Interactive art in Magic Garden

Nora Litz, of Puentes de Salud, is lead artist of the new exhibit "Vidas Suspendidas" at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens through November 18.

Vidas Suspendidas (Suspended Lives) is a exhibit temporarily displayed in Magic Garden, a historical hotspot for tourists in Philadelphia. The installation has 9 self-portraits created by Latinx artists who had immigrated to the United States. Each statue has a QR code, which can be scanned by visitors to hear a recording of each artist’s journey as an immigrant. This is a compelling, interactive way for the audience to appreciate the history and cultural significance of the art. I’ve also seen this form of digital art in modern museums, where you can scan QR codes in a app to look at VR art on the screen that is projected to the physical surroundings.

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