This ongoing series of paintings is builds upon Pasquarelli’s research into the relationships between psychology and our physical environments, specifically the homes of hoarders and the broken objects they save. Relics grew out of an interview with a hoarder. Seeking to understand the hoarders’ desire to hold onto objects that no longer perform their utilitarian function, Pasquarelli learned that it was the memories or past events associated with the objects that kept the hoarder from letting them go. Using augmented reality, Pasquarelli creates 30 second films, one for each object, to represent the memory or event associated with the object. To activate the augmented reality, one points a smart phone at the painting using the HP Reveal app, which then launches a film directly over the painting.

Relics  2017, 18" x 14" ea., quadtritych, oil on linen, 4 augmented reality 30 sec video components

Relics 2017, 18" x 14" ea., quadtritych, oil on linen, 4 augmented reality 30 sec video components

Demonstration of Augmented Reality and how it works.

Scroll down to view each painting and its AR film.

Relics  (vase). 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below)

Relics (vase). 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below)


Relics  (mug). 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below)

Relics (mug). 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below)


Relics  (muffin pan). 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen (AR component below)

Relics (muffin pan). 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen (AR component below)


Relics  (photograph). 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below)

Relics (photograph). 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below)


Relics  (shears). 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below)

Relics (shears). 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below)

 

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