Museum Brühl of the LVR. The accompanying catalogue included an Augmented Reality app, which for the first time allowed the complete spatial viewing of some of the artworks depicted in it. The app “Miró 2.0” was developed by the Cologne Game Lab in cooperation with Max Ernst Museum Brühl. In it, eleven selected bronze sculptures by Joan Miró could be virtually walked around and explored from varying distances in their materiality and plasticity.
Thus, the exhibition experience could be continued virtually at home on a smartphone or tablet. The study of the works also gained a new visual quality through the application. The app is based on current developments in technology and gameplay. In an elaborate process, 360° photographs of eleven bronze sculptures were taken and transformed into detailed 3-D models with the help of a photogrammetric process.
The augmented reality app “Miró 2.0” was available free of charge in the App Store for iOS and in the Play Store for Android.
Miró – World of Monsters. Eds. Achim Sommer, with contributions by Jürgen Wilhelm, Achim Sommer, Olivier Kaeppelin, Adrien Maeght, Patrick Blümel and Jürgen Pech, Schuberals Museum Edition / Bookstore Edition: Wienand Verlag, Cologne