“Lapse” is an experiential, augmented reality installation presented by Ivan Toth Depeña that takes you on a journey throughout Miami. Using your mobile device and its camera, you will uncover hidden, virtual art experiences. A quick scroll through the app will explain how to find project sites.
You will need to download the Lapse App to begin your journey. Important! The virtual experience will only activate once you are physically at the exact location of a trigger image, or are within a very close GPS distance of an experience, or both.
Northeast Regional Library
2930 NE 199th St, Aventura, FL 33180
This augmented experience activated through Arc, a public art sculpture in Aventura, FL. The physical sculpture, created by Depeña for a prior Miami-Dade Art in Public Places commission, was designed using the wind data from Hurricane Wilma, which destroyed the previous library that existed on the site. Using the Lapse app as a discovery tool, visitors will be able to visualize “virtual wind currents”, generated in real time flowing around the sculpture.
Headphones or audio output is recommended.
Miami-Dade Main Public Library Plaza
101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130
“The Visions”, a series of virtual murals inspired by the invisible data and information that is constantly being transmitted between and around us. Using the Lapse app as a discovery tool, look for large painted trigger images that resemble pixels painted on the wall. Hold your device’s camera up to the trigger to reveal the virtual layers, designed by Depeña. The Visions can be found on the exterior wall of Locust Projects, 3852 North Miami Avenue, on the Cultural Plaza façade of Miami-Dade Public Library, 101 Flagler Street, and scattered throughout Miami’s downtown. Use the map included in Lapse to discover additional sites.
Headphones or audio output is recommended.
MetroMover Government Center (Omni Loop)
111 NW 1st St, Miami, FL 33128
(This project contains audio)
The Sounds” was produced in collaboration Brad Laner, who is best known as the founder of the “shoegaze” band Medicine. Laner worked with Depeña’s concept and contributed an interactive musical composition for users traveling on the MetroMover, Miami’s above-ground public rail system. The Omni Loop features harmonic layering that is triggered by GPS location at each station. The Sounds results in the creation of a multi-sensory sonic landscape and because of the different elements in play, no two iterations of this score will ever be the same.
It is recommended that you start at the Government Center station and ride the entire loop. However, you can start and stop anywhere along its route. As long as you are in range of an Omni Loop MetroMover station, it’s likely that you’ll hear the composition if the “Lapse” app is still open. Depending on where you are in the loop, the sound layers’ sequences and compositions will differ.
Headphones or audio output are required for the full experience.
“The Collective” allows you to explore the city and uncover smaller compositions that make up this virtual mural series. The locations of the work are not on the map - you discover the trigger images painted, stenciled, or applied in random locations throughout the city. Inspired by how much chance plays a role in our daily lives, this project allows you the freedom of stumbling upon an art experience at an unexpected place and time. Using the “Lapse” app as a discovery tool, you will look for trigger images varying in scale that resemble pixels painted on the wall. Hold your device’s camera up when you find a trigger and you will reveal this collaboration with various artists at different locations. A different visual collage will reveal itself each time you point your camera at the trigger image.
Headphones or audio output is suggested but not required.
1075 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
“The Writing” experience consists of is a virtual walk-through prose experience that takes place throughout Museum Park in downtown Miami. Mayer worked with Depeña’s concept and helped create “excerpts” from a fictional notebook that reveal various thoughts scribbled down in various states of altered consciousness. Time, memory, love, reality are all issues that flash through the mind of the author as they fade in and out. The Writings is triggered by following icons that appear on your screen according to your GPS location at Museum Park. The Writing was created in collaboration with Miami-based artist Jillian Mayer.