The Third Glass


VR app for HTC Vive.

Android augmented reality app.

The Third Glass is a speculative, spatial-digital object based on Marcel Duchamp’s The Large Glass. The project has been produced by the Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC) for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Its first staging was at the Städelschule Rundgang 2017, the art academy’s annual student exhibition. It will also be presented at the biennial NODE Forum for Digital Arts on July 1. The project launch is accompanied by a series of talks on architecture and the arts in relation to AR/VR, and guests include Sanford Kwinter and Liam Young. In The Third Glass, each element in Duchamp’s Large Glass becomes a three-dimensional form, animated in accordance to notes in Duchamp’s Green Box. One software application presents The Third Glass in AR on phones/tablets in any given setting; a computer software application for VR places the visitor totally immersed inside The Third Glass.

Students: Yara Feghali, Viviane Komati, Miriam Kuhlmann, Nistha Mehra, Keyur Mistry, Provides Tsing Yin Ng, Jayakar Priyadharshan, Anokhi Shah, Madhumathi Shankar, Vamsi Vemuri, Nopnida Vera-Archakul

Concept: Daniel Birnbaum, Damjan Jovanovic and Johan Bettum

Software development: Damjan Jovanovic