Augmented Reality and the Dematerialization of Experiential Art Academic Article uri icon


  • One of the most compelling effects of digitally enhanced and digitally enabled immersive exhibitions is their paradoxical dematerialization of analog experience. What leads exhibition visitors to accept that immersion is a state achieved only through technological mediation? Are we not already perceptually immersed in the world, as the phenomenologists asserted? This essay explores how digital enhancement disengages self-awareness by masquerading as immersion. In contrast, contemporary artists Karin Sander, Janet Cardiff, and Chris Salter employ desynchronizing and dislocating tactics to challenge nave notions of what comprises an aesthetic experience, in order to requaint viewers with their own perceptual and ethical agency.

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  • Arts

author list (cited authors)

  • Schuld, D.

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complete list of authors

  • Schuld, Dawna


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