The AR App ‘Refrakt’ confronts paintings and sculptures of old masters with modern digital technology. The Berlin-based design studio of Alexander Govoni & Carla Streckwall seeks to challenge the perception of museum visitors and their access to cultural heritage. The artists developed “Refrakt” based on 82 digitised and virtually transformed paintings of the Gemäldegalerie of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin for their virtual exhibition “Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear“. In this virtual exhibition the user is invited to perceive the museum from a new perspective and interact with artwork in augmented reality.
The app is available for iPhone and iPad only.