You won’t believe your eyes at the Art Gallery of Ontario

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Alex Mayhew presents his newest project ReBlink. ReBlink is an exhibition that blends traditional art with the latest in computer vision technologies to “re-mix” nine paintings in the AGO’s permanent collection, bringing them to life in a new light.

The gallery experience will never be the same

ReBlink provides a modern day recasting of the past. It is a digital intervention project that refreshes the traditional gallery viewing experience. Facilitated by augmented reality technology and shape recognition, established works of art are layered with an alternate re-imagining of the work.

This juxtaposition of realities aims to provoke a spectrum of reactions in the viewer: not only does it provide a new ‘remixed’ digital layer, it reframes the original by having the viewer consider the invisible space, the relationship between old and the new.

Technology always re-casts human experience but is rarely used as a mechanism to reflect on the eternal. This project inspires pause, reflection through a magical looking glass into altered worlds.


Alex Mayhew would like to thank the amazing team for all their hard work, creativity and support:

Developer and technical artist
Hector Centeno

Lead Production Artist
Saffron Bolduc-Chiong

Production Artist
Emma Burkeitt

3D Art
David Mc.Kenna
Yifat Shaik

Max Mezzowave
Christian Chuquihuara

Creative & Business Consultant
Ian Kelso

Special thanks to: Conor Holler, Amit Breuer, Nigel Newton, Senait Gebremeskel, Hamza Asif, Helen Galligan, Marcelo Luft, Hart Sturgeon-Reed, Egill Vidarsson, Sally Luc, Fergui Pascual, Aaron Bosnjak, Maggie Greyson, Lyra Westecott, Emma Westecott, Mary Tsilka, Andronika Kelso, Marion Kelso, Tarik El-Khateeb, Mudit Ganguly, Corey Dean, Janine White, Orbital Arts, Ryan Miller and Reptoid Games, OCE, OCADU, Greg Singer, Heather Robson, Robert Gould, Hugh Spencer, Alan Gordon, Monica Contreras, Andy Webb and Lou Reed.

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July 2017
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