Animated Advent Calendar 2022

Augmented Reality exhibition showcasing the work of more than 24 local and international artists in a large playful setting at the Central Station Leipzig. Using the app EyeJack the 24 doors open in AR and reveal Christmassy animations. 

Stories ranging from the Christmas tree’s destiny, a dancing gingerbread and a reindeer UFO present eye candy provide joy and play for kids and adult alike.

Concept, Design & Curation: Sandra Barth
Sponsor: Promenaden Hauptbahnhof

Amanda Schrembeck, Bogdan Dumitriu, Capucine Gougelet, Chris Walkman, Clemens Litschko, Elenor Kopka, Erni Donnerberg, Esther Brechlin, Gerard Casero, Giovanna Crise, Guillaumit, Hanna Rybak, Hendrik Sieber, Jochem Neerhof, Julia Kluge, Julian Tapprich, Kati Szilágyi, Linda McNeil, Lisa Zwinzscher, Malo Moray, Marc Böttler, Markus Rom, Martin Panitz, Merlin Flügel, monströös, Niek Pronk, Patswerk, Philipp Rumsch, Rob Loebel, Sander Heremans, Sandra Barth, Sarai Parda, Tina Prokhorova, Yves Paradis

Along with the exhibition a poster was printed in DIN A2 size to give all the participants the possibility of the Augmented Reality experience without visiting the exhibition in situ. Additionally the daily AR experience gets published on the Instagram channel @ar_advent.

The exhibition aims at providing a platform for illustrators and animators to show their work in an immersive setting. Some took their first steps into AR, testing the possibilities of narration within this new medium.

Locating the show at a public place like the central station was crucial to the idea of addressing a broad audience. The project also strengthened the network within the creative industry as for some submissions illustrators teamed up with animators along with musicians or sound designers. 


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