The Danger Tree – A ground-breaking visual arts experience

The Danger Tree – A ground-breaking visual arts experience

01 Jul 2016

Cod Steaks were asked to create detailed set works for Scarlett Raven - the world's first augmented reality contemporary artist - to provide the backdrop to her trailblazing new project 'The Danger Tree', which commemorates the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

Collaborating with award-winning film set designer Kave Quinn to magically transform a 2,000ft space in Greenwich, we recreated a blown-out building from the French/Belgian border. Parts of the exposed roof and walls echo with the sounds of war, and hold Scarlett's paintings suspended amidst the devastation, each beautifully lit and positioned to take the viewer on an incredible journey. The collection challenges viewers to see the works from many views and perspectives through the influence of multiple layers of content, including the words of the war poets emotively performed by leading British actors, Sean Bean, Christopher Eccleston and Sophie Okonedo.

Scarlett is the first oil painter to work in the exciting world of augmented reality. Working exclusively with Blippar - world leaders in the field of augmented art - the viewer can use their smartphone app to unlock Scarlett's poignant experiential pieces, stripping away the layers of paint to reveal the creative journey beneath each painting.

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