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Yorkshire Sculpture Park invites families to interact with sculpture from every angle this Easter with 'Sculpture Cam'

20 Mar 2018

This Easter, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is inviting families to try a brand-new web app called ‘Sculpture Cam’ as they explore the Park in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
 
Commissioned by The Space, which is supported by the BBC and Arts Council England, ‘Sculpture Cam’ allows visitors to experience and interact with sculptures from literally every angle, and then create, save and share 3D animations across social media.
 
Audience research demonstrated that visitors to the Park were using their mobile smartphones to capture images of sculptures, then sharing these moments on social platforms like Instagram and Facebook. Seeking to respond creatively to this behaviour, YSP and its partners at The Space created the web app which uses 3D creative technology in an outdoor environment.
 
Made with Dutch interactive design studio Moniker, ‘Sculpture Cam’ is designed to give visitors, particularly families and young people, a new way to experience sculpture at YSP and to grow the Park’s digital offering.
 
Using photogrammetry – the science of making measurements from photographs – the team at YSP created 3D scans of 10 sculptures around the Park, including works by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Sophie Ryder. Each scan comprises 120 silhouettes which form a 360-degree rotation.
 
Visitors simply go to sculpture.cam on their phone or tablet once they get to the Park and hunt for the sculptures using the GPS prompts provided. Once they find the sculpture, they are presented with one of the silhouettes of the artwork which they must try and capture precisely using their camera.
 
On submitting an image, they are rewarded with a fun fact about the artist behind the sculpture. In this innovative collaborative project, every photo submitted to ‘Sculpture Cam’ will help to create a more beautiful animation of each sculpture.
 
Peter Murray CBE, Founding and Executive Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, said: ‘Sculpture Cam is a collaborative project which celebrates the photography made by our visitors, and the diversity of quality, colour and other effects that mobile phones can generate. The same sculpture can be captured by different people in changing light, weather and seasons.’
 
Fiona Morris, Chief Executive and Creative Director of The Space, said: ‘The Space is delighted to have supported Yorkshire Sculpture Park in the development of Sculpture Cam. By putting 3D technologies in the hands of anyone with a smartphone, we are widening access and participation to both the arts and new technologies.’
 
Visit sculpture.cam to find out more, or to play and contribute.
Visit http://youtube.com/YSPsculpture to view and embed the ‘Sculpture Cam’ animation.
Share your images using #SculptureCam.
 
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About The Space
The Space is a commissioning and development organisation, established by Arts Council England and the BBC to support greater digital access to the arts. The Space is committed to supporting and facilitating the UK arts sector to realise its digital ambitions. The organisation commissions arts projects, offers online audience and digital skills development, and provides a production and distribution pipeline to ensure that these projects reach a wide and diverse range of audiences. The Space is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Birmingham with an independent Board of Directors from the arts, media and technology.
@thespacearts / thespace.org

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