Relics grew out of Pasquarelli’s research and interviews with hoarders. Seeking to better understand the hoarder’s desire to hold onto broken objects that no longer serve their function, Pasquarelli learned that it was often memories or past events associated with the object that kept the hoarder from letting the possession go. Each Relic painting contains a unique augmented reality film created by Pasquarelli, representing a memory or event associated with the object. To activate the augmented reality, one points a smart phone up to the painting, using the HP REVEAL app, which launches the film directly over the painting.
AUGMENTED REALITY DEMO Click video to see how the augmented reality works with the paintings.