Mirror

Հայելի

Ara Oshagan (Photographer) Gor Mkhitarian (Composer, Performer)
Hardcover
(ISBN: 978-0-692-31522-4)
$40.00
Hardcover (Signed)
(ISBN: 978-0-692-31522-4)
$40.00
Hardcover (Signed and Personalized)
(ISBN: 978-0-692-31522-4)
$40.00
Oshagan Editions (Publisher)
2015
166 pages
Size: 8" x 8"
Language(s): English, Eastern Armenian

102 color and black & white photographs + handwritten texts 22 digital songs accessed via mobile app or email.

Mirror is an interactive book about creative spaces and processes and a bridge between the worlds of visual and sound art.

A layered photographic narrative by artist Ara Oshagan and music by Gor Mkhitarian come together in this volume with a modern-day technological sensibility. Employing the latest augmented reality technology, a free mobile app enables the audience to interactively hear Mkhitarian’s music on their mobile device while viewing Oshagan’s photographs.

Over a ten-year period, Oshagan photographed Mkhitarian and his band while they created, rehearsed, recorded and performed music. Mixing color and black/white photographs, single images, diptychs, triptychs and handwritten text, Oshagan constructs a layered visual narrative of this creative process. Technologically coupled to this narrative is Mkhitarian's music which was created over the same period of time. Mirror offers glimpses into Mkhitarian’s creative spaces and process coupled with the music created from those very spaces.

The result is a new work of art: constructed from two distinct artistic media and united via the latest interactive technology. Mirror posits a new sensibility: that technology can expand the narrative horizons of personal artistic interaction.

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