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Invisible Transparent

At: The Storey Courtyard
By: Sumit Sarkar
Credits: Arts Council England, 3D Print Bureau, Garfagnana Innovazione
Creative Team: Inspyro, Jonathan McGrath (Xtrax)


Stone Project in Italy with complex multi-material 3D printed parts, Invisible Transparent incorporates a lighting system and interactive Augmented Reality where the sculpture comes to life with 3D animation, viewable and interactive on the audience’s smart phones.

Using the latest digital technology, Sumit Sarkar’s new work fuses a lifetime of figurative work inspired by Hindu mythology, graffiti and science fiction into new abstracted sculptural form.

Illuminated with sensor driven lighting, the sculpture is interactive with perfectly mapped  virtual animations; surfaces become amorphous, ripple and twitch, mechanical parts grow out like vines, black oil drips, and cosmic gloop surround the form and rises up into the sky.


The magic of digital technology will allow you to experience augmented (AR) reality when you visit Invisible Transparent in the Storey Courtyard.  The AR will work, though, only on iPhone models from the 6s/SE to current, plus iPad 5th and 6th generation and all iPad Pro models. Have fun!