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Digital Exhibitions taking place right now in the physcial space

DEMO-

An exhibition of virtual artworks on the occasion of the 175th Paulskirche jubilee in the public space of Frankfurt am Main.

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Frankfurt
12.5.2023
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11.5.2025

The ANLAGE

An exhibition of site-specific virtual artworks in the Gallusanlage, Frankfurt am Main

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Frankfurt
22.10.2022
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30.6.2024

Making digital art accessible

Augmented Reality has incredible potential to redefine how we experience culture and our public realm. With WAVA, each exhibition on the app supports the infrastructure, lowering the bar for users to interact with the augmented layer and lowering the costs for creators to set up AR shows.

Exhibitions in augmented space

We believe the augmented space should be accessible to all. With our growing non-profit platform, we are lowering the entrance bar for viewers and exhibitors. From large-scale art institutions to more intimate projects, WAVA can help you realise your next AR exhibition anywhere around the world.

The WAVA AR app in use at the Paulskirche in Frankfurt am Main

WAVA Symposium "ARtificial Realities"

As part of the opening day program of DEMO-, the symposium ARtificial Realities was held in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf –– a collaboration between WAVA and the NRW-Forum.

WAVA Symposium and Ben Livne Weitzmann

In the press

Read all that the press is writing about WAVA and its new approach to site-specific AR art exhibitions.

WAVA App

WAVA's GPS-based localisation technology allows you to place digital artworks anywhere, requiring no on-ground infrastructure or signage.

The WAVA AR app in use at the Paulskirche in Frankfurt am Main

What people are saying

People and the press are amazed by the combination of site-specific exhibitions and digital artworks that can be placed via the WAVA app.

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Position, Company name

“All works are […] accessible to view via the WAVA app, which ties into users’ geolocation but does not extract any data, returning a sense of freedom taken by other location tracking apps.”

Lara Schoorl

Camera Austria

“Rather than soliciting artworks that can be placed anywhere, WAVA proposes that exhibitions remain site-specific and viewers move to the location of artworks, locating them through the app.”

Àngels Miralda

Collecturs

“Wava shows how exciting and productive this [augmented] space can be, above all because it can be experienced publicly and collectively.”

Silke Hohmann

Monopol

“The AR installations in Frankfurt expand our perception of public space and reality in general”

Maria Eliseeva

Schirn Mag

“The development team behind the Wava app wants to use the software to offer a permanent infrastructure for artists, curators and institutions.”

Alina Nitsche

Frankfurter Rundschau

“Ben [Livne Weitzman] and I exchanged views on what might fit. I was particularly interested in getting something into public spaces, because it’s so often fraught and difficult to show there”

Tony Cokes

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Name Surname

Position, Company name

“All works are […] accessible to view via the WAVA app, which ties into users’ geolocation but does not extract any data, returning a sense of freedom taken by other location tracking apps.”

Lara Schoorl

Camera Austria

“Rather than soliciting artworks that can be placed anywhere, WAVA proposes that exhibitions remain site-specific and viewers move to the location of artworks, locating them through the app.”

Àngels Miralda

Collecturs

“Wava shows how exciting and productive this [augmented] space can be, above all because it can be experienced publicly and collectively.”

Silke Hohmann

Monopol

“The AR installations in Frankfurt expand our perception of public space and reality in general”

Maria Eliseeva

Schirn Mag

“The development team behind the Wava app wants to use the software to offer a permanent infrastructure for artists, curators and institutions.”

Alina Nitsche

Frankfurter Rundschau

“Ben [Livne Weitzman] and I exchanged views on what might fit. I was particularly interested in getting something into public spaces, because it’s so often fraught and difficult to show there”

Tony Cokes

032C

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare."

Name Surname

Position, Company name

This is a press headline and can go over two lines
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“While on the Frankfurt square, I can see the flickering screens that make up Tony Coke's Coke's SM BNGRZ on my mobile phone camera's screen, while the tourists see the city's newly reconstructed historical facades of the city, perhaps almost as simulated, on theirs.”

Andria Nyberg Forshage

Platten

“If you want to escape the crowds in the stores and between the little stalls for a moment and if you have downloaded the free augmented reality app WAVA, you can listen to a wonderful concert in the form of a hymn dedicated to the colorful national flags by the Frankfurt duo Les Trucs.”

Prof. Dr. Verena Kuni

“Hundreds, even thousands of monuments are spread across the entire city of Frankfurt. And yet you have certainly never seen these here before: Detached from their pedestals, a few centimetres above them, the bronze and gold busts of Phillip Saviano, Marlene Garcia-Esperat, Li Wenliang, Kimberly Young-McLear and Aaron Swartz float in the air.”

Katharina Cichosch

Journal Frankfurt

“All works in DEMO- gather and share (historical) information, and by doing so pose an inward view for reflection of one’s own stance on culture (including but not limited to politics, policy, art, and media), not only regarding these works but in our own personal and communal contexts as well.”

Lara Schoorl

Camera Austria

“Walking by the Chinese Consulate in Frankfurt, most passersby would miss the floating bust of Li Wenliang. Accessed through the WAVA app, four other site-specific monuments augment different locations across Frankfurt. The exhibition DEMO-offers an invigorating way to reimagine public space artistic interventions in our virtually interconnected era.”

Passe-Avant

“While on the Frankfurt square, I can see the flickering screens that make up Tony Coke's Coke's SM BNGRZ on my mobile phone camera's screen, while the tourists see the city's newly reconstructed historical facades of the city, perhaps almost as simulated, on theirs.”

Andria Nyberg Forshage

Platten

“If you want to escape the crowds in the stores and between the little stalls for a moment and if you have downloaded the free augmented reality app WAVA, you can listen to a wonderful concert in the form of a hymn dedicated to the colorful national flags by the Frankfurt duo Les Trucs.”

Prof. Dr. Verena Kuni

“Hundreds, even thousands of monuments are spread across the entire city of Frankfurt. And yet you have certainly never seen these here before: Detached from their pedestals, a few centimetres above them, the bronze and gold busts of Phillip Saviano, Marlene Garcia-Esperat, Li Wenliang, Kimberly Young-McLear and Aaron Swartz float in the air.”

Katharina Cichosch

Journal Frankfurt

“All works in DEMO- gather and share (historical) information, and by doing so pose an inward view for reflection of one’s own stance on culture (including but not limited to politics, policy, art, and media), not only regarding these works but in our own personal and communal contexts as well.”

Lara Schoorl

Camera Austria

“Walking by the Chinese Consulate in Frankfurt, most passersby would miss the floating bust of Li Wenliang. Accessed through the WAVA app, four other site-specific monuments augment different locations across Frankfurt. The exhibition DEMO-offers an invigorating way to reimagine public space artistic interventions in our virtually interconnected era.”

Passe-Avant

Frequent questions

Most frequent questions simply answered.

Can I upload my own pieces or curate my own show?

We are currently working on a simplified upload system to create exhibitions directly from your devices. In the meantime, please feel free to get in touch directly to find custom solutions for your exhibition needs.

Is the App free?

The app is free for everybody to experience the presented artworks.

Is the App compatible with my device?

As the app is for geolocated augmented reality experiences, you should use a mobile device (e.g., Smartphones, Tablets) with a functioning camera, GPS and Augmented Reality capacity.

Can I use it on multiple devices?

Sure!

How do I navigate through the app?

You find a short tutorial here of how to use the app.

Is the WAVA app available for both Android and iOS?

Yes. You can download it in the App Store or in the Google Play Store.

Can I view the exhibitions remotely?

As the artworks are site-specific, they can only be viewed in locations.

I'm experiencing technical issues. What should I do?

Check if the app has access to your location and camera. This is necessary for the app to work. Make sure you switch the sound on for audio content. The experiences are accessible only on-site. You can see if you're close enough to the experience when you see the "SHOW EXPERIENCE" on the map.

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